Galax, Virginia is a small, independent city that lies along Chestnut Creek. The city's founders fell in love with the wide-open meadows here and decided to establish a settlement. In fact, Galax was named after an evergreen plant called Galax urceolata.
Apart from being a scenic city with plenty of green space, Galax is also rich in historical treasures and has plenty of buildings that are on the National Register of Historic Places, such as the Galax Commercial Historic District, Old Grayson County Courthouse and Clerk's Office, Gordon C. Felts House, and more.
If you need a place to stay in Galax where you can spend a couple of nights cuddling with your pup, check out the Rodeway Inn Galax or the Galax Knights Inn. Both hotels welcome canine guests.
While you're here, you'd be barking mad to miss out on Creek Bottom Brews, a local brewing company and pub. The place is also dog-friendly so it's a win-win! Another place in Galax where you can dine with your dog is Scoots Restaurant. Galax also has two animal hospitals and two veterinary services that will help you out in case you need them.
For the wine lovers, a great place to visit in Galax is the Mt Vale Vineyard, a pet-friendly winery that's home to gorgeous mountain views and tasty wines! Leashed, well-behaved dogs are welcome here as long as you clean up after them.