BringFido’s Best of Georgia

Posted by Lauren Barker

Looking for the dog-friendliest things to do in Georgia? Well, you've come to the right place. The editors at BringFido have dedicated themselves to digging up the most dog-friendly places to visit in The Peach State, as well as the rest of the country. In the latest edition of our book, Ruff Guide to the United States, you'll find our collection of the best places to stay and play with your dog in all 50 states. You can order a copy today for just $10.00 (a savings of 63% off the retail price) when you use the discount code BEST.

Read on to learn about some of the Georgia attractions that rose to the top of our list this year.

Best Dog-Friendly Brewery

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Moon River Brewing Company in Savannah welcomes dogs into the expansive beer garden with a bowl of ice water at their table. Meanwhile, you can enjoy signature beers on draft like Yoga Pants Southern-Style Pale Ale. Soak it up with classic pub grub, including tasty Brew Moon buffalo wings and organic beef burgers. If you like spooky happenings, you’re in the right place. The best dog-friendly brewery in Georgia is said to be one of the most haunted places in the city. There’s nothing scary about the brewery’s devotion to dogs, though. They frequently host events like Spring Bark with adoptable dogs, special offers and more.

Sleep it off at the nearby Holiday Inn Savannah Historic District.

Top Trail to Hike With Your Dog

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Located in the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest, Mount Yonah Trail in Cleveland is a challenging hike through the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Georgia. Hiking hounds will need to traverse more than 3,000 feet of elevation gain, varied terrain, and rocky staircases to reach the top of the mountain on this top trail to hike with your dog in Georgia. Looking for a romantic way to start the day? Begin your hike early and catch the sunrise from the top. This difficult hike is nearly five miles in length and might be tricky for senior dogs. For an easier hike in the area, head to Moccasin Creek State Park and explore Hemlock Falls Trail.

Travelers who want a taste of life in a yurt can reserve the Roundhouse. This stunning home in the woods welcomes four-legged guests and even has a huge doggy mural on the wall of the game room.

Most Dog-Friendly State Park

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Located on the banks of the Ogeechee River near Savannah, Fort McAllister State Park offers a charming glimpse into the past. Dogs are welcome to join you indoors on a tour through the Civil War museum to view artifacts, explore the grounds of the historic fort, and hike along the Redbird Creek trail. This scenic and most dog-friendly state park in Georgia is nestled among live oaks and a salt marsh that showcases the best-preserved earthwork fortification of the Confederacy. While exploring with your pup, you’ll observe cannons, a hot shot furnace, bomb-proof barracks, palisades, and more.

Book a stay at Best Western Plus Richmond Hill Inn and spend extra time in the area visiting other dog-friendly state parks like Skidaway Island in Savannah.

Most Dog-Friendly Attraction

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Oliver Bentleys Historic Dog Walk Tour is the most dog-friendly attraction in Georgia. This mile-long ramble explores historic statues, monuments and buildings. Make sure to snap a photo next to the Waving Girl Statue of Florence and her loyal Collie, created by renowned sculptor Felix De Weldon. Don’t worry if your Pug is a slow walker, the group moves at the pace of the most leisurely pup in the pack and will make stops at canine water fountains along the way. Each participating pooch is provided with a bag of Ollie B. Biscuits from tour organizers and premium treat purveyors Oliver Bentleys.

Olde Harbour Inn loves when four-legged guests come to stay. Pups are presented with a special welcome bag that includes flavorful organic treats, waste baggies for bathroom breaks, and a sleeve of tennis balls.

Most Dog-Friendly Campground

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Nestled among the tall Georgia pines and just an hour from downtown Atlanta, Pine Mountain RV Resort is an ideal countryside getaway and the most dog-friendly campground in Georgia. Let Fido socialize with other four-legged campers in two separate enclosed Bark Parks, allowing easy access from any campsite. For more exercise, take him for a hike along the 23-mile Pine Mountain Trail, which meanders by quiet streams, waterfalls, and native trees in F.D. Roosevelt State Park. If you don’t have your own RV, reserve one of three pet-friendly yurts. Two dogs of any size are welcome at tent and RV sites for no additional fee, and in select yurts for an additional cleaning fee of $50.

Best Pet-Friendly B&B

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Foley House Inn invites pups and their owners to rest up during a busy weekend in dog-friendly Savannah. This best pet-friendly B&B in Georgia is made up of two lavishly renovated historic mansions in the midst of downtown, and just a short walk from Forsyth Park and Carriage Tours of Savannah. The inn’s beautiful, antique-filled, pet-friendly guest rooms have easy access to a courtyard area and Chippewa Square, where the famous Forrest Gump bus stop scene was filmed.

Foley House Inn welcomes two dogs of any size for an additional fee of $65 per pet, per stay.

Best Dog Park

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Newtown Dream Dog Park in Johns Creek is an incredible one-acre park that features artificial turf to keep paws clean, sprinklers around a spraying fire hydrant for dogs to enjoy in summer, and a variety of bridges, tunnels and hoops to explore, making it the best dog park in Georgia. There are separate areas for large and small dogs and benches for humans to relax while their furry friends run wild. The paved pathway around the park is draped in the shade of specially planted trees for comfortable walks on hot days.

For an affordable stay after a day of play, reserve a room for two at La Quinta Inn & Suites Atlanta Alpharetta. Treats and bowls are provided at check-in.

Can’t Miss Dog Event

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The Doggie Carnival at Forsyth Park, the largest annual fundraising event by the Humane Society for Greater Savannah and can’t miss dog event in Georgia, is filled to the brim with fur-raising fun every year. Four-legged guests can partake in the doggie derby, try out agility equipment, make arts and crafts projects, and much more. Held in May, organizers provide dog pools for cooling off in the Lowcountry heat and homemade treats from Woofgang Bakery to fill hungry puppy tummies.

Scope out the action from your park-view room at Mansion on Forsyth Park. Four-legged guests receive treats, waste bags and a toy at check-in.

Ready for a Road Trip?

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If our Best of Georgia preview left your dog drooling for more, we hope you check out our book - Ruff Guide to the United States. Remember to use gift code BEST to get a copy for just $10. Happy Travels!

Where is your favorite dog-friendly place to visit in Georgia? Leave a comment or tweet us @BringFido!

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