Great hiking for humans & dogsHolliday Park
If your dog loves to hike, this place is the perfect stop. We met so many nice people along the way who offered ice and pets to our pooch. We have a dachshund, and he had trouble with a couple of the larger steps, but that didn't deter any of us from enjoying the hike. I'd definitely bring him here again.
Greeted with treatsApple Valley Mountain Village General Store
This is such a cute store. We had so much fun wandering around the racks, and our dachshund enjoyed smelling all the smells. We love getting to take our pooch to stores with us, and this one was super dog-friendly. He got a couple free treats and lots of pets while we were shopping, and he loved it.
Delicious foodPetite Chou by Patachou
As far as restaurants go, this place was amazing. Beautiful aesthetic and great covered porch area. We went for brunch, and the food was amazing. As far as dog-friendly restaurants go, they had a sign out sayting dogs were welcome, and the wait staff were all so nice to our pooch. I was surprised when they didn't bring any water out for him, but luckily we had his small travel bowl with us.
Favorite dog-friendly restaurant!Fire by the Monon
This is by far the best service I've ever received with my pup. Even though there were other tables available, they cleaned off the only table that was still in the shade for us. They brought out a bowl with ice water for our dog, and they also brought out lots of different treats for him (but waited until we got our food so we could all eat together). Gunther was spoiled and so excited about it. Beyond that, the service was incredible, and the food and drinks were amazing. I would definitely bring my dog back here if we're ever in the area again.
Great Sushi, Great ServiceNAMA Sushi Bar
Before we even got our menus, our server brought out a dog bowl for our pooch. They have 4 patio tables right out front, perfect for people watching, which our dog loves. The food was delicious, and Gunther loved getting to say hi to new dog friends that were passing by and enjoying downtown Knoxville.
Super Nice Dog ParkPetSafe Village Dog Park
We made a pit stop at the PetSafe dog park on our way home from Gatlinburg, and it was definitely worth the stop. This was the nicest dog park we'd ever brought our dog to, and he loved it. It's huge, and there our some tunnels and obstacles for your dog if he/she is into that (mine definitely isn't). There's a nice pond to splash in, and two shaded patio areas if you need to sit down and get some rest, along with a doggy water fountain. There are also two smaller fenced in areas if your dog wants some alone time away from certain dog friends. Online it says there are certain hours when dogs need to be leashed, but when we got there, they were all off the leash, which we preferred. I only wish we had a similar dog park closer to where we live!
New Favorite DistillerySugarlands Distillery Co.
Sugarlands is super dog-friendly, and they'll even let you walk through to the back with your dog instead of making you go all the way around the building. They have a bar on their back patio, so you don't even have to go inside to get a drink. The staff was super friendly, and I just loved the vibe of the place. They had several different kinds of tables and seating outside. We got cozy in rocking chairs. They also have a stage outside - I'd love to go back and hear some live music.
Friendly Staff, Good FoodApple Valley Kitchen Cafe
Apple Valley Kitchen Cafe has a covered patio area that can even be enjoyed on rainy days. Luckily, it was sunny and beautiful when we visited, and our pooch loved being able to sunbathe on the patio while we enjoyed our meal. The staff was friendly, but unfortunately didn't even acknowledge our little guy or bring him a water bowl. The food was pretty good though, and we're glad our pup got to enjoy a meal in little Townsend with us.
Beautiful Trail for Our PoochGreat Smoky Mountains National Park
There is only one trail in the Great Smoky Mountains that is dog-friendly due to safety reasons, but that didn't deter us from enjoying a nice hike with our dog. The Gatlinburg Trail is absolutely gorgeous once you get past all the industrial stuff. It follows a river, and you can see waterfalls. It was one of the most scenic hikes our little guy had been on, and he enjoyed every second. He also loved meeting other pooches along the way.
Quaint Lunch After HikingBest Italian
We went to Best Italian on the recommendation of a Tennessee local, and we loved it! They had some great lunch specials, and their garlic rolls are so delish! They share a patio seating area with an adjacent restaurant, but there's plenty of seating for you and your pooch. We sat next to the fence so our pup could people watch while we ate. The staff was really friendly, and there was already a water bowl out because there was another family with a dog enjoying a meal outside as well.