It doesn’t take much to make a dog happy. So long as they have a place to chow down, run around, and crash for a nap, they’re perfectly content. Since that happens to be the same trio of necessities that we seek during our own getaways, why not bring the pup along? Luckily, Old Saybrook is one destination that makes planning a dog friendly vacation simple.

Dog Friendly Places to Chow

Bringing a dog along on vacation doesn’t mean you’re confined to the hotel room for every meal. There are great dog friendly restaurants and spots with outdoor seating to grab a bite in and around Old Saybrook. Bring the pup to Liv’s Oyster Bar and crack open a lobster at an outdoor table. For a tasty drive-up lunch stop, Johnny Ad’s Drive-In also welcomes four-legged friends to their outdoor picnic table spots. For yet another unique eat, head to nearby Guilford, and bring your dog to The Place for an outdoor summer dining experience you’ll both enjoy.

Places to Go for a Walk 

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You can’t successfully plan a dog friendly vacation without a few spots to get those much-anticipated walks in. In Old Saybrook, there are a handful of places for pups and owners to roam that go beyond the typical walk around the neighborhood. For complete off-leash freedom and time to socialize, head to Essex for an afternoon at Paw Dog Park or to Bailey’s Dog Park in Clinton. Owners who want to join in on the fun can head to the Timberland Preserve in Guilford for plenty of on-leash hiking trails. If you’re visiting between November and March, nearby Hammonasset Beach in Madison welcomes dogs in the picnic areas, ball fields, bike paths, and hiking trails year-round.

Pet Friendly Sleeping Arrangements

The most important part of planning your dog friendly vacation is deciding where to take those long, luxurious naps after a day of tasting and exploring the area. Not only is Saybrook Point a pet-friendly hotel, we also treat and greet your dog like the guest that they are. If you want your pup to feel pampered, turn all four paws to our popular Doggie on the Go Package. Your dog can get comfortable on their own dog bed and you’ll both enjoy included goodies — treats for them and a bottle of wine for you!

Kiss the kennel goodbye and keep yourself out of the dog house by bringing your VIP (Very Important Pet) along on a dog friendly vacation to Old Saybrook.