Wag your way into Asheboro to experience the warm southern welcome, where you’ll discover quaint little brick towns and wide open natural spaces. Home to North Carolina’s State Zoo featuring over 1,600 animals from all walks of life, Asheboro welcomes animal lovers from both near and far! With 8 animal hospitals and veterinary clinics, you can take advantage of all that Asheboro has to offer without sacrificing on your pup’s well-being and safety.
While the zoo itself only allows service dogs, you can take Fido on a great hike at Purgatory Mountain Trail Head. Although it’s located on NC Zoo grounds, both two and four-legged explorers are welcome to enjoy this free 1.8 mile woodsy trail all the way up to Purgatory Mountain. Featuring shady trees, breathtaking views and a peaceful lake, this Asheboro gem is the best spot to enjoy nature with your fur-iend.
When not out on the trails, a visit to downtown Asheboro is a must. On a summer day, stop by Di’lishi Frozen Yogurt Bar where sweet-toothed pooches can enjoy lip-lickin’ Puppy Cups, among other treats! Rest your achy paws overnight at the budget-conscience Holiday Inn Express. Call ahead to reserve one of their clean pet-friendly rooms!
So whatcha waiting for? Pack up the car and get moving- Asheboro is waiting for your visit!
Take a tour around this neighborhood with your pup to enjoy all the flavors the south has to offer. After treating Fido to a Puppy Cup at the Yogurt Bar, take a stroll down W Walker Ave to begin exploring downtown Asheboro on foot, err, paw. For tourists or travelers blowing in to town for the night, check in at the neighborhood’s Quality Inn Asheboro. Here, you can bring up to two, medium-sized pups for a small additional fee per night booked. Make sure to call ahead to check availability for one of their clean, pet-friendly rooms to start your adventure off well-rested in quaint Asheboro!
A stroll around Asheboro Mill Lofts will land you right in the heart of Asheboro’s charming historic downtown. This beautiful and clean neighborhood offers two dog-friendly restaurants that are not to be missed. Lumina Wine and Beer offers drool-worthy appetizers and a wide selection of wines and beers. Relax outdoors with a glass of vino as Fido rests his paws. For pups with big appetites, The Table offers locally-sourced breakfast and brunch menus where you can dine on pooched-eggs with Fido at one of their fifteen outdoor tables. It’s no wonder this southern farmhouse-style bakery cafe is a local favorite!
Whether you and your four-legged travel buddy are traveling to or from Asheboro, chances are you’ll be passing through Siler City. To refuel for the road, look no further than the Siler neighborhood. Stop in at Elizabeth’s Pizza to grab a bite at this casual yet classy Italian-style eatery. You can chow down on your favorite slice with Fido at one of their five dog-friendly outdoor tables. If the travels have got you weary, Siler offers America’s Best Inn at Siler City, where all the rooms are Fido-friendly. America’s Best Inn welcomes up to two pups of any size for a small additional fee per night.