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Where Can All Our Puppies Go?

Scenario: You really want to get out to see the sights but leaving behind "man's (and woman's) best friend - whether the canine or feline variety, makes you squirmy. With a little advance planning you can bring Bonnie and Fido and Max and Happy along with you. Here's the latest on Dog Friendly places to see with your favorite furry friend in San Antonio. I've personally checked these sources for their policies but strongly advise checking with them too, especially if you have a larger size pet.


La Villita
King Phillip Walk
San Antonio, Texas

La Villita was the original settlement of Old San Antonio. It is one square block in the heart of downtown, and has artists, craftsmen, shops and restaurants. Leashed dogs can accompany you along the streets and window shop or enjoy the architecture of the historic Adobe and Victorian buildings. For dining, try Guadalajara Grill, where well-behaved, leashed dogs are allowed at the outdoor tables. La Villita is located on the east bank of the San Antonio River, near The Alamo. It is located between the following streets: Villita, S. Presa, Alamo and Nueva.
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Market Square - El Mercado 210-207-8600
W. Commerce Street
San Antonio,
Texas

Leashed dogs are allowed at this outdoor market. Inside Market Square is El Mercado, which is the largest Mexican marketplace outside of Mexico. Here you can find pinatas, pottery, clothing and more. You also might be able to listen to some live music throughout the market. The market is open daily, except for Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day. It is located in downtown San Antonio, at W. Commerce Street and San Mateo Street.
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The River Walk
South Alamo, San Antonio, Texas

210-207-3000

Dogs are allowed on this world famous landmark, but they must be leashed. The Riverwalk is the second most visited attraction in Texas (the Alamo is the top tourist attraction). The 2 mile walkway follows the San Antonio River, and passes by many outdoor restaurants and shops. Some of the outdoor restaurants are dog-friendly. Below is a list of several restaurants that are pet friendly, some of which are on the Riverwalk. Please visit our restaurant section under San Antonio for listings. The Riverwalk is located in downtown San Antonio. There are many access points including the following streets: South Alamo, Losoya, Market, and Commerce.
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San Antonio Missions
6701 San Jose Drive
San Antonio,

Texas 78214 Get Map or Directions
210-932-1001



This mostly urban park offers scenic trails and roadways connecting the mission sites. Maps are available at the visitor center on San Juan Drive or at any of the other mission sites. Mission Concepcion is also the only mission left in the area that still has remnants of the colorful frescos of the era. Dogs are allowed at the mission sites; they are not allowed in buildings or within walled areas of the ruins, and they must be leashed or carried and cleaned up after at all times. Dogs are not allowed on the Yanaguana Nature Trail at the Mission San Juan, and they may not be left unattended in vehicles at any time.
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Sea World
10500 Sea World Drive
San Antonio

Texas 78251
210-523-3000

Although dogs are not allowed inside this amazing marine and amusement park, kennels are provided free of cost on a 1st come 1st served basis. The kennels are open air, water/food bowls are provided, and they are located in the parking lot area. Water is available, but owner's provide food and comfort items.
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Six Flags Fiesta Texas - Kennels

17000 I 10W
San Antonio

Texas 78257
210-697-5050


Dogs are not allowed in the Six Flags park, however there are kennels available at no fee. The kennels are temperature controlled and looked after by security. Dog owners must have proof of vaccinations, and provide food. The normal season for this park is from March through October.
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11731 Wetmore Road
San Antonio,

Texas
210-490-3554
Dogs are welcome on the grounds and in the buildings of this museum. They just need to be cat friendly, and they must be leashed and cleaned up after. Dogs are even allowed to go on the 10 minute train rides. They are open from 10 am to 5 pm, except for Thursday, Saturday and Sunday when they are open from 10 am to 4 pm.
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The Alamo
300 Alamo Plaza

San Antonio, Texas

Dogs are not allowed in the Alamo. However, they may join you in front of the Alamo for a very good close-up look at the historic building.
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Yellow Rose Carriage Company
Crockett Street

San Antonio,
Texas

210-337-6495
Take an elegant horse and carriage with your well-behaved pooch and view some historic sites in San Antonio. Most of the carriage drivers are animal lovers and will allow your pooch. Occasionally some of the drivers might not allow dogs, but the majority of them will accept dogs. Tours leave from the Alamo Plaza and include many historic sites including historic hotels, buildings and the Riverwalk. You can choose between a narrated tour or opt for a quiet romantic ride. Tours range from $35 to $75 (20 minutes to over an hour.) One child under 10 can ride free with each adult. Dogs ride for free. Carriage rides run from 7pm to 11:30pm daily, weather permitting. If it is too hot outside, the tours will not start until about 8pm. You can either pick up a carriage on Crockett Street next to the Alamo or call ahead and make a reservation at 210-337-6495.
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Brackenridge Park
3910 N. St. Marys Street, San Antonio, Texas
210-207-3000, 210-207-7275



There are walking and bicycling paths throughout this 343 acre urban park. Dogs on leash are allowed, and owners must clean up after their pets. The park is located near downtown San Antonio.

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Pearsall Dog Park

4700 Old Pearsall Road, San Antonio, Texas
210-207-3000

This city park has a 1.5 acre designated dog park. The fenced in area has picnic tables, trash cans and play features. Dog park hours are from 5am to 11pm every day.
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Westover Marketplace
Westover Marketplace
At Intersection Loop 410 & Hwy 151
San Antonio, Texas 78245 210-494-3338

This one destination outdoor shopping center offers guests a variety of dining, shopping, and entertainment opportunities. Dogs are allowed in the common areas of the mall; it is up to individual stores whether they allow a dog inside. Dogs must be well behaved, leashed, and under their owner's control and care at all times. Stores: Target, Lowes, Ross, Office Depot and Petsmart, Anna’s Linens, Payless Shoes, Dots, Avenue, Catharine’s, Claire’s and Rue 21.
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Camping World
3891 I-35 N
New Braunfels

Texas 78130
830-608-9886
This comprehensive RV and outdoor store carries a wide variety of RV, boat, bike, and outdoor cooking accessories; all kinds of camping gear; RV screens, shades, and patio decorations; racing/tailgating gear, and all items for RV maintenance. They also carry RV towing supplies, electronics, and interior decorating items as well as pet supplies, RV directories/books, and games. Plus, they offer a tips and advice service, RV sales, rentals, and RV technicians to take care of any installations and repairs. They also welcome your canine companion in the store; they must be friendly and leashed.

OUTDOOR RESTAURANTS
Fralo's Art of Pizza -23651 H WW Leon Springs
Cappy's -5011 Broadway Ave San Antonio
Chipotle - Alamo Heights -3928 Broadway Street San Antonio
Chipotle - Huebner Oaks -11745 I 10W San Antonio
Chipotle - Quarry -1201 N Loop 1604 W San Antonio
Chipotle - Quarry -7322 Jones Maltsberger San Antonio
Chipotle - San Pedro -438 NW Loop 410, Suite 101 San Antonio
Chipotle - Vineyard -1201 N Loop 1604 W San Antonio
Chipotle Mexican Grill -3928 Broadway Street San Antonio
Chipotle Mexican Grill -438 NW Loop 410, Suite 101 San Antonio
Chipotle Mexican Grill -8227 H 151, Suite 105 San Antonio
Crumpets Restaurant and Bakery -3920 Harry Wurzback Rd San Antonio
Dolores Del Rio -106 E. River Walk San Antonio
Flower Power Cafe -11703 Huebner Road, Suite 200 San Antonio
Flying Saucer -11255 Huebner Road San Antonio
Fralo's Art of Pizza -23651 IH 10 West San Antonio
Guadalajara Grill -301 S. Alamo Street San Antonio
La Tuna Icehouse -100 Probandt/H 536 San Antonio
Madhatters Tea House and Cafe -320 Beauregard San Antonio
Rita's On The River -245 E Commerce Street San Antonio
The Landing -123 Losoya St San Antonio
Tito's Mexican Restaurant -955 S Alamo Street San Antonio
Zuni Grill -223 Losoya St. San Antonio
Remember to practice pet etiquette even if it's not a written rule. Carry your picker upper baggies! Note too that most of these places specified "well-behaved dogs." Be honest in that regard so your day is not cut short by a pet who doesn't do well in crowds or has a tendency to chase little girls. (That's my pooch's weakness.) And of course we love pets at Hidden Valley RV and they love the peaceful Medio Creek and miles of paths to hike on. If your dog gets along with mine (and my cats) I'll even watch them during your day if you prefer. Happy travels for you and your best friends.
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