China Grove is a town in Bexar County, Texas. The town, unfortunately, does not have any dog-friendly places, so you'll have to go about 10 miles east to San Antonio, where you'll find more Fido-friendly places than you can shake a stick at!
Set on San Antonio’s historic Riverwalk is Waxy O’Connors. This local Irish pub serves a wide variety of classic Irish and American dishes and beers. Their outdoor patio is open and dog-friendly!
In the mood for some coffee? Well, look no further than Estate Coffee Company! Check out their craft coffee roaster and espresso bar and try some of their brilliant creations. Outside, they have a few dog-friendly tables.
In the mood to learn about some spooky history? Bad Wolf Ghost Tours has something for the entire family! Learn about the dark side of San Antonio on one of their nightly tours (starting at 8:00 pm). Friendly, leashed dogs are welcome to join this tour. You can make your reservations online now!
Leashed dogs are allowed at San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, a park that is over 900 acres. Unfortunately, you're not allowed to bring Fido inside any of the park buildings or churches. You'll need to bring plenty of waste bags and water along with you.
China Grove is pawfectly situated close to San Antonio, which makes it a great place for dog owners to live or visit!
Phil Hardberger Dog Park is one of the must-see places in San Antonio. It is a very active park that constantly has dogs in it. There is a steady source of water from the water fountains for both you and your dog. There are lots of shady seating areas so that you can relax and watch while Fido plays with his new fur-iends. You can also walk the trails that are throughout the park; just be sure to bring a leash. There is a playground for children as well, making this the pawfect place for a family outing. It is only 15 miles from China Grove.
Brackenridge Park is packed with lots of stuff for you and your dog to do together. There are many trails to walk down if you have your dog on his leash. There is a Japanese tea garden for you to explore, too. The cute little bridge is the pawfect place for contemplation -- which, for Fido, means barking at the ducks. It is just the right spot for enjoying a relaxing day walking the park. Don’t forget to pack a picnic so that you can find a nice shade tree to sit under. This is only 20 minutes from China Grove.
Are you ready for the fright of your life? If you and your pawesome pal consider yourselves brave, then you need to travel the 15 miles to Sisters Grimm Ghost Tours in San Antonio. You can take the family tour, or you could wait until the later walk that is for adults only. Either way, you will hear plenty of local legends and ghost tales that will give you goosebumps! Your guide will point out all the important places that will keep you at the end of your leash for the duration. Come to visit, if you dare!
Downtown San Antonio is such a convenient, dog-friendly spot that we had to feature it twice! River City Run offers you the chance to tour the city with your dog. It is perfect for those who want to do the ghost tours but are scared of what they can’t see. You will see all the historic parts of the city and hear their stories. Be sure to check the website, because they often have runs and 5ks that you can join your dog on. This is a great bonding experience for you and your dog, and the pawfect way for you to get some exercise!
The Cove in the Five Points neighborhood is a dog-friendly restaurant only 15 miles from China Grove. It gives you the opportunity to join your dog for dinner anytime that you want to. The fare is classic American -- burgers, sandwiches, and tacos. You can join your dog on the patio for the meal. There is a dog run for Fido to run and play as long as you supervise him at all times. Be aware that there is usually a pretty long wait, generally around an hour, but the food is worth waiting for. Fido isn’t allowed to go inside, but there are water dishes available for him outside.