Can it really be considered a family vacation if the entire family is not invited? We at Minnestay would have to say no and when your most loyal family member looks up at you with her big brown eyes, you can tell her that yes, your sweetest pup is able to join in the fun! This guide to a fun-filled family vacation in our pet-friendly sanctuaries will ensure that your Minnesota getaway will be one you will never forget.

Tips for Traveling with Pets To Minnesota

Dog in a suitcase

When you have never traveled with pets before, you may feel a little overwhelmed with all the details involved. Purchasing the kennel for flights, ensuring that your breed is not on the can’t fly list (airlines have stringent rules about certain terrier breeds) and proving that your pup is up to date on his shots are some items that you should expect to face when planning your trip. Also important is bringing a leash, food, and the toy that makes sweet Sadie or Sammy feel comfortable and at home.

Pet-Friendly Arrivals in Minneapolis

Now that you have arrived in Minneapolis and have checked in and started exploring your pet-friendly sanctuary, will it be necessary to leave your pet behind while enjoying Minnesota adventures?

We are happy to tell you that Minnesotans love pets as much as you do. Minnesota offers a plethora of activities you can enjoy with your pet. This includes a variety of restaurants and bars that will welcome your fur babies.

Pet-Friendly Restaurants

Bauhaus Brew Labs, for example, located at 1315 Tyler Street NE, is a German inspired brewery that actually welcomes your pets. Pets are welcome out on the patio, as well as inside where it is warm and dry.

Summer visitors can share sandwiches and skyline views with their beloved pooch on the patio of Aster Café, located at 125 SE Main Street when hunger pangs begin.

Pet- Friendly Shopping

Looking to do a little gift shopping, but don’t want to leave your four-legged friend behind? Patina, 821 W 50th Street W, allows well behaved dogs to help their human parents find the perfect gifts for everyone on your list.  This unique boutique features lots of local flare too!

The Mill City Farmer’s Market is also a great place to go shopping with your dog while visiting Minneapolis.

Pet Bakeries in Minneapolis:

Tasty treats for your four-legged friends are also pretty easy to find in the twin city area.  We have some of our local favorites for you if you are out and about exploring the city. After all, it is their vacation too!  Here are a few from our favorites:

Pet-Friendly Parks for Humans and Canines in Minneapolis, MN

Another fun adventure for pets and humans is a visit to the dog park and although many parks require leashes, not all do. Loring Park, 1382 Willow Street, is an off-leash park that our pets adore and we think yours will too. Lake of the Isles Dog Park, 2845 W Lake of the Isles Parkway, is another off-leash park, this one offering a separate section for smaller pups and Victory Prairie Off Leash Dog Park, 4701 Russell Avenue N provides 2.5 acres of grassy landscape that is entirely fenced in. Picnic tables are included at this park, so pack a lunch and enjoy a beautiful Minnesota day with your favorite fur baby.

Pet Groomers in the Minneapolis Minnesota Area

We all know that vacations call for playing hard.  That means getting dirty.  If your four-legged friend needs a little help to get back up to snuff.  We have sniffed through the area’s best places to get your pet groomed.

Welcome Home 

Your Minnestay pet-friendly sanctuary will make you feel welcomed and at home immediately upon stepping inside. Reserve your favorite pet friendly escape today and discover the Minnestay difference.