Surrounded by parks and gardens, Glenview is just 30 minutes north of Chicago and a wonderful place to raise a family and Fido. The small Richard E. Johns Park on Central Road is perfect to get some exercise with your pup or watch a tennis match. Just a couple blocks away, you will also find Swenson Park on Shermer Road where the kids can climb on the playground while you and the pup relax on a bench. Well-maintained sidewalks, shade trees, and beautiful homes and gardens create a tranquil atmosphere to spend time with Fido.
Over twenty dog-friendly restaurants offer a variety of menu items to satisfy almost any appetite. Eggsperience Pancakes & Café offers breakfast all day long, in addition to burgers and wraps. Fido can enjoy a snack while resting under one of the outdoor tables and you enjoy a cup of coffee. Bakeries are also popular pooch-friendly destinations, and pups can join their parents at the Corner Bakery Café or Sweet Ali’s Gluten Free Bakery. Both offer a variety of yummy treats including items specially made for your pooch. The shaded tables on the outdoor patio are convenient for a quick rest and snack.
Fido may not enjoy going to the vet, but there are two great veterinarian clinics in Glenview offering emergency and routine care. Keeping your pup happy and healthy is important and qualified veterinarian staff will treat your furry family member like one of their own. You may also be looking for a nice place to spend the night with your pooch, and the Staybridge Suites and Motel 6 are both dog-friendly.
Families who are looking for a suburban atmosphere, while staying close to the big city, will love spending quality time with their pups in Glenview.
Beck Lake Off-leash Dog Park is one of the best family-friendly destinations in Glenview. This 6-acres of open space is separated for both large and small pups. Fido can run and sniff the trees, or take a dip in the small pond. Pup parents can relax on the shaded benches and chat with friends while their furry children socialize and play. After some time at the park, head over to Legends Bar and Grill located in the pooch-friendly Wyndham Suites. Not only can you enjoy a meal in the dog-friendly restaurant, but pets are welcome to stay at the hotel. Wyndham even provides pet beds, food bowls, and doggie treats for their furry guests.
If Fido enjoys a good hike, plan a day at the Blue Star Memorial Woods Park where you can access the North Branch Trail. Although the trail used to be a dirt path for horseback riding, the path is now paved and perfect for a stroll with your pup and family. The trail follows along the North Branch Chicago River and offers amazing views and a chance for your pooch to sniff the trees and plants. You will need to bring your own clean up bags and water. After hiking the trail, sit and relax at one of the picnic areas before heading home. Or, if you need a place to spend the night, Extended Stay America welcomes two dogs of any size for an additional fee.
Gallery Park, also known as Little Bear Garden Park, provides 140-acres of walking trails, green spaces, and ball fields. You and your pup can walk along the paths while Fido has a snifftastic time in the long grass and plants. As you are walking, you will pass by a small lake where you can fish with your pup or relax and enjoy the sun. The playground is perfect for the kids or playing a game of catch on the ball field. Before heading to the park, plan to eat breakfast at the Egg Harbor Café for an omelet with your pooch at the outdoor tables.
With 10-acres of open space, the West Fork Park in the Willow Road neighborhood will be your pup's new favorite place to walk and play. The walking paths are perfect to get exercise on a sunny afternoon, and you can also venture over to the adjacent Techny Basin property that offers even more nature trails. If you are out with the kids, they can play on the playground while you and Fido relax on a bench and enjoy a cool drink. While in the neighborhood, stop by Giordano’s where you will enjoy tasty Italian food with your pup on the outdoor patio.