When the weather starts to get warm, dog owners like to take advantage of the nice weather and go out and enjoy the lovely, clear day with their furry babies. In times like these, people normally pack their stuff up and plan a trip to more popular summer destinations across the country, such as California or Florida. One of the states that is often overlooked during summer is Kansas. However, as underrated as it is, Kansas actually offers a lot of potentially fun activities for people and their pets. Whether you are a fan of outdoor adventuring or would prefer to stay within the city, Kansas has something for you.
On a hot sunny day, what better way to start a trip to Kansas than by soaking in the sun and the warm weather? Kansas is filled to the brim with local walking and hiking trails. It is also packed with dog parks, for dog owners who are looking to spend some quality walking or playing time with their buddies. Some parks, such as the renowned Longview Lake Park in Jackson County, even offer several other exciting activities such as camping or fishing. These parks and trails give you and your dog an opportunity to enjoy a hot, perfect day out.
Not a lot of people (except the ones who are from Kansas) are aware of this fact but Kansas is actually a very art-oriented state. This might be a surprise to some, especially since Kansas’ reputation is mostly dependent on country living and music and some great barbecue. However, the art scene in Kansas is actually quite impressive and definitely worth checking out while you are in the state. In Kansas City alone, you will find lots of exhibits and neighborhoods that have a thriving art scene. If you are the type of person who knows how to appreciate great art, then you came to the right state.
When an ordinary movie indoors becomes mundane, you can spice things up by going to a drive-in movie theater instead. There are plenty of drive-in movies in Kansas, nearly all of which allow customers to bring their dogs as long as they are leashed and well-behaved. A local favorite is the Boulevard Drive-In, which also hosts an outdoor flea market, called Swap n’ Shop, every weekend.
Is your dog in need of some tender, loving care? Let your pooch relax and be groomed in any of Kansas’ dog grooming and specialty shops. Places such as Passion for Pets and Suburban Pet Care are great places to have your dog pampered and cared for. Passion for Pets also offers a line of specialty food as well as other pet items such as toys and accessories.
Kansas is an impressive Midwestern state that provides ample choices of activities and places to see for dog owners and their four-legged friends. The state has the perfect mix of fun outdoor and indoor activities that humans and dogs will thoroughly enjoy. For some certified fun under the sun, plan your trip to Kansas this summer season!