West Palm Beach is situated within the Palm Beach County (Florida) and makes up one of the three largest cities in Southern Florida. West Palm Beach has around 102,000 people living there with 27,258 households that have either a dog, cat, bird, or horse. When you are in West Palm Beach, whether you live in the heart of it, or you are making a visit of it while you are trekking around Florida, you will find plenty of pet-friendly places to go.
There are four dog parks where you can let your fur baby run around off the leash. The Dreher Dog Park, across the street from the Palm Beach County Zoo, has lots of shade and water available. The Pooch Pines at Okeeheelee Park is fenced and has a wash station, shade, benches, and fountains. The Currie Park has trails, soccer fields, and a picnic area, but Fido has to stay on a leash. City Paws Park in Howard Park has places for both large and small dogs, water fountains, and plenty of shade. After you and Fido have run around the park check out a few of the great places to eat where you do not have to leave Fido at home. Notable local favorites include John Bull English Pub, Il Bellagio, Pistache French Bistro, Grease Burger Bar, and Howley’s Diner.
After you wear out the dogs, you can leave them at the hotel, like the Red Roof Inn West Palm Beach or DoubleTree by Hilton. This will free you up to do some shopping at Palm Beach Outlets, see some sculpture art at Norton Museum of Art, or view the wide range of kinds of animals at the Palm Beach Zoo. You can also check out some of the local talents at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts.
Riviera Beach, located about 10 minutes north of West Palm Beach, is home to Peanut Island, where you and your dog can have poodles of fun! The island is accessible by a $10 ferry ride, by kayak, or by boat. While your dog must remain on his leash on the island, there’s plenty of fun to be had, whether your dog enjoys digging in the sandy beaches or playing in the ocean tides. If you’re feeling adventurous, your dog can even join you to camp on the island. Locals advise making sure you bring some bags to pick up any mess your dog might make.