Never a Dull Moment when Traveling with Pets to Columbus
There’s tons of fun things to do with pets in Columbus, Ohio. Columbus, Ohio is home to the Ohio State University and a legion of Buckeye fans. It is also a great place to travel with your dog to, especially this fall. The city of Columbus embraces it’s canine residents. In fact, over the next two months, there is a wealth of fun events that are completely dog friendly to attend in Columbus. Let’s take a look at our Columbus Travel Guide designed exclusively for pet owners.
No trip to Columbus is complete without a tour of the Ohio State University campus. Head on over to the heart of all things Buckeye with your pooch and watch the coeds go nuts. When you’ve toured the campus and your dog has soaked up as much love as he or she can, head out to one of the great patios at the restaurants around campus for a sandwich and a beer with your dog. Enjoy your afternoon or evening soaking up the college town vibe and remembering your crazy college years.
If it’s time for a little doggie play time, head over to one of Columbus’ pawesome dog parks where you and your four legged friend are sure to meet some of the friendly locals – of both the two and four legged variety. In fact, you might want to check out the Pooch Playground Dog Park at Pizzuro Park – a five acre fenced off leash area with a creek for swimming. The park is located at 940 Pizzurro Park Way off South Hamilton Road in Gahanna, Ohio.
Or you and your hound might want to try out Alum Creek Dog Park which has three separate dog areas – one for large dogs, small dogs, and water dogs. The lake is closed during winter and the water spigots turned off, so be sure to bring drinking water for your dog if you’re visiting in colder months. Take Hollenback Road almost to the marina; there will be the dog park on the left just past the boat storage area.
There may be times in your travels when you want to drop your pooch off at at kennel for some alone time. After a long day exploring Columbus, Ohio State University and the area’s dog parks with your best buddy, you’ve probably worked up an appetite. What good would a visit to a college town be without a great burger and a few frosty cold beers? Grab your pup and head over to Claddagh Irish Pub where the dog-loving staff will spoil your pooch on their patio, while you enjoy a cold brew and the sandwich of your choice. Or, head over to Gresso’s on High Street where they are always dog friendly, but especially on Tuesday nights when they host a “Pups on the Patio” event for dogs and their owners on Tuesday nights. Gresso’s serves up American favorites in a cozy atmosphere. For dessert, make your way to Emack and Bolio’s just down the street from Gresso’s for ice cream treats for both humans and canines. Dogs go nuts for Frosty Paws!!
When it is time to lay your head down for some sleep, rest assured, Vacation Pet Friendly has the perfect place for you and your pooch to catch some Zs. The Doubletree Hotel Columbus/Worthington is one of 64 hotels found in and around the city. Our listing of dog friendly hotels carry the exclusive Vacation Pet Friendly discount and send a message to hotels and other travel vendors that people want to travel with their dogs. Book through us and support the pet friendly travel movement!
Remember, booking early is essential when traveling with pets. See what’s available today so you get the best deals. Start your search for pet friendly hotels in Columbus here. Then sit back and think of all the fun things you can do when you get there!