With a variety of pet-friendly accommodations, an array of activities and plenty of places to eat, Dublin, Ga., is the perfect spot for you and your pups to enjoy. Lilly Belle, a Bichon Frise, tells you everything to do and see in her town. While you’re there, please use #exploregeorgiapup to share your photos with us!
Where to Eat
Lilly Belle shares her favorite pet-friendly places to eat in Dublin, Georgia.
Snacks are a girl's best friend, and Cake Art bakes up batches of tasty treats just for me! With flavors like peanut butter, and cheese and garlic, these snacks are made with 100% human-grade ingredients in the cutest shapes like fire hydrants and bones. I can't go inside, but these are worth the wait!
Bonus: Water bowls outside tell me I'm loved!
Extra Bonus: My humans can get peppercorn pimento cheese, and my favorite is the cheese and garlic tiny bone treats.
Oh, the smells at Company Supply! Even from their outdoor tables, I'm in heaven. I could relax there all day under the umbrellas and smell that fire-roasted chicken, beef and seafood.
Bonus: Order the chicken. Definitely get the quarter dark or white meat chicken with two sides. Choose the flash-fried spinach and waffle fries as your sides. Then share a bite or two with me.
Deano's Italian has tables outside with umbrellas I can rest under and watch all the people, cars and activity in downtown Dublin.
Bonus: My humans adore the pizzas at Deano's, especially the Bruni. I love when they order the steak Regina and "accidentally" drop a piece. I'm right there to help clean up.
I'm not a coffee drinker, but the owner, Nora, knows how to treat a dog right! I like to lounge on the sidewalk patio by the fountain while the humans enjoy their drinks and food.
Bonus: Treats inside and water bowls outside make this one of my favorite places in Dublin!
Extra Bonus: Try any of their coffees, especially their lattes, or sit down to a freshly made sandwich and bowl of soup.
Owners Peter and Maris love me, and give me tons of hugs and snuggles when I visit! I think they built the outdoor deck just for me. I like to stretch out under the tables while my humans eat.
Bonus: Maris will bring you lots of hugs, a pillow to lay on, and their huge outdoor deck has covered sections with built-in benches and lots of room to stretch out or explore.
Extra Bonus: Order the pasta! Maris makes all their pasta and sauces in house. My parents love the red shrimp linguini and seafood pizza!
Things to Do
As told by Lilly Belle, Bichon Frise, "Dublin has so many things to do! Here are a few of my favorites." - Lilly Belle
Adventure Around Southern Pines Park
Southern Pines Park has ponds full of ducks that will have you grinning! Sit by the edge and watch them play, adventure along the walking trails, and just romp through acres and acres!
Explore Downtown Dublin
Humans call this the historic district, but I call it historically fun! With Theatre Dublin, Dublin Carnegie, and The Fred Roberts, there’s always something new to explore downtown. My parents love the events and architecture and I love all the sidewalks, fountains, and grass areas!
Find a New Piece of Bling at Smith’s Jewelers
Smith’s Jeweler’s is where all fashionable dogs shop in downtown Dublin. In fact, my best friend Ellie, a King Cavalier Spaniel, works with her human every day. Ellie must work hard because Smith’s always has the most elegant selection of china, fine jewelry, handbags, and accessories. Our favorite thing is to run and pick out all the prettiest new arrivals to keep our moms looking beautiful!
Pack a Picnic and Go to River Bend Wildlife Management Area
The outdoorsy types will go wild over River Bend WMA, a preserve off exit 58 on I-16 with over 3500 acres of nature. It’s one of the few WMA’s that doesn’t require a Georgia Outdoor Recreation Pass. Anyone can hike, bird watch, or picnic at River Bend for free. My favorite picnic spot is the boardwalk at the duck area!
Stop by the Dublin Visitors Center
Stay ahead of the curve at Dublin’s Visitors Center where they welcome me like I’m a human! They have Cake Art treats, a dog park, lots of affection AND I get to come inside too! The people who work there always tell my humans about the best places to see, where to eat and events to take me to while we explore Georgia!
Relax at The Fred Roberts
Dog-tired? Many of my furry friends live and work at The Fred so there are lots of places rest your paws. The Fred Roberts mixes historic beauty and vibrant modern uses in the heart of historic Downtown Dublin with shops, restaurants and a salon. While the humans enjoy a coffee from My CoffeeShop or go to J. Keyton Salon & Spa, I lounge on one of the plush sofas or stretch out on the cool tile.
Wander Around Stubbs Park
So many trees, so little time! For the dog that loves to run, Stubbs Park is perfect. A creek, and bridges make this pet-friendly park worth barking about! I meet all my friends here and would love to make new ones!
Adopt a New Member to Your Furry Family
Why not add one more pup (or kitten) to your family while on vacation? Adopt, volunteer or support the local humane society, Dublin Laurens County Humane Society, in Dublin during your stay!
Places to Stay
Lilly Belle shares her favorite places to stay in Dublin, Georgia.
La Quinta Inn & Suites
Located off exit 51 on I-16, this award-winning hotel is close to everything! A stickler for style, I love their Bright Morning pillow-top beds, bedding and towels. My parents adore that it's across the street from plenty of restaurants and the Dublin's Visitors Center, where delicious dog treats and a fully fenced-in dog park are waiting on me! I'm even allowed to visit with the staff inside while my parents have a cup of coffee and do their phone stuff with the free Wi-Fi!
Bonus: La Quinta Inn & Suites has an indoor pool and lots of surrounding green space for me to play.
Pup Guidelines: No weight limit or pet fee.
The people make the stay at Quality Inn! Their rooms are comfy, cozy and just perfect for me and my parents. I get all the attention when we check in, with lots of snuggles and oooohhhs and awwws. Sometimes they even have a treat waiting for me! My parents love that Quality Inn is seconds from I-16 and only a few minutes from downtown.
Bonus: I adore how close Quality Inn is to Southern Pines Park. There are lots of ducks to watch, walking trails and acres of fields to run at the park.
Pup Guidelines: No weight limit, $20 fee per pet.