For all the glitz and glam of Las Vegas, one would think they would be more accommodating to the tiny shih-tzus being toted around in designer dog carriers. Sadly, most of the hot clubs and casinos actually turn their nose up at these furry fashion accessories. Luckily, there are a few places yet that not only allow adorable furballs, but welcome them. For a vacation spent bonding with the whole family and not just the human members, clock the list below and explore pet-friendly Las Vegas.
Red Rock Canyon is surrounded by breathtaking scenery, desert sand and canyons. Over 20 hiking trails at varying levels of difficulty wrap around breathtaking rock formations in the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Watch the skies turn orange as the sun sets over the canyons creating symmetry with the natural reds and oranges of the Aztec sandstone. Always pet friendly, it’s a golden moment for dog owners and their furry best friends who will love exploring its rugged confines.
Fluffy gets a real treat at the Desert Breeze Dog Park. With all of the lovely amenities of a real park – basketball court, soccer fields, a skate park, gazebos, a water park – as well as baggie stations, gated areas for a free run and a hose for dirty dogs, this huge dog park allows owners and dogs to bond on the grass. Fluffy deserves a vacation, too, doesn’t she?
Every third Thursday of the month, the dogs finally get their own happy hour. In the courtyard of Rumor Boutique Hotel, dogs roam without leashes, they make use of the palm trees and mingle as their owners do, while the human counterparts chill out on the sofas and lawn furniture, sip their doggie-themed drink specials, nibble on some "yappetizers" (their word), and bop their heads to the Top-40 music being spun by a live DJ.
When Caesars Palace says they're pet-friendly, they don't just mean that dogs are allowed. They mean they're friendly to pets – included in their pet-designated rooms are mats, food and water dishes, poop bags and dog treats. They also hand out additional information about where to find nearby pet services, specialty room service menus and allow owners to bring their dogs on a leash in most common areas of the hotel, including casino floors. How’s that for dog-friendly Las Vegas accommodation?
Known for their authentically Californian cuisine, fresh ingredients and tons of local wines, Grape Street Café have established themselves as one of Las Vegas’ leading wine bars. You won’t find any of the fancy flash of the Strip on this menu, no truffle infusions, nothing cooked with liquid nitrogen; just simple, pure dishes like New Zealand mussels in a red wine sauce, baked with parmesan; roasted garlic bulbs; a grilled cheese with goat cheese and prosciutto. It’s a pet-friendly restaurant, as well, so visitors don’t have to think twice about bringing their pets and enjoying the outside terrace for drinks and a meal.