Historic Richmond is a wonderful vacation spot both for you and your pet. You will love exploring the quaint streets lined with remarkable buildings, which all tell tales of the city’s history. A huge amount of attractions in Richmond are pet-friendly, meaning that you will be able to experience the city in comfort and with great ease while accompanied by your pet.
To begin your pet-friendly vacation in Richmond, take a stroll with your furry friend along the Canal Walk. This 1.25 mile long paved walk contains features detailing Richmond’s 400 year history and can be greatly enjoyed with dog in tow. If your pet is craving an outdoor adventure, check out Dogwood Dell Park, which is fantastically facilitated specially for your canine friends. Other spots that are perfect for your pooch are Ruff House Dog Park, where off-leash play is permitted, or Belle Isle, where your dog can take a dip in the James River.
The Hollywood Cemetery permits well behaved pets, and here you can marvel at the elaborate Gothic architecture and search for the burial sites of the three presidents who are buried there. This includes Richmond local and Confederate President, Jefferson Davis. Also resting at the cemetery are the graves of 18,000 confederate soldiers and supposedly W.W. Pool, Richmond’s resident vampire.
In case you both are feeling hungry from being out all day, grab some food at the pet-friendly South of the James Market or Union Market. These two provide fresh, locally sourced food. Alternatively, you could lounge on one of the many pet-friendly patios of various restaurants throughout Richmond and watch the city go by.