There are still places in this world where you can roam—where you can see thick trees and mountain trails laid out in front of you, with a bustling city behind you, waiting for you to return. Being out in nature with man’s best friend is a pleasure all its own, as four paws and an afternoon of treats is all that a real getaway needs. So get away. And make your way to Seattle with your pet.
Seattle, Washington, is a dog-friendly town. With hiking trails outside of the city, dog-friendly shorelines, and plenty of dog parks, there’s always something you can both enjoy. So whether you’re traveling from the desert, the suburbs, or anywhere else, get to know what the Emerald City is all about. Book your pick of dog-friendly hotels in Seattle—like the popular Extended Stay America Seattle – Northgate or The Edgewater – A Noble House —and get to know this Pacific Northwest town.
What are some of the top pet-friendly things to do in Seattle?
- Dog Day on Elliott Bay: Every summer, City Dog Magazine partners with a local cruiseline for a special dog-friendly boat ride around Blake Island. You can even explore the shore with your pooch before the boat heads back to the mainland.
- Rattlesnake Ledge: Located a half-hour out of the city, this trail only takes a few hours and ends at the top of Snoqualmie Valley.
- Snow Lake Trail: With both mountain views and lake views, this 6.5-mile trail has utter tranquility both you and your pet can enjoy.
Are there any dog-friendly parks in Seattle?
When you’re looking to let Fido loose, here are some of the best dog parks in Seattle:
- Warren G. Magnuson Park Off-Leash Area: This 8.6-acre park is the only one in the city that has lakeside access. Let your pooch run free into Lake Washington and dry off in the flat playing area. This is also a great park because it’s wheelchair accessible.
- Westcrest Park: The 4-acre park has a shaded picnic spot, special area fenced off for small dogs, and doggie water fountain.
- Golden Gardens Park-Off Leash Area. This 1-acre park has an open woodchip area for pets to run, as well as tables and benches for owners to relax on.
What can I do in downtown Seattle with pets?
Activities with your pets don’t have to stay outside of the city limits. Here are some things you can do in downtown Seattle with your pooch:
- Green Lake: The neighborhood of Green Lake is home to a popular body of water called—you guessed it—Green Lake! Kayak and paddle board rental companies often allow you to hit the water with your pet.
- Ride the bus: As long as your pet is properly behaved, you can take him or her with you on public transportation to your destination or back to your pet-friendly hotel in Seattle.
When you’re ready for an adventure with your best friend, know that Seattle pet-friendly hotels are here to welcome you. Happy roaming!