Other Dog Activities in Washington, DC

There are 16 other dog-friendly attractions in Washington. 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 Washington.

Pet Friendly National Mall
National Mall Enjoy a stroll with Fido on the dog-friendly grounds surrounding National Mall, a historic landmark in Washington, DC. Canines are welcome to join you for a casual walk past the monuments, memorials, and to admire views across Tidal Basin. The large lawns are also ideal for a picnic or game of frisbee with your four-legged companion. See Details
Pet Friendly Thomas Jefferson Memorial
Thomas Jefferson Memorial Enjoy a stroll with Fido on the dog-friendly grounds surrounding Thomas Jefferson Memorial, a historic landmark in Washington, DC. This spectacular memorial is a columned rotunda in the style of Rome's Pantheon. Canines are welcome to join you for a casual walk past the monuments, memorials, and to admire views across Tidal Basin. See Details
FDR Memorial Allow Fido to accompany you on dog-friendly grounds of FDR Memorial in Washington, DC. The Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial is a presidential memorial 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. See Details
US National Arboretum National Arboretum in Washington, DC is dog-friendly and leashed pets are welcome to join you as you explore 446 acres of gardens. Dogs are not allowed on tram tours of the arboretum, but you can drive through the grounds or walk with your pet. See Details
Congressional Cemetery Dog Walkers The K9 Corps at Historic Congressional Cemetery is a private dog walking program, bringing life, community, and volunteerism to this extraordinary burial ground in Washington, DC. Dog walking at the cemetery is permitted by membership only. Membership is annual and runs from March 1st through the last day of February the following year. Prospective members may sign up by clicking on the Waitlist tab on the Cemetery Dogs website. The K9 Corps membership dues provide for maintenance of the grounds and assists with administrative costs. It is organized for the continued support of the ongoing work at Historic Congressional Cemetery through funds raised from donations and each member's ongoing volunteer work. Day passes can be obtained at the front gate for a small fee. See Details
Lincoln Memorial On a tour of historical Washington, D.C. sites, make a stop at the Lincoln Memorial where the gardens are dog friendly. Fido is welcome to join you on the grounds, but only small dogs that can be carried are permitted on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. See Details
Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington DC is dog friendly. Located in West Potomac Park, this 4-acre memorial includes the Stone of Hope, a granite statue of Martin Luther King carved by sculptor Lei Yixin. 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
Washington Monument Fido is permitted on the dog-friendly landscaped grounds surrounding the stunning Washington Monument in Washington, DC. Built to honor George Washington, the United States' first president, this 555-foot monument is a sight to behold. Pets are allowed around the Tidal Basin and on the grounds of the memorials, but not inside the memorials themselves. Dogs must be kept on a leash during your visit. See Details
Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens in Washington, DC is dog-friendly. Leashed dogs can accompany you to enjoy this tranquil preserve with short trails including a boardwalk through a pond & marsh, plus picnic spots. Visitors can also access River Trailhead and take their four-legged friend on a longer scenic route beside the Anacostia River. See Details
Supreme Core Cider Supreme Core Cider is a dog-friendly brewery producing craft ciders in Washington DC. Fido is welcome to join you outside only, on the outdoor patio. Ask a staff member about their aged cider menu, and try their Strawberry Bloom flagship cider while you are visiting! See Details
Smithsonian Gardens Dogs are welcome at the Smithsonian Gardens, a pet-friendly attraction in Washington DC. This outdoor extension of the Smithsonian Museums is a lovely place for a stroll with your pooch. The vivid and colorful plants that make up the gorgeous gardens are specially selected and are designed to inspire visitors to engage with plants and gardens in their day to day life. Unfortunately, pets are not permitted in the Enid A. Haupt Garden or the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, but they can join you elsewhere. The gardens are always open. See Details
Dan and Bryan Trees Dan and Bryan Trees in Washington, DC is pet friendly. Leashed dogs are welcome to join their owners at this farm to help choose the tree for your home this Christmas. Whether you're looking for a huge tree or a smaller pine, you'll find something that fits at this well-stocked Christmas tree farm. Don't forget to bring your own bags to clean up any mess left behind. See Details
Lost Generation Brewing Company Located in Washington, DC, Lost Generation Brewing Company is a speakeasy themed bar that is dog friendly. If you'd like to bring your furry friend along, they welcome well-behaved, leashed pups at any of their tables. The bar specializes in IPAs and lagers, with 16 varieties on tap. Food is not made on site, but they have rotating food trucks and encourage guests to bring outside food, whether it's from home, delivery service or a favorite restaurant. See Details
The Secret City 'Washington DC Scavenger Hunt' The Secret City plan and organize a fantastic dog-friendly scavenger hunts through the heart of Washington, DC. Book your ticket online and embark on an experience which begins with puzzle-filled clues sent to your phone. Allow Fido to join your team as you unravel the answers to unlock your path through the city. See Details
DC Brau Fido is welcome to join you at an outdoor, pet-friendly table at DC Brau, a brewery in Washington, DC. Enjoy a variety of craft beers on tap including sours, IPAs, seltzers, lagers and more. Be sure to check their schedule in advance, as they often have food trucks on site. See Details
The Yards Park Experience The Yards Park with Fido, a dog-friendly waterfront destination in the Capitol Riverfront neighborhood. Located in Washington, DC, just south of Capitol Hill and to the east of Nationals Ballpark, this thoughtfully-designed park is a place to be active or relax and enjoy the outdoors. Dogs are permitted to be off-leash in the fenced Dog Run, just east of the Great Lawn, but must be leashed when exploring the rest of the park. This scenic park features open grassy areas and well-landscaped outdoor rooms, a waterfall, an elevated overlook, iconic bridge, light sculpture, and a riverfront boardwalk. 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
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; check their website for the current schedule. See Details
Black Flag Brewing Pet-friendly Black Flag Brewing is the first production brewery and taproom in Columbia, MD featuring 16 taplines. This pet-friendly brewery is a popular hangout spot where leashed dogs are welcome to join you at a table, but please note that they're not permitted at the bar seating. Food trucks are available on certain days of the week. See Details