The dog days of summer just got a little sweeter! Use our guide to get out and explore Cobb with your furry friend this season. Find patios, parks, and play areas that both you and your pup will love. Looking to spend the night? Scroll down to see our list of 23 partner hotels that welcome pups of various shapes and sizes. Cobb County is Atlanta’s Sweet Spot for dog-friendly traveling.


Red Top Brewhouse


Acworth’s first craft brewery offers a wide selection of beer and high-end pub grub to satisfy your cravings. All well-behaved dogs are welcome in the outdoor seating area! There is a small dog park on property for furry friends to play during your visit.

Stockyard Burgers & Bones


Located in the heart of Vinings, this charming restaurant offers an innovative menu in a contemporary-rustic setting with a dog-friendly patio & extensive bourbon list. Locals say the staff treats their dogs as well as their patrons themselves, serving water dishes and handing out treats.

Wing Café & Tap House


This comfortable East Cobb destination is well-known for their deliciously-creative selection of wings, tour-quality live music, and tiki-bar atmosphere. They have outside tables as well as an enclosed patio that is perfect for dining al fresco with your dog!


dog in front of fountain at The Battery

Visit The Battery Atlanta


Located adjacent to Truist Park, home of the World Series Champion Atlanta Braves, The Battery Atlanta is a paradise for pups (and their humans) that like to have fun. The area is always bustling with activity, particularly on Braves game days, when fans can be found sprawled around the Georgia Power Pavilion to watch the game on the big screen. Almost all the restaurants have dog-friendly outdoor seating options, as do the brewery and distillery located on site! Just be sure to keep your pup on a leash and clean up after your furry friend!

Explore the Cobb Ale Trail


Cobb is Atlanta’s Sweet Spot for craft draft lovers. Use our weekend beer itinerary to travel up the #CobbAleTrail to various unique breweries, distilleries, and wineries. Many of these facilities are pet-friendly on their patios, and some like Frog Rock Brewing, Ironmonger Brewing, Reformation Brewery, Schoolhouse Brewing, and Skint Chestnut Brewing Company allow dogs to hang-out inside with their human friends. This self-guided tour is sure to cure what ales you.

Hike Kennesaw Mountain


Leash-up your best friend and hike 2.1 miles (round trip) up and back down Kennesaw Mountain for a great workout and breathtaking skyline views. If you are looking for a longer stroll, try Battlefield Trail for 11 miles of soaring summits and vast meadows. Remember to bring plenty of water for you and your pup.

Run Off-Leash


Cobb County PARKS maintains three dog parks that are perfect play areas for friendly pups with lots of energy. Located in Acworth, Austell, and Marietta, these parks contain separate play areas for small and large dogs, as well as conveniently placed sitting areas for their owners.

Stroll Through Smith-Gilbert Gardens


Now your furry friend can experience the beauty of Smith-Gilbert Gardens alongside you! Each Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. during Dog Days at the Gardens, well-behaved and leashed pups are invited to smell the flowers  for just $3 per visit. You can grab a season-long Dog Membership for only $20, and your furry friend will receive a signature Smith-Gilbert Gardens gift to remember their adventures. Don’t miss out on this tail-wagging opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors with your best friend!


Inclusivity is in our DNA and that extends to pet parents that need a place to stay. There are too many pet-friendly lodging options to list them all, but here are just a few of our partners that welcome animals of all shapes and sizes to their hotel.

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