We know how important your best friend is. Yes, the furry one with four legs who gives the biggest kisses! Norfolk recognizes and celebrates how dog friendly our society has become. After all, Millennial's are buying houses based on space for their dogs, so why not base your vacation spots on them too!


Yappy Hour

Waterside District

Every Third Thursday April through September The warmer months of the year mean shorts, tank tops and in this case happy hour with your dog! Join Waterside every third Thursday of the month during spring and summer for happy hour with your four legged friend! [embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/BVVFJnvhii5/[/embed]

Bark in the Park

Harbor Park

April 22 & August 12 Calling all dog parents! The Norfolk Tides invite you to bring your dog along with you to the Tides baseball game onApril 22nd and August 12th! Grab a ticket, share a hot dog and cheer on the Tides with your furry friend in tow! [embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/BXd4RfLjjeC/[/embed]

Sunday Dog Days

Norfolk Botanical Gardens

Sundays in June, July, and August Leash up your canine and head over to Norfolk's Botanical Garden! Every Sunday in June through August share sights and smells of the gardens with your dog! [embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/BXv6OAWgmRR/[/embed] [embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/BU79-__AiML/[/embed] [embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/BaK3xgSH1hr/[/embed]


Pendulum Fine Meats

820 Shirley Ave. Vacation time isn't the time to maintain that diet of yours; it's a time to cheat a little right? After all you're here to taste what the city has to offer, why not let your dog do the same! Check out Pendulum for lunch and leave with a doggie bag, for you and your pup! Look in the freezer section for their prepackaged "beef pet food," your pet will thank you later!

The Birch Bar

1231 W. Olney Road Don't we dream of sitting outside and cracking a cold one with our dog? Well now you actually can! The Birch Bar, hidden gem turned eminent, offers beer for you and your canine! Order two brews, a charcuterie board and you'll have yourself a dog day! [embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/BJvh8x6B_o1/[/embed] Our city fully embraces the dog obsessed generation and we encourage you to bring your pup next time you visit! Pet friendly patios at our breweries and restaurants, dog friendly beaches and over 10 miles of trails; Norfolk's a doggy's vacation paradise! Click here for more information about pet friendly Norfolk! Written by Visit Norfolk for VisitNorfolk.
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