Traveling can be fun, but bringing your most loyal pal along can turn your trip into life-long memory of fun. Save yourself the extra research—here are nine great places where you can travel with your pup in Phoenix!
Top Dog Friendly Places To Visit in Phoenix
1. Roadrunner Park Farmers Market
3502 E Cactus Rd.
This famers market provides local fresh produce, including some sweet treats for you and your pup. Located at Roadrunner Park, where you can also bring the kids for some fun at the playground, pool, or on the soccer fields. Pick up some fresh foods on a nice day out with your pup, and prepare a fresh dinner during your stay in Phoenix.
2. Aunt Chilada’s
7330 North Dreamy Draw Dr.
For a nice taste of Mexico, head over to Aunt Chilada’s. At this authentic restaurant, everyone is family: from the staff, to the first-time visitors. Stop by for a dinner filled with either live music, Bocce tournaments, trivia, and other fun times. You can even bring your pup along! As long as your dog is well behaved and on a leash, they are welcome to experience the lifestyle that is Aunt Chilada’s.
3. Biltmore Fashion Park
2502 E. Camelback Rd.
Biltmore Fashion Park is your go-to outlet mall if you want to buy cute clothes, while also bringing the dog along for a walk. A good amount of the stores in this mall are dog friendly, including Pottery Barn, Sak’s Fifth Avenue, and Macy’s. You can even come here for exclusive sales that you won’t find online! Enjoy the best of both worlds: spend the day shopping, as well as outdoors hanging with your best friend.
4. Grovers Basin Dog Park
20th Street at Grovers Ave.
This dog park is full of fun activities for you, your pup, and even some fun for your kids. The park has running water fountains for both big and small dogs, as well as pooper-scoopers for when they have to go. It’s a great place to go if you are looking to be active outside, while also hanging out with your dog. If you wanted to relax a bit, we recommend you bring your own chair, as there aren’t many places to sit here.
5. South Mountain Park/Preserve
10919 S Central Ave.
South Mountain is an undeveloped desert fully equipped with trails for hiking, a museum, and many different types of plants and animals; so it’s understandable that this place can alternate between being both a park, and a preserve. You can bring your dog along to this park for no extra cost, as long as it is on lead. Be sure to drive up to Gila Lookout and catch a glimpse of the beautiful Gila River Valley. As the park is undeveloped, you may want to be cautious when bringing along your pup: watch out for snakes, and other wildlife that may be intimidating to your dog.
12635 Tatum Blvd.
If you are looking for a quality sandwich for lunch after a long walk with your dog, look no further than Breadcrafters. This sandwich shop features home made breads, as well as a long list of subs going from daily specials to staff favorites. When you come with your dog, bring your leash, and feel free to take a seat out on their outdoor patio. If you aren’t in the mood for a sandwich, don’t worry—Breadcrafters also offers a variety of different salads, soups, and pastries.
7. Duke’s Sports Bar and Grill
7607 E McDowell Rd.
If you find yourself near the Scottsdale part of Phoenix, stop by Duke’s Sports Bar and Grill. This family-run business is keen on customer service, and caters to all of your sports needs, no matter what your favorite may be. Bring along your friendly, leashed dog and enjoy a game or two on one of their nine total televisions. You can also enjoy some quality food! Be sure to give it a try the next time you stop by the Scottsdale area.
8. Pomegranate Café
4025 E Chandler Blvd., Suite 28
For an organic break, stop by Pomegranate Café. This earth-conscious shop has made it simple for you to try vegetarian and vegan recipes that taste delicious, as well as try a variety of different smoothies and juices in a fun-loving environment. Take a nice walk with your dog and stop by for a smoothie made from scratch, while sitting out on the café’s awesome outdoor patio.
9. Open Air Market
721 N Central Ave. (Central and McKinley)
Open Air Market is one of the ways that downtown Phoenix brings its citizens together. This non-profit organization offers fresh fruits, veggies, and other local vendors for locals to come by and enjoy, as well as the sounds of local musicians and see the art of local artists. All dogs are welcome, as long as they are on a leash and are under your control at all times.
This article was written by Kellyn Nettles.