Dog Friendly Activities in Alexandria, VA

There are 34 dog friendly activities in Alexandria. Use the links below to get an overview of each one, see pictures, print directions, and even read reviews from other dog owners. Coming from out of town? Get a discounted rate on pet friendly hotels in Alexandria.

Pet Friendly George Washington's Mount Vernon
George Washington's Mount Vernon Tour the grounds of George Washington's estate, Mount Vernon, with your leashed pets in Alexandria, VA. Pets are welcome during daytime visitation hours. Your canine companion can accompany you as you visit George Washington's tomb, the stables, the gardens, and dozens of other outdoor places. Enjoy the view of the Potomac River from the dog-friendly piazza. Pets are not allowed in the historic buildings, the museum, or the Education Center exhibition galleries. See Details
Pet Friendly Jones Point Park
Jones Point Park Leashed dogs are welcome at Jones Point Park! Located on the Potomac River, the Park is a critical piece of Alexandria's history, and it features the last remaining riverine lighthouse in Virginia. Pets must be cleaned up after and on a leash no longer than six feet during their visit. Restrooms, water fountains, and a dog drinking bowl can be found underneath the Park's bridge, and trash bins are scattered throughout the park. Jones Point Park is open year-round from 6am to 10pm. See Details
Torpedo Factory Art Center Founded in 1974 in an old munitions plant, the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria, VA, is a dog-friendly art studio that is known for having the largest amount of working artists in one place. There's all sorts of art for you and Fido to view inside, including painting, ceramics, photography, jewelry, stained glass, fiber, printmaking, and sculpture. See Details
Port City Brewing Company Port City Brewing Company is a dog-friendly brewery in Alexandria, VA. Dogs are welcome inside and outside the brewery. However, pets are not allowed in the beer garden. American and European-inspired brews are served year round. There are limited release and specialty beers on the menu as well. Visit their website to view the food truck schedule. See Details
DC Military Tours DC Military Tours is a dog-friendly tour company in Alexandria, VA. Take a stroll through Old Town Alexandria and learn about its extraordinary history with a resident historian. Start your private walking tour at the Alexandria Visitor’s Center. Tours are available everyday except major holidays, and are tailored to meet your needs, so length and sites can vary. See Details
Lost Boy Cider Lost Boy Cider is a dog-friendly cidery in Alexandria, VA. Up to two leashed, licensed, and vaccinated dogs per person are welcome to join their owners at this cider house and enjoy the fun. No cider or food consumption for dogs is allowed. You can sometimes find food trucks and other fun events happening; check their website for current schedule. See Details
Founders Park Off Leash Dog Area Pets will love the chance to play off-leash in the designated area of this city park. Be careful as the area is not fenced. See Details
Simpson Stadium Dog Park Bring your pet for some off-leash fun at the fenced dog run in this popular city park. See Details
Belle Haven Park Belle Haven Park is dog-friendly! The large park sits along the quaint Belle Haven Marina and welcomes leashed dogs. Ample parking and picnic tables are available. Dog owners must clean up after their pet. The Park is open from 6am to 7pm, seven days a week. See Details
Dog Run Park at Carlyle Bring your pet to play off-leash at this fenced dog park with separate small dog area, grass, gravel, benches, and drinking water. See Details
Fort Ward Park Leashed dogs are welcome in Fort Ward Park, which is located on West Braddock Road in Alexandria. See Details
Chambliss Street Dog Park Pets will love the chance to play off-leash in the designated area of this city park. Be careful as the area is not fenced. See Details
Ben Brenman Dog Park Pets love to play off-leash in the fenced dog run in this public park, though be sure to bring your own water. See Details
Duke Street Dog Park This large, fenced, grassy dog park is a wonderful place to bring your pet to play off-leash. There are plenty of toys on hand, but bring your own water. See Details
Grist Mill Dog Park This small, 1-acre dog park is fully fenced and covered in a special blue landscaping dust to reduce mud. Includes shade trees and benches. See Details
Barkhaus Barkhaus offers a off-leash indoor and outdoor dog park, combined with a dog bar. Guests come to enjoy a beverage or bite to eat while their dogs make new friends. Barkhaus has collaborated with the incredible Laughing Pig for their unique and thoughtfully crafted menu with a locally sourced collection of beer and wine. All dogs must be current on Parvo, Rabies, Bordetella, and Canine Distemper (DHPP, DHLPP, DA2PP) vaccinations. Proof of vaccination is required prior to entry. Per Virginia Law, guests are legally only allowed to bring 1 dog per person at a time. See Details
Mount Vernon Trail The Mount Vernon Trail is a multi-use trail that's a great place to walk Fido in Alexandria! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Mount Vernon Trail. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit TrailLink.com. See Details
Enjoy Photo Shoot at Old Town Alexandria 'Enjoy Photo Shoot at Old Town Alexandria' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Emile. You and your pooch will receive a private photoshoot. Tour the area while your guide takes posed and candid photos of you. After your day, you will receive 20 edited photos in three business days. The experience lasts 2 hours and can accommodate up to 5 guests ages 18 and up. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age. Rates start at $350 per group. See Details
Fetching Photos Bring your dog and explore Old Town Alexandria on a walking photography tour. A range of scheduled tours are available, some focusing primarily on iPhone photography while others are better suited for a SLR. Private tours will be structured around your photography objectives and interests. All tours are led by an experienced photographer and Alexandria local, and dive into little known facts of Alexandria’s Colonial America, Revolutionary War, and Civil War history. See Details
Chinquapin Park Dog Run Area Dogs are allowed to play off-leash in a designated area of Chinquapin Park near King Street. See Details
Old Town Alexandria Photo Session 'Old Town Alexandria Photo Session' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Pamela. You and your pooch can choose from a sunrise or sunset photo session. You'll also get to see a cool DC area spot you might have missed otherwise. You'll receive your photos back via email in a beautifully hand-edited digital gallery within one to two weeks.The experience lasts 1 hour and can accommodate up to 10 guests ages 18 and up. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age. Rates start at $95 per person. See Details
Monticello Park Off Leash Area Bring your pet to enjoy a bit of off-leash exercise in the area marked with bollards at this Alexandria park. Be careful as the park is not fenced. See Details
Ft. Williams Parkway Off Leash Dog Area Pets will love the chance to play off-leash in the designated area of this city park. Be careful as the area is not fenced. See Details
Montgomery Park Montgomery Park is a small little green space that has a dog run, tennis courts, playground, gazebo with picnic tables, and several benches. See Details