Charlotte is located in North Carolina’s southern Piedmont, edging up beside South Carolina. It is known as the International Gateway to the South, thanks to its easy access from major airports. You and your canine companion will have many pet-friendly activities available. Reserve a room at one of the hotels in Charlotte listed below to explore the area’s many pet-friendly attractions, which include:
Bring your dog along to quiet your nerves as you take the 75-minute Carolina History and Haunts tour. Your path will be lit only by candlelight, and your guide will spin you tales of all the local historic and haunted locales as you pass them. Do you believe in ghosts? Perhaps it is time to find out for sure. Dress appropriately for the weather and arrive fifteen minutes before your tour is scheduled to start.
Find some history without the hauntings at the Historic Rosedale Plantation. The house itself is well worth a look although you will need to leave your dog outside. The gardens are known as Charlotte’s best-kept secret and your canine companion is more than welcome to tour them with you. The main walks are bordered by boxwood. As you stroll around, pay special attention to the deliberate placement of trees, meant to define walkways and block undesirable views. You will see maple, oak, pecan, elm, ash, magnolia along with other more unusual trees like sassafras, mulberry, Osage orange, Chinese parasol, yellow poplar, arborvitae and swamp chestnut oak.
The Rails-to-Trails Conservancy is a nonprofit organization creating a nationwide network of trails out of former railroad lines, and one of these rails-to-trails projects is the Charlotte Trolley Rail-to-Trail. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this trail is now a great place for a long walk with your canine companion in Charlotte!
You cannot take your dog on the Whitewater Rafting Center’s river excursions, but there are a myriad of trails around the area where your canine companion is welcome and that he will love exploring. Humans can enjoy kayaking, whitewater rafting, zip lines and rope courses, so others in your party may want to partake of those activities while you and Fido hike the trails. On Thursday evenings there is free live music to enjoy outside together.
Barkingham Park is may well be your dog’s favorite part of the Charlotte vacation, and there will be a plethora of people and dogs there for you to meet. Approximately half of the park is an open field and half is wooded. There is a loop trail that winds around the wooded section, or you can also take your dog for a walk or run on the Reedy Creek trails before or after your visit to Barkingham Park itself. There is also a separate area for small dogs. A visit to a dog park within a bigger park—does it get any better than that?
There are many things to do in Charlotte that will delight both you and your canine companion. Between general parks and dog parks, the beauty of the Rosedale Plantation and the scariest of ghost tours, there is enough here to keep you both occupied all day. That is where one of the pet-friendly hotels in Charlotte, North Carolina listed below comes in. Book your stay today and get the rest that you need as you explore everything Charlotte has to offer.
Kannapolis, NC, US, 28083
Charlotte, NC, US, 28217
Pineville, NC, US, 28134
Huntersville, NC, US, 28078
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