Virginia’s state capital is known as a hip city that’s teeming with dog-friendly places. The art-centric and modern Quirk Hotel provides pet beds upon request and also gives dog owners a complimentary doggy bag that includes treats, waste bags and a special door hanger.
Steeped in history, the Jefferson Hotel is also pet friendly. Even if you don’t end up staying here, it’s worth popping in just to see the magnificent lobby, especially when it’s all decked out during the holidays, and revel in the splendor of this grand hotel that dates back to 1895.
When it comes time to shop, Stony Point Fashion Park is an outdoor mall that caters to dog parents. Pick up human-grade, all-natural treats for your pup at Abbella Cakes Dog Bakery and check out chic clothing and pet accessories at theFido Park Avenue boutique.Another one of Richmond’s most famed sites, the James River, is also dog-friendly.
“Dogs and owners alike enjoy Richmond’s parks and trails. Belle Isle, an island on the James River, is one mile around and within walking distance from downtown,” says Erin Bagnell, public relations manager for Visit Richmond.
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