Dog Friendly Tours in North Carolina

Taking the dog out for a walk takes on a new meaning when you’re on vacation in North Carolina. After all, there are tons of sights to see, and smell, around every corner. Browse our dog friendly tours in North Carolina below for the scoop on self-guided walks, driving tours, and group tours that both you and your dog are sure to enjoy.

Pet Friendly Grandad's Apples
Grandad's Apples One of the best ways to enjoy Asheville’s crisp fall weather with your furry friend is to spend the day walking through the orchard at Grandad’s Apples. Whether you choose to pick your own apples from the orchard or select your favorite variety of pre-picked apples, your dog is welcome to join in on the fun. Other pooch-friendly activities include a pumpkin patch, painted farm backdrops for fun photos, and a 5-acre corn maze that offers a challenge for the whole family. Kids will love riding the Cow Train Ride and petting the Barnyard Corral of animals. Be sure to stop by the country store and bakery before you leave to sample and purchase items to take home including local honey, apple ice cream, apple cider, and even apple cider doughnuts. From August through November, the orchard and store are open daily from 9am to 5pm.
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Pet Friendly Historic Tour of Wilmington
Historic Tour of Wilmington 'Historic Tour of Wilmington' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by J.R. Take this 2.5 mile guided walking tour with Fido and learn about the history that shaped this Port City as well as the architectural beauty preserved in the historic homes. You will also talk about the decline and subsequent revitalization of the downtown area. The experience lasts 1.5 hours and can accommodate up to 8 guests ages 13 and up. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age. Guests should be capable of walking 3 miles with intermittent rests. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. There is no charge for children under 13. Rates start at $15 per person. See Details
History Walk of the Queen City 'History Walk of the Queen City' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Bliss. You and Fido will take a walking guided tour of Charlotte to discover how the city was originally designed by its founders. See Victorian homes, First Presbyterian Church, the US Mint Site, Settler’s Cemetery, 4th Ward Park and more. The experience lasts 1.5 hours and can accommodate up to 10 guests ages 10 and up. Rates start at $25 per person. See Details
Queen City Craft Beer Tasting 'Queen City Craft Beer Tasting' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Mandi. Hop flight with PudgyGirlNC Tours on a memory making experience, visiting up to 4 Charlotte breweries, enjoying delicious selections and exploring the unique taprooms. Your guide will take you through the insider tidbits on the beers, brewery perks and you'll get a historic rundown, too. The experience lasts 3 hours and can accommodate up to 6 guests ages 21 and up. Dogs must be comfortable in crowds and in vehicles. Rates start at $50 per person. See Details
Close up Magic and Craft Beer 'Close up Magic and Craft Beer' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Hayden. This is a chance to experience a unique and interactive style of close-up magic and mentalism in an intimate, personable environment. This experience takes place in one of two pet-friendly breweries. The experience lasts 2 hours and can accommodate up to 10 guests ages 18 and up. Guests should be comfortable in a brewery as well as open minded to new experiences. Rates start at $40 per person. See Details
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Sierra Nevada in Mills River is dog-friendly! Dogs are welcome on the Back Porch and in certain areas of Upper Park, but not inside any of the buildings. Your dog can join you as you sample some of the craft beers and delicious appetizers outside in the gorgeously designed gardens. There are fire pits, corn hole games, and occasional live music. Stop by the Gift Shop on your way out to pick up Sierra Nevada dog treats, dog collars with beer openers attached, or a squeaky Pale Ale dog toy for your pup. See Details
Historic Gray Line Asheville Trolley Tours Dogs up to 25 lbs are welcome for no additional fee on Historic Gray Line Trolley Tours. Dogs must have up to date vaccinations and tags. See Details
Wildlife Sanctuary Hike and Lake View 'Wildlife Sanctuary Hike and Lake View' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Laila. This experience includes a hike in a wildlife sanctuary trail next to Lake Wylie. Head out on the trail, enjoy a shaded walk and maybe even spot some deer. The experience lasts 3 hours and can accommodate up to 8 guests ages 18 and up. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age. No prior hiking experience is needed. Rates start at $15 per person. See Details
Learn to Blacksmith 'Learn to Blacksmith' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Autumn. Fido is welcome to join you at this workshop so long as he does not mind being leashed up for the duration for his safety. Before you begin your hands-on experience, your host will review five to seven basic metal working techniques while using a coal-fired forge and bellows. You will then have the chance to create your own piece with guidance throughout the process. Your finished piece is yours to keep. Participants must be at least 18 years old. The experience lasts 5 hours and can accommodate up to 6 guests ages 18 and up. Rates start at $125 per person. See Details
Stunning Waterfall Hike & Photoshoot 'Stunning Waterfall Hike & Photoshoot' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Kristin. The experience lasts 3.5 hours and can accommodate up to 10 guests ages 5 and up. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age. Babies are welcome in backpacks. Age limit restriction is a suggestion due to the length of the trail. If you child can handle 3 miles...No problem! Rates start at $69/person. See Details
French Broad Outfitters French Broad Outfitters offers three float trips for you to enjoy with your friends, family members, and Fido. The River Arts District trip is a six-mile urban float that takes you through one of the most creative neighborhoods in Asheville. Float through the gorgeous Biltmore Estate on the Historic Biltmore tour on a full-day float that also takes you through the River Arts District. The Tube Trip is very popular, relaxing two-hour float through Asheville. Dogs are welcome into the shop at any time. If they have been in a canoe/kayak before, they are welcome to join you on our river trips. Please mention your dog in your reservation. Tours depart from different locations; inquire as to specific address of your tour. See Details
Walking Discovery of Downtown 'Walking Discovery of Downtown' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Mike. You and your pup will take a guided walking tour of the city and visit sites such as Grove Arcade, The Basiliica of St. Lawrence, various Art Deco buildings, see street shows, French Broad Chocolate Lounge and more. The experience lasts 2 hours and can accommodate up to 10 guests ages 10 and up. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age. Rates start at $40 per person. See Details
Carolina History & Haunts Whether or not you believe in ghosts, please join us for a stroll through Charlotte's streets guided by the eerie glow of candlelight. Within 75 minutes, listen to the stories of local history and haunts as we bring you to the sites where some of uptown's departed inhabitants are said to still linger. If seeing is believing, come and see for yourself. Pets are welcome on the tour. See Details
River Art District PhotoShoot Tour 'River Art District PhotoShoot Tour' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Kristin. Create some lasting memories with your pooch as your host guides you around some of Asheville's best artist studios, galleries, breweries and an outdoor graffiti art park, snapping photos of you along the way. You will receive high resolution professional portraits by email within 72 hours. Special tour requests and private tours accommodated. The experience lasts 2 hours and can accommodate up to 10 guests of all ages. Rates start at $63 per person. See Details
Hook, Line & Paddle When you're ready for a kayak adventure, head to Hook, Line & Paddle with your furry best friend and find everything you need for a day out on the water. Hook, Line & Paddle rents and sells fishing kayaks, recreational sea kayaks, kayak fishing equipment, and stand up paddleboards. You can rent equipment for a day and head off on your own or book a guided tour of the Cape Fear area. If you forgot to bring Fido's PFD, you can find doggie PFDs for sale in the shop.
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Ghost Walk of Old Wilmington Three tours are run by the Ghost Walk of Old Wilmington: The Hollywood Location Walk, the Haunted Pub Crawl and the Ghost Walk of Old Wilmington. Pets are welcome to join the Ghost Walk and Hollywood Walk. If another member of the group is fearful of dogs, you will be asked to leave Fido, and if your pup becomes a distraction, you may be asked to leave. However, both of these issues are rare. See Details
Tip-Based Asheville Walking Tour 'Tip-Based Asheville Walking Tour' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Jordan. You and Fido will take a guided walking tour through the city learning about its history, architecture and local legends. See sites such as Basilica of St Lawrence, Grove Park Arcade, the Block, the YMI, Woolworth Walk's old-timey soda fountain, Wall St's catwalk, South Slope breweries and more. Your guide will also provide you with insider tips of the area including best places to eat, drink and things to do. The experience lasts 2.5 hours and can accommodate up to 10 guests ages 13 and up. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age. Rates start at $1 per person. See Details
Haunted Asheville Haunted Asheville, Asheville's original and oldest ghost tour company, welcomes well-behaved, leashed pets on their Classic Tour and Vampire and Occult Tour. On the Classic Tour, you will walk through downtown Asheville and visit some of the area's most haunted spots. Your guide will tell you the history, legends, and lore surrounding these places as you learn about ghost hunting. On the Vampire and Occult Tour, you will hear about conspiracies surrounding the Freemasons, learn why the neighboring county was named Transylvania County, learn more about the local vampire scene and the tribal rites in Pritchard Park, and more, all while exploring Asheville by night. Both tours end with a visit to the Mystery Museum in the basement of the Masonic Temple. Dogs cannot go inside any of the buildings, so someone in your party will need to stay outside with your pup. See Details
Tour Old Wilmington Tour Old Wilmington invites you to join us for a History Walking Tour. Discover hidden history and a lost time as we travel to Wilmington during the Victorian Era (1837- 1901) Learn about Wilmington?s rich and colorful history as we reveal what life was like in Wilmington during the Civil War, customs and traditions of the day, sea tales, folklore and more..! Walking tours start at the foot of Market and Water Streets.
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Asheville Urban Trail Asheville's Urban Trail is a 1.7 mile self-guided, walking tour through downtown Asheville with 30 public sculptures that highlight the town's history and past. Trail maps are available at the starting point at Pack Place and from other local downtown businesses, or you can download it by going to the website link (mp3 files are also available to download for a guided listening experience). The trail is perfect for lovers of art, architecture and history. Five distinct time periods are highlighted by pink granite markers in the sidewalk: the feather represents the Guilded Age, the horseshoe represents the Frontier Period, an angel for the Times of Thomas Wolfe, the courthouse for the Era of Civic Pride, and an eagle for the Age of Diversity. Enjoyed in its entirety, the walking tour requires approximately two hours to complete. See Details
Outer Banks Kayak Adventures Dogs are welcome on kayak and SUP tours. Please notify us when making your tour reservation that you will be bringing your pet so we can arrange for a private tour. We ask that you please clean up after your pet and obey leash laws. See Details
Elizabethan Gardens Leashed dogs are welcome to join their humans at the Elizabethan Gardens. Tour the variety of beautiful gardens, relax with a picnic, and enjoy the statues scattered throughout the property. Dogs must be leashed at all times. Only one dog per adult is permitted in the garden. First-time visitors with dogs must fill out paperwork and show proof of vaccinations. See Details
Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards Saint Paul Mountain Vineyard is dog friendly! The first commercial vineyard in Henderson County, Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards is a family owned winery located on acreage that has been farmed by their family for more than nine generations. Dogs are welcome in the tasting room with both indoor and outdoor seating with spectacular views of the vines. Be sure to try the hard apple cider named after the vineyard dog, Wallace. SPMV frequently has live music and food trucks, too! See Details
Priority Sailing Priority Sailing offers sailing lessons and cruises around the shoreline of Southport and through the Atlantic to Bald Head Island. Pets are welcome if they feel comfortable, life vests are available in large and medium sizes. See Details