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The Ultimate Pet-Friendly Travel Guide to Nashville

Journey through the heart of Music City with your furry best friend using our ultimate dog-friendly travel guide. Explore Nashville’s sprawling parks, inviting eateries, and iconic sights that will make tails wag!

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Nashville is not just a city of music legends; it's also a haven for dog lovers. With its rich history, bustling arts scene, and acres of outdoor spaces, Nashville offers an unmatched blend of culture and canine fun. Here are eight of the best dog-friendly activities in the Music City.

Caffeinate at Surefire Coffee Co.

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Kickstart your day in Germantown at the walk-up window of Surefire Coffee Co. Offering a variety of beverages, it's the ideal spot to enjoy your morning brew. The dog-friendly patio is perfect for a relaxed start. Don’t forget to ask for a pup cup!

Roam at Riverfront Park

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Discover Riverfront Park’s beautiful urban green space. Stroll along the Cumberland River, and let your dog soak in the sights and sounds of this lively waterfront park.

Lunch break at The Wash

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Experience global flavors at The Wash, a repurposed car wash turned into a mini food-and-beverage hub. With a range of cuisines offered in its distinctive bays, it’s a culinary delight waiting to be explored. Your dog might even catch some crumbs under the table!

Adventure at Shelby Bottoms Greenway

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Nestled alongside the Cumberland River, Shelby Bottoms Greenway is a natural retreat within the city. With over 960 acres of green space and a network of trails, it’s the perfect spot for a scenic walk or run with your dog.

Treat time at Three Dog Bakery

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No visit to Nashville is complete without stopping by Three Dog Bakery. A local, women-run business, this bakery specializes in creating delicious, high-quality treats for your canine companion.

Shop at Baxter & Bailey Company

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Pamper your pooch with a trip to Baxter & Bailey Company. This chic pet store, located in East Nashville, offers a curated collection of toys, treats, and fashionable pet accessories.

Dine al fresco at Frankie's Nashville

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As the evening sets in, head to Frankie's Nashville for a slice of authentic Italian pizza. The dog-friendly patio ensures that your pet isn't left out of the dining experience.

End the night at Big Machine Distillery

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Conclude your Nashville adventure at Big Machine Distillery in Downtown. Savor their award-winning spirits and Spiked Coolers, all while your dog relaxes by your side, possibly making some new furry friends.

Nashville is more than just its music; it’s about the soulful connection between residents, visitors, and their four-legged companions. As you embark on your dog-friendly Nashville journey, remember to abide by the city’s leash laws and always clean up after your pup.

From honky-tonks to hound parks, Nashville is a city that sings a song of inclusivity and joy for all its visitors, whether on two feet or four. Enjoy the variety of experiences waiting for you and your dog in the heart of Tennessee!

Cheyanne Rains is a Chicago-based social media specialist with an unwavering passion for our furry companions. When she's not spoiling her cat with treats and toys, you'll find her searching for the perfect lavender latte, exploring new places, or immersing herself in the electric atmosphere of live music.

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