Dog Friendly Activities in Arlington, VA

There are 13 dog friendly activities in Arlington. 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 Arlington.

Pet Friendly Glencarlyn Park
Glencarlyn Park Your pet will love the chance to cool off on a hot day in the stream at this designated off-leash area. Be careful as the park is not fenced. See Details
Pet Friendly Potomac Heritage Trail
Potomac Heritage Trail The Potomac Heritage Trail is a multi-use trail that's a great place to walk Fido in Arlington! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Potomac Heritage 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
Mount Vernon Trail The Mount Vernon Trail is a multi-use trail that's a great place to walk Fido in Arlington! 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
Fort Barnard Dog Park Your pet will love to play off-leash at this fenced dog park with lights for night use, grass, picnic tables, and a friendly crowd. See Details
Towers Dog Park Pets go wild for this fenced, off-leash dog park with separate small dog area, water spigots, lights for night use, and loads of tennis balls. See Details
Fort Ethan Allen Dog Park This fenced off-leash dog park is known for its friendly locals, drinking water, mulch ground cover, and benches to relax on. See Details
New District Brewing Company New District Brewing Company is pet-friendly. Join the New District Dog Club to attend member days every Sunday through Wednesday. They believe furry friends are awesome and want them to be as happy as possible inside the brewery. The dog club policy is designed to make sure everyone is on the same page for doggy happiness and creating the best atmosphere possible. Grab a brew with your pooch for an initial $15 membership fee, which includes a $5 donation to a local dog park. Dogs are allowed inside the brewery Sunday from 12:00pm to 6:00pm and Monday through Wednesday from 3:30pm to 8:00pm. See Details
Shirlington Dog Park Shirlington Dog Park is a very large park with gates that lead to a stream. The park has separate areas for large and small dogs to play, and is a well-maintained area with lots and lots of room for running. Shirlington Dog Park is open daily from sunrise - sunset. See Details
Benjamin Banneker Park Your pet will love the chance to play and socialize off-leash at this fenced dog park, which includes water spigot, shade trees, and seats for owners. See Details
Clarendon Dog Park Pets are welcome to run and play off-leash at this fenced dog park, which includes mulch ground cover to reduce mud. See Details
Four Mile Run Trail The Four Mile Run Trail is a multi-use trail that's a great place to walk Fido in Arlington! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Four Mile Run 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
Utah Dog Park Pets will love to play off-leash at this fenced dog park with water spigot and shady spots. See Details
Barcoft Park Leashed dogs are welcome in Barcroft Park, which is located on S Four Mile Run Drive in Alexandria. See Details
Nonpartisan Pedicab Nonpartisan Pedicab offers private, pet-friendly tours of Washington, DC in the back of a pedicab. You and your pooch can see the National Mall, the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument, the Jefferson Memorial, the White House, the Smithsonian Museums, the US Capitol, and so much more. They stop at each monument and memorial to let you walk around and take pictures. The tours are always at your own pace and your own schedule. Dogs are always welcome on the tour at no extra cost. Furthermore, if you wish to go into any monument, they will be happy to take care of your dog while you walk around. This company was previously voted in the top 10 dog friendly tours in the US in a USAToday contest. See Details
Wheel The People Pedicab Tours Wheel the People Pedicab Tours can help make you and your dog's visit to Washington DC a memorable one. These dog-friendly pedicab sightseeing tours focus on the memorials on the National Mall, landmarks on Capitol Hill, and showing you and your pup around downtown DC. Tour fees range from $80-$100 per pedicab, per hour depending upon the number of people and pets; the minimum time is 1.5 hours. Tours are offered daily. See Details
National Mall Bordered by the Smithsonian Institution, the Washington Memorial, and the Capitol Building, the National Mall is great for running, walking, picnics, and playing a game of frisbee with Fido. However, dogs must be leashed, so make it a long one. See Details
Discover DC Pedicab Tours Save your shoes from miles of wear and tear and climb aboard a dog-friendly Discover DC Pedicab for an unforgettable tour of the nation's capital. A variety of tour options await you and your pup, including a Tidal Basin tour, Moonlight Monument tour, Lincoln Assassination tour, and many more in Washington DC. Leashed pets are welcome to join their humans on nearly every tour. See Details
DC By Foot See Washington DC with your pup on a private DC By Foot walking tour! Dog-friendly tour options include the National Mall, Tidal Basin, Historic Georgetown, Capitol Hill, and many more. Well-behaved, leashed dogs are welcome on private walking tours only. Public tours are not dog-friendly. Tour departure locations vary based on chosen tour, and reservations are required. See Details
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
FDR Memorial FDR Memorial is pet-friendly. The Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial is a presidential memorial in Washington D.C., dedicated to the 32nd President of the United States. The memorial is the second of two that have been constructed in Washington to commemorate FDR and offers leashed dogs the chance to join their owners on the pathways that weave through the area. The popular place also pays homage to Fala, FDR's Scottish Terrier. One of the most famous presidential pets, Fala was often by the president's side and is commemorated by a statue at the memorial. You can enhance your visit with an audio tour or just enjoy a self-guided tour together. The memorial is open all day, every day of the week. See Details
Thomas Jefferson Memorial Thomas Jefferson Memorial is pet-friendly. This spectacular memorial is a columned rotunda in the style of Rome's Pantheon. Pets are allowed around the Tidal Basin and on the grounds of the memorials, but not inside the memorials themselves. Just make sure that Fido’s leash is 6 feet long or shorter. See Details
Potomac Riverboat Company Canine Cruises Head out on the water with your pooch on the Potomac Riverboat Company's Canine Cruises in Alexandria, VA. From April to October, Fido can enjoy a dog-friendly, 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
Seneca Creek State Park Dogs are allowed at Seneca Creek State Park, made up of 6,300 acres that extend along 14 scenic miles of Seneca Creek towards the Potomac River. There's an astonishing 50 miles of hiking trails around this park for you and Fido to enjoy, spreading out through a variety of woodland. The main hub of the Schaeffer Farm Trail System can also be found within the park, extending into most of the upcounty area with lots of loops that link the Seneca, Muddy Branch, and Potomac watersheds. One of the main attractions of the park is the 90-acre Clopper Lake, surrounded by forests and fields. Dogs are welcome throughout the park on a leash if owners clean up any mess that they leave behind. The park is open from 8am to sunset from March to October and 10am to sunset from November to February. See Details