You might not find a city in the United States that is more pet-friendly than Austin. There are a variety of accommodation options available for pet owners of all budgets. With great weather most of the year and lots of outdoor space, you will also find plenty of attractions that allow you to visit with your pet.
Get outside! There are more than a dozen dog parks in Austin, including some that are off-leash play areas. Auditorium Shores is one of these and is perfect if you want to let your dog have a good run. There is also a dog beach along the shores of Lady Bird Lake near the Zilker Botanical Garden to cool down. Later on, you can do some window shopping on Sixth Street, where shops welcome dogs with bowls of water and even treats.
For cat lovers, a visit to the Blue Cat Cafe should be on your list of things to do. While you cannot bring your own cat along, you can visit the resident cats there. On top of that, all of them are available for adoption. If dogs are more your thing, the Yard Bar near the University of Texas at Austin might be a better option for you. Here, you are welcome to bring your dog. This restaurant also has a Dog Park, where pups can run and play freely.
Moreover, Austin has a great food truck scene with over 1000 trucks operating in the city. There are food truck trailer parks that operate like a food court. This is great for pet owners as you can walk up, choose your food, take a seat, and enjoy some great eats within the company of your pets. Of course, you could also pack a picnic meal and enjoy it on a blanket in the park with your furry friend.