Founded as a Spanish mission and colonial outpost in 1718, San Antonio is now one of the fastest growing cities in the U.S. And its mix of old and new makes it a delightful spot to visit with pets.

If you like history, nature, or a melting pot of delicious cuisines, you’ll love visiting San Antonio with your pet. 

Best Time To Visit

Best Time To Visit

Anyone would find November through April a delightful time to visit. Less crowded with tourists, the temperature also range from a balmy 60s into the low 80s. 

You’ll find plenty of lodging bargains as many families don’t travel during the school year.

But if you brave the Texas summer heat, you’ll find lots of special events. And plentiful tree cover along the Riverwalk helps to shade your strolls. Many pet friendly patios along the Riverwalk also offer shade.


Things Not To Miss

A 13-mile trail passing through the downtown and beyond, the Riverwalk, is a don’t miss attraction for pet travelers. There’s infinite variety as stroll through the city. And restaurants with pet friendly patios offer a respite along the way.

If you enjoy beautiful homes, take a self-guided tour of the King William historic district. It’s a short walk from the Riverwalk.

Or for even more historic architecture, visit LaVillita. Once part of the original fortress, it is known for its many art galleries and cafes. You’ll love exploring the narrow streets and roomy plazas. 

Don’t forget to stop at Hops & Hounds while visiting. Its restaurant, bar, and off-leash dog play area offers fun for every member of the family.