Sure, a dog’s life seems pretty sweet, but the fact is that they live the same routine every single day. Eat, play, sleep, eat, sleep, walk—a monotonous lifestyle like that would drive us humans up the wall. Besides, your beloved pup deserves the best, so we’ve listed five awesome public places where you and your canine can chill.
Your local brewery. Breweries are the new hot spot for beer lovers and their dogs, and many have dog-friendly outdoor seating areas where dogs can meet and greet plenty of new canine (and human) friends. Some breweries even have beef-flavored “beer” for dogs, so you and Rover can throw back a cold one together and check out the ladies.
The Beach. Your dog might not like the water, but every dog loves the beach. With the soothing sounds of the water and the smell of salt and shells, the beach is a great change of pace for any dog. You can toss the Frisbee into the water and watch your dog hurdle waves to fetch it or simply stroll the beach and get some exercise. No matter how you enjoy the beach with your pup, be sure to bring plenty of water, and plan your visit during a time when temps outside are below 85°F.
State parks. Want to see your dog in his natural element? Take him to the park and watch his head practically spin with excitement as he sniffs and scours the trail. If you really want to spark your canine’s curiosity, take him to a trail with a creek running through it, where he’ll find muskrats, frogs, and all sorts of interesting new creatures to check out.
Outdoor restaurants. Stop and grab a bite to eat at a restaurant with an outdoor seating area. Your dog will simply love all the savory smells coming from the kitchen and won’t be able to resist all the petting and doting from passersby. When you place your order, be sure to ask for a piece of unseasoned grilled chicken for your pal in the furry coat.
Road trip. If all else fails, hop in the car and head out on a little road trip with your pup. After all, what dog doesn’t love the rush of the air breezing through their jowls and ears? The great thing about road trips is that you can always park the car at any point and explore new areas by foot. It might not seem exciting to you, but all the fresh scents and sights of a new place are super exciting for your dog.