Dog Friendly Activities in Texas

Don’t leave Fido in the hotel room when you’re on vacation. Get out and play! No matter where you’re headed in Texas, we can point you towards the nearest off-leash dog park, the most popular dog beach, a really great hiking trail, and lots of other places to play with Fido.

Pet Friendly Phil Hardberger Dog Park
Phil Hardberger Dog Park This dog park has separate small dog area, benches, rinse area, and drinking water. See Details
Pet Friendly Red Bud Isle
Red Bud Isle Red Bud Isle is pet-friendly. Surrounded by water on three sides, this peninsula provides a great place for pooches to socialize, swim, frolic and play. Dog owners are reminded that parking is at a premium and that they should clean up any mess left behind to preserve the cleanliness of the water and the surrounding area. Make sure you keep an eye on your pup as they play, too. This park is also popular for hiking, kayaking, and canoeing. See Details
Padre Island National Seashore Padre Island National Seashore is pet friendly! Pets are welcome almost everywhere in the park as long as they are on a leash at all times. Leashed pets are permitted in all camping areas and on over 60 miles of beach in the park, including all areas where you can drive on the beach. The only areas where pets are NOT allowed includes: the deck of Malaquite Pavilion and its facilities, the boardwalk that goes from the deck down to the beach, and the short stretch of beach directly in front of the Pavilion (where the shade structures are located). But even there, pets and their owners can still access the beach using a pet access trail that goes from the parking area down to the beach. This trail is located on the north (left) side of the Pavilion. Once you reach the beach, the area to the left is open to pets and their owners (the beach to the right is not). Pet owners also have access to restrooms and rinse-off showers that are located close to the pet access trail, at the northern end of the Malaquite Pavilion parking area. See Details
Pebble Hills Dog Park Pebble Hills Dog Park is 3 acres and is located at the eastern end of Pebble Hills at Tierra Mina. The Park has two areas for small and large dogs. The parks just had some obstacle course features installed for the dogs and rumors are that there are plans for water fountains. No shade or benches -- at least for now. See Details
Pearsall Dog Park Pets are welcome to run and play off-leash inside this fenced dog park, which includes water fountains, picnic tables, waste bags, agility equipment, and fire hydrants. Open daily from 5 am to 11 pm. See Details
McAllister Dog Park Your pet will love to play off-leash at this fun, fenced-in dog park with fire hydrants, doggie water fountains, and exercise equipment. See Details
Tom Slick Dog Park The 1-acre dog park off the 151 entrance to the park features separate areas for large and small dogs. Amenities include benches, picnic tables, a fountain for people and pets, and a special doggie shower. Shade structures and solar lights are pending. A second fenced dog enclosure is located on the Timber Creek entrance side adjacent to a new pavilion and playground. See Details
Congressman Bill Archer Bark Park Bring Fido to play off-leash at this fenced dog park, which includes agility equipment, separate small dog area, pond, shade and benches. See Details
Port Aransas Beach Leashed dogs are allowed on the beach as well as in the water via boats and kayaks. See Details
Cedar Bark Park Located in Veterans Memorial Park, Cedar Bark Park is a 5-acre dog park with dog pond, showers, and pet waste stations. The Park is open from Sunrise to 10pm. See Details
Barton Creek Greenbelt Preserve Your leashed pet is welcome to join you as you explore this lovely space with hiking trails near the water. See Details
West Austin Dog Park There's a great social scene at this fenced, off-leash dog park, for both pets and their owners. See Details
NorthBark Dog Park NorthBark Dog Park offers over 22 acres of dog-friendly, off-leash space for you and your pup to enjoy. Features include separate areas for small and large dogs, open space, shaded areas, walking trails, picnic tables, pond, dog shower, human and doggie water stations, restrooms, and more. See Details
Alexander Deussen Dog Park This dog park is fully fenced with a separate small dog area, benches, and drinking water. There are also agility courses and a place to hose your dogs off before leaving. See Details
East Beach Leashed dogs are welcome on all public beaches in Galveston year-round. See Details
Harris Ridge Dog Park Your pet will love to play off-leash at this Pflugerville dog park, which is fully fenced and includes agility equipment. See Details
The Domain Bring Fido along to The Domain for a shopping spree. Situated in a beautiful park-like setting, The Domain features high-end boutiques such as Louis Vuitton, Ralph Lauren, David Yurman, and Tiffany & Co. Neiman Marcus, Macy's, Dillard's, and Dick's Sporting Goods can be found anchoring this development. With the exception of a few stores, most retailers welcome your pup with a water bowl, and some even offer a treat! See Details
Must Have Houston Pictures 'Must Have Houston Pictures' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Lester. You and your pooch will take a guided walking tour of Houston where your host will take photos of you along the way. See some of the best photoshoot spots in the city. You will receive 20+ high quality images after your experience. Private sessions also available. 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 $88 per person. See Details
Emma Long Metropolitan Park Your pet will love to explore the beautiful trail with gorgeous views of Lake Austin in this park. Pets must be leashed in all areas of the park. See Details
Keep Austin Weird Scavenger Hunt 'Keep Austin Weird Scavenger Hunt' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Kat & Alan. The experience lasts 3 hours and can accommodate up to 30 guests of all ages. Discover Austin on a scavenger hunt with your pooch. First, receive instructions and warm up for the event. Then, depart with your dog on a tour of the sights and sounds of Austin. Take part in fun activities and complete clues along the way. The initial climb to the overlook meeting place is the most strenuous section of the hunt. Rates start at $25 per person. See Details
Paint with Graffiti Artists 'Paint with Graffiti Artists' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by. Explore the underground graffiti scene in Austin. Check out long walls covered in dozens of graffiti pieces, get an introduction to the art and top it off by spray painting a wall, legally, of course. Feel free to request a different time if one of those listed won't work with your schedule. Friendly dogs are welcome to hang out while you spray. The experience lasts 1.5 hours and can accommodate up to 30 guests of all ages. Rates start at $56 per person. See Details
Beachcombing on San Jose Island 'Beachcombing on San Jose Island' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Keith. You and your pooch will take a boat to the island and roam the beach searching for shells and other treasures. Your host can help you search for special items and help you identify anything you may find. The experience lasts 2 hours and can accommodate up to 6 guests of all ages. Guests should be prepared to walk about 2 miles over sandy terrain under warm and humid conditions. Very young children will need to supervised closely. Beach hazards include discarded fishing gear (sometimes with hooks attached) and the occasional broken bottle. Rates start at $39 per person. See Details
Cedar Ridge Nature Preserve Leashed pets are welcome on the hiking trails of this lovely Dallas park. The preserve offers 600 acres and features native trees, grasses, and wildflowers along with picnic areas and a butterfly gardens. See Details
Galveston Historic Ghost Houses Tour 'Galveston Historic Ghost Houses Tour' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Al. This walking ghost tour includes a look at the historical aspects of the area, too. Leashed dogs are welcome on the tour. The experience lasts 1.5 hours and can accommodate up to 10 guests ages 18 and up. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age. Rates start at $13 per person. See Details