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The Ultimate Guide to Traveling With Your Dog in Texas

A nice vacation is often something you need to refresh and reenergize yourself. And if you have a dog, that dog can make an amazing companion for your travel. If you are looking to spend some of your vacation days in Texas, you certainly should bring your furry friend along. However, before you set off on this travel, you should know a few tips on how you can do this with your dog without any issues. 

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Book the Stay

Before you start the travel and pick your Texan destination, you should think about where you’re going to stay. The first thing to do is research all the dog friendly hotels in Texas. If you love staying in cabins, you can easily find a nice one in Black Rock Park on Lake Buchanan. Your pet can play, swim, enjoy kayaking and canoeing with or simply enjoy time together at a campsite.

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Another great place is a boutique hotel by Austin’s Lady Bird Lake, Line Hotel, as they have no weight limits on pets nor do they charge additional fees. They also offer waste bags, water bowls and treats at no additional charge. The possibilities are endless, as there are many great pet-friendly hotels in Texas, so you don’t have to worry about spending your nights with your dog. 

Organize the Activities

A vacation without activities is simply boring – both for you and your dog. That’s why you should plan some fun activities for yourself and your furry friend. You can go for a kayak or stand-up paddleboard at the Rowing Dock on Lady Bird Lake, or enjoy Peace Paddling on Lake Austin.

Additionally, you can both enjoy some country music at the historic Central Texas dance hall in Luchenbach. What’s more, the Lake Austin Spa Resorts offers some amazing menus for dogs and they have plenty of pet-focused amenities. Another option is going for a hike anywhere in Texas or enjoying some parties at state parks, such as Lost Maples, South Llano River and Enchanted Rock. 

Go on Hikes

Speaking of hiking, there are some amazing landscapes where you can stretch your legs and enjoy some nature with your dog. You can even pitch a tent and stargaze at parks such as Hill Country State Natural Area. Also, leashed pets are more than welcome on the grounds of the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park. plus, there are some amazing hike-and-bike trails there which you can explore. 

Plan Some Delicious Meals

Even though you should explore nature and enjoy activities, you two still need something delicious to eat. In Austin’s South Congress neighborhood, you can find some amazing pet-friendly patios and enjoy seafood and cocktails. There is also a fenced dog park on the side of Dog and Pony Grill in Boerne. They offer amazing food and your dog can stretch its legs and play with other furry friends. There is even live music to enjoy there. And if you are up for some pizza, you can stop by the Home Slice in Austin where dogs are welcome in sitting areas. And if you love beer and burgers, you can both enjoy delicious food at Twisted Root Burger Co. in Lubbock. 

A vacation spent with your best friend is an amazing vacation. So, if you plan on going to Texas for a few days, you can be sure your dog can go on with you. There are amazing landscapes and parks to explore, delicious food to be eaten and some amazing activities to be tried. Pack your bags, grab your plan for the vacation and travel through Texas with your furry friend with ease.