The Best Dog-friendly Activities, Restaurants & Hotels in Washington, DC

If you're looking for fun activities with your dog, then you'll love Washington, DC. Whether you're planning a vacation or just want to explore some new areas, here are some of the best dog-friendly activities, restaurants, and hotels near Washington.

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Top 5 Dog-Friendly Hikes in Washington, DC
Top 5 Dog-Friendly Restaurants in Washington, DC
Top 5 Dog-Friendly Hotels in Washington, DC

Top 5 Dog-Friendly Hikes in Washington, DC

Looking for a hiking trail that's perfect for your furry friend? Look no further than these 5 dog-friendly hikes near Washington, DC! Whether you're looking for a leisurely walk around downtown or a fun outing at a park, here are some great options for you:

D.C. Walk Through U.S. History

The city is more varied than guidebooks let on, and a whole lot more fun (especially if, like most residents, you have a clear-cut agenda). Travel + Leisure has taken the liberty of dividing families into four special interest groups: political animals, diplomats and spies, history geeks, and...

The National Mall

A nice paved stroll exploring the National Mall, popular with families. All of the attractions in the area (historical buildings, museums, botanical gardens) have free admission. Half-day guided tours are available in the areas as well.

Walking Tour of Monuments and Memorials

A scenic walk from the White House, along the National Mall, around the Tidal Basin to the Capitol.

Barracks Row Heritage Trail

The Tour of Duty Barracks Row Heritage Trail is composed of 16 illustrated historical markers. The entire walk should take about 60 mins. Sign 1 is found at Seventh Street and Pennsylvania Avenue SE by the Eastern Market metro station on the blue, orange, and silver line.

Memorial Trail via Jefferson Memorial

Easy and accessible walk around the monuments. If you are stopping at monuments you will take longer so be aware of the 3-hour parking restrictions in the National Park Service parking lots. This route can also be accessed via the nearby Foggy Bottom, Smithsonian, and L'Enfant D.C. Metro Stations.

Top 5 Dog-Friendly Restaurants in Washington, DC

Here are the most pet-friendly places in Washington to grab a bit or a nice dinner in the company of your furry friend.

A Baked Joint

a baked joint. this sister store to baked & wired will offer the same type of food we eat at home - simple cooking done well

Unconventional Diner

Unconventional Diner serves inspired dishes that blend soulful comfort with haute technique. The menu is studded with imaginative delights that echo the restaurant's name, from French fries with "sexy sauce" to spring rolls with "Franch" dressing to a meatloaf "nothing like anyone's mom's." Chef...

Founding Farmers - Washington

Located just three blocks west of the White House, the award-winning Founding Farmers flagship restaurant has been a destination for locals and tourists alike since its opening in 2008. In this urban farmhouse, guests gather and enjoy their meals in a variety of specially designed spaces. From...

Daikaya Ramen Shop

Sapporo-style ramen, which is widely considered one of Japan's most prominent and influential ramen styles. The ramen options are all pork-based except for the vegetable ramen, which is vegan.

Poke Papa

Cooking with quality fish and a lot of love, our team's proud to serve our poke bowls to the Washington D.C. community. As a create-your-own poke restaurant, guests can choose from a large selection of proteins and toppings, creating their own personalized and delicious meals. From a white and...

Top 5 Dog-Friendly Hotels in Washington, DC

Staying overnight with your dog in the Washington area? Then you should check out one of these pet-friendly hotels that will welcome you and your dog during your stay.


This charming hotel is in Downtown. All guests staying at this hotel can make good use of the wireless internet connection available at the public areas of the accomodation. The reception desk is open all day long.

Waldorf Astoria Washington Dc

This luxurious hotel is located in Downtown. The 263 cozy rooms are the perfect place to relax at the end of the day. This accommodation was remodeled in 2016. All the people who stay in this accommodation will be able to stay up to date thanks to the internet access and the Wi-Fi connection in...


Welcome to The Jefferson, Washington's second most prestigious address. Distinguished, sophisticated and discreet, this 96-room luxury boutique hotel exemplifies all that its namesake, Thomas Jefferson, held dear - intricately thought-out design, twenty elegantly appointed suites, the most modern...

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Camp Springs, Md

Ride the complimentary shuttle to our hotel near Joint Base Andrews Set in a scenic tree-lined area off Washington's Beltway (I-95/I-495), the Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Camp Springs (Andrews Air Force Base), MD offers you a quiet retreat near the renowned Joint Base Andrews. For easy...

Courtyard by Marriott Washington Downtown/conventi

Courtyard by Marriott Washington Downtown/Convention Center is centrally located in Washington, a 4-minute walk from Walter E. Washington Convention Center and 12 minutes by foot from Ford's Theater. This hotel is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Capital One Arena and 1.2 mi (2 km) from White House. Enjoy...

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