When you think of Florida you usually think of Orlando, Tampa, Miami and Fort Lauderdale. But the northern part of Florida, and Tallahassee in particular, has a number of reasons to visit with your dog. Tallahassee, with a population of about 160,000 is the Capital of Florida. There are many pet-friendly hotels in Tallahassee including the dog-friendly La Quinta Chain, a number of Best Westerns and hotels from most of the other chains as well. You can camp and hike in the Apalachicola National Forest nearby or at the Big Oak RV Park or the Tallahassee RV Park. You should not have trouble finding a pet-friendly accommodation in town.
There are a number of attractions in Tallahassee that will keep your dog's tail wagging and your human tourists happy as well. Tallahassee throughout history had a lot going on. It was the center of a large Indian population. To explore these early times, you can take The Native Trail driving tour of the region. You can visit archaeological sites and see native villages. The Cotton Trail, another driving tour, honors the cotton industry which dominated the region in the early 1800s. Still a third driving tour is known as the Quail Trail and visits sites of importance in the early 1900s and two former hunting estates. And perhaps the jewel of the trip for the traveler with a dog is the Mission San Luis. It is Florida's Apalachee-Spanish Living History Museum and an outdoor village museum. Dogs are really welcomed here and there website expresses this sentiment.
For shopping in Tallahassee with your dog try out the Downtown Marketplace from March to November. This is a Farmer's market with crafts and other items. It is held every Saturday. For dining, try the outdoor seating at the Front Porch, Sage Restaurant or Pepper's Mexican Grill. There are also other dog-friendly restaurants to choose from. For the great outdoors with your pet there are the Natural Bridge Battlefield State Park, Lake Talquin State Park and the Apalachicola National Forest. Or there are two off-leash dog parks in town - the Tom Brown Park dog park and the San Luis Mission Dog Park.
Tallahassee is located right off of Interstate 10 west of the intersection of Interstate 10 and Interstate 75. If you are traveling by with your dog there are definitely a few things worth stopping for.