As summer winds down and the temperatures begin to fall, it gets easier for you and your four-legged friend to leave the much-needed A/C behind and explore together.
Spartanburg County is home to many pet-friendly businesses and attractions, but we wanted to make a day with your dog in Spartanburg easy so use this dog-friendly itinerary to plan your dog-day morning, afternoon, and evening.
Right on West Main Street, Little River Coffee Bar also showcases coffee varieties from around the world, and their own unique, seasonal drinks that capture the right mood any time of the year. Little River has something for your dog, too, thanks to their “puppacinos” that can be enjoyed by your four-legged bestie outside.
And don’t forget, Little River has its own hashtag for good boys and girls who come by the coffee shop: #PupsOfLittleRiver.
Perhaps Spartanburg’s most dog-friendly spot was, well, made just for dogs: The Rail Tail Dog Park. The park sits along the ever-popular Mary Black Rail Trail (which itself is a great spot to walk your dog) just across from the entrance to Duncan Park.
The Dog Park offers shaded areas and outdoor chairs, along with obstacles and open space to work through the energy your dog might have.
RJ Rockers brewery is practically a doggie day care as wagging tails can be seen almost as often as freshly-poured craft beers. Rockers welcomes dogs, leashes required, anytime the brewery is open and there’s plenty of space for both of you to fit and fans to help you both cool off.
While there, sample RJ Rockers’ signature Son of a Peach, a wheat beer with spices and South Carolina peach flavor, or their award-winning Palmetto Trail Pale Ale, which benefits maintenance along the beer’s namesake trail.
Keep the fun going by taking a quick stroll up Main Street to one of Spartanburg’s favorite outdoor spots, FR8yard.
The open-air biergarten welcomes dogs, and even has water bottles on-hand for them to stay hydrated. And FR8yard welcomes live music nearly every night, so on top of some drinks and some of the best pub grub you can find, you can take in some top-notch local entertainment with your pooch.
And if you’re really looking to commit to an outdoor day with your dog, check out any of the hundreds of miles of trails you can find across Spartanburg County.