Smack dab in the middle of West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton is recognized as one of the most charming, fun, and restless city in all of Florida. This big beach city has a small-town charm that’s unique to the Florida coastline. Boca Raton is home to over 1,500 acres of parks and endless miles of hiking paths, you and your pup can get lost in this beautiful oceanside retreat.
The Canine Cove at South County Regional Park is a gorgeous fenced, off-leash dog park that has a separate area for little dogs like Chihuahuas as well as gazebos for cool shade, drinking water, and comfortable benches to relax on. This one-of-a-kind park is open to all and has a reputation for having an inviting, comfortable, and friendly atmosphere. If you’re looking for a quick bite to eat, head to Boca Breakfast & Lunch. Grab a table on the patio and enjoy your meal with your furry friend right by your side. Biscuits and bowls of cold water are always on tap at this delightful, pet-friendly restaurant.
When it’s time to hit the hay, head over to Waterstone Resort & Marina Boca Raton. This elegant, family and pet-friendly hotel features a variety of amenities including private balconies so you can enjoy the beautiful views Boca Raton has to offer. This is a city that you and your pup are sure to miss when it’s time to head back home!
If you live in the neighborhood of Boca Del Mar, you may have a membership to the Via Minzer Golf and Country Club. However, if you do not, you can head to the Sugar Sand Park located directly west of the park. This 132-acre park has everything you could possibly need to make a Saturday full of beauty and adventure. It has multiple grassy fields, nature trails, playgrounds and even a theater! You can spend an entire day at the park because there are things to do throughout the park. Trust us, this park is nothing short of pawtastic!
Primarily a residential neighborhood, Boca Pointe is one of the most beautiful neighborhoods in Boca Raton. Many residents from the area frequent the pet-friendly restaurants in this neighborhood. Cannoli’s Kitchen is a local favorite, serving up authentic Italian food and unique pizzas. Mozart Cafe is also dog-friendly, so if you're hankering for something healthy, you should definitely stop by! Dogs are allowed to dine with you outside in good weather at both restaurants.
Again, like the neighborhoods listed above, Deerfield Beach does not have any dog parks. However, it does have something better: the beach! If you drive a mere 5 miles to Deerfield Beach from Boca Raton, you can spend the day at the beach. Take some snacks, water and dog toys. You will have to take a leash with you because the beach is not an off-leash area. Make sure you also take doggie poop bags. If you want to avoid the rush, consider going to the beach early in the morning. You and your dog will have a pawsome time!
If you drive a mere 22 minutes to Fort Lauderdale, you will have access to some of the best dog parks in the area. The city is home to Snyder Park, Fort Lauderdale Dog Beach and Holiday Park Dog Beach. Snyder Park is a water reserve area for dogs to swim while their owners play sports and have picnics nearby. Similarly, at the Fort Lauderdale Dog Beach your dog will be able to run freely without a leash. Expect to see many other dog owners and dogs in the area, which is great for making friends and teaching your dog to socialize.
If you’re one of those people who would do anything for their dog, you will have no problem driving 18 miles to Lake Worth, Florida. When you get to Lake Worth, head on over to Lantana Dog Park. This dog park is separated by dog size. It has plenty of seating for dog owners, shaded areas and water fountains. Furthermore, because it is such a popular dog park, you will definitely make some new friends while your dog socializes Trust us, if you spend an afternoon here, you and your prized pooch will have a pawsome time!
Hi, my name is Tara! I am from the Tampa Bay Area, and I currently go to school for theatre at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton. I grew up with a big labradoodle named Bentley, and recently added another doodle, Lexie, and a dachshund, Peach to my family. I have walked, watched, and cared for small pups, to big senior doggos since I was 10. I can't wait to meet yours!