– Virginia Beach is Dog-Friendly

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Here in Virginia Beach, we know that your four-legged furry friend is a true family member, which means on vacation they should be treated like one! When it comes to places you can bring your dog with you, there is an endless variety of options, from outdoor and adventure options to dining and social settings.


First Landing State Park is a popular spot to take your dog on a hike or to the beach. Their strip of beach connects to the bay and can be accessed by trails or by driving in. Red Wing Park, located on General Booth Blvd, is another dog-friendly park that features Japanese gardens, trails and sports and play areas. Mount Trashmore is great for the dogs that have lots of energy. There is a ton of space and the giant hill is the perfect way to get your dog to exert some energy. If your dog loves the ocean, you’re in luck because the Virginia Beach public beaches welcome dogs back onto the beach in the fall.


There are way too many local pet-friendly restaurants to count, but some include Abbey Road Pub & Restaurant, a unique Beatles-inspired eatery, Leaping Lizard Cafe and HK on the Bay. But if you’re really looking to spoil your pup, Salty Paws is the place to go. They sell doggie ice cream, treats and baked goods that are safe for consumption and that your dog will find delicious.

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