New Dog Parks and Pet-Friendly Attractions: December 2023

Posted by Delaney Lindquist

From spacious parks where Fido can play to stores where you can shop for all your holiday goodies, these pet-friendly spots are ready to welcome you and your pup this December.

Tanger Outlets

Nashville, TN
Fetching the best deals with Fido! Photo by

Tanger Outlets recently unveiled its latest location in Nashville, TN, just in time for you and Fido to kick off your holiday shopping extravaganza. This pet-friendly, open-air mall wholeheartedly embraces dogs, inviting owners to explore hundreds of brands in the company of their furry shopping companions. Be on the lookout for stickers displayed in storefronts indicating which shops welcome four-legged patrons inside.

After a full day of shopping with Fido, grab a bite to eat at Tennesee Brew Works and then head to Virgin Hotels Nashville or Hutton Hotel for a relaxing evening.

Oak Hill Community Park and Forest

Morganton, NC
Leashed pups can lead the way! Photo by

Bring your pup with you for a day out in nature at Oak Hill Community Park and Forest, a new community recreation area just 10 minutes from downtown Morganton. Fido is welcome to join you on over five miles of multi-use and hiking trails that run along Canoe Creek. This park, provided by Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina, serves as a central hub for outdoor activities, education, agriculture, and archaeological exploration, benefitting both residents and visitors.

After your day of hiking, relax with your pup at Hampton Inn Morganton, just a short drive from Oak Hill Park. If Fido has more energy to burn head to the nearby Bethel Bark Park, a fenced dog run with separate areas for small and large dogs.

Gypsum Dog Park

Gypsum, CO
A new paradise for pups. Photo by Town of Gypsum

Fido can get his energy out at Gypsum Dog Park in Gypsum, CO. This new 3.8-acre park features a shelter, picnic tables and waste stations. Your pup will love running in the fenced pea gravel space and playing on the agility obstacles with his friends. Future plans for a children’s play area just outside of the dog park are in the works, too.

Book a room for you and your sweet pooch in the nearby town of Eagle, CO, at GreenTree Extended Stay Eagle Vail Valley. While you’re there, take a stroll along the river at Eagle River Park.

Spring House Park

Beavercreek, OH
The grand o”paw”ning! Photo by

Enjoy a day outside with your pup at Spring House Park, a new space for Fido and his friends in Beavercreek, OH. Leashed pups are permitted on three hiking trails and in the open green space. Humans can enjoy the sports fields, playgrounds and picnic shelters, too. A fenced dog park is also being developed within the park so your pooch can shed his leash with his new pals.

After a long day of playing, wind down at Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites Dayton Centerville in nearby Dayton, OH. It’s a short drive from the park and right across the street from Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers, where you can eat with Fido on the outdoor patio when it’s not too chilly.

Revelation Georgetown

Georgetown, DE
Best buds and brews! Photo by

Have a beer with your furry best friend by your side at Revelation Georgetown, a new pet-friendly craft brewery in Georgetown, DE. Enjoy house-brewed beers inside their modern taproom, or outside on their spacious, covered patio. They serve a variety of beers from 16 taps including lagers, blonde ales, IPAs, porters and sours. While you sip, your pup can chow down on one of their homemade dog treats made with brewer’s malt.

Make this brewery a stop on your road trip to Dewey Beach. Stay on Rehoboth Bay with your pup at Hyatt Place Dewey Beach and enjoy all there is to do on the waterfront.

Puptqe Temecula Promenade

Temecula, CA
It’s always happy hour at the pup bar! Photo by

Bring your furry friend with you for a fun, dog-friendly shopping experience at Puptqe, a new dog bar and boutique located within Temecula Promenade in Temecula, CA. Enjoy shopping for dog treats, toys, accessories, food and more. They also sell dog beer and wine, which your pup can enjoy from a dog bowl at the pup bar.

After you’ve worked up an appetite, head to Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar, a pet-friendly eatery also located within Temecula Promenade, just a few steps away from the boutique. End your fun-filled day at Extended Stay America Temecula Wine Country.

What’s your favorite new dog park or pet-friendly attraction in your hometown? Leave a comment or tweet us @BringFido!

Banner photo by @tangeroutletsnashville.