Dallas, the third-largest city in Texas, has all the necessities for man’s best friend --- without forgetting the man. With plenty of dog friendly hotels, no animal is left behind in the ‘Lone Star State.’
Whether your stay is for business or pleasure, there is plenty to do all around town with your leash in hand. Head over to downtown Dallas and explore Pioneer Plaza, home to the largest bronze monument. Over four acres of land, the plaza consists of 40 longhorn steer and three cowboys on horseback sculptures, all representing settlers who arrived in Dallas around 1840 to just after the Civil War.
Afterward enjoy a free ride on the McKinney Avenue Trolley, where restored trolley cars take visitors along almost four miles of original track in the uptown area. Dogs must be leashed or crated but get to ride along for free, just like their human counterparts.
When you are hungry, have the trolley drop you off uptown in the West Village, where shopping, bars and restaurants await. In this pet and pedestrian friendly neighborhood, get ready to relax and shop after a busy day of sightseeing or a long day at work.
Dog parks are not forgotten in Dallas either. With seven off-leash dog parks on its roster, Dallas delivers outdoor fun for you and your canine pal. Wagging Tail Dog Park on Keller Springs Road consists of 7 acres of play area, which includes 5 acres of trails and lawns, separate areas for large and small dogs, and an observation deck. Or head over to White Rock Lake Dog Park on Mockingbird Lane, where pups can run leash free right on the lakeside. The park is closed on Monday for maintenance.
So, start browsing IHG’s pet-friendly hotels in Dallas, all equipped with top-notch amenities for you and four-legged friend --- your trip starts now.