One of the best parts of summer is passing time with your furry friends. Adventure throughout the communities of DuPage, and don’t leave your four-legged buddy behind. Numerous DuPage businesses and locations make accommodations for your dog to be by your side.
Parks for Dogs and Other Pet-Friendly Outdoor Activities
The beauty of DuPage is most prominent outdoors. Stop by one of many forest preserves with your pup for a peaceful stroll or a place to soak in the sunshine. Your dog will love the lush, dewy grass, and you will find bliss in the tranquil shading of the trees and glistening waters. It truly is the perfect environment in which to bond with your pet! Please be sure to check the preserve website for details regarding leash regulations and other dog-walking rules.
The outdoor, pet-friendly fun can be found all throughout the county. Numerous outdoor attractions, such as Cantigny Park, Illinois Prairie Path, and The Morton Arboretum (on specified “Dog Days”) provide a welcoming space for you and your dog to spend quality time together.
Additionally, bring your dog to one of our park districts for various one-of-a-kind events and activities. Please ensure that your dog is leashed as required by individual park districts and consult with staff or the website before bringing dogs indoors.
Visiting DuPage with your pet? Many of our communities offer pet-friendly hotels with a welcoming and relaxing ambiance to provide a comfortable experience for both you and your furry family member. Check our list of pet-friendly hotels to find the right fit for you.
Dog-Friendly Bars, Breweries, and Restaurants
Craving dinner and fluffy companionship? No need to choose one over the other! Visit one of the multiple restaurants and breweries that will happily welcome both you and your dog. With such a wide variety of cuisines and locations across the county, it is guaranteed that you will find somewhere for you and your dog to dine. Here are a few pet-friendly restaurants for you to choose from.
- Alter Brewing Company (dogs permitted on patio)
- Berger Bros Pub
- Brewpoint Coffee (dogs permitted on patio)
- Bubblehouse Brewing Company (dogs permitted on patio)
- Cooper’s Corner
- Harry Caray’s Italian Steakhouse
- Juice & Berry
- Lazy Dog Naperville (dogs permitted on patio)
- Lazy Dog Oak Brook (dogs permitted on patio)
- Pollyanna Brewing Co. (dogs permitted on patio during summer)
- Two Hound Red
Shopping in DuPage is often a go-to activity. Even when running a simple errand, your dog never has to stay home. Shop for yourself and your four-legged companion this season, as numerous DuPage stores and shopping centers are dog-accessible. Here are some pet-friendly shopping spaces.
Additionally, take your dog for a walk through one of the many downtown areas throughout DuPage. Lined with shops, restaurants, and a beautiful outdoor view, these charming streets are all the perfect place for your evening excursion with your fluffy friend.
- Downtown Bensenville
- Downtown Downers Grove
- Downtown Glen Ellyn
- Downtown Lisle
- Downtown Lombard
- Downtown Westmont
- Downtown West Chicago
- Downtown Wheaton
- Downtown Winfield
- Elmhurst City Centre
- Roselle Main Street
These locations in DuPage County understand that your dog is another member of your family and believe that they too should enjoy the experiences in our memorable communities. Take your pet and spend time exploring the pet-friendly fun DuPage has to offer! Please remember to be respectful of the space and the community by following specific pet regulations and picking up after your dog.