There are no hotels or dog-friendly activities in the town of San Pedro. But, should you and your bouncing barker find yourself in this charming Texas town, there are lots of things to do and see within a reasonable distance.
The biggest nearby attraction has got to be the stunningly beautiful, 1,200-acre Resaca De La Palma State Park, only a 16-minute drive from San Pedro. This park is known for its bird species, so best keep Fido on his leash. If he’s inclined to get overexcited or if he's a chatty mutt, it might be best to skip this one. If you're looking for a nice quiet stroll on an easy, well-marked trail, this state park is a real treat. Don’t forget to bring bug spray and wear long sleeves and trousers. The state park is centered around an oxbow lake, so mosquitoes abound, especially during the summer when temperatures surpass 90 degrees.
Just an 18-minute drive from San Pedro, you can find the wonderfully quiet Rancho Viejo resort and country club. This scenic spot offers self-contained villas or regular hotel rooms. Dogs are welcome, and there are no size restrictions.
You're never far from dog-friendly fun in San Pedro!
One of the main attractions of this small town, which is located a little over 20 minutes from San Pedro. is its proximity to some of the busier attractions in Cameron County. The town itself has 2 hotels that are doggone great (because they allow pets!) and a great beer garden famous for its “dogs, horses, Harleys and hugs.” Harley's Bar and Country Store touts itself as "the best watering hole in Deep South Texas", so stop by to see what everyone's barking about! You'll need to keep your pooch on a leash here. The area surrounding the town is mostly agricultural, so there’s a real country feel about this place.
The main dogtastic attraction
in this little town is the Catherine B. Stillman Dog Park. This park has a high fence, which means you don’t have to worry about your bouncing buddy trying to break out. This park is ideal for medium to large dogs, but there
could be issues with the more petite poochies, as there are some gaps under the fence. It opens at 7 AM and closes at dusk. Although dogs can play off-leash here, dogs must be leashed when entering and exiting the dog park. The dog park is located within Catherine B. Stillman Park, which also has a children's playground.
This beautiful little town in rural South Texas, located 15 miles from San Pedro, is a great
place for you and your wag-tailed wonder to sit back and relax, or plan your
next adventure to the nearby attractions such as Resaca de la Palma State Park
or South Padre Island. Want to take your furry friend camping? Hummingbird Cove RV and Mobile Home Park welcomes dogs with no charge. This spot is very pupular with fishing and bird watching enthusiasts, and offers some
excellent activities within walking distance. Rio Hondo is only a
short drive from the hustle and bustle of Harlingen if you need to get a taste of city life.
is a great place to visit on a budget with your four-legged friend. The place
is quite literally a "walk in the park", as there are 6 parks and a nature trail
for you to chews from here. There are two Best
Value Inns, a great RV resort, and some Airbnb accommodations to relax in and
plan your next adventure together. This small town also has a great selection of
restaurants. Unfortunately, due to the heat, most are indoors only, so it would
be best to call ahead to check if pets are welcome. This town's location, combined with its reasonable pricing, makes it a great spot to visit with your
canine companion just 15 miles from San Pedro.
Although this spot is a bit of drive from San Pedro, it really is a little piece of poochie paradise. Not only do you and your little tag-along have beautiful beaches looking out on the gulf of Mexico where you can run, swim, or just lay around, but you can also choose from 19 pet-friendly hotels and resorts, 12 dog-friendly restaurants, and several great camping grounds. There are some "no dogs allowed" areas -- including the deck at the Malaquite Visitors Center, a short stretch of beach in front of the pavilion, and the boardwalk from the deck to the beach -- but this poses no problem, as there are trails you can take around these areas.