Coralville in Johnson County is classed as a city within the
larger Iowa City area. This place has a lot of history and many beautiful green
spaces in the surrounding area where you and your dog can stretch your legs.
There are numerous pup-friendly places to eat, and two veterinarians, so you are both sure to have a comfortable, happy, and healthy stay here.
North Ridge Park has trails galore, both within the park grounds as well as longer trails heading out to the Oakdale Research Park, the North Liberty Recreation Center, direct to Coral Ridge Mall, and out to the Clear Creek Trail. There are picnic areas, shelters, a playground and toilet facilities in North Ridge, making for a great day out with the pup and family.
Coralville has some great places to eat that allow your pup to join you at an outside table. The Old Chicago Pizza and Taproom serves up cold drinks and hearty meals, such as calzones, mac and cheese, or pies, as well as some lighter options for those preferring a sandwich, wrap or salad.
Treat yourself to a Mexican feast at Casa Azul. With an extensive
menu of appetizers, soups, main meals, burritos, enchiladas and nachos, you
certainly won’t leave hungry! There is also Culver’s,
Buffalo Wild Wings, Mellow Mushroom, Press Coffee Company, and Backpocket
Brewing that all welcome furry friends. You are spoilt for
choice at mealtimes in Coralville!
With plenty of outdoor activities and poocherific food galore, you are sure to have a fantastic stay in Coralville.
Another great place to soak up some nature is in the Hickory Hill Park in nearby Iowa City, covering 190 acres of forest, prairie and wetlands. Hickory Hill Park has three main entrances and well-marked paths to traverse. The landscape is diverse, so you and your dog will have no shortage of scenic surroundings to marvel at as you wander amongst the trees, over Ralston Creek and out into the prairie. Your dog will need to stay leashed here, and it is a good idea to bring water, clean up bags and any snacks you might like to enjoy along the way. There are seating areas and picnic tables for when you are ready for a little rest.