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

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

Emily

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