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Unleash Spring: A Guide to Pet-Friendly Activities in Arlington at Westmont Apartments

Unleash Spring: A Guide to Pet-Friendly Activities in Arlington at Westmont Apartments

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If you're a pet owner living at Westmont Apartments, you're in luck! There's no shortage of pet-friendly activities and outings to enjoy with your furry friend. From dog parks to pet-friendly restaurants and outdoor adventures, Arlington has something for every pet lover. Below is our curated guide to some of the best pet-friendly spring activities in the area.

Dog running in water.
Image courtesy of BringFido

Exploring Arlington's Dog-Friendly Parks and Trails

  1. Glencarlyn Park Off Leash Area: Let your pup roam free and socialize with other dogs in this spacious off-leash area.
  2. Potomac Heritage Trail: Take a scenic hike along this trail with your four-legged companion and enjoy the beauty of nature together
  3. Mount Vernon Trail: Perfect for a leisurely stroll or bike ride with your dog, offering stunning views of the Potomac River.
  4. Shirlington Park Dog Park: A popular spot for dogs to play and exercise off-leash, complete with separate areas for large and small dogs.
  5. Dog Park at Fort Barnard Park: This dog park in Arlington is a favorite among locals and visitors alike, providing a fenced-in area for dogs to play and socialize.
  6. Madison Community Canine Area: Situated in Arlington, this community canine area offers a welcoming space for dogs to run and play off-leash.

Dog food menu. Dog sitting next to a table with a bowl.
Image courtesy of BringFido

Pet-Friendly Restaurants in Arlington
After working up an appetite, treat yourself and your pet to a delicious meal at one of Arlington's pet-friendly restaurants:

  1. Northside Social Coffee & Wine: Enjoy a cozy atmosphere and a variety of food and beverage options, from coffee to wine, while your pup relaxes by your side.
  2. Ambar Restaurant: Indulge in Balkan-inspired cuisine on the outdoor patio, where your furry friend is welcome to join you.
  3. Tupelo Honey: Experience a fusion of Southern flavors and modern cuisine in a vibrant atmosphere that welcomes pets.
  4. Farmers Fishers Bakers: Dine on farm-to-table fare while enjoying views of the waterfront with your canine companion.
  5. Snouts & Stouts: Offering a unique concept where you can enjoy food and drinks while your furry friend plays in the indoor dog park, be sure to plan your visit to explore their bar, restaurant, daycare, and dog wash services.

Lots of people walking dogs outside.
Image courtesy of ALX Dog Walk/eventbrite

Springtime Pet Events in Arlington
Don't miss out on these exciting spring events where you and your pet can socialize and have fun:

  1. Del Ray Dog Fest 2024: Join the outdoor springtime festival celebrating dogs, their owners, and the Del Ray community. Participate in activities like Pups n Poses Yoga, a Dog Fashion Show, and more.
    • Date and Time: Sunday, April 14 from 11am–3pm
    • Location: George Washington Middle School Parking Lot, 1005 Mount Vernon Avenue Alexandria, VA 22301
    • Tickets >
  2. ​​​​​​​Paws and Petals Yappy Hour with the National Cherry Blossom Festival: Celebrate Spring with metrobar's Cherry Blossom Yappy Hour in collaboration with the National Cherry Blossom Festival! Enjoy Doggie Beer, puppuccinos, treats, toys, belly rubs, and more.
    • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Date and Time: Thursday, April 11, 6:30–9:30pm
    • Location: metrobar DC, 640 Rhode Island Avenue Northeast, Washington, DC 20002
    • Tickets >
  3. ALX Dog Walk: Take part in the DMV's biggest dog walk, celebration, and sustainability festival along the Potomac River. Enjoy a scenic 2-mile walk, judged dog competition, photo booths, and a Sustainability Festival promoting plastic-free and sustainable living.
    • Date and Time: Saturday, April 20 from 7am–11am
    • Location: Oronoco Bay Park, 100 Madison Street Alexandria, VA 22314
    • Tickets >
  4. Love Your Pup: Dog Treat Decorating with Forage Dog Barkery: Join Forage Dog Barkery as they demonstrate how to decorate your dogs' treats. Learn about safe ingredients and health benefits while having fun decorating treats for your pup.
    • Date and Time: Sunday, April 21 from 11am–1pm
    • Location: Shop Made In DC – Union Market, 325 Morse Street Northeast #Suite 4, Washington, DC 20002
    • Tickets >

With an abundance of pet-friendly parks, restaurants, and events, Arlington is the perfect destination for pet owners looking to enjoy quality time with their furry companions. Whether you prefer outdoor adventures or dining al fresco with your pet, there's something for everyone to enjoy in this vibrant and pet-friendly city. So grab your leash and get ready to explore all that Arlington has to offer with your beloved pet by your side, right from the comfort of Westmont Apartments!

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