Skip the pet sitting and book yourself and your pup a trip to the doggy-friendly city of Savannah. This coastal destination is full of pet-accessible hotels, restaurants, curiosities, and walkable riverscapes. Here are some of the best spots to explore with your fluffiest family members.
Hotels with southern hos-pet-ality
There’s more pet-friendly fun in downtown Savannah than you and your pup can fit into a single day. Luckily for y’all, there’s also no shortage of dog-friendly hotels in the Savannah Historical District either. If your pup is feeling regal, there’s the DoubleTree by Hilton with luxurious guestrooms that beat any dog bed, a poolside lounge, and fresh cookies when you arrive. Or, if upscale modern is more your style, book a stay at the Hilton Garden Inn where you can chillax in a heated pool and split some room service snacks with your furry friend.
Woof through Wormsloe’s trails
What better place to stretch your two (or four) legs than the natural, low country trails at Wormsloe State Historical Site? As you and your pup walk and wag along miles of shaded Savannah scenery, you’ll discover a rich history of ruins, riverfront views, and a picturesque picnic area. For puppy parents in search of more immersive fun, don’t forget to sign up for one of Wormsloe’s Fido-friendly, historical events and hikes too.
Puppy in the Pedicab
Dog walking? How about dog riding? If you and your well-behaved canine companion are looking to explore Savannah while beating the heat, your best bet is to ride with Savannah Pedicab. Catch some wind in your hair as Savannah Pedicab’s tiny taxis pedal you to popular historical sites, restaurants, or anywhere else in town you and Fido want to refuel at. Whether you’re looking to make a single stop or to see all that city has to offer, Savannah Pedicab’s tours have availability from half an hour to a full day of fun. All you have to do is go online or call ahead to book your cab.
Rover on River Street
Leash up your furry friend and stroll down River Street for a day of fun in the heart of Savannah. As you catch a breeze off the Savannah River and take in the city’s enticing sights and smells, you’ll want to make stops along the way at Savannah’s many doggy-friendly destinations. For starters, there’s The Black Dog General Store, if you’re looking for goodies for human and canine shoppers. Or, if your pup is craving a sweet snack, be sure to stop by Leopold’s Ice Cream for a Doggie Sundae.
Bark or buzz at Savannah Bee Company
What do dogs, humans, and bees have in common? They all love honey! And no one knows this better than the pet-friendly Savannah Bee Company, a honey-themed store located on River Street. For human shoppers, Savannah Bee Company provides a variety of sweet drinks and snacks, like their mead and honey (free samples included). If your best friend needs a treat too, don’t worry. There are plenty of honey ginger biscuits to go around.
Chow and chill at Cha Bella
Hungry after a day on the town with your hound? Check out the delicious, locally-sourced seafood and farm-fresh ingredients at Cha Bella, one of Savannah’s tastiest dog-friendly restaurants. Then, soak in the evening ambiance on their swanky, pup-approved patio. While you settle in and peruse Cha Bella’s local wine and beer selection, the restaurant’s staff will even provide your Fido with his own water bowl to sip from.
Beware, Blue Orb Ghost Tour
Finally, the Blue Orb ghost tour may not be for scaredy-cats, but leashed dogs are more than welcome to join in this spooky Savannah adventure. Once you’ve booked your after-dark, guided tour with Blue Orb, you and your fur baby will be in for a fright as you learn about and walk through the haunted history of Savannah. The tours offered through Blue Orb last about one-and-a-half to two hours, and they’ll take you right through the darkest graveyards and eeriest houses in Georgia’s oldest city. BOO! Or rather—BARK!
Ready to get your paws on some dog-friendly, Savannah fun? Book your Stay Today!
Rogue Water Tap House
- 38 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Savannah, GA 31401
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- (912) 349.1549
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The laid-back atmosphere is perfect for getting together with friends, or making some new ones. An upstairs and a downstairs each feature their own separate bars and open-air spaces. If you want to wet your whistle, you can order from the extensive beer and wine list, or select an inventive cocktail from the full bar.