The Miami Fashion District is teeming with the hottest new fashions, boutique stores, galleries, jewelry stores, bars, eateries, and more. Much like its neighbor, the Arts District, the Fashion District draws people from all over the world and is a thriving community. Most of those who live here tend to be quite eclectic in their tastes ranging from fine wines and arts to yoga and dogs. There are pet supply stores and pet-friendly parks within driving distance. The one thing you won't have to drive to is somewhere decent to eat. The eateries are as varied as the people who live here.
For those who are into warm weather, the Fashion District is the place to be. Picture this: It's mid-January and, instead of snow boots and a parka, you are taking your pup for their daily walk in shorts and a t-shirt. January in Miami means temperatures in the 60s. No need for heavy coats here!
The terrain here varies from mostly paved surfaces in the middle of the district to more open areas of grass and residential zones. It is, however, quite flat here which makes walking your dog either easy or just enough of a challenge. If your pup is a healthy and active dog, then walking on level ground may not be enough to get in the needed exercise. On the other hand, if your dog is a bit overweight, then it might be just the ticket.
If your dog is new to taking long walks on pavement, then you should start out slow, giving their paws time to get used to walking on paved surfaces. Bear in mind that during the summer, the pavement is not only not enough to fry an egg, but also to fry your puppy's paws. Take your walks early in the morning to avoid any burns and discomfort.
While there are a few vacant lots in the area, the nearest parks on this side of I-95 are a short drive south. The first is Williams Park with a swimming pool, tennis and basketball courts, a baseball field, and large areas of grass to romp around on.
To the east is Biscayne Park which is, for the most part, a large area of grass for you and your pooch to walk or play on. But for the most fun, you need to go all the way out to the shore of Biscayne Bay and Margaret Pace Park. To start your visit, you can get in a walk on the trail running along the waterfront. For the grand finale, the park has a fenced-in dog park where your pup can run around off-leash. This is an excellent way to socialize with other dogs in a controlled environment while you relax in the shade.