Pet-Friendly Alexandria

Named as one of the most dog-friendly vacation destinations in the U.S. by Expedia, visiting Alexandria means you don’t have to leave Fido behind. It's no secret that Alexandrians love their pets. In fact, one out of every four Alexandria residents is a dog! Whether strolling through Old Town or Del Ray, you won't get far before you see water bowls (and free treats) set out for four-legged companions. Alexandria's adoration for man's best friend has reached new heights with more than 2,000 pet friendly hotels rooms and plenty of pooch-centric happenings, from a seasonal Canine Cruise hosted by the Potomac Riverboat Company to dog boutiques such as The Dog Park.

22 Dog-Friendly Things to Do Alexandria has certainly earned its place among America’s top dog-friendly cities. Learn More ›
Pet-Friendly Hotels No need to leave Sparky at home, Alexandrians love their pets. See More ›
Pet-Friendly Shopping From dog boutiques to welcoming stores, explore our pet-friendly shopping scene. Learn More ›
Alexandria Dog Parks As your pet plays in an off-leash pet area, your family can enjoy the riverside greenery. See More ›
Canine Cruise This howling experience offered monthly April through October is a local favorite. Dogs ride free! Get Cruising ›
Tour Mount Vernon Explore canine life at George Washington’s Mount Vernon on the All the President’s Pups Walking Tour. Bring Fido ›