The weather is getting warmer, and if you are a pet lover, this means you want to get out and about with your “furry friends!” According to a study done by the American Pet Products Association, 37% of pet owners take their animals on vacation with them. That is up 19% over the past 10 years.So, what is there to do on your vacation in WilCo that is pet friendly? Check out our guide to the pet friendly vacation!
Let’s start with pet friendly hotels:
- Cedars of Lebanon State Park has 87 campsites in three different camping areas. All Tennessee State Parks allow leashed pets in their campgrounds.
- Days Inn by Wyndham
- Econo Lodge
- Executive Inn
- Home 2 Suites
- Knights Inn
- My Place Hotel
- Quality Inn (Mt. Juliet & Lebanon)
- Ramada by Wyndham
- Sleep Inn & Suites
- Travel Inn
- Woodspring Suites
Pet Friendly Restaurants:.
**Remember that although you think your dog is a part of your family, not everyone will so always be courteous when taking your dog to a restaurant and to be safe, call the restaurant before going to ensure your pup will be welcomed!**
- Riverfront Tavern Patio
- Sammy B’s Patio
- PDK Southern Kitchen Patio
- Snow White Drive-In outside tables
Exercise Your Pooch:If you need to find a way to let your pup run off some of that energy, WilCo has plenty of trails, greenways, and parks to take your pet on an adventure!
Mt. Juliet Bark Park: This park has 0.75 fenced in acres that will allow your dog to have space to run and play! It has access for big dogs and little dogs so there is something for pups of all sizes!
Lebanon Pet Park: Lebanon’s pet park is the perfect place to let your dogs run around and get that much needed exercise. There are two separate areas (big dog and little dog) for them to play. They also have tunnels, pools, and agility practice!
Charlie Daniels Park: Charlie Daniels Park is in Mt. Juliet, TN, and it is the perfect place to take the whole family. With 9,000 feet of playground area, 2 sand volleyball courts, outdoor basketball court, 4 tennis courts, and a 1 mile long PET FRIENDLY walking trail, there really is something for everyone. So, pack a picnic lunch (or grab lunch to go at any of our Mt. Juliet Restaurants) and make it a day to remember.
Long Hunter State Park: Long Hunter State Park has over 10 trails to hike, and over 2/3 of them are pet friendly!
Cedars of Lebanon State Park: Cedars of Lebanon has 10 miles of hiking trails that are open year-round. They have easy, moderate, and even strenuous hikes, depending on your sense of adventure.
Spoil your four-legged friend: We all know that traveling is hard on anyone (especially a pet) so we wanted to give you options on how you can spoil your pet while on vacation (because everyone deserves to be pampered from time to time).
Three Dog Bakery: This animal savvy bakery is in Mt. Juliet, and they have any goodie you could imagine. And the best part? It’s all safe for your animal to eat! So, go by and grab a cookie, cupcake, or even a whole cake for that special pet in your life!
Nashville Pet Spa: Who says dogs can’t have a spa day? Nashville Pet Spa just opened its doors in Mt. Juliet this year, and pampering animals is their specialty. You can board them, let them attend doggie daycare, or just take them in for a spa day full of bathing, brushing, and trimming!
Barks, Hugs, and Kisses from the Visit WilCo Team.
We hope to see you soon!