The swaying palm trees catch your eye, so you instinctually look over. Just beyond their dancing fronds the sparkle of the Atlantic Ocean flirts with you. At your ankles, the tickle of fur. Yes, Fido’s tail is going a mile a minute. He wants to run toward the water and see if he can snag the freshest catch of the day. Instead you direct him toward the sidewalk for an afternoon of exploring one of Florida’s hippest cities. Of course, there will be plenty of time to stop for a romp through some wide-open parkland while you’re in the Sunshine State. And with plenty of pet-friendly hotels in Miami, you’ll be as comfortable as you are awe-inspired. Book your room with Travelocity, and you’ll be able to spare enough cash for a doggie Speedo. How’s that for wandering wisely?
Yes, there are lots of places where your pup can run freely. Stop by Kennedy Park, where salty bay breezes fill the air and dogs are allowed off-leash. Use one of the fenced in areas, or romp through the larger wide-open spaces. Other off-leash dog parks in Miami include Amelia Earhart Dog Park, Perrine Wayside Dog Park, and Dog Chow Dog Park.
The Design District is the place to be if you want to grab this season’s high-end doggie carrier or a new pair of leather shoes. But it’s not the only place to get a little retail therapy in between trips to the beach. You can also get your fix at the Lincoln Road Mall, Bal Harbour, and the Dolphin Mall outlets. You’ll also find unique boutiques near many Miami pet-friendly hotels, so it’s easy to take a leisurely stroll for souvenirs and new fashion without straying far from your home away from home.
Miami doesn’t go to sleep with the sun, that’s for sure. Prepare to stay up well after midnight to get the full Miami party scene experience. Leave Sparky at the Chesterfield Hotel & Suites, a South Beach Group Hotel or Mandarin Oriental, Miami and head for Miami Beach nightclubs. After you sip on some creative concoctions at spots like the Rec Room, STORY, and Purdy Lounge, you’re sure to be wagging your tail. To spend time surrounded by fresh night air and twinkling stars, check out a rooftop bar near the Miami skyline. If you lose track of time and greet the sun, go get your pup and make a beeline for the strong coffee in Little Havana.
Whether you’re headed to Miami to get your toes in the sand or a frozen cocktail at a hip lounge, heading south is sure to put a spring in your step. Make one of our top dog-friendly hotels in Miami your new home, and you never have to trade the amenities you love to bring your pooch along.