Pet- Friendly Norfolk
We understand that pets are part of the family and encourage visitors to bring their pups when they visit Norfolk. From pet friendly patios at our breweries and restaurants, to dog friendly beaches and over ten miles of trails, Norfolk is a doggy vacation paradise. While here, you will quickly discover that our local businesses and community love animals and are happy to see visitors traveling with their furry companions.
Leashed dogs are welcome on the 12-acres of gardens at this early 20th century Arts-and-Crafts estate, where they’ll find modern and historic artwork throughout.
Chelsea is filled to the brim with pet-friendly patios and breweries, all walking distance from each other. Dogs are sure to make friends at the covered patio of Benchtop Brewing, enjoy a doggy beer at The Birch and enjoy sharing a burger with their human by the fire pit at Torch Bistro.
The ERT is a 10.5-mile pedestrian riverfront trail that runs along the Downtown Waterfront through various dog friendly neighborhoods. It offers sweeping views of the Elizabeth River and interpretive markers that tell visitors and locals alike the maritime history of the area and environment.
Dogs are welcome at all Norfolk breweries in some capacity; inside Elation Brewing Company which serves both craft beer and local wine, Maker’s Craft Brewery which features a cigar bar and large beer garden, and on the wrap-around porch of the veteran owned Bold Mariner Brewing Company.
Looking for a spot for Fido to release that built up energy? We’ve got you covered. Choose from fenced in turfed parks to a waterfront property that has doggie access to the Elizabeth River; time to get their doggie paddle on! Click here to download a map of Norfolk's Dog Parks.
Norfolk Tour Company gives guided tours of Downtown Norfolk, NEON District, Ghent, Freemason, Norfolk's culinary and cocktail scene, as well as step-on services throughout Hampton Roads. Leashed pets are welcome to take part in all outdoor tours.