7 Dog-Friendly Things to Do in San Antonio for the Holidays

dog-friendly things to do in San Antonio

As the holiday season begins to twinkle in San Antonio, venues where four-legged family members are as welcome as their owners can be a gift in and of itself.

Whether you’re a local or visiting the city with your pup in tow, here are 10 dog-friendly activities to make your holidays extra merry.

  1. Visit the Pearl: The historic Pearl Brewery is not just a culinary destination; it’s a place where dogs are welcomed with open arms. During the holidays, enjoy the seasonal decorations and events, all with your pup by your side.
  2. Explore the San Antonio Missions: Take a leashed journey through history at the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park. While pets are not permitted inside buildings or churches, the open spaces and trails are perfect for a serene and reflective holiday outing.
  3. Join a Dog-Friendly Holiday Market: Keep an eye out for holiday markets like The Dog Guide San Antonio’s Downtown Dog Market, which will once again host its Santa Paws Parade and Costume Contest on Dec. 16 at Legacy Park.
  4. Make Your Way to Market Square: Take in the sights, sounds, and tastes of Old Mexico with your best pal. Thanks to its festive atmosphere fueled by live entertainment, flavorful dishes, and more than 100 vendors, Historic Market Square has become a favorite of locals and tourists alike.
  5. It’s Yappy Hour Somewhere: Many local bars and restaurants host holiday-themed ‘Yappy Hours’ for dogs and their owners to mingle and jingle.
  6. Holiday Lights on the River Walk: Spending a leisurely evening walk with your dog under the dazzling holiday lights is a must. Every year, San Antonio’s River Walk is transformed into a luminous display that’s sure to delight both you and your furry friend.
  7. Kick Back at Four Paws Inn: After a day filled with adventure, treat your dog to a lavish stay or daycare visit at Four Paws Inn. With impeccable accommodations and attentive, loving care, it’s the perfect place for your dog to unwind while you finish up your holiday preparations.

Celebrating the holidays with our pets simply makes the season more special. At Four Paws Inn, our team is dedicated to providing a safe, fun, and cozy home away from home for your pets. Together, we’ll make this holiday season a tail-wagging good time for the entire family.