Dog Friendly Hotels
If your visit includes an overnight stay, you won’t have to leave your four-legged friend at home. Many of our hotels, vacation rental homes and Airbnbs are pet-friendly too! Check out our Dog Friendly Spots in Central Florida blog.
Dog Friendly Restaurants
Restaurants and breweries that offer outdoor seating tend to be dog friendly but double check with a phone call before you go. Grove Roots Brewing Co. in Winter Haven is dog friendly inside as well as outside, and they have food trucks onsite. You can also take Fido to Fire Restaurant or Harborside in Winter Haven.
If you’re in Lakeland, Abuelo’s Mexican Restaurant, Harry’s Seafood Bar & Grille, Red Door Lakeland, The Joinery, Black & Brew Coffee House and Bistro and Patio850 welcome dogs as well.
Dog Friendly Hiking Trails
You’ll find dog friendly hiking trails in Central Florida at Colt Creek State Park and Lake Kissimmee State Park, as well as most of our County Parks (Circle B Bar Reserve in Lakeland is the exception). However, beware of alligators. Remember, you are visiting Central Florida, so if there is a lake or swamp on property, there’s a good chance alligators will be there too.
Another dog friendly place to hike is Bok Tower Gardens, which offers plenty of sights and smells for your four-legged friend. Leashed and well-behaved dogs are permitted with a $10.00 entry fee.
Dog Friendly Campgrounds in Central Florida
Most Central Florida campgrounds are dog friendly, including Cabana Club (soon to become Camp Margaritaville), Resort at Canopy Oaks in Lake Wales and Five Star RV Resort on Lake Myrtle.
See more of what Dog Friendly Places Central Florida has to offer.
Dog Friendly Places
Swan Brewing features 30 taps of craft beer, live music and food trucks. The brewery…
Address: 115 W Pine St
Lakeland, FL 33815
Bok Tower Gardens
Historic Bok Tower Gardens, a national historic landmark, features two hiking trails, 50 acres of…
Address: 1151 Tower Blvd.
Lake Wales, FL 33853
Auburndale Dog Park at Lake Myrtle Park
Auburndale dog park at Lake Myrtle Sports Park, near Polk Parkway exit 18.
Address: 318 Denton Ave.
Auburndale, FL 33823
Dog Leg Woods
South Lakeland dog park near Cleveland Heights Golf Course.
Address: 3326 Cleveland Heighs Blvd.
Lakeland, FL 33803
Lake Crago Dog Park
North Lakeland dog park located just south of Interstate 4.
Address: 525 Lake Crago Dr.
Lakeland, FL 33805
A recreational park with multi-purpose and soccer fields, picnic facilities, fishing pond, dog park and…
Address: 339 American Spirit Rd.
Winter Haven, FL 33880
Bonnet Springs Park
Bonnet Springs Park, open as of October 2022, is located in Lakeland along the I-4…
Address: 400 Bonnet Springs Blvd
Lakeland, FL 33815
DiOGi Park at Loyce E. Harpe Park
DiOGi Park is a dog park located in the Mulberry/South Lakeland area of Polk County.
Address: 500 W Carter Rd.
Mulberry, FL 33860
Bark Park at Veterinary Healthcare Associates
Private, membership based dog park in Winter Haven.
Address: 3025 Dundee Rd.
Winter Haven, FL 33884