Another fantastic city for history buffs, you will enjoy a visit in Manassas, Virginia. You and your pet have many options when choosing how to spend a day out together.
Not only does Manassas National Battlefield Park do regular war reenactments, but they allow dogs on their property. While your pet may not be able to join you in the museum or other indoor attractions, there are several hiking and walking trails that your pet will love to sniff around. The nearly 5-mile hike will be a perfect day out, especially in the spring or fall when there is more scenery to be seen in the lush forests.
After a day learning about Manassas’ historical significance, you will be tired out and needing a room. Luckily, there are multiple options. Candlewood Suites is a fantastic choice; they provide clean and modern rooms, and you can stay for a few nights or an extended stay if needed. Best of all, they allow your pet to stay tucked in right with you.
When it’s time to eat, check out the Foster’s Grille or the Philadelphia Tavern. Foster’s Grille is a pub-like restaurant that serves tasty burgers, wings, ribs, and much more. Philadelphia Tavern is, of course, Philly-inspired and offers cheesesteaks and craft beers. Both serve delicious meals and welcome your well-behaved pet outside on their patios.
Manassas is quite educational for you, and full of interesting sights and smells for your pet. It is a very welcoming city, and you will enjoy spending time with your furry friend.
The Wellington neighborhood in Manassas offers you and your pooch a great time at the local mulch-covered Merrifield Garden Center Dog Park. Spacious and full of (partly nibbled on) tennis balls, your pup will have loads of opportunities to run around or play a game of fetch. On site are reused grocery bags to pick up Fido’s droppings, and shareable dog water bowls to keep your pooch hydrated. While your pup is off playing with other fur-iends, you can relax under the tree with a book or enjoy a snack at one of the many picnic tables.
For the foodies out there, head to the Manassas City Center for a plethora of drool-worthy restaurants that offer pup-friendly patios. Among them, Grounds Central Station is particularly well-known for its all-day breakfast, hot and cold coffee drinks, and ice cream sundaes. Of course they welcome four-legged friends at their outdoor seating area so you can enjoy the view (and smells) together. After recharging at one of the local eateries, cross the street and you’ll find yourself in Baldwin Park. This pet-friendly green space offers a playground, benches, a picnic area, and a nice garden path.