Have you ever thought about taking a trip to Las Vegas, Nevada? What about taking your dog there, too? You’re probably thinking that this city is not a dog-friendly place. However, it turns out that Las Vegas is a very dog-friendly city! Who would have thought?
We did a little research to find some of the best dog-friendly spots in this lovely desert city. In this article, we’ll point you toward places to stay, restaurants that accept dogs, things to do with your dog and more! Let’s get started!
Please note that some of the hotels and restaurants mentioned here may be closed or have limited services during the COVID-19 pandemic.
A Little History of Las Vegas
Las Vegas was inhabited by humans as long as 10,000 years ago, and then eventually became home to Native Americans around AD 700.
Over the years, the area became a watering stop for wagon trains heading west. Then in the 1911, the city of Las Vegas was incorporated. From there, the area has long had a reputation as a place of vice and gambling. However, in the late 90s and into the early 2000s, Las Vegas made a change in its reputation to one where a family could come and safely vacation and have a great time.
These days, the city is also welcoming furry friends, which include both dogs and cats! However, the focus of this article is our canine fur babies.
Hotels that Welcome Dogs in Las Vegas
When taking your fur baby on vacation, one of the first things you’ll want to research are places that will accept families and their dogs. It can be challenging; however, in Las Vegas you’ll be surprised at the number of hotels that welcome canines and their pet parents!
1). The Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas (located in the Mandalay Bay Resort)
This is a luxurious place to stay where you can also take your fur baby! The hotel is located on the Strip and is a game-free place to stay. The prices for hotel rooms will vary, depending on where your room is located. If you choose a room with a view, these will run higher.
The Four Seasons will accept dogs up to 25 pounds, and there’s a $75/day pet fee. While that may sound expensive, the hotel does supply you with a pet bed, pet food bowls, and you’ll even find a pet room service menu available. The hotel also has pet sitting services if you’d like to go out for a while. This way your canine companion doesn’t have to stay in the room alone, unattended.
2). Caesars Palace
Caesars Palace, and their other properties are all pet-friendly! Their properties include:
- Paris Las Vegas
- Harrah’s Las Vegas
- Planet Hollywood Resort
- Flamingo Las Vegas
- Bally’s Las Vegas
- Rio All-Suite Hotel
- The Cromwell
- The LINQ Hotel
Your fur baby will need to weigh 50 pounds or less; if you have two dogs, they can both stay in your room. Like other hotels, there are PetStay rooms that are priced higher than regular rooms. These usually run higher—from $25 more to $100 + more per night than a regular hotel room. The hotel also asks for a $100 damage deposit, which covers your entire stay.
The hotel PetStay rooms need to be booked ahead, and your dog(s) must be present when you check in. They also require your dog(s) to be crated when you’re not in the room, and when housekeeping comes to clean the room. If you don’t have a dog crate, the hotel does offer crates for rent.
3). Serene Vegas
This is a budget hotel that also accepts dogs. The Serene Vegas is located off the Strip and is across the street from the Hard Rock Hotel (to give you an idea of the location). The hotel rooms are large, with some people saying the rooms feel more like condos.
One of the great things about this hotel is that there are plenty of green areas and outdoors spaces where dogs can play. And there’s even a fenced dog run in the courtyard of the hotel!
The hotel allows one 25-pound dog per room, and the charge is $25/day, and you’ll need to pay an extra $50 cleaning deposit.
Restaurants That Accept Dogs in Las Vegas
We found a great restaurant in Las Vegas that is dog-friendly, too! Let’s take a look:
4). The Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar
The name says it all—this is a place that is very dog-friendly! Not only do they allow dogs in the restaurant, but they even offer a dog menu. What could be better?
For you and your family, the restaurant offers a variety of dishes and desserts. And the restaurant even has a beer club you can join!
5). The Grape Vine Cafe
Dogs are welcome to join you on the outdoor patio! The restaurant is located off the Strip but offers what we’ve heard is some of the best Italian food around!
6). Coffee Pub
If you’d like to catch a great breakfast or lunch, be sure to try the Coffee Pub! Here, you can dine outside, where your fur baby can join you!
Things to Do
Here are some fun activities you and your fur baby can enjoy together in and around Las Vegas!
7). Bass Pro Shop
The Bass Pro Shop offers more than just shopping—they also have a casino inside, called the Silverton! This store is for everyone who loves to play outdoors—anyone who hunts, camps, hikes, etc. will love this shop.
This store is ideal to shop with your dog and even has a designated potty area for your canine companion. However, your fur baby won’t be allowed into the Silverton casino. Still, what a fun place to take your fur baby!
8). Mount Charleston
For a trip away from the city, why not try visiting the mountains? If you and your fur baby love to hike, this would be a great activity for your both. Up on Mount Charleston you’ll find many hiking trails, of varying degrees of difficulty. They also offer camp sites in case you’d like to spend the night in these beautiful mountains.
Dogs are welcome all year round. In fact, visiting the area in the winter could lead you and your dog to have a great time playing in the snow and cold!
9). Red Rock Canyon
This area offers about 26 hiking trails that you can enjoy with your dog. Have fun exploring the natural red mountains and canyons in this area. They’re made of Aztec sandstone, iron and limestone. And if you’re luck, you may even come across some dinosaur footprints here!
It’s best to visit this area during cooler times of the year, otherwise it could be too hot here for your fur baby. Another option is to visit the area in the early morning, before it becomes too hot.
10). Desert Breeze Dog Park
Here you’ll be able to take your dog to enjoy a fun time in the dog park! The Desert Breeze Dog Park provides a fence area for small dogs that are 35 lbs or less, along with a separate area for larger dogs.
You’ll find tables, benches, chairs for you to relax in while your fur baby has fun running around and letting off some energy! The park also provides water and doggie bags (for pick up dog poo).
One note—make sure the gates between the large and small dog areas are closed, in order to avoid having problems.
There are a variety of other dog parks, hiking trails and more where you can also spend time with your fur baby. Just do a search for “dog-friendly parks in Las Vegas” on Google, and you’ll find even more to do!
We hope this article has given you some ideas about all the fun you and your dog can have in Las Vegas!