Where to Eat, Stay and Play with Man’s Best Friend In Pensacola
story by Courtney Murray | photo provided by City of Pensacola
Are you coming to Pensacola on vacation and don’t want to leave your furry friends behind at home? Are you a local whose dog is your constant sidekick? No worries! Pensacola is full of places to enjoy with your dog by your side.
Going out to eat in Pensacola is always a fun experience, with so many restaurants boasting beautiful outdoor areas and stunning views it is hard to choose. Brunch has become a Sunday Funday staple and the Egg & I is the perfect place to indulge in a fresh and delicious breakfast, brunch or lunch with Fido in tow. Share your homemade French toast or let your pup sip from your freshly juiced beverage. When planning your next get together with
friends, try out The Oar House for some fun in the sun on scenic Bayou Chico, overlooking Bahia Mar Marina. Explore a variety of fresh menu items on The Deck while watching the sunset, enjoy happy hour under the tiki roof or play corn hole on the beach, all with your doggie by your side. If you’re craving some southern cooking, head over to Red Fish Blue Fish for a satisfying meal in their “backyard”. You can choose to dine on their two white sand beaches or covered and grassy dining areas with twinkling market lights hanging overhead, all with beautiful waterfront views. They even hosted a Dog Day Event in February where many guests went home with a new lifelong buddy.
Unleash your wild side at Lexington Terrace Bark Park. With large open grassy fields for your pups to play, it’s a great place for them to get their daily dose of exercise. Family members can also enjoy the covered pavilion and picnic tables. There are separate fenced in areas for small and large dogs to accommodate pups of all shapes and sizes. If you and your fur baby are searching for a unique dog park experience, visit Bayview Dog Beach. Let your dogs romp on the sandy shores of this fenced in beach with open access to swimming in the water of the Bayou Texar. What a fun way to cool off on a hot summer day! If you want a place to let your kids and your dogs have an afternoon of fun, consider checking out Beulah Community Park. This beautiful park is complete with a playground, various sport courts, a covered pavilion picnic area, a paved walking path and a large fenced in dog park. Let your pups run free while shaded by the towering pine trees.
There are many accommodations to choose from that allow you to snuggle with your furry friends while visiting Pensacola, Florida. The Days Inn Pensacola – Historic Downtown puts you and your family in the ideal location, with walking distance to top restaurants and shops. With complimentary breakfast and an outdoor pool, this hotel is the perfect home away from home. The Paradise Inn at Pensacola Beach boasts their own private beach and pier that will certainly put you and your pets in the tropical mood. With a sound front location on the stunning Pensacola Beach, a delicious bar and grill and walking distance to some of Pensacola’s top attractions, you’ll want to come back again and again. If you are looking for something more private, consider looking into one of the many beautiful vacation rentals Pensacola has to offer. With the flexibility of choosing your location and how many pets you can bring along, the possibilities are endless. With so many enticing places to eat, play and stay with your pets, Pensacola, creates the perfect vacation spot for your family members; both two and four legged.