Ever since we moved to Central Florida almost a year ago, my husband and I have been discovering new ways to include our dog on outings. While you can’t always take your dog, it’s so much less stressful when you can. Not only do you not have to worry about getting home at a certain time for a bathroom break, but their minds are stimulated in a new environment. Studies show that socializing dogs is one of the most important preventative measures for eliminating behavioral problems. So today, I’m going to give you my favorite dog-friendly outings in Central Florida. These have been tested, so you can trust our reviews.
Quantum Leap Winery – 1312 Wilfred Drive, Orlando
Phone: (407) 730-3082
Not only are their wine selections great, but they have a great dog-friendly patio for your pup to relax while you enjoy the $6 tastings. Can’t beat that! (You can also check out my post about this place here.)
A&B Oyster Bar – 358 N Park Ave B, Winter Park
Phone: (407) 636-7021
After you head to the Spice and Tea Exchange (description next), get some delicious oysters at this fun spot. Tucked in a little hidden area, you’ll feel like you’re in an oyster oasis.
Pig Floyds Urban Barbakoa – 1326 N Mills Avenue, Orlando Florida
Phone: (407) 203-0866
Craving some brisket? Amazing ribs? How about mouth-watering tacos? Head over to this funky BBQ joint in the bustling Mills neighborhood.
Ivanhoe Brewing Company
1300 Alden Road, Orlando, FL
Phone: (407) 270 – 6749
Some of the best beer in Orlando is at this local favorite. You can bring your dog INSIDE, in the nice cool A/C, without having sweat in the humidity outside, as most places only allow dogs in their patios. Enjoy some unique brews, board games, and lots of laughs.
The Spice and Tea Exchange – 309 Park Avenue North, Winter Park
Phone: (407) 647-7423
Winter Park is incredibly dog-friendly, with tons of dog owners walking around, enjoying the shops and array of awesome restaurants. One of my favorite stores is The Spice and Tea Exchange, where you can find unique and fun spices for future recipes. Our dog was greeted with lots of affection and love by the staff!
Winter Garden Farmer’s Market – 104 S Lakeview Ave, Winter Garden
Phone: (407) 656-4155
Every Saturday morning, we go here to get fresh fruits and veggies. Our dog loves smelling all the produce, in addition to getting little bits of our delicious lunches we get from the local stands. There’s also poop bags everywhere, just in case!
Summerport Park – 14442 Bridgewater Crossings Blvd, Windermere
Phone: (407) 656-3299
One of my favorite dog-friendly outings in the Central Florida area!
Take lunch outdoors! After a nice walk, head to the covered picnic area, and then let Fido run around with some new friends at the nearby dog park.
*Updated 9/23/19* This post will be updated frequently as I find more fun dog friendly places. All opinions are my own. No sponsorships were part of this post. Check back soon!