Atlanta: A Pet-Friendly Guide (2024)

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@IndytheGoldendoodle and @LunatheWonderBeagle at Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta, Georgia

Your complete guide to places to stay, where to eat and things to do with your dog in the city.

With a variety of pet-friendly accommodations, an array of activities and plenty of places to eat, Atlanta is the perfect city for you and your pups to enjoy. Here is a complete list of everything to do and see while you’re visiting. While you're there, use #exploregeorgiapup to share your photos with us!

For more adventures, follow @IndytheGoldendoodle & @stellalunacompany on Instagram.

Where to Eat

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Brewhouse Cafe in Atlanta's Little Five Points neighborhood

Brewhouse Café – Little Five Points

TheEnglish-style pub Brewhouse Cafe offers such favorites as bangers and mash along with a variety of beers. Come by to watch your favorite soccer, rugby or cricket team, and be sure to bring your pup along.

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Bucket Shop Cafe near Lenox Mall in Buckhead

Bucket Shop Café – Buckhead

Located right across from Lenox Mall, the Bucket Shop is the best sports bar in Buckhead to catch the big game or meet up for a happy hour. Their newly renovated patio is the perfect spot for you and your pets to enjoy a bite to eat and drink. You must be 18+ to enter, and they are open daily until 3 a.m., so grab a late-night snack or co*cktails here.

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Cafe Intermezzo in Midtown Atlanta

Café Intermezzo – Midtown

A European-style coffeehouse, Café Intermezzo offers more than 800 beverages and 70 pastries, plus crêpes, burgers and more. The patio is perfect for you and your pup!

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Grindhouse Killer Burgers in Midtown Atlanta

Grindhouse Killer Burgers - Midtown

If you love burgers, add Grindhouse Killer Burgers to your list. From Hillbilly to Yankee-style, Grindhouse has a burger for everyone. Bring Fido and enjoy your burger on the patio.

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Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall in Atlanta's Old Fourth Ward neighborhood

Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall - Old Fourth Ward

The spacious and outdoor-centric Ladybird is located right on the Atlanta BeltLine. With beer garden-style tables and games like shuffleboard and ping pong, you, your friends and your pup will want to spend all day here!

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Dog at Park Tavern in Atlanta, Georgia

Park Tavern – Midtown

Once you and your pup have played hard at the Piedmont Dog Park, head on over to the Park Tavern patio for a refreshing beverage and some appetizers or sushi.

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Treehouse Pub in Atlanta

Treehouse Pub – Buckhead

Surrounded by beautiful old trees and a cozy deck accented by plants, you may actually feel like you are high up in the trees at Treehouse Pub! Peachtree Hills’ hidden gem blends delicious food and a casual atmosphere.

Places to Stay

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Home2Suites by Hilton Downtown Atlanta

Home2Suites by Hilton – Downtown

Home2 Suites by Hilton Atlanta Downtown is a modern hotel with historic charm. Near Centennial Olympic Park, the hotel is steps away from the World of Coca-Cola and Georgia Aquarium. Pro sports fans will love the location near Mercedes-Benz Stadium for Falcons football and State Farm Arena for Hawks basketball. Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (ATL) is just 10 miles away.

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Pet-friendly Loews Atlanta Hotel in Midtown

Loews Atlanta Hotel – Midtown

Loews Atlanta Hotel is situated right in the heart of Midtown, near Piedmont Park, with easy access to all the city has to offer. The hotel restaurant, Saltwood, and spa, exhale Spa, give you two great reasons to spend more time in the hotel than you had originally planned.

Pet Guidelines: Up to two dogs per room; additional fee of $75 per stay.

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Rooftop pool at the Crowne Plaza Midtown in Atlanta, Georgia

Crowne Plaza Atlanta – Midtown

Perfectly situated between Downtown and Buckhead, theCrowne Plaza Atlanta Midtown is the ideal location for those in town for business and pleasure. A wonderful compliment to the Atlanta city vibe, updated features bring the excitement of the street right into the lobby of the hotel.

Bonus: Doggie treats and waste bags

Pup Guidelines: Maximum weight – 50 pounds; $75 non-refundable fee added to stay.

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Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta

Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta - Midtown

Located in the heart of Atlanta’s Midtown district, Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta offers a great view of the city skyline and award-winning cuisine. When it’s time to relax, enjoy one of the hotel’s many spa treatment packages.

Pet Guidelines: Pets under 35 pounds are welcome.

Pet Perk: Each pet receives a house-made biscuit and a water bowl at check-in.

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Hotel Indigo Atlanta Midtown

Hotel Indigo Atlanta Midtown – Midtown

This pet-friendly hotel even has its own live-in furry resident, Indie. With vibrant, colorful hues, elegant furnishings and an inspiring, artistic flair, the Hotel Indigo Atlanta Midtown hotel is no ordinary hotel. It is also located within walking distance of most Midtown gems.

Pup Guidelines: All well-behaved pets are welcome with a $25 nonrefundable fee per night, per room, up to a maximum of $100. Service animals are exempt from the fee.

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Aveline at the Kimpton Shane Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia

Kimpton Shane Hotel - Midtown

Conveniently located in the heart of Midtown Atlanta near beautiful Piedmont Park, the pet-friendly Kimpton Shane Hotel welcomes pets of all breeds and sizes at no extra charge. Book the Pampered Pooch package, and Fido will enjoy a plush pet bed in the room, food and water bowls, a welcome amenity or pet treats to take home, and a bottle of bubbly for you! If Fido can't join you for any part of your trip, take advantage of the hotel's partnership with Wag!, and a dog walker will be happy to spend time with your pooch while you're away. Be sure to join Yappy Hour on the patio at Aveline, the hotel's co*cktail bar and lounge, where you can savor snacks and craft co*cktails, and your pup can enjoy pet-friendly treats.

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Grand Hyatt Atlanta

Grand Hyatt Atlanta – Buckhead

Located on Peachtree Street in the heart of Atlanta's Buckhead neighborhood, Grand Hyatt Atlantais within walking distance to shopping, dining and entertainment.

Pup Guidelines: Maximum weight – 50 pounds or two dogs under combined weight of 75 pounds; $100 fee per stay for up to six nights

Pet Perks: The Grand Hyatt Atlanta offers hypoallergenic pet beds, pet bowls, welcome treats and an in-room dining doggie menu.

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Hotel Indigo Atlanta Downtown

Hotel Indigo Atlanta Downtown – Downtown

From the curved, glass-and-steel staircase that greets you in the lobby to the sleek guest rooms, nods to John Portman’s midcentury design merge seamlessly with the latest technology and amenities at the Hotel Indigo Atlanta Downtown.

Pup Guidelines: $75 fee charged per stay. Dogs must be 40 pounds or less. Pet fee doesn't apply to service dogs.

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Hilton Atlanta

Hilton Atlanta – Downtown

Located in the heart of downtown Atlanta, the Hilton Atlanta provides easy access to local attractions and restaurants. The Hilton offers extensive meeting space, comfortable guestrooms and three unique dining options.

Pup Guidelines: Maximum weight – 75 pounds, $50 nonrefundable deposit

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Courtland Grand Hotel

Courtland Grand Hotel

Perfect for business or leisure travelers, the Courtland Grand Hotel offers guests the perfect downtown Atlanta location. While you are there, enjoy the unique garden courtyard pool underneath a retractable glass rooftop.

Pup Guidelines: Limit two dogs; maximum weight – 40 pounds per room; $50 non-refundable pet fee per room per stay

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W Atlanta - Downtown in Atlanta, Georgia

W Atlanta – Downtown

Located in Downtown, the W Atlanta has a P.A.W. (Pets Are Welcome) Program, and happily welcomes your four-legged friend. It also enhances your pup’s stay with a custom pet bed, pet toys, and a turndown treat.

Pup Guidelines: Up to two pets are welcome; maximum weight - 40 pounds; $100 cleaning fee per room per night.

Things to Do

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Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta, Georgia

Enjoy the Views in Centennial Olympic Park

This 21-acre park serves as Georgia’s lasting legacy of the Centennial Olympic Games. Centennial Olympic Parkalso offers great views of the city and plenty of greenspace.

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Dog at one of the TinyDoorsATL

Find All of the #TinyDoorsATL

#TinyDoorsATL is an art project that brings big wonder to tiny spaces. The constantly evolving installation pieces are an interactive part of Atlanta’s communities. With the installation of a door, what was once a wall or the column of a bridge becomes an entrance to collective creativity and an invitation to whimsy. #TinyDoorsATL’s goal is to inspire curiosity and exploration by highlighting neighborhoods and landmarks that make Atlanta unique.

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Atlanta BeltLine

Go For a Walk Along the Atlanta BeltLine

A former railway corridor around the core of Atlanta, the Atlanta BeltLine’s Eastside Trail is perfect for walking, running or biking with Fido. Along the way, you will see an abundance of public art and beautiful views of the city.

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Piedmont Park in Atlanta, Georgia

Make New Friends at the Piedmont Dog Park

Piedmont Park’s nearly 3-acre dog run area is a hit with pups and their owners. There are separate enclosures for large and small dogs along with benches and restrooms.

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Pet-friendly Atlanta landmarks

Photograph Atlanta’s Coolest Local Landmarks

The Krog Street Tunnel is a tunnel in Atlanta known for its crazy and amazing street art. All of the individual pieces come together to create one giant work of art. The tunnel links the Cabbagetown and Inman Park neighborhoods. The Jackson Street Bridge is the place to go to get the very best view of the downtown skyline. Snap a selfie with your pup at either of these spots to document your trip to Atlanta!

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Sweetwater Brewery in Atlanta, Georgia

Sample Local Craft Beer at Sweetwater Brewery

SweetWater Brewery has been a staple in the Atlanta area for almost 20 years. They offer tours and tastings each week, and your pooch is welcome to relax on the patio with you as you sample all the wonderful beer on tap. Several other Georgia breweries welcome dogs, too. See a full list of pet-friendly Georgia breweries.

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King of Pops cart in Atlanta, Georgia

Snack on a King of Pops

Nothing is more refreshing that a hand-crafted, all natural King of Pop! Click here to find a cart near you or check out their shop in Ponce City Market! Indy and Luna love the raspberry popsicle.

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Buckhead Village District in Atlanta, Georgia

Stroll the Buckhead Village District

Window shop with your pup in theBuckhead Village District, featuring names like Hermes, Christian Louboutin, Dior and Jimmy Choo.Many of the stores will also allow your pup inside as you shop.

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Luna at City Dog Market in Atlanta, Georgia

Shop at City Dog Market

City Dog Market is Atlanta's best source for all natural pet provisions! With treats, toys and a very helpful staff, you can find everything you need and more for your pup here!

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Oakland Cemetery in Atlanta, Georgia

Wander Through the Beautiful Historic Oakland Cemetery

One of the largest green spaces in Atlanta, Oakland Cemetery is a beautiful hidden treasure in the city. Dogs are welcome to visit with their owners as long as they remain leashed and are cleaned up after.

Adopt a New Member to Your Furry Family

Why not add one more pup (or kitten) to your family while on vacation? Adopt, volunteer or support the Atlanta Humane Society and Paws Atlanta during your stay!

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Published: April 2024

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Atlanta: A Pet-Friendly Guide (2024)


Is Atlanta a dog friendly city? ›

Welcome to Atlanta, Georgia – a dog-friendly city where the love for dogs is as vibrant as its crowded streets and green parks. As a long-time resident and dog owner, I've experienced the city's transformation into a haven for our four-legged friends.

Is the Atlanta BeltLine dog friendly? ›

The Beltline: This pet-friendly walking and biking trail is a dream for urban explorers and pet owners alike. With countless dining options, parks and art installments, the BeltLine is a great way to explore the best corners of the city.

Are pets allowed at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens? ›

Pets are not allowed inside the Garden. Service animals are permitted. Please do not allow service animals to defecate or urinate in the Garden.

Is the Atlanta Aquarium dog friendly? ›

Guide dogs for the blind, service dogs for people with disabilities, and working dogs in training are permitted inside Georgia Aquarium. Pets are not allowed.

Can I bring my dog to zoo Atlanta? ›

Guests are expected to adhere to Zoo Atlanta's animal safety rules. Show common courtesy for other guests and staff by not using profanity or engaging in disruptive or offensive behavior. Pets are not permitted in the Zoo with the exception of service animals.

What is the most dog-friendly city in the US? ›

Known for its mild climate and famous hills, San Francisco tops our list of the best cities for dogs. All residents (100%) have access to a park within a 10-minute walk and there are a high number of dog parks per 100,000 residents (4.2). You'll have no problem getting your pup some fresh air and exercise.

Can dogs go to Flamingo gardens? ›

Pets, exotic species, therapy or emotional-support animals are not permitted. The service dog must be fully trained; animals-in-training will not be permitted into the gardens. Guests with service animals are encouraged to call ahead and alert our staff of their arrival at (954) 473-2955.

Is the National Arboretum pet friendly? ›

Pets must be leashed at all times and must be controlled so that they do not urinate on, defecate in, or enter garden beds. Owners must clean up after their pets. Pets are not allowed in the Administration Building or in the National Bonsai & Penjing Museum. Click here for more information.

Is the US Botanic Garden pet friendly? ›

Leashed pets are allowed throughout the outdoor gardens. Pets are not allowed inside the Conservatory. We welcome service dogs that are trained to work or perform tasks for an individual with a disability in all areas of the garden unless the dog poses a direct threat, is not housebroken, or is not under the control.

Are dogs allowed at the Atlanta Boat Show? ›

Due to health and safety regulations, pets (including pets that fit in a carry bag) are not allowed at NMMA Boat Shows, except for service dogs. Do you have activities for kids? Can I bring a stroller? Yes, strollers are allowed in the show.

Is Ponce City Market dog friendly? ›

Pets are not allowed with the exception of service animals on a leash only. Please clean up after your dog and maintain control of them at all times.

Can you bring dogs to the battery Atlanta? ›

Well-behaved four-legged friends are permitted, please keep your four-legged friends on a leash at all times.

What is the dog law in Atlanta? ›

Georgia Law on Dogs Known to be Dangerous or Vicious

The owner is required to register their specific dog, regardless of the breed. If a dog bites a person and punctures the skin, attacks in such a way that a person fears serious injury, or kills a pet animal, that dog may be considered 'dangerous' under Georgia law.

Is Georgia a dog-friendly state? ›

Bring your four-legged family member along to Georgia's State Parks and you'll see a wagging tail the whole time. Dogs are welcome on state park trails except specific hikes at Tallulah Gorge and Panola Mountain, and you'll find a fenced dog park at Laura S. Walker State Park.

Are dogs allowed in restaurants in Georgia? ›

Q: What are the Georgia rules about dogs in restaurants? A: Georgia Food Service Rules and Regulations require restaurants to obtain approval from the local health department before providing a dog-friendly dining space. This dining space must be outside and only accessible from the outside.

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