Deciding to travel to Siesta Key is undoubtedly exciting. However, heading this way with your canine companion at your side can make it even better! Before you head this way, be sure to take a look at the following 3-day itinerary which prioritizes time with your pooch by your side. When making a dog-friendly Siesta Key journey is essential, these are the activities, restaurants, and stops that can help you make it happen. Get ready to enjoy an amazing adventure in Siesta Key alongside the furry friend you love most.
Day 1: Beach Fun with Fido
Before you grab the leash and head to the shoreline, it’s important to note that Siesta Key beaches don’t directly allow canine companions to enjoy the sand at your side. However, there’s no reason to despair because the beauty of a trip this way is Siesta Key’s seamless proximity to nearby locations where dogs are more than welcome. This makes it easier than ever to customize your stay so your four-legged friend can come along for the adventure. Today, you’ll want to head over to Brohard Paw Park in nearby Venice to make the most of time under the sun and on the sand. This beach area welcomes canines and comes complete with access to waves, sun, drinking fountains, dog showers and more! You’ll even find leash posts and fire hydrants readily available. If you’re up for a mid-day picnic, there are plenty of on-site tables and benches to enjoy as well. Don’t be surprised if you linger here longer than you planned!
When cravings need to be curbed, Village Café is your number one stop on your first day of fun. This inviting eatery offers up a vast menu for guests as well as a patio seating options for those arriving with four-legged friends in tow. Settle in for a palate-pleasing moment and soak up the view with your favorite friend by your side.
Day 2: Park Time Galore
Chances are that when you’re traveling to Siesta Key with little ones and a dog, you’re going to be on the hunt for places that pair activities for the entire crew. You’ll find exactly what you’re looking for at Red Bug Slough Reserve in Sarasota. This dog-friendly and kid-friendly stop is packed with shaded trails to explore as well as a collection of playgrounds for little ones to discover and burn off excess energy too. Red Bug Slough Reserve even has a large pond in the middle, so if you’re craving waterfront adventures, this is the place to be.
Dining today should be done at the Siesta Key Oyster Bar. This is a one-stop-shop for fantastic seafood and flavor as well as patio dining options that are open to furry friends as well. It’s a great place to gather with loved ones and make the most of a savory moment while letting your worries slip away.
Day 3: Coffee and Fun
Start today at the Lelu Coffee Lounge in Siesta Key when you could use a caffeine boost and a place that’s welcoming to canine companions. This coffee house hosts a welcoming patio for people and their furry friends to enjoy a morning latte and linger for as long as they’d like. Once you’ve had that last sip and perhaps paired it with a scone to match, you’ll be heading to the Christopher Wheeler Off-Leash Dog Park on Stickney Point Road to give your pup the time to run he or she deserves. This spacious area is designed with canine socialization in mind and will be a wonderful option for the last day of your stay.
When all of that running and play has led to a serious appetite to attend to, makey our way to The Old Salty Dog on Ocean Boulevard. This delicious eatery is loved by patrons, but particularly appealing for canines as they cater to special meals just for dogs! Be sure to ask for a bowl of ice water and dog biscuits to be enjoyed on the shaded patio when you drop by. The staff here is happy to accommodate!
Pet Stores to Add to Your Dog Friendly Siesta Key Itinerary
If while you’re visiting Siesta Key you realize you’ve run short on any dog supplies, options to stock up are always within reach. You can find a Petco Animal Supplies in Sarasota on Tamiami Trail as well as a Petland Sarasota on Fruitville Road. Just knowing where to access those important resources can make all the difference in your getaway!
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