If you are planning a trip to the Furniture City but cannot bear to leave your furry friend at home, do not worry. With a range of pet-friendly hotels in Grand Rapids, along with restaurants welcoming pets and its pet-friendly activities, your four-legged friend can join your getaway and experience all that the Michigan city has to offer with you.
Shaggy Pines Dog Park should certainly be on your pet-friendly Grand Rapids itinerary. It is rated the seventh best dog park in the country, and it is easy to see why. With plenty of green space, a dog swimming pond, a sand pile, and a dry dog area as well as an area for small dogs, there is not a chance that your dog will be bored at this park. The only tricky part will be dragging them away.
Moreover, your pet will love one of the many pet-friendly beaches near Grand Rapids. Millennium Park, Grand Haven City Beach, and Kirk Park all welcome well-behaved pets. Why not rent a car and spend the day exploring each of these sandy bays with your pet right next to you?
With a car rental, you can also explore many more of the pet-friendly areas and attractions around Grand Rapids. Nearby Holland is a wonderfully dog-friendly city, containing a host of beaches and boutiques that will welcome your pooch. Alternatively, the Nordhouse Dunes Wilderness Area is a tranquil spot for dog walking.
Back in the city, you can enjoy many restaurants and bars with your dog in tow. Lots of Grand Rapids’ favorite restaurants, including Marie Catrib’s and Harmony Brewing Co, have pet-friendly patios for your dog to lounge on. A few bars, such as Billy’s Lounge and Mulligans Pub, even allow pets inside until 9pm.