Pet Friendly St. Petersburg, Tampa & Clearwater FL - Destination Guide

St. Petersburg, Tampa and Clearwater, also known as the Tampa Bay Area, is a sun-drenched, pet-friendly paradise and tops the charts as one of the best pet-friendly destinations in the U.S. This vibrant region combines the urban allure of Tampa, with its bustling Riverwalk, verdant parks, and a smorgasbord of pet-friendly eateries, radiating nothing but pawsitive vibes. Just a stone’s throw away lies the artsy and uber pet-friendly downtown St. Petersburg. Nestled along the waterfront, “St. Pete” captivates with its energetic arts scene and a plethora of paw-friendly breweries, restaurants and activities.
But the allure of Tampa Bay doesn’t end there. It extends to the stunning beach locales of St. Pete Beach, Treasure Island, and Clearwater Beach, where sun, sand, and surf create a blissful backdrop for both pets and their parents. These beachy havens are not just about white sands; they’re a lifestyle, welcoming pets with open paws and offering endless opportunities for seaside frolics and relaxation. From urban exploration to beachside lounging, the Tampa Bay Area is an unmatched playground for pet lovers seeking a mix of city buzz and beachy serenity.

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Pet Friendly Hotels in Tampa - St Petersburg - Clearwater, FL

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The Vinoy Resort & Golf Club

St Petersburg, FL

This iconic pink hotel in the heart of downtown St Petersburg offers luxury accommodations with beautiful bay views

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The Don CeSar

St Pete Beach, FL

This historic "pink palace" is a perfect luxury getaway for beach lovers and their furry friends.

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Tampa Marriott Water Street

Tampa, FL

This riverfront hotel in downtown Tampa is ideally situated to explore the best pet friendly places in the city.

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The Tampa Edition

Tampa, FL

Discover boutique luxury amidst downtown buzz, where modern vibes meet lush greenery and Michelin-starred flavors - a five-star haven for the discerning pet parent

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Tradewinds Island Grand Beach Resort

St Pete Beach, FL

A family-friendly beachfront resort unlike any other, with meandering canals and its own on-site dog run.

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Hyatt House Tampa Downton

Tampa, FL

Paws and relax in the heart of Tampa with spacious, kitchen-equipped suites, a pet-welcoming lobby, and the Riverwalk's charm just a leash-length away

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Hollander Hotel St. Petersburg

St Petersburg, FL

This charming boutique hotel boasts a vibrant atmosphere with a poolside bar, an on-site restaurant, and pet-friendly amenities, perfect for a refreshing city escape

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Treasure Island Beach Resort

Treasure Island, FL

Unleash the fun at this lovely beachfront property in the heart of Treasure Island.

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Best Western Plus Yacht Harbor Inn

Dunedin, FL

This harborfront hotel is the purrfect location for a pet friendly getaway in charming downtown Dunedin.

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Le Méridien Tampa, The Courthouse

Tampa, FL

A chic and inviting 4-star hotel in a historic courthouse in downtown Tampa offers a unique fusion of old-world charm and modern luxury

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Hilton Tampa Downtown

Tampa, FL

Spacious Hilton in the heart of downtown Tampa within easy walking distance of many highlights.

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Hyatt Place St. Petersburg - Downtown

St Petersburg, FL

Great spot for a business or pleasure stay in the heart of downtown St Petersburg.

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The Westin Tampa Waterside

Tampa, FL

Nestled in the heart of Tampa Bay, this waterfront gem offers cozy rooms with scenic river views, pet-friendly accommodations, and a stroll away from vibrant local eats and attractions​

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Hampton Inn & Suites St. Petersburg - Downtown

St Petersburg, FL

Nestled a whisker away from St. Pete's vibrant waterfront, this pet-friendly downtown oasis is the purrfect spot for a great St Petersburg visit with your furry friend

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RumFish Beach Resort - By TradeWinds

St Pete Beach, FL

Located on the white sands of St. Pete Beach, this aquatic paradise offers coastal-inspired stays, marine-life art, and a feast of activities and dining experiences​

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Coconut Inn

St Pete Beach, FL

Tropical island vibes are all around the Coconut Inn located in the historic and eclectic Pass-a-Grille beach community

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Hilton Garden Inn St. Pete Beach

St Pete Beach, FL

Enjoy oceanfront charm with an outstanding pet policy, a pet-friendly tiki bar, and stunning sunset views

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Sunset Inn & Cottages

Treasure Island, FL

Bright, cheerful and fun, these renovated group of historic cottages are in the perfect location to enjoy the best of Treasure Island

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Aloft Tampa Downtown

Tampa, FL

In this festive downtown Aloft, pets are VIPs with great river views adding to their purr-fect stay!

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The Hotel Zamora

St Pete Beach, FL

All types of wagging tails, feathers and scales are welcome at this chic boutique hotel with Mediterranean vibes.

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Island's End Resort

St Pete Beach, FL

A cozy resort on the end of Pass-A-Grill with its own private dog friendly beach

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Sirata Beach Resort

St Pete Beach, FL

This beachfront resort is a purr-fect spot to enjoy the best of St Pete Beach sands and sunsets with your furry friends.

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AC Hotel by Marriott St Petersburg

St Petersburg, FL

The modern and stylish AC Hotel is located in the heart of downtown St. Petersburg within easy dog walking distance of the best sites and eats in the city

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Hotel Haya

Tampa, FL

Stepping through time in Tampa's historic Ybor City, pets and their humans will adore the charming blend of bygone eras and contemporary flair at Hotel Haya

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Postcard Inn On The Beach

St Pete Beach, FL

This festive beachfront hotel is uber-welcoming to pups with a spacious dog friendly inner courtyard and lively tiki bar for pawsome sunsets

Best Pet Friendly Restaurants in Tampa - St Petersburg - Clearwater, FL

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Ulele

Tampa, FL

Popular Tampa Riverwalk hotspot showcasing Florida’s best local flavors in a relaxed outdoor atmosphere.

Brewery, Gluten Free, New American, Seafood
$$
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Mutts and Martinis

St Petersburg, FL

Craft cocktails, games on the big screens, and your furry friend splashing in the doggie water park make this one of the best dog bars in Florida.

Bar Food
$$
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Pinellas Ale Works Brewery

St Petersburg, FL

Experience award-winning craft beer infused with canine-inspired charm in St. Petersburg's Grand Central District

Brewery, Food Trucks, Mexican
$$
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Paradise Grille

St Pete Beach, FL

Embrace every beach moment from sunrise to sunset – Your pet-friendly St Pete beach paradise awaits!

American, Burgers
$$
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CellarMasters Wine Bar and Bottle Shop

St Petersburg, FL

Discover a laid-back downtown hideaway where you can unwind with superb wine and friendly, wine-savvy staff.

Wine Bar
$$
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Bodega on Central

St Petersburg, FL

Indulge in the finest Cuban and Pollo Asado sandwiches, or satisfy your caffeine cravings with South American coffee and a cold beer – it's all here for you.

Latin American, Sandwiches
$$
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Book + Bottle

St Petersburg, FL

Where pet-friendly charm meets wine, coffee, books, and community in the heart of St. Petersburg.

Small Plates, Wine Bar
$$
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Two Shepherds Taproom

Tampa, FL

A unique twenty-one and over indoor/outdoor off-leash dog park and bar seamlessly blending pet-friendly excitement with a laid-back adult atmosphere.

Food Trucks
$
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Sparkman Wharf Food Hall

Tampa, FL

Downtown waterfront hotspot: food court, retail, outdoor seating, and dog-friendly spaces including an adjacent off-leash dog park

American, Burgers, Coffee, Dessert, Japanese, Mexican, Pizza, Seafood
$$
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Oak & Ola

Tampa, FL

Riverside views, award-winning chef creations, and the pawsitively pet-friendly atmosphere of Armature Works converge to offer an unparalleled dining adventure.

International, New American, Seafood, Small Plates
$$
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Mullet's Fish Camp

St Petersburg, FL

Fresh seafood, unique flavors, imaginative cocktails, all with a relaxed Florida vibe and a side of pet-friendly atmosphere.

American, Seafood
$$
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Brick & Mortar

St Petersburg, FL

A culinary gem offering creative New American cuisine for food enthusiasts seeking both creativity and flavor.

New American, Seafood, Vegetarian
$$$
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Hawthorne Bottle Shoppe

St Petersburg, FL

Discover a vibrant, eclectic hub offering 300+ beers, 75 wines, unique decor, and a welcoming, pet-friendly atmosphere.

Sandwiches, Small Plates, Wine Bar
$$
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On Swann

Tampa, FL

Contemporary American cuisine features a seasonal menu located in the quaint and walkable Hyde Park Village. A perfect spot to enjoy a great meal while people and pup watching.

American, New American
$$$
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Predalina

Tampa, FL

Fresh, seafood-driven Mediterranean cuisine with ample outdoor seating in the midst of Tampa's vibrant Water Street district

Cocktail Bar, Mediterranean, Seafood
$$$

Dog Friendly Places & Activities in Tampa - St Petersburg - Clearwater, FL

Fort Desoto Dog Beach St Pete Beach

Fort De Soto Park, Dog Beach and Park

St Pete Beach, FL

A 1,100+ acre natural wonderland with one of the best dog beaches in Florida

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Categories: Dog Friendly Beaches, Dog Friendly Tours & Sightseeing, Dog Parks & Dog Runs, National, State and Local Parks
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North Shore Park

St Petersburg, FL

St. Petersburg’s downtown waterfront park overlooking Tampa Bay

Free
Categories: Dog Friendly Trails, National, State and Local Parks
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Tampa Riverwalk

Tampa, FL

Year-round, Tampa's scenic Riverwalk offers entertainment, dining, and a fitness haven, blending nature's beauty with pawsome attractions!

Free
Categories: Dog Friendly Trails, Dog Parks & Dog Runs, National, State and Local Parks
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Sparkman Wharf

Tampa, FL

A vibrant destination along the downtown waterfront, offering a taste of outdoor Florida living with unique dining, entertainment, and more.

Free
Categories: Dog Friendly Stores, Dog Parks & Dog Runs, Pet Stores
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Queenie's Dog Park at Water Works Park

Tampa, FL

Talk about a canine oasis! This little park, nestled in a bustling hub of activity, welcomes dogs of all sizes. Your paw-fect day awaits!

Free
Categories: Dog Parks & Dog Runs, National, State and Local Parks
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Crescent Lake Park & Dog Park

St Petersburg, FL

A terrific, centrally located park with dedicated off-leash space!

Free
Categories: Dog Friendly Trails, Dog Parks & Dog Runs, National, State and Local Parks
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Julian B. Lane Riverfront Dog Park

Tampa, FL

Experience "Barks and Recreation" at its finest! This spacious park along the scenic riverfront offers an array of amenities for all to enjoy.

Free
Categories: Dog Parks & Dog Runs, National, State and Local Parks
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Lake Seminole Park

Seminole, FL

A terrific place to walk or run with your furbulous friend on shady paved paths surrounded by nature

Free
Categories: Dog Friendly Trails, National, State and Local Parks
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Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park

Tampa, FL

An expansive, inviting green space enhanced by frequent community events - Tampa's very own "town square"!

Free
Categories: Dog Friendly Trails, Dog Parks & Dog Runs, National, State and Local Parks
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Sunset Beach Park Dog Beach

Treasure Island, FL

A fun, dog friendly beach on Treasure Island’s scenic inland waterway

Free
Categories: Dog Friendly Beaches
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Armature Works

Tampa, FL

A quintessential Florida "outdoor living" experience along the picturesque riverfront, an engaging spot for locals & visitors alike.

Free
Categories: Dog Friendly Tours & Sightseeing, Dog Friendly Trails, Dog Parks & Dog Runs
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Demens Landing Park

St Petersburg, FL

St. Petersburg’s historic waterfront park overlooking Tampa Bay and two marinas

Free
Categories: Dog Friendly Trails, National, State and Local Parks
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Hyde Park Village

Tampa, FL

A vibrant, scenic retail and community hub nestled in a charming, historic neighborhood.

Free
Categories: Dog Friendly Stores, Pet Stores
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Pass A Grille Dog Beach

St Pete Beach, FL

A white sand beach and welcoming water await your furry friend!

Free
Categories: Dog Friendly Beaches
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Vinoy Park

St Petersburg, FL

St. Petersburg’s downtown waterfront park overlooking Tampa Bay and Vinoy Marina great for dolphin and manatee sightings

Free
Categories: Dog Friendly Trails, National, State and Local Parks

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