Other Dog Activities in Florida

Tired of watching Fido run laps in the dog park? We’ve got the scoop on lots of other dog friendly attractions in Florida too. You’ll find information on all of the dog friendly wineries, boat rentals, botanical gardens, drive-ins, and other offbeat animal attractions in Florida here.

Pet Friendly Lake Eola Park
Lake Eola Park Although technically not a dog park, the nearly 1-mile walking path around Lake Eola in downtown Orlando, Florida is very pet-friendly. There are several dog-related events that take place at Lake Eola Parkin Orlando, FL, each year, and almost any time of the day you'll find pet owners taking their four-legged friends for a walk around the lake. Poop bag dispensers are conveniently located on the lake path so that you can clean up after your pet. In addition to the lake path, visitors can also rent swan boats to enjoy with pets up to 5 lbs. There is also an amphitheater where concerts and other events are regularly held, as well as a couple of pet-friendly restaurants next to the lake, which will allow you to dine outdoors with your pooch. See Details
Pet Friendly Theater of the Sea
Theater of the Sea Bring Fido for a day of fun with your favorite aquatic friends! Theater of the Sea in Islamorada, FL, offers a variety of animal interaction programs for various ages and prices. Programs are available daily and include admission to the dolphin, sea lion and parrot shows, guided marine life tour, lagoon-side beach, and bottomless boat ride. Well-behaved dogs are welcome inside the park as long as they are cleaned up after. Please note that dogs are not allowed in the Bird Show tent. See Details
Dinosaur World Dinosaur World in Plant City, FL is a dog-friendly attraction featuring over 150 life size dinosaurs in an outdoor museum. Allow Fido to join the family fun as you navigate your way along the dinosaur walk, cross into Deinonychus Island to see the raptors, enter the Skeleton Garden, or venture down Carnivore Boardwalk if you dare. Leashed dogs are permitted throughout the park with the exception of the museum building with animatronics. See Details
Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park Visit the site where St. Augustine began in 1565 with your pooch at the Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park. With more than 15 dog-friendly waterfront acres to explore, you and your pup will find plenty of activities to enjoy. You can visit the planetarium, visit the Timucua Indian village, look out from the 600-foot observation deck, and make friends with the peacocks that roam the property. Just keep Fido on a leash and clean up after him in the park. See Details
Florida Keys Brewing Co Florida Keys Brewing Co in Islamorada, FL, is pet friendly. Dogs are welcome to hang out at this cool Keys brewery. It's the first Upper Keys microbrewery and the only brewery in Islamorada that is 100% locally owned and operated, and brews every drop of beer on the premises. See Details
Robbie's of Islamorada Robbie's of Islamorada is a one-stop, dog-friendly destination in Islamorada, FL. They have a marina where the famous tarpon feeding takes place, along with open air shops, a restaurant, rental boats and kayaking that are all pet friendly. Dogs are welcome on privately chartered boats as well. See Details
San Sebastian Winery San Sebastian Winery in St. Augustine, FL, allows small dogs to join their owners while they taste a variety of wines. Founded in 1996, this winery is in one of Henry Flagler’s old East Coast Railway buildings located just a few blocks from historic downtown. They offer American wine that dates back to 1562. See Details
City Gate Spirits City Gate Spirits in St. Augustine, FL, is pet friendly. They offer complimentary tastings and distillery tours. After the tasting, pick up some bottles of your favorite spirits. One to enjoy while you’re in town, and another to share with friends and family back home! See Details
Old Coast Ales Dogs are welcome at Old Coast Ales in the picturesque town of Saint Augustine, FL. Located approximately halfway between the Bridge of Lions and the St. Augustine Lighthouse, this dog-friendly brewery and taproom has a seven barrel brewing system, providing their customers with a range of IPAs, pales, reds, brown ales, and porters. They also offer a number of seasonal beers that rotate regularly. Fido can join you inside or outside. See Details
Tarpon Bay Explorers Tarpon Bay Explorers is a dog-friendly watercraft rental company in Sanibel, FL. They allow dogs and their owners to rent a paddleboard, kayak, or canoe and go off on their own adventure. Dogs are not allowed on eco tours due to disruption of local wildlife. Bring your own doggy life jacket if Fido’s not a strong swimmer. See Details
Dade Battlefield Historic State Park Dogs are allowed to join their owners at Dade Battlefield Historic State Park in Bushnell, FL. This pet-friendly park welcomes leashed dogs onto any of the outside battlefield areas. Established in 1921 to preserve and commemorate the site of Dade's Battle of 1835, nowadays you can enjoy the picnic areas, hiking trails and variety of wildlife. The state park is open daily, and there is a vehicle entrance fee. See Details
Mead Botanical Garden Mead Botanical Garden is a dog-friendly attraction in Winter Park, FL. Bring your leashed pooch along to this vast, tranquil green space that boasts an array of flowering gardens, wildlife habitats and pavilions to enjoy. Dogs are allowed in marked areas as long as they leashed and owners clean up after them. When visiting the garden, please be mindful. Take only photographs, leave only footprints. See Details
Keel Farms Pet-friendly Keel Farms welcomes leashed dogs to experience their 35-acre farm with you in Plant City, FL. Stop by for a wine tasting on their covered outdoor deck or learn the history of the farm on a tour. Open since 2003, this small family farm, winery & brewery produces blueberry wine as well as agrarian ale & cider. Enjoy their scenic orchards, blueberry fields, and pastures full of grass-fed cattle and chickens. They also have a limited kitchen for dining reservations, and are host to festivals and live music on weekends. See Details
Oldest Wooden School House Leashed dogs are welcome to enjoy the beautiful pet-friendly gardens surrounding the Oldest Wooden School House, the oldest wood frame building in St. Augustine, FL. The property was used as a school for the neighborhood children in the early 1800's, and a guardhouse for soldiers during the Seminole War. Today you may tour the School House to hear about its history and see what school was like in the 1800's. See Details
Little Harbor Watersports Dogs are welcome to join their owners at Little Harbor Watersports on the shores of the Little Manatee River in Ruskin, Florida. With a focus on pet-friendly boating trips for families, they also offer additional tubes and knee-boards for rent and all boats are equipped with sun shades, life jackets, and GPS units. Grab ice and other amenities on site at the full-service marina, and hit the water with Fido. See Details
New Wave Eco Charters New Wave Eco Charters specializes in eco-tourism practices in Captiva, FL. They offer a number of different dog-friendly tours, including guided sightseeing adventures and a private excursion with a marine biologist. Let the captain know that you'll be bringing Fido with you when you book your sustainable charter. The prices vary depending on the tour, so be sure to check out their website or give them a call for more information. See Details
Cedar Lakes Woods and Gardens Cedar Lakes Woods and Gardens is a beautiful, dog-friendly botanical garden in Williston, FL. The park features cascading waterfalls, 50+ garden displays, koi ponds, and countless breathtaking views. Leashed dogs are welcome. If you plan on bringing your pooch, call ahead as they have a dog who lives on the property named April who can be territorial with other dogs. Dog owners are reminded to clean up any mess that is left behind. See Details
Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing Bring Fido to Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing, a dog-friendly drag strip and antique car museum in Ocala, FL. Leashed pups, or those cruising in strollers, are very welcome to join you as you learn the history of one of America's most loved motorsports through the lens of memorabilia, cars and more. See Details
Bayfront Park and Marina Bayfront Park and Marina is a pet-friendly recreational area in Sarasota, FL. Leashed dogs are welcome to join you for a shaded stroll on the walking path around the bayfront. The park also offers picnic areas, restrooms, public art and more. See Details
Buena Vista Watersports Buena Vista Watersports offers dog-friendly paddleboard rentals in Orlando, FL. In addition to the SUP rentals, dogs are also welcome to enjoy BV Watersports's Key West-style beach. Pricing varies; call for details. See Details