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You Won’t Believe All The Dog Friendly Things You Can Do In Texas

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Texas has no shortage of dog-friendly activities to enjoy with your furry friend, which is why it’s one of the most popular dog-friendly states in the U.S. At Romingo, we’re proud to share that we have partnered dog-friendly hotels located in Dallas and Austin so that you can travel to Texas hassle free! To help plan your next trip, or build out your bucket list of places to visit with Fido, here are our favorite dog friendly things to do in Texas!


1. San Antonio River Walk

Address:  849 E Commerce St, San Antonio, TX 78205

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San Antonio’s River Walk is a beautiful public park that is free for all to visit. It’s a human and doggy favorite location where you get to enjoy a variety of restaurants, shops, hotels, and other attractions. Most restaurants provide outdoor patio seating so you can dine with your pup by your side. You can check out any upcoming events on their website. Just be sure to keep your dog leashed and check the weather before you visit to avoid the high heat during the summer.

2. Houston Arboretum & Nature Center

Address: 4501 Woodway Dr, Houston, TX 77024

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This nature sanctuary features 155 acres of walking trails, forests, meadows, and wetland habitats for you and your pup to explore! It’s a peaceful oasis with a variety of trails that are doable for all skill levels. Reviewers have shared that it’s a great place to socialize your dog with different sights, smells, and other fellow pups as well. Be sure to pack any necessary supplies if you plan on visiting for awhile and keep your dog leashed at all times.

3. Red Bud Isle

Address: 3401 Redbud Trail, Austin, TX 78746


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Austin’s Red Bud Isle is renowned for being the ultimate off leash experience where humans can have just as much outdoor fun as their canine counterparts. Red Bud Isle’s most popular activities are kayaking, hiking, and canoeing. Additionally, your pups can swim in the river, explore, and mingle with other dogs there. Learn more about Austin’s dog-friendly parks here and read more about Red Bud Isle in this article about all of Romingo’s new locations.

4. Zilker Botanical Garden

Address: 2220 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78746


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We featured Zilker Botanical Garden in our article “Discover These Stunning Dog-Friendly Botanical Gardens This Spring” where we discussed all the reasons you and your pup will love this spot… from the themed gardens to koi ponds to picturesque pathways, there are endless sights to discover.

5. McKinney Falls State Park

Address: 5808 McKinney Falls Pkwy, Austin, TX 78744

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If you’re looking to fish, hike, camp, road bike, or boulder then head over to McKinney Falls State Park located just 13 miles from the state capitol. There are miles of trails to explore, along with 81 campsites to choose from. Whether you’re doing a day trip or staying overnight, your dog will love exploring the great outdoors with you!

6. Kirby Ice House

Address: 3333 Eastside St, Houston, TX 77098


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Kirby Ice House does it big… with 50+ beers on tap, craft cocktails, plenty of outdoor seating, a large variety of food trucks, and a big backyard, this place has it all! Dogs are always welcome to join you as you watch the game or play a round of corn hole. They also host dog-friendly events (among others). If you and your pup are looking for a lively Texan experience, you’ll definitely be pleased by the attentive service and friendly crowds at this venue.

7. The Shops at Park Lane

Address: 8080 Park Ln, Dallas, TX 75231

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This stylish shopping center in Dallas is a fun retail destination for families, couples, and dog owners! You’ll find many popular stores like J.Crew, Ulta, and Saks Off 5th and Dogtopia, a doggy daycare center, if you wish to drop your dog off for a day of pampering. This center is well-maintained, and we recommend paying a visit during the holidays when it’s decorated!

8. Lions Club Tube Rental

Address: 170 Charles Austin Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666


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Have you ever been tubing with your pups? This exciting water activity is a must-try, especially when you’re visiting Texas. Lions Club makes it easy to float down the San Marcos River which means it’s very accessible for kids and dogs. You can rent the tube for $18 which includes an all-day pass and shuttle ride.

Texas is a a top destination for dog owners because of the wide range of activities this sunny state has to offer! Did you enjoy our list of dog friendly things to do in Texas? Have you visited any of these places, or will you be visiting soon? Share with us below!

Romingo currently offers partnered dog-friendly hotels in Dallas and Austin. Pay $0 in pet fees when you book with us! You get a flexible cancellation policy, and other perks.

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