University City loves dogs! This college town is easily accessible from Interstate 170, and to top it off, it also offers a lot of dining and entertainment options that are dog friendly. University City Off-Leash Dog Park invites local doggies to come play and socialize in a safely fenced and well-lit environment. It also comes with two areas for large and small dogs, water, pools, toys, seating for humans and shade! This does require a membership and fees, but this ensures all dogs are up-to-date on their vaccinations. If you’re looking for dog-friendly restaurants, University City is literally crawling with them! If a downtown restaurant has outdoor tables, chances are good Fido is allowed to accompany you -- just ask first!
This family-friendly locale is conveniently plotted along Interstate 270, Interstate 64, and Interstate 170. Vago Park, James McDonnell County Park, Tiemeyer Park, and Bridgeway Park all invite leashed dogs to come play and stroll the grounds with their caretakers! If your pooch is needing a little more refinement in their behavior, My Best Buddy provides day training, private, online, or group classes to accommodate you and your dog’s schedule. If you are looking to come visit and you have your fur baby in tow, Staybridge Suites, Sheraton Westport Chalet Hotel, Comfort Inn, and La Quinta are just a few of the many dog-friendly lodging options in the area.
St. Louis is one of the most well-known cities in Missouri that is easily accessible from Interstate 70, 44, 55, and 64, and just 12 miles from University City! Lucas Park Dog Park is a well-maintained, gated doggie play area that does require a membership to enjoy their array of toys, kiddie pools, poop bags, and water fountains. The St. Louis Riverfront Trail is a recently converted old railway that now provides ample walking space for residents and their on-leash fur babies! 314 The City Bar, Pi Pizzeria, and Morgan Street Brewery are the local eateries and pubs that accommodate pooches.
Glasgow Village, just under 25 minutes away from University City, offering scenic views of the Mississippi River and the Missouri/Illinois state border. The Bellefontaine Conservation Area rests on 133 acres of beautiful, untouched land, providing visitors access to fun activities like fishing and hiking. Dogs that are kept on leash are free to explore hiking paths with their owners. However, be advised they are prohibited from going into the water. The Old Chain of Rocks Bridge is a multi-use pathway that is part of the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy project that repurposes old railroads and corridors into useable trails. If you’re visiting from out of town and staying in Glasgow Village, America’s Best Value Inn allows four-legged guests to get some shut-eye!