Dog Friendly Activities in Alexandria, VA

There are 29 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 Duke Street Dog Park
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
Pet Friendly Dog Run Park at Carlyle
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
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
Alexandria's Footsteps to the Past Walking Tours While visiting the historic hometown of George Washington and Robert E. Lee, you and your pooch can take advantage of one of Alexandria's Footsteps to the Past's many walking tours. Offering a combined total of 100 years experience in Alexandria, they are able to take you beyond the ordinary and let you in on little-known but revealing stories about well-known historical figures. It's both entertaining and educational, so it makes for a great event for visitors of all ages. They offer many variations of tours to suite your personal style and needs. Your dog is welcome to join at no extra cost, but must be under owner's control and leashed at all times. See Details
Potomac Riverboat Company Canine Cruises Head out on the water with your pooch on the Potomac Riverboat Company's Canine Cruises. From April to October, Fido can enjoy a 45-minute cruise around the Alexandria Seaport in the company of other canine-loving humans and their furry best friends. Fresh water and tasty treats are provided onboard. One dog is permitted per passenger and dogs must be leashed at all times, on a leash no longer than 6 feet. For dates and ticket prices, check Potomac Riverboat Company's official website. 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
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
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
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
George Washington's Mount Vernon Tour the grounds of George Washington's estate, Mount Vernon, with your leashed pets. 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 piazza. Pets are not allowed in the historic buildings, the museum, or the Education Center exhibition galleries. Dogs and their owners can visit every day of the week from 9am until 5pm. 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
Simpson Stadium Dog Park Bring your pet for some off-leash fun at the fenced dog run in this popular city park. See Details
Fort Ward Park Leashed dogs are welcome in Fort Ward Park, which is located on West Braddock Road in Alexandria. 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
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
Hooff's Run Dog Park & Greenway 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
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
Four Mile Run Park Dog Exercise Area Dogs are welcome off-leash exercise area located at the south end of Four Mile Run Park, near Four Mile Run Park Trail. 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
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
Windmill Hill Park Off Leash Area Bring your pet to play off-leash in the designated area of this Alexandria park, though be careful as the area is not fenced. See Details
W&OD Railroad Off Leash Dog Area at Mount Jefferson 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
Timberbranch Parkway 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