Originally named New Inverness, Darien is the second oldest planned city in the whole state. It's also the county seat of McIntosh County and situated along the coast of the Altamaha River. As one of the oldest places in the state, Darien has a rich history dating back to 1721, when the British colonies built one of the most well-known places on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places -- the Fort King George.
If you're planning to visit Darien with your pooch, don't worry about any possible veterinary emergencies related to your furbaby's health -- Darien has its own animal hospital.
In case you need a place to stay in Darien where you can cuddle up next to your pup, check out the Econo Lodge Darien, Super 8 Darien, or Days Inn Darien. Each hotel has different pet policies and fees, so be sure to check when booking.
While you're in Darien, you absolutely have to visit the aforementioned Fort King George, where leashed doggos are allowed on the trails! Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation, located ruffly 5 miles from Darien, also welcomes leashed pups on the grounds.
If you get tired from all the walking, a nice dog-friendly place where you can try some seafood is Skippers Fish Camp. Another place with a huge outdoor dog-welcoming area is the Old School Diner.
Darien is a doggone good place to find dog-friendly fun!