Named for the colonies of Mexican honeybees living along the banks of Barton Creek, Bee Cave is a small town just 25 minutes west of Austin. When spending time with Fido outdoors, head over to the City of Bee Cave Central Park. The area covers 50-acres and provides two different play areas for the kids. You and your pup can walk some laps around the 1.5-mile paved walkway, and then relax on a bench and watch the kids on the playground. If you are planning to spend the day at the park, bring your water bottles, because there's not a lot of shade.
Dining out with your furry family member is fun when you visit dog-friendly restaurants in Bee Cave. Tadashi Restaurant offers a variety of Japanese menu items, and you can sit at the outdoor tables and chat with friends. Another great pooch-friendly option for breakfast or lunch is Baguette et Chocolat. This authentic French restaurant is wonderful for morning coffee and pastries before taking your pup to the park. If you are planning a night out with friends, head over to Little Woodrow’s where your furry companions are welcome at the outdoor tables. You can enjoy a beer and some nachos while chatting with friends.
If Fido is feeling under the weather or needs his yearly check-up, there are three veterinarian clinics in town offering both routine appointments and emergency care.
Whether you are visiting Bee Cave from Austin, or you live in town full-time, both you and your pup will enjoy all of the outdoor adventures that await!
Located near the police department, the Bee Cave Sculpture Park features 7-acres of space where you can admire art during a lovely stroll. Walking through the pathways with your pup not only offers some great exercise, you can look at the sculptures or stroll around the pond. The huge oak trees provide plenty of shade, and you can relax on a bench and take advantage of the free Wi-fi. There are no restroom facilities, so plan to bring your own water bottles and waste bags. If you are feeling hungry after all that exercise, stop by The Austin Burrito Company and order some health-conscious tacos, burritos, or salads and relax on the outdoor patio.
Fido will love spending time at the Bee Cave Central Dog Park! Pups can play off-leash and chase balls or catch a frisbee. Inside the park, there is a small pond and plenty of trees for shade. Neighbors often bring their pups to the park to socialize and run and romp in the grassy areas. The park is across the road from the Bee Cave Central Park, so it is convenient for the entire family. Before heading out for the day, stop with your pup at the Bee Cave Coffee Company and pick up a latte and breakfast sandwich. In the evening you can go for drinks and pub food at Woody’s Bar & Grill. Pups are welcome at the outdoor seating, and you and your friends can enjoy relaxing with live music.
Falconhead West Primitive Park is situated off Hwy 71 and offers undeveloped natural areas to get away and enjoy quality time with your pup. Right next door in Austin, this park offers six miles of trails perfect for hiking with your pooch and family. The well-maintained paths are color-coded into segments ranging from .5 to 1.5 miles so you and your pup can decide how much exercise you need. Be sure to wear your hiking boots since the trails are rocky and sometimes muddy after a rain. There are no restroom facilities, so you need to bring your own water bottles, and be sure to clean up after your pooch.
Just a short 30-minute drive from Bee Cave, you and your pup can enjoy the River Place Nature Trail and hike along the paths and through the woods. Dogs love sniffing the trees and plants along the way, far from the stress of the city. Enjoy the viw of the stream alongside the trail, and when you get back to the park, you can relax at the picnic pavilions. On your way home, stop by Lakeside Pizza & Grill where you can sit with your pup and enjoy pizza at the outdoor tables.
The Emma Long Metropolitan Park is a great destination for Fido and his family, and only 30 minutes from Bee Cave in Austin. You can hike along the Turkey Creek Trail, a 3-mile nature trail along the creek and up the hills while your pooch follows along off-leash. The weekends are a great time to head to the park if your pup loves to socialize. When your pup needs some extra exercise, this is definitely the place to spend the afternoon. If you need some lunch, head over to Ski Shores on Lake Austin where you can order tacos or chicken tenders, and sit on the outdoor patio enjoying the view with Fido. and