The pets of Winston-Salem are in good hands. The city’s population has grown in the last few decades, and medical care has kept pace with it: there are 15 veterinary hospitals or clinics within the city borders. Winston-Salem is the place for pups! Swing by The Tap at West End to test that hypothesis with a drink at a dog-friendly, outdoor table.
6th & Vine is another great place to stop and rest your paws on your tour through the city. Located in the Arts district, 6th & Vine caters to pups who like the finer things. Sit outside with your best friend and enjoy a sampling of food and drinks while your dog laps up the atmosphere, and the cold water!
Graylyn Estates is a historically renovated hotel perfect for staying in Winston-Salem. Dogs of any size are allowed for a pet fee. Graylyn Estates is a historic building close to the Reynolda Gardens and other objects of interest in downtown Winston-Salem. Foothills Brewpub is an outdoor destination for dogs that showcases a lot of local Winston-Salem flavor. If you want to try local microbrews, this is the place to go. Wherever you aim to be in Winston-Salem, your dog is welcome!
Bailey Park is the perfect spot for a downtown pup to burn off some energy. Dogs who don’t do well off-leash should be kept on it, as the dog area of this neighborhood park is not entirely fenced. Finding a playmate is one way to keep your pup safely in the off-leash zone. You can tell you’re in the right spot when you find doggie bags on the fences! In addition to a small off leash area, Bailey Park has walking paths and plenty of interest in other areas of the park, making it a perfect spot to stop on a trip through downtown Winston Salem.
Miller Park is a great spot to relax with your dog without leaving the city. Dogs love the looped walking trails, designed to give the illusion that you’re out in the woods, not deep in the city. Though the trails aren’t long, there are enough to choose from to give your leashed dog a real walk. Low energy dogs will appreciate that there are plenty of spaces to relax along the paths as well! If you crave a longer walk than Admore/Hanes can give you, head to Great Outdoor Provision Company. This dog-friendly outdoors company allows your dog to join you in picking out gear for your next great adventure.
The Salem College neighborhood in Winston Salem is home to Washington Park, and within Washington Park is Washington Dog Park. This fully fenced dog park is one combined space, meaning that large and small dogs have to learn to get along. This park provides doggie bags and drinking fountains to care for your dog’s needs. It’s perfect for summer heat! When you’re tired of the off leash zone, or if your dog needs playmates of the same size, leash up and head into the rest of the public park. Walking trails and picnic areas make the whole park a great location to explore.
A night on the town isn’t a night on the town without a partner to help you howl at the moon. West Highlands in Winston Salem understands, and brings you two dog-friendly bars to choose from. Recreation Billiards is a pub and game space that focuses on three things: craft beers, pub games, and having a great time. Your dog is welcome to join you inside as long as they’re friendly with dogs and people. You can also choose the Old Winston Social Club, which allows you to bring in any food you’d like to share with friends and friendly dogs.
Cityview has a great view of Salem Lake as well as the city itself. That’s where you’ll find Salem Lake Park, a large outdoor area with beautiful walking paths down to the water. The park is open year round, offering great views of a summer and winter lake. Dogs have to remain leashed in the park, but with so much to see, do, and smell, it’s still a great place to go. The walking paths are well-maintained, and very popular with locals and residents of other Winston Salem residents as. Your dog will have plenty of people watching to do, and may meet other dogs on the park’s paths!