August 26, 2021

Dog-Friendly Things to Do at The Wharf

Published August 26, 2021

If you’re planning a trip to The Wharf and would like to bring your pup along too, have no fear, there are plenty of dog-friendly places to visit and things to do while you are here. Treat your canine to a fun time at our restaurants, shops, parks, and piers during your next outing at The Wharf.

Dog-Friendly Outdoor Activities:

Get your canine’s legs moving with a round of fetch in Waterfront Park at 500 Water St. SW or go for a walk on Recreation Pier. If you’re looking to keep cool, rent a kayak or paddleboard from The Wharf Boathouse or take a ride on the free Wharf Jitney. Both allow dogs to adventure out on the water too! Reservations are required for The Wharf Boathouse.

Dog-Friendly Restaurants:

Although your canine are not allowed inside DC restaurants, plenty of restaurants at The Wharf allow dogs on their outdoor patios. When dining at The Wharf with your pup, eat outside at:

Dog-Friendly Hotels:

There's no need to worry about a dog-sitter—bring your pup with you on your next overnight stay at The Wharf. Our three hotels, Hyatt House, InterContinental, and Canopy by Hilton, are all dog-friendly. Book your next getaway!

Shops with Dog Supplies:

Keep your pup looking fresh and clean. Many shops at The Wharf—including Shop Made in DC, Diament Jewelry, Patrick’s Fine Linens & Home Décor, and CVS—carry dog supplies like grooming products, toys, food, and more.

Restaurants with Doggie Treats:

Ben & Jerry's: Get a cone for you and a Doggie Dessert Ice Cream for your pup. Doggie Dessert Ice Cream flavors include Pontch's Mix and Rosie's Batch.

Colada Shop: Order your four-legged friend an Apollo Dog Cookie from the walk-up window. 

Shake Shack: Order a milkshake and burger for yourself and a Pooch-ini treat for the good boy. 

Praline Bakery: Purchase an almond croissant and coffee for you, and get a free dog biscuit for your pup. 

Do It All on the Waterfront

Whether you like to be on the Potomac or prefer the sparkling views from land, The Wharf offers ample things to do and ways to enjoy the water. Dine in one of our fabulous restaurants. Browse our shops. Or join us during one of our festivals. Take a look at our upcoming events to plan your next visit.

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Whether you’re looking for something specific or simply like to spend a few hours in our unique collection of stores, chances are you’ll find just what you’re looking for at our shops at The Wharf. And, of course, you can always treat yourself to a delicious dessert—or celebrate your shopping finds with a drink at one of our restaurants.

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