The town of Morrisville, North Carolina is located just outside of Raleigh. This means that Morrisville can offer you the best of both worlds; you get a small-town vibe with all the amenities of a big city. Originally chartered way back in 1875, Morrisville has had its ups and downs. In 1933, the town was unincorporated and pulled into another larger city. The town kept working at it, though, and by 1947, Morrisville was back on the map. Today, Morrisville is considered a suburb of Raleigh and is also part of the “Research Triangle” metropolitan area, which is known for being one of the largest research parks in the world.
If you’re a dog owner looking to enjoy Morrisville, have no fear! Morrisville is home to nine different restaurants that are dog-friendly, including a pizza place. Unfortunately, Morrisville doesn’t have any dog parks, but with Raleigh and Chapel Hill within a thirty-minute drive, you can be at one faster than you could watch an episode of your favorite TV show. Morrisville has a few separate veterinarian clinics for you to choose from. If you’re looking to have some fun with your dog, make sure to visit Morrisville and surrounding cities!
It’s a tough decision: you don’t feel like cooking, but you also don’t want to leave your dog home alone while you go out. No problem! Head over to Sol Azteca Mexican Restaurant. This local favorite serves up delicious Mexican combo dishes including quesadillas, burritos, and chimichangas. Enjoy fresh guacamole and salsa. Your dog can dine with you on the patio, assuming the weather allows for it. He’ll need to be on a leash, and good behavior is required. Make sure to enjoy mouthwatering flan for desert, and try to resist sharing with your pooch.
Just ten minutes up the road from Morrisville is Cary’s Robert V Godbold park, where you and your dog will have a pawesome time playing at Cary Dog Park. This popular bark park spans one acre of the park, and it’s completely fenced in. This means your dog can safely enjoy some time running around off his leash. With a separate section for smaller dogs, you can be confident your dog can play safely. You’ll want to bring along water and waste disposal bags. A pass is required to use this dog park.
Socialization is crucial for a dog’s development, so it makes the twenty minute drive to Raleigh’s Carolina Pines Dog Park seem like nothing at all! Like most dog parks, there are two separate areas, allowing your dog to play with pooches his own size. Shyer dogs can also go to the area for smaller dogs. Water is provided by the park, but it’s up to you to bring your own waste disposal bags. Carolina Pines also allows you to bring in a couple of your dog’s toys so that he can play with them.
The heart of Raleigh is home to Oakwood Dog Park, and it’s located about thirty minutes from Morrisville. Oakwood Dog Park isn’t just any old bark park, though! The park provides toys for your pooch to play with, so there’s no way he’ll get bored. The park has plenty of water put out so that your dog won’t get thirsty, either. There’s also plenty of space for your dog to run around with his new fur-iends. The only thing you need to bring along? Waste disposal bags. Make sure to clean up after your pooch.
If you’re looking for more places to eat with your pup, head to Grace Park in Morrisville! Wanting delicious pub fare? Check out Trali Irish Pub & Restaurant! Your dog can dine with you at any of the patio tables, but be aware that outdoor seating is limited and dependent upon the weather. If you want something lighter or you just need a caffeine boost, head to the Starbucks just around the corner! They’ll even give your dog some whipped cream if you ask for a “puppaccino.” A leash is required at both establishments, as is good behavior.