When warmer weather is in season, pet parents may find that they aren’t the only ones that want to get out and stretch in the sun. Thankfully, Kansas City’s assortment of restaurants, parks and hotels offer plenty of unique, dog-friendly opportunities for four-legged friends.

Bites and Hangs

From breweries to brunch hotspots, KC patios are perfect for dogs and their companions.

Specialty spot Bar K Dog Bar serves as a dog park, restaurant, coffeehouse and bar—a harmonious synthesis designed especially for people and their furry companions.

Craving craft beer? Sample German-style lagers, hefeweizens and more at Kansas City Bier Co. in Waldo, home to a spacious, pet-friendly biergarten. Also in Waldo is Bier Station, a grab-and-go or stay-and-sip beer bar with plenty of taps and outdoor space. In the Crossroads Arts District, you and your pooch will find Brewery Emperial welcoming for pawed partners.

Need caffeine? Find The Wild Way Coffee, a quirky-cool camper trailer that’s equipped with full-service coffee options, roaming around the metro.

Other great dog-friendly patios include Grinders in the East Crossroads, Brick House in Union Hill, Chicken N Pickle in North Kansas City and Brookside Barrio in Brookside.

Natural Instincts

Catching Up

Soak in sunshine at a variety of local trails and dog parks.

For urbanites, take the Trolley Trail through Brookside and Waldo, a winding, gravel-strewn track that regularly attracts active locals from all walks of life—pets included.

Other popular urban greenspaces include Swope Park, Loose Park just south of the Country Club Plaza and Penn Valley Park, where intrepid explorers will find KC’s iconic Scout sculpture. Meanwhile, Jackson County’s Longview Lake Park stands out as a regional destination perfect for fishing, camping and more.

Several exceptional dog parks are scattered throughout the metro as well, including West Terrace Dog Park in Downtown KC and Waggin’ Trail Off Leash Dog Park in North Kansas City. (Penn Valley Park and Swope Park also feature off-leash dog parks.)

For a change of pace, grab a picnic and post up on the lawn of The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, a free-to-visit institution full of thousands of works dating back 5,000-plus years. The lawn also features a walk-through maze and the iconic, larger-than-life Shuttlecocks.

Pet-Friendly Hotels

Traveling with a furry companion? Several of KC’s most notable properties offer pet-friendly accommodations, including:

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