Dog Friendly Activities in Washington, DC

There are 32 dog friendly activities in Washington, DC. Use the links below to get an overview of each attraction, 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 Washington, DC, or call 877-411-FIDO to speak with one of our pet travel experts!

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.

US National Arboretum

Leashed pets are welcome to join you as you explore the National Arboretum in Washington, D.C. Enjoy the 446 acres of gardens with your canine companion. Dogs are not allowed on tram tours of the arboretum but you can drive through the grounds or walk with your pet.

Rock Creek Park

1,754 acres that lie north of the National Zoo. Has hiking and horseback riding trails, Peirce Mill, The Old Stone House, and a tennis arena. Lots of green space in the bustle of the city.
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