things to do with pets in jacksonville

Whether you and your pet are seeking adventure or relaxation, you’ll find both in Jax. We love our city, and exploring it with a four-legged best pal can’t be beat!

But where are those hidden gems? Have no fear, Kings Trail Animal Hospital has curated recommendations from all over to give you all the fun things to do with pets in Jacksonville.

Parks, Hikes, and Beaches

Whether you’re a beach comber or a hard core hiker, Jax has got you covered. Here are our top picks.

Kathryn Abby Hanna Park and Beach – you may already know it as Hanna Park. this is one of the best on leash parks and beaches that cater to dogs. There’s dog friendly camping, a lake, and several miles of beach to explore, including the best surf spot in Northeast Florida, The Poles. Surfs up!

Ed Austin Dog Park  this park was an 18 hole golf course that was turned into an exercise complex. And it includes a full 4 acres of off leash fun! This dog park also boasts almost 2 miles of on leash golf cart path walking.  

Tillie K. Fowler Regional Park if you’re into roaming with your dog, this regional park gives you a chance to explore miles of on leash trails. There is also a dog park for large dogs and one for the small pups, for off leash play. Plenty of shade in the summer and picnic tables abound.

Things To Do With Pets In Jacksonville

Riverside Arts Market known as the RAM, the market is open Saturdays from 10 am – 3 pm and is an amazing place to browse local art, food, and crafts. Dog friendly, it’s got a vibrant, community feel with farmer’s row, a beer tasting, yoga, and hours of live music from the pavillion.

Bark Boutique if your dog loves to shop (or just loves yummy treats) a trip to Bark Boutique (2 locations) may be the ticket. Browse leashes and collars, the dog friendly bakery, toys, grooming supplies, cushy pet beds and more!  

Libations and Eats

Kanine Social a dog park that also boasts a craft beer and coffee bar? Yes, this is it. Come play in the indoor park or the outdoor park with your best dog pal while enjoying a cold one with friends as well.

The Blue Fish Restaurant and Oyster Bar according to reviews, this place really seems to love dogs, and has fresh seafood, raw bar, and steaks that locals love.

M Shack (Town Center) this place has a huge outdoor patio great for people (and dog) watching. You can order a burger for your dog (no seasoning!) and dog water is provided.  

Those are some of our top picks, but where are your favorite fun things to do with pets in Jacksonville? Give us a call or let us know next time we see your pet for their annual pet wellness exam, or post to our Social media pages.