Pet Friendly Tampa, FL - A City Guide

Tampa, FL, is a sun-soaked, pet-loving utopia. Perfectly pawsitioned near the sandy stretches of St. Pete and Clearwater Beaches, it’s a hotspot for pet-friendly fun. Tampa’s heart beats in its vibrant downtown, where the scenic Hillsborough River meets an urban backdrop. Here, the Riverwalk welcomes pets and owners alike for picturesque jaunts.
The city caters to furry friends with a variety of pet-friendly accommodations, lush parks, and dog-dedicated areas. Its streets boast a colorful array of cafes, breweries, and eateries, all ready to pamper pets and their parents. Rich in history and vibrant in spirit, Tampa is a treasure trove for pet lovers, offering sunny weather and a welcoming atmosphere for every four-legged visitor.

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Pet Friendly Hotels in Tampa, FL

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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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Tampa, FL

Palihouse Hyde Park Village is an exquisite urban retreat offering residential-inspired hotel suites and an intimate lobby lounge/cocktail bar designed to welcome and delight the most discerning traveler.

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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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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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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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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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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

Best Pet Friendly Restaurants in Tampa, FL

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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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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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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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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
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Tampa, FL

Delight in a contemporary twist on classic Greek flavors on a stylish and inviting patio

Bagels, Bakery, Cafe, Coffee, Dessert, Greek, Sandwiches, Veggie Forward
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Salt Shack on the Bay

Tampa, FL

Accessed by land or boat, escape to this open-air waterfront oasis. The locale and menu will seamlessly transport you to the Caribbean, creating a vacation-like vibe.

Bar Food, Caribbean, Cocktail Bar, Seafood
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Luv Child

Tampa, FL

From decor to menu to music, Luv Child is vibrant and nostalgic. Open all day and into the (lively) "late night," they serve modern Cuban/Latin fare within a "fetching" backdrop!

Cocktail Bar, Coffee, Latin American, Veggie Forward
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Wine on Water

Tampa, FL

Discover a local treasure for wine and liquor enthusiasts, featuring a diverse collection of over 150 selections, and hosting weekly wine events.

Wine Bar
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Boulon Brasserie and Bakery

Tampa, FL

Experience modern twists on French classics in an exceptional Water Street location, surrounded by an elegant and sophisticated ambiance.

Bakery, Cocktail Bar, French
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Hidden Springs Ale Works

Tampa, FL

If you're all about a laid-back atmosphere and enjoying imaginative craft beers, blending unique and nostalgic flavors, then this brewery is your kind of place.

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Tampa, FL

A relaxed and comfortable space from the famed Bern's Steakhouse team, Haven is known for delicious small plates and an extensive wine and spirits program.

Cocktail Bar, New American, Small Plates, Steakhouse, Wine Bar
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Yeoman’s Cask and Lion

Tampa, FL

British dishes, cocktails, craft beers and an inviting atmosphere of a covered outdoor sports bar designed with the charm of a traditional British pub.

American, British
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Tampa, FL

Indulge in a contemporary Italian dining experience at Timpano, where rustic charm meets modern elegance, all complemented by the lively vibe of a local cocktail bar.

Cocktail Bar, Italian

Dog Friendly Places & Activities in Tampa, FL

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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!

Categories: Dog Friendly Trails, Dog Parks & Dog Runs, National, State and Local Parks
Tampa Riverwalk – Tampa, FL
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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!

Categories: Dog Parks & Dog Runs, National, State and Local Parks
Queenie’s Dog Park at Water Works Park – Tampa, FL
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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.

Categories: Dog Friendly Stores, Dog Parks & Dog Runs, Pet Stores
Sparkman Wharf – Tampa, FL
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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.

Categories: Dog Parks & Dog Runs, National, State and Local Parks
Julian B. Lane Riverfront Dog Park – Tampa, FL

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