Athens is a charming low key city in Texas, mainly known for being a retirement community. Away from all the loud traffic and business of a big city, Athens is a fantastic spot to take your pup for a fun day out, offering great amenities like pup friendly restaurants and tons of parks to roam around. If your dog is still craving the big city feeling, Athens is only twenty miles out of Tyler. Home to ten veterinarians, you don't have to worry about Fido's health when you're relaxing in Athens.
Get out of the house and enjoy the fresh air at Cain Park. This beautiful park has tons of amenities for you and your pooch to enjoy, including tennis courts, baseball fields, a catch and release fishing pond, picnic areas, and a soccer field. If you're both up for some walking, take advantage of the walking and running track here.
After a good day out, make sure to stop into one of the dog friendly restaurants that Athens has to grab a bite to eat with your furry friend by your side. The Cherry Laurel offers salads, wraps, sandwiches, and tons of sweets for the two of you to enjoy. If you are just passing through Athens, both the Super 8 Athens and Victorian Inn welcome your dog to get a good nights rest with you before you continue your adventure.