Best Places to go on an Adventure with Your Dog in Jacksonville

For dog parents who wish to bring their pooches everywhere with them, it’s easy to find many dog-friendly places in Jax

Jacksonville is teeming with world-class beaches, restaurants to try and plenty of tourist attractions. And for dog parents who wish to bring their pooches everywhere with them, it’s easy to find the best dog-friendly places in the city.

Whether you and your four-legged best friend are seeking an outdoor adventure or a chill, relaxing weekend, both options are available in Jax. The city’s too fantastic to explore alone, so put your dog on a leash and get ready to take a thrilling trip to these dog-friendly places:

Riverside Arts Market

Famously known as RAM, this is a scenic opportunity to appreciate local food, arts, crafts and live entertainment. Several vendors sell adorable dog clothing and high-quality dog treats. RAM takes place every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. under the Fuller Warren Bridge.

Southbank Riverwalk

Take your dog to a peaceful stroll along the Southbank Riverwalk while you both observe the birds, boats, strangers and heart-stirring public art.

Kickbacks Gastropub

Situated in the Riverside/Avondale area, Kickbacks is one of the city’s most unique restaurants with one of the best and biggest beer selections in the world, serving more than 1000 different bottled beers. The food menu includes a wide selection of breakfast, lunch and dinner for you and your dog to enjoy. However, if your dog is a picky eater, make sure to bring some specialized dog food with you.

Friendship Fountain

Located at the west end of the Southbank Riverwalk, near the Museum of Science and History, is a vast space for you and your dog to take relaxing walks. The Friendship Fountain is one of the largest self-contained fountains developed, pushing 3,500 to 6,500 gallons of water per minute. Walk around the fountain or settle in the nearby grassy area for a picnic.

Kanine Social

What better way to spend a sunny day than visiting a dog park that features a craft beer shop and a coffee house? Kanine Social provides a private indoor and outdoor play area, making it a perfect hangout for you and your dog as well as beer and coffee-loving pals.

BrewHound Dog Park + Bar

Let your dog play and mingle with other pooches in the area inside BrewHound. Spend a sunny day at this acre-wide gathering place for dogs to play and owners to bond and meet new friends over great drinks.

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