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Pet Friendly Alexandria

It's no secret Alexandrians love their pets; walking along the streets in Old Town or Del Ray, you won't get far before you see water bowls (or even free treats) set out for four-legged companions. Alexandria's adoration for man's best friend has reached new heights with pet friendly hotels, parks and even a Canine Cruise hosted by the Potomac Riverboat Company. At this rate, you'll never leave Sparky at home: Pets can even roam the halls of the Torpedo Factory Art Center or help pick out new accessories at the Dog Park boutique.

A quick guide to all things dog friendly in Alexandria

Dog Friendly Hotels
Dog Friendly Attractions
Dog Friendly Shops - your dog can shop, too!
Alexandria Dog Parks

Dog Friendly Hotels in Alexandria

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Westin Alexandria

  • 400 Courthouse Square
  • Alexandria, VA 22314

Located in the exclusive Carlyle section of Old Town Alexandria, our hotel is a distinctive, upscale retreat. Be welcomed into a calming ambiance, where a soothing blend of luxury, recreation, and…Learn More

Lorien Hotel & Spa, a Kimpton Hotel

  • 1600 King Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314

The Lorien Hotel & Spa in Alexandria, Virginia, is an experience above the rest. Located in the heart of Old Town Alexandria, our luxury boutique hotel, a Kimpton Hotel, is a collaborative dream.…Learn More

Sheraton Suites Alexandria

  • 801 N. Saint Asaph Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314

Luxurious two-room suites with marble and granite bathrooms. All suites are smoke-free and divided by French doors. Amenities include complimentary Starbucks coffee, wet bar, microwave and cooler.…Learn More

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Comfort Inn & Suites Alexandria

  • 5716 S. Van Dorn Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22310

Capital Express Cafe on site. Complimentary deluxe continental breakfast, free parking for buses, cars and large trucks, complimentary Metro shuttle and business center on site. Directly located off…Learn More

Hilton Alexandria at Mark Center

  • 5000 Seminary Road
  • Alexandria, VA 22311

Lakeside setting, complimentary shuttle to Reagan National Airport and minutes away from Old Town. Check out Finn and Porter restaurant. Experience our roomy, newly-renovated guest rooms and one or…Learn More

Holiday Inn & Suites, Alexandria - Historic District

  • 625 First Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314

Award-winning hotel conveniently located in Old Town North with 178 spacious, and contemporary guest rooms and suites. Close to all Alexandria and DC attractions, cultural venues and King Street…Learn More

Hotel Monaco Alexandria, a Kimpton Hotel

  • 480 King Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314

Nestled in the heart of picturesque Old Town, the Hotel Monaco Alexandria, a Kimpton Hotel, stands at the vanguard of history, where the past and future meet at crossroads of style, culture and…Learn More

Morrison House, a Kimpton Hotel

  • 116 S. Alfred Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314

4-Star, 4-Diamond 18th-century style manor house "boutique" hotel. Two- and four-poster beds, decorative fireplaces, Italian marble bathrooms, 24-hour butler service, fine dining in the Grille…Learn More

Red Roof Inn Alexandria

  • 5975 Richmond Highway
  • Alexandria, VA 22303

Newly remodeled guest rooms. Complimentary lobby coffee. Free local calls. Microwaves and fridges available. (150 Rooms)…Learn More

Residence Inn by Marriott Alexandria Old Town South at Carlyle

  • 2345 Mill Road
  • Alexandria, VA 22314

The Residence Inn by Marriott Alexandria Old Town South at Carlyle has the features, amenities, and services guests need to perform at their best on long stays. Amenities include fully equipped…Learn More

Residence Inn by Marriott, Alexandria - Old Town

  • 1456 Duke Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314

Two blocks from King Street Metro station. All suites include fully equipped kitchen, living room, bedroom. Complimentary buffet breakfast daily; evening social Mon-Thur. (240 Suites)…Learn More


Dog Friendly Attractions in Alexandria

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Potomac Riverboat Company

  • 1 Cameron Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314

Offers seasonal sightseeing cruises, private parties, and water taxi transportation service. Cruises include the Washington monuments, the Alexandria seaport, pirate cruises for children, baseball…Learn More

Mount Vernon: George Washington's Estate & Gardens

  • 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway,
  • Mount Vernon, VA 22121

The beautiful riverside estate of George Washington includes the Mansion, outbuildings, tomb, & working farm, and new visitor facilities with 25 galleries and theaters. The new Orientation Center and…Learn More

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Alexandria Visitors Center at Ramsay House

  • 221 King Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314

Named for William Ramsay, Scottish merchant and city founder. Stop by for sightseeing brochures, maps, etc. Gift shop. Save 50% when you purchase a Key to the City with admission to nine historic…Learn More

Alexandria's Footsteps to the Past

  • Alexandria Visitors Center
  • 221 King Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314

Owned by a ninth-generation Virginian, this company offers a daily 90-minute history tour from Ramsay House Visitors Center. March-Dec, (Jan-Feb by appointment only). Also offered by appointment a…Learn More

Fort Ward Museum & Historic Site

  • 4301 W. Braddock Road
  • Alexandria, VA 22304

The museum, patterned after a Union headquarters building, houses a fine Civil War collection and exhibits. The Fort's Northwest Bastion has been completely restored. Museum open Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5…Learn More

Gunston Hall Plantation

  • 10709 Gunston Road
  • Lorton, VA 22079-3901

The 1755 Georgian-style mansion was the home of George Mason, author of the Virginia Declaration of Rights and a framer of the U.S. Constitution. Daily 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; closed major holidays.…Learn More

Mount Vernon: George Washington's Estate & Gardens

  • 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway,
  • Mount Vernon, VA 22121

The colorful Adventure Map is free for families with the purchase of a child's admission ticket to George Washington's home. It guides children in a quest to solve nine puzzles.…Learn More

National Harbor

Rising on the banks of the Potomac River is National Harbor. Built on 350 acres, with more than a mile and a quarter of waterfront, it is an exciting, sprawling community that offers fine restaurants,…Learn More

Potomac Riverboat Company

  • 1 Cameron Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314

Offers seasonal sightseeing cruises, private parties, and water taxi transportation service. Cruises include the Washington monuments, the Alexandria seaport, pirate cruises for children, baseball…Learn More

Torpedo Factory Art Center

  • 105 N. Union Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314

Constructed in 1918 for the manufacturing of torpedoes, the Torpedo Factory now features 82 working artists' studios, six galleries, the Art League School, Alexandria Archaeology Museum, and a cafe…Learn More

Virginia Theological Seminary

  • 3737 Seminary Road
  • Alexandria, VA 22304

Founded in 1823, Virginia Seminary is the largest of the country’s Episcopal seminaries, preparing men and women for service in the church. Classes are offered to both ordained and lay people.…Learn More

Dog Friendly Shops in Alexandria

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Ten Thousand Villages

  • 915 King Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314

We work with artisans in more than 30 countries to bring fairly traded items to North America. Shop an exciting array of handmade accessories, musical instruments, paper, ceramics, textiles, home…Learn More

Christmas Attic

  • 125 S. Union Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314

The Christmas Attic was opened by a local family that loved the spirit and joy of the holidays. For over 35 years, our charming store has long been considered a “must see” by locals and tourists…Learn More

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Bellacara

  • 1000 King Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314

A beauty boutique offering many fine brands - Kiehl's, Bumble & Bumble, Smashbox, Fresh, Dermalogica, Molton Brown, Frederic Fekkai, Stila, Sue Devitt, T. LeClerc, Bliss, Mario Badescu, Philosophy,…Learn More

Dash's of Old Town

  • 1114 King Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314

An exclusive upscale men's clothier specializing in Italian-made suits, shirts, ties, sports wear and custom clothing.…Learn More

Decorium

  • 116 King Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314

Home furnishings, lighting, rugs, art, gifts and design, all with a classic but unique twist.…Learn More

Diva Designer Consignment & Other Delights

  • 116 S. Pitt Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314

A consignment boutique with new and almost new women's designer clothing, shoes and accessories by Prada, Chanel, Gucci, Marc Jacobs, Burberry and Diane Von Furstenberg, and more - all at great…Learn More

Dog Park

  • 705 King Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314

Dogs and cats are welcome at this spacious, airy shop located on King St at Washington St. "Park" yourself here for the best selection of unique items for your unique dog or cat! Great lines of…Learn More

Gold Works

  • 1400 King Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314

Located in Old Town Alexandria since 1989, Gold Works is a fine jewelry store with living room ambiance and a friendly staff prepared to assist with all of your jewelry needs. We house an assortment…Learn More

Hooray for Books!

  • 1555 King Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314

Alexandria’s only locally owned, independent children’s bookstore offering a wide selection of new and classic books, CDs and book-related gifts for children of all ages (yes, even teens and adults).…Learn More

Imagine Artwear

  • 1124 King Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314

Contemporary clothing, jewelry and crafts by American artists. One-of-a-kind limited editions and custom orders. Winner of Top 100 Retailers of American Crafts Award.…Learn More

Irish Walk

  • 415 King Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314

This delightful shop is as Irish as a shamrock! Everything is authentic, from Avoca capes and mohair throws to  Aran sweaters and Celtic ties. We also carry Irish coffee glasses, Belleek china,…Learn More

King's Jewelry

  • 609 King Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314

Family owned and operated  for 50 years! Finding the perfect gift is easy with our exquisite creations and enormous selection.Every piece we carry is selected by our owner for beauty, quality and…Learn More

Montague & Son - The Birkenstock Store

  • 115 S. Union Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314

Located one block south of the Torpedo Factory Art Center on S. Union Street. The full line of Birkenstock shoes and sandals plus Dansko, Keen, Footprints, Naot, New Balance and other fine comfort…Learn More

Pompanoosuc Mills

  • 795 Duke St
  • Alexandria, VA 22314

Our showroom offers our handcrafted solid wood furniture and a curated selection of home accents. From storage beds to complete dining room sets, we custom build our furniture in Vermont. With…Learn More

Red Barn Mercantile

  • 1117 King Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314

We've moved! Find us on King Street between Fayette and Henry streets just six blocks from the King Street Metro stop. An antique and home furnishings store that infuses old with new for a fresh and…Learn More

Shoe Hive

  • 127 S. Fairfax Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314

A charming and fashionable collection of shoes and accessories for women in Old Town. We carry such lines as Tory Burch, Bettye Muller, Aquatalia by Marvin K, Kate Spade, Sam Edelman, Michael Kors,…Learn More

The Antique Guild

  • 113 N. Fairfax Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314

Welcome to The Antique Guild of Alexandria, Virginia located at 113 North Fairfax St. We are an exceptional antique shop in the heart of Old Town Alexandria, Virginia located across the street from…Learn More

Today's Cargo

  • 1102 King Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314

Old Town’s one-of-a-kind jewelry store for 40 years. We offer an expansive and varied collection from 14k gold, diamonds, vibrant gemstones, antiques, pearls, and watches to sterling silver, beads,…Learn More

Why Not?

  • 200 King Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314

Wonderful collection of children's clothing, books, toys and more spread over two floors in the heart of Old Town. Families have visited us from around the world for over 50 years. Follow in their…Learn More


Dog Parks in Alexandria

Fenced Dog Parks:

Simpson Stadium Park at Monroe Avenue (map)

Duke Street east of the Charles E. Beatley, Jr. Library (map)

Montgomery Park at the corner of Fairfax and 1st Streets(map)

Ben Brenman Park by Backlick Creek (map)

Dog Run Park at Carlyle, 450 Andrew's Ln. (map)


Unfenced Sites / Dog Exercise Areas:

Founders Park at Oronoco Street and Union Street (map)

Windmill Hill Park at Gibbon and Union Streets (map)

Southeast corner of Braddock Road and Commonwealth (map)

Hooff's Run, east of Commonwealth between Oak and Chapman Streets (map)

Ft. Williams Parkway at Dearborn Rd (map)

Tarleton Park (map)

Chambliss Street (map)

North Fort Ward Park (map)

W. Timberbranch Parkway and Parkway Terrace* (map)

Chinquapin Park (map)

Monticello Park (map)

Four Mile Run Park / Edison Street cul-de-sac (map)

Mount Jefferson Park / W&OD Railroad at Raymond Avenue* (map)

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Alexandria Convention & Visitors Association
221 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
703-746-3301 or 800-388-9119
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