Nellis Air Force Base is a thriving community all its own just north of Las Vegas. If you’re lucky enough to spend time here you’ll be struck by how beautiful the desert can be. While many people love the rugged wilderness aspect of the area, some of us don’t care to part with our creature comforts. Creatures will certainly be comfortable in Nellis AIr Force Base, as they have two veterinary centers to treat animals right there. As long as you already have base clearance, you can’t go wrong with Freedom Park, where lifesize models of various military aircraft dot the great green expanse.
If you want to head off base into the surrounding Las Vegas area, you’ll encounter Memphis Championship BBQ not ten minutes from Nellis Air Force Base. As their name suggests, their food is award-winning, with homestyle southern favorites and flavors. Their casual outdoor seating welcomes dogs.
If you’re looking for a hike outside of the base, Douglas A. Selby Park and Trailhead is a great Las Vegas staple. Bring plenty of water and leash your dog before heading into the desert. The views can’t be beat, but the path is steep at times! Nellis AIr Force Base is a city within a city, but if you want to explore it’s convenient for dogs and humans alike.
In Nellis Air Force Base, you will find loads of dog friendly places to stay with your furry friend. The Super 8 welcomes two pets that are up to the weight of 25Ibs, if you pay an additional fee. Since there are pet friendly rooms at this hotel, be sure to call and book your retreat in advance of your stay. There is also the Holiday Inn Express in Nellis Air Force Base and they have pet friendly rooms available especially for your stay. As long as you book in advance, you can bring two pups for an addition fee.
If you head six miles west into Las Vegas, you will come across Craig Ranch Regional Park. Your pup is sure to love the expansive green grass! All dogs are welcome to explore the park, as long as they remain on leash. For off-leash fun, you can head to Craig Ranch Regional Dog Park. This has two dog runs, which are open for small dogs and larger dogs. There is plenty of grass and trees for dogs to sniff and investigate new smells, as well as the chance to socialize and make new furry friends with other pups.
If you travel 11 miles west into Las Vegas, you will find a puptastic dog park where you can take your dog on a day trip. The Children’s Memorial Dog Park has green open space that is fenced in so your pup can run and roam freely off their leash. There are separate areas for small and big dogs so everyone can play safely together and make new furry friends. This dog park is attached to Children’s Memorial Park, which can be nice for a leisurely stroll with your pup, as long as they remain on their leash.
Who said Las Vegas was only for people? There are lots of places in downtown Las Vegas that you can enjoy with your pup, by taking a nine mile trip southwest from Nellis Air Force Base. If you need a place to stay, the Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino welcomes dogs in the Rush Tower and Carson Tower. The Oasis at Gold Spike will also allow up to two dogs for an additional fee. For these hotels, it is best to make a reservation for a dog friendly room before you arrive. If you are a food lover, be sure to check out Tripe George Grill, which serves delicious dishes and welcomes pups at the outdoor tables, as well as relaxing dining available at the Park on Freemont, with a patio for furry friends.