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Sal's Branch Trail
Oak Rock Tr, 8801 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, NC, US, 27617
This park is a nice retreat for city dwellers to run, fish, picnic, boat, bike, and hike. Bikes are not allowed on this trail, so you will have plenty of room to stay by your pup. Please note that dogs must be on a leash no longer than 6 feet.
Saving Grace Supply Co.
4016 Durham Road, Raleigh, NC, US, 27614
Saving Grace Supply Co. is pet-friendly. Shop with your dog to find homemade treats and other quality products for pups. Best of all, all proceeds go towards the stores shelter to help rescue and care for dogs. Saving Grace Supply Co. is open Monday through Saturday, although hours vary.
Lynnwood Brewing Concern
1053 E Whitaker Mill Rd, Raleigh, NC, US, 27604
Lynwood Brewing Concern is an award-winning brewery in Raleigh, NC, with a dog-friendly beer garden. Enjoy a delicious brew with Fido by your side! They also have a sister restaurant next door called Wilson's Eatery if you get hungry.
North Carolina Museum of Art
2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh, NC, US, 27607
North Carolina Museum of Art is pet-friendly. There are 2.2 miles of trails that weave around the hilly park. Along the way, you and your leashed pup will come across a number of interesting sculptures. There are several doggie waste stations and water fountains along the trails, too. The Museum of Art is open every day of the week from dawn until dusk.
Swift Creek Bluffs Nature Preserve
7800 Holly Springs Rd, Raleigh, NC, US, 27606
Swift Creek Bluffs Nature Preserve is pet-friendly. Hop on these awesome trails that weave through the woods in Holly springs, great for dogs! There is water and beach spots to get into the creek as well as up hill natural stairs for hiking. Canine caddies will enjoy the section that pops out into the Lochmere golf course.
See Some History
Historic Oak View County Park is dedicated to the history of farming in North Carolina. It features several restored farm buildings from before the Civil War, and it still grows herbs and pecans, and houses livestock. Dogs are welcome on leashes at the park.
Go Out To Eat
Great dog-friendly restaurants in Raleigh include Bad Daddy's Burger Bar, J Betski's, and The Remedy Diner, which offers a great view of Moore Square, Raleigh's “Central Park.” Tazza Kitchen is great for Italian, and Relish is the place to go for hearty southern food. All these restaurants welcome dogs at their outdoor tables.
See A Concert
When the weather is warm, City Market in downtown Raleigh has live music on the first Friday of every month. Pack a picnic dinner and listen to the music from 7 to 9 p.m. All the galleries at City Market also offer free beverages on First Fridays, so if you have a friend to watch your pup, you can pop in and get a complimentary glass of wine.
Go See Art
The North Carolina Museum of Art has a paved, outdoor walking trail that your dog is welcome on. The walking trail is lined with statues and sculptures, which range from 4 to 50 feet tall. The trail is surrounded by pasture-like fields — the perfect southern setting.
Watch A Movie
During the summer, outdoor movie screenings take place downtown at the PNC Downtown Raleigh Movie Series and at the North Carolina Museum of Art. Movies vary from classic and family-friendly to Ocsar winners and new releases. Rock The Park in nearby Durham also offers movies on select dates.
Take A Hike
William B. Umstead Park, which is right near the Raleigh-Durham airport, is the best place to go for hiking without having to travel too far outside the city. Dogs are welcome in the park on leashes. Popular hiking trails in Umstead (from shortest to longest) include Sal's Branch Trail, Company Mill Trail, and Sycamore Trail.