St. Pete, FL Dog-Friendly Travel Guide

 

If you and your pup are itching to jet off to a tropical locale… craving a sultry breeze in your fur and the warmth of sunbeams glistening on your face… if the words ‘powder sugar sand’, ‘Dalí collection’, ‘plethora of breweries’, and ‘freshly caught snapper’ call your name, St. Petersburg, Florida is the perfect, hip, art-forward paradise to land on with Fido this summer. 

At Roverlund, we believe in traveling in style, with equal parts sophistication and flair for color, which makes this sunny, funky, pint-sized city the perfect destination for our first summer travel guide. Here are our Roverlund-approved, pup-friendly picks for an amazing getaway with your adventure pup to the Gulf Coast of The Sunshine State!

Sunken Gardens - Image courtesy of https://floridatrippers.com/

Where to Stay with Your Pup

Whether you want to stay at a luxurious beachside hotel, in a cozy Airbnb bungalow, in the center of the art and culture downtown, or camp away from the bustle on historic islands Spanish conquistadors explored in the 16th century, here are the best places to stay in St. Pete with your travel buddy.

The Don Cesar - Image courtesy of https://www.tampabay.com/

Downtown Hotels:

Hollander Hotel (2+ small dogs allowed, pet fee)

Hyatt Place Hotel (2+ big dogs allowed, pet fee)

Fort Desoto - Image courtesy of https://www.visitflorida.com/

St. Pete Beach Hotels:

The Don CeSar (+2 small dogs allowed, pet fee)

Hotel Zamora (2+ big dogs allowed, pet fee)

Top-rated AirBnbs and Campgrounds

Casa Del Prince Lower Suite

Sweet Suite

Fort De Soto Campground

Where to Eat/Drink with Your Pup

Any trip to St. Pete wouldn’t be complete without fresh seafood, a good cup of joe, urban Mexican eats, and tasty brews. Here are our top flavor-packed picks to hit with your pup in tow.

 

Cassis - Image courtesy of https://www.visittheusa.com/ 

Waterfront:

Cassis St. Pete

Fresco's Waterfront Bistro

Tacos at Mercado  - Image courtesy of https://redmesamercado.com/

Grand Central District:

Mercado 

Bandit

Trophy Fish

Green Bench Brewing Co. - Image courtesy of https://www.sun-sentinel.com/ 

Breweries and Bars:

The Dog Bar

Grand Central Brewhouse

Green Bench Brewery

Things to Do with Your Pup

When you and your companion are out and about experiencing all that St. Pete has to offer, here are the best dog parks, dog beaches, and attractions to hit when you need some fresh air--on or off the leash. 

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Off-Leash Dog Parks/Beaches:

Northshore Dog Park

Pass A Grille Dog Beach

Sunset Beach Dog Park

Fort De Soto Dog Beach Park

St. Pete Pier - Image courtesy of https://stpetecatalyst.com/

On-Leash Attractions:

St. Pete Pier

Vinoy Park

Saturday Morning Market

Things to Do without Your Pup

All pup parents deserve some time to enjoy a new city sans fur-child. St. Pete is teeming with fun human-only activities. Whether you want culture, foliage, flamingos, or to play on the world’s largest shuffleboard, St. Pete has something for everyone. Here are the iconic St. Pete attractions you can’t miss when visiting this quirky artenthuist haven. 

The Dali - Image courtesy of https://thedali.org/

Sunken Gardens

The Dalí Museum

Chihuly Collection

World's Oldest and Largest Shuffleboard 

Services Just for Your Pup

Whether you need a dogsitter for the day while perusing the gardens and galleries, or Fido needs some pampering, here is where to take your pup when they need some St. Pete TLC.

Image courtesy of https://woofgangbakery.com/

Doggie Day Care:

Downtown Doggie Center

Love My Dog Resort and Playground

Pet Stores and Services:

Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming

Three Dog Bakery

Dandy's Pet Grooming

One Lucky Dog Boutique & Grooming

Bark Life! Market Daycare Grooming & Boarding

Malanda Art Of Life, Pet Portraits

Pet Hospitals:

Downtown St. Pete Vet Clinic

Northeast Animal Hospital

Emergency Services

The team here at Roverlund wishes you a glorious holiday with your travel buddy in the land of palm trees and flamingos. Remember to pack up your Roverlund Out-of-Office Pet Carrier and tag us @Roverlund in all of your amazing St. Pete adventures with Fido! We know you will have a tail-waggin’ good time.

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