Excursions for you & your furry friend in Charleston
Where to Stay
Charleston is home to a collection of hotels designed to accommodate both you and your four-legged travel companion.
King's Courtyard Inn
Your pooch will feel right at home at Kings Courtyard Inn, a 41-room hotel with two lush inner courtyards located in the heart of Charleston's Historic District.View Details
Extend your stay in Charleston with Avocet Properties' pet-friendly rentals and Folly Beach, affectionately referred to as the "Edge of America," will be in your own backyard.View Details
John Rutledge House Inn
John Rutledge House Inn will treat you and your pup to the full Charleston experience. Enjoy charming historic accommodations, a secluded courtyard and thoughtful souvenirs for your pooch to take home.View Details
Tides Folly Beach
Wake to the sound of the ocean and enjoy sunset walks with your pet. As Folly Beach's only oceanfront hotel, Tides Folly Beach will position you steps from all that the shore has to offer.View Details
Where to Play
Charleston is an open-air playground for two-legged and four-legged visitors alike. Pack your best walking shoes and explore our favorite pet-friendly attractions.
Walk the historic grounds of Drayton Hall at your own pace. Enjoy 125 acres of riverbanks, camellia and azalea gardens, a reflecting pool and great lawn.View Details
Join Bulldog Tours for a two-hour stroll with your pup, where you'll receive a lively overview of Charleston's rich history and an invitation to explore the destination's hidden alleyways and cobblestone streets.View Details
Charleston Tea Garden
Wander through 127 acres of tea plants on America's only commercial tea garden and sample as much tea as you would like before choosing your own freshly-steeped souvenirs.View Details
Enjoy a stroll with your pup at Waterfront Park, home to unparalleled harbor views and Charleston's iconic Pineapple Fountain.View Details
Where to Brunch
One of the best ways to savor the flavors of the Lowcountry is to attend a weekend brunch, a meal that is an event itself in Charleston.
The Daily is a local favorite for brunch with menu items including cold-pressed juice, avocado toast and breakfast sandwiches. The hip coffeehouse offers outdoor seating for you and your pup.View Details
Enjoy Southern fare with a twist, local ingredients and fresh air on the patio at Eli's Table.View Details
Named for the pooch that once resided in this Victorian home turned restaurant, Poogan's Porch has a history of extending their Southern hospitality to man's best friend.View Details
The Park Cafe
The park Cafe celebrates Charleston's beautiful Hampton Park with a seasonal menu. Enjoy healthy staples such as avocado toast, farm egg vegetable soup and shredded kale salad alongside chamomile tea or a comforting chai.View Details
Where to Eat
Food is the heart and soul of Charleston. Pull up a chair and savor every bite with your furry companion at these scrumptious pet-friendly restaurants.
39 Rue de Jean
Enjoy authentic brasserie cuisine without leaving Fido behind. 39 Rue de Jean's patio is open year-round for al fresco dining.View Details
For authentic Italian cuisine with a modern edge, head to Le Farfalle, one of Charleston's newest osterias. The restaurant's outdoor seating provides the perfect venue for savoring fine foods alongside your four-legged friend.View Details
Head to Taco Boy for a pet-friendly fiesta! Sip a refreshing margarita (on the rocks & salted rim for us, please!) on the outdoor patio with your pup nearby. No promises they won't try to sneak a bite of your grilled chicken quesadilla!View Details
Where to Drink
Mixologists with heirloom cocktail recipes and the destination's dozen (and counting) local breweries make Charleston a thriving beverage scene. Discover a few of our favorite locales to enjoy libations with pets in tow.
Butcher & Bee
Brush elbows with locals in Butcher & Bee's courtyard while enjoying wine, beer, cider or creative cocktails.View Details
Bay Street Biergarten
Bay Street Biergarten, Charleston's first contemporary biergarten, boasts 60 in-house taps and a lively outdoor patio where you're sure to meet new pups while enjoying pints.View Details
Kudu Coffee & Craft Beer's courtyard is a great spot to taste a variety of craft beers. Their 20 taps feature local brews as well as beer from throughout the U.S. and Europe.View Details
Where to Beach
Pack your pup up in the car and venture out to one of Charleston's five beaches to sniff the many distinct smells, sights and sounds.
Pups are welcome on Folly Beach year-round, and depending on the season, can spend the entire day frolicking in the waves and digging in the sand. Venture to The Washout for an added bonus of the Morris Island Lighthouse and surfers in clear view.View Details
If you've yet to get your fill of live oaks and Spanish moss, the road that leads to Kiawah is one of the most picturesque imaginable - and the 10 miles of beach that await are perfectly serene. Designated dog areas allow your pup to stay off-leash year round.View Details
Apply for a dog permit and visit "stations" in the upper 20's, bordered by stonewalls and tidal pools, providing plenty of contained space to play and creatures to meet. After the beach, stroll along Center Street to marvel at Sullivan's pastel-colored homes and secret gardens.View Details
This quiet beach town is well worth the scenic drive and boasts its own private dog beach for plenty of off-leash adventures. Plus, Seabrook offers lots of wildlife to admire from afar.View Details
Isle of Palms
An essential stop on a beach tour de Charleston, Isle of Palms' coastline stretches for miles and dogs can roam without leashes for half the year. After a dip in the Atlantic, check the shops and restaurants on Ocean Boulevard.View Details