Mountain National Battlefield near Atlanta
was founded in 1837 as a railroad hub. Today, it's an airline hub with
the busiest airport in the U.S. at Hartfield International Airport.
Most of the town was burnt during the Civil War. Today, Atlanta serves
as the Capital of the South and is home to major companies Coca-Cola
and CNN. The World of Coca-Cola attraction and the CNN tour as well as
the Georgia Aquarium are not dog-friendly so you would need to have a
pet sitter, day care or somewhere to take your dog during your visit.
However, there are lots of things to do in the Atlanta area with your
dog with you.
has many pet-friendly hotels.
The two top ones in our view are the
Loews Atlanta Hotel at 1065 Peachtree Street and the Hotel Indigo
Atlanta Downtown at 683 Peachtree Street. The Loews Atlanta is
extremely dog-friendly and includes amenities for your pup such as
doggie room service, dog beds, treats, water dishes and more. The Hotel
Indigo offers a seasonal (Springtime) doggie happy hour on Thursdays
from 5 to 8. Both hotels can find you pet sitters to watch your dog
when you need to go to one of the unfortunately not dog-friendly
attractions in town. Other dog-friendly hotels from all hotel chains
are represented in and around Atlanta. If you are planning to camp in
an RV or tent on your visit to Atlanta then consider the Stone Mountain
Park Campground sixteen miles east of Atlanta.
Olympic Park is a 21 acre park
highlighting the 1996 Atlanta
Olympic Games. During the hot summer there is a five ring water
fountain for you and your pet to cool off in. Dogs are allowed on leash
in the park. Once a year, usually in August, Piedmont Park hosts "Bark
in the Park" a dog-friendly symphony. Also once or twice a year there
is another type of "Bark in the Park". This is dog day at an Atlanta
Braves game at Turner Field. Check the Braves website for this years
dates. The Atlanta Preservation Center holds walking tours of Atlanta,
many of the tours are outdoor tours and your dog is welcome. If
shopping is what you want to do, then Stone
Mountain Village sixteen miles
east of Atlanta is the place.
Leashed dogs are welcome in the shopping center and many of the stores.
There is also an off-leash dog park named Red Dog Park here. For
additional hiking with your dog you can go to the Chattahoochee River
National Recreation Area. There is the Cochran Fitness Trail and other
trails as well. There are also other off-leash dog parks around town
and the suburbs.
The most dog-friendly attraction in the area is the Kennesaw
Mountain National Battlefield Park.
They provide "Mutt Mits" to
clean up after your dog who may tour the battlefield from the 1864
Civil War Battle of Kennesaw Mountain. There are trails and memorials
throughout the park and it has a total of 2,923 acres. The park is
located about a half hour northwest of downtown.
There are a lot of dog-friendly
restaurants in Atlanta as well
as the suburbs. Nancy G's Cafe at
4920 Roswell Road in Atlanta offers Southern Dishes such as fried
chicken, a Salmon BLT and a doggie dining menu with such items as
grilled chicken, bacon, rice & carrots and more. Johnny Rockets
a dog favorite as is Jason's Deli but there are many patio dog-friendly
restaurants to choose from. In Sandy Springs you can take your dog to
Seasons Brewing Company for
natural foods and brew but please don't
take your dog there on Friday and Saturday nights because it is too
Nearby trips from Atlanta include the very pet-friendly Chattanooga
Tennessee and Savannah
This is an especially pet-friendly
and high end hotel. The hotel has a seasonal weekly Canine Cocktail
hour on Tuesdays from 5 to 8 pm.
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