The Best Pet-Friendly Active Spots In Virginia Beach

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Ready to visit Virginia Beach for an active day with your furry friend?  We visited for a family event after the summer crowds had died down and had a wonderful time exploring in the 24 hours we had in town.  Here are a few of our favorite pet-friendly spots around the city, starting with where we stayed.

Table of contents:

  1. Candlewood Suites – start at Rakuten to receive 3% cashback.
  2. King Neptune Statue
  3. Hillier Ignite Fitness Park
  4. Mount Trashmore Park
    1. Calisthenic Fitness Stations
    2. November Project Workouts
  5. First Watch Restaurant (Pet-friendly patio)
  6. Windsor Castle Park

Candlewood Suites – they welcome furry friends and even have dog biscuits at the front desk!
Stop 1 – Visit King Neptune on the Beach
Stop 2 – Hillier Ignite Fitness Park – a short walk away from Neptune
See if you can make it across the monkey bars – climbing the rope was hard!
Take a swing on the rings
Don’t miss the cool sandcastle!
Stop 3 – A dumpster.  Not just any dumpster though, it’s Mount Trashmore Park!
Mount Trashmore – a park built on top of a trash heap.  What a sustainable idea!
Climb to the top of Mt. Trashmore – you can join a November Project workout here.
Read up on how Mt. Trashmore was created
A nice little lake at the bottom of Mt. Trashmore.  Lots of geese for the pup to chase.
Stop 4 – The bottom of Mt. Trashmore has an Energi outdoor fitness park
Get some movement in without needing a gym
Stop 5 – First Watch – Pet-Friendly Patio
Delicious brunch
Sasha even got a Puppucinno (whipped cream in a cup) thanks to our server
Stop 6 – Windsor Castle Park – about an hour west of Virginia Beach in Smithfield
Plenty of nice trails for your pup to enjoy

What’s the best place you’ve ever visited with your pet?  Share in the comments!

Thanks for reading.


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