The Central Business District (CBD) lies in the very heart of Miami and is the oldest part of the city along with Coconut Grove. The downtown area is headquarters to many world-leading companies, outstanding restaurants, galleries, high-end boutiques, and so much more. Living here puts you within walking distance of many activities including concerts in Bayfront Park, the Arts & Entertainment District, Miami Heat games, and more. There are pet supply stores and dog-friendly parks within driving distance and you're within a short drive to the incredible Miami beaches.
What could be better than this? How does 248 days of sunshine every year sound? Or no snow and freezing temperatures? You get all of this and more living in downtown Miami. With lows in the worst part of winter staying in the 60s, you can go out for a walk on most days without any problem at all. Just remember to carry an umbrella during the rainy season.
The terrain here varies from a mix of green and pavement in the single-family housing area to mostly pavement in the CBD. Taking your pup out for walks can be a bit tough as there are limited sidewalks in the housing area. You have to be careful when walking here as motorists may not see you. Our recommendation, even for those living in the condos, is to make the most of the roads to the west in the residential areas for walking. You can choose a different direction each time you go out. You can bet she is sure to appreciate the changes in places to sniff and make use of. The more varied you can make your walks, the more both of you are likely to enjoy them. Of course, there are a number of dog-friendly parks within driving distance that give the two of you room to stretch your legs.
The CBD is, for the most part, little more than concrete sidewalks and paved roads. The only real greenway is Bayfront Park where you can take in concerts, enjoy walks along the trails, and spend some time lounging around in the shade of the palm trees watching the yachts sail by on the waterway. But the one thing you cannot do is take your pup for walks in this park as dogs are not allowed.
You can, instead, take them up to Museum Park where there is plenty of grass to play on, trails to walk on, and a few shade trees to relax under. Beyond this, if you want more space to play, it's time to hop in the car and go for a drive. There are several dog-friendly parks for you to choose from including Alice Wainwright Park and the Hobie Island Beach Park located out on the Rickenbacker Beach Park where there is an enclosed dog park.