Pet-friendly trails in Rome, Georgia

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Rome: A Pet-Friendly Guide

Your complete guide to places to stay, where to eat and things to do with your dog in Georgia's Rome.

With a variety of pet-friendly accommodations, an array of activities and plenty of places to eat, Georgia's Rome is the perfect spot for you and your pups to enjoy. Here is a complete list of everything to do and see in the place where the rivers meet and the mountains begin. While you're there, please use #exploregeorgiapup to share your photos with us!

Things to Do

Rome City Clocktower

Climb to the top of Rome's iconic Clocktower

Climb the 109 steps to the top of the Clocktower for scenic views of downtown Rome. A museum inside includes murals from Rome’s history and restored original clockworks.

Em"bark" on a Historical Tour of Myrtle Hill Cemetery

Founded in 1857, this six-terraced cemetery has become the burial site for over 20,000 Romans.

Download the free Myrtle Hill Cemetery app for your own self-guided tour. You can also download the tree tour map app (or pick one up from the Rome-Floyd Visitor Center) to identify 35 species of trees, many not native to Northwest Georgia.

Ford Complex at Berry College

Romp with Fido through the World's Largest Campus at Berry College

Explore Berry College's more than 40 miles of trails, view wildlife and see the second largest working overshot waterwheel in the world.

Downtown Rome, Ga

Wander the Walking Trails

There’s nothing like an invigorating hike or leisurely stroll outside! Heritage Riverways Trail System,located within the city, offers 13.5 miles of paved multi-use paths featuring scenic river views. Jackson Hill, just blocks from historic downtown Rome, offers an abundance of marked undulating unpaved trails for all skill levels. 

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, Rome Floyd Humane Society, in Rome during your stay!

Places to Eat

Pet Friendly Downtown Rome, GA

Dine Al Fresco in Historic Downtown Rome

Explore the largest Victorian-era district in the state, where all outdoor dining options are pet-friendly. Businesses that are pet-friendly display a “Paws Permitted” sticker on their door, and many locations place water bowls out front to ensure Fido is hydrated and refreshed.

Moon Roof Bar in Rome, GA

Moon Roof Bar

This rooftop bar behind Harvest Moon restaurant offers a chef inspired menu. Stay for live music on Friday and Saturday nights.

Bonus: The servers are happy to bring Fido a refreshing water bowl.

River Dog Outpost

Cosmic Dog Outpost

This hip, outdoor bar offers views of the Etowah River in a laid-back atmosphere. Furry friends are welcome at Cosmic Dog Outpost and stay cool in the summer with water bowls while cozying up by fire pits when weather is cooler. Food trucks park by the patio nightly.

Bonus: When floating the river with your pup, stop by the outpost for a refreshing drink. There are ropes at the riverbank to help you easily climb up – or it’s just a short walk from the boat dock. The huge patio ensures there is room for everyone. 

Places to Stay

Barley on an outdoor couch at the Courtyard by Marriott Rome Riverwalk

Courtyard by Marriott Rome Riverwalk

You and Fido can enjoy the convenience of a downtown Rome hotel! The Courtyard by Marriott Rome Riverwalk offers rooms that are ideal for guests traveling with pets. Located in historic Downtown Rome, the hotel offers riverfront views and is steps away from pet-friendly downtown restaurants, paved trails and local attractions.

Best Western Executive Inn Rome GA

Best Western Executive Inn

Enjoy a comfortable stay in one of the Presidential Suites, which includes a deluxe continental breakfast. The hotel is located just three miles from downtown Rome.

Bonus: Your furry friend will be welcomed with a biscuit treat at check-in.

Pup Guidelines: Pet fee is $10 per night.

La Quinta Rome GA

La Quinta Inn & Suites

La Quinta welcomes you and your pet for a comfy stay at this 46-room property! Enjoy a free hot breakfast. The Inn is located just three miles from downtown Rome.

Bonus: Pets stay for free! Forgot your dog’s water bowl? No worries! As a member of Rome’s Paws Permitted program, La Quinta will have an official Paws Permitted dog bowl available for your use during your stay.

Pup Guidelines: Some restrictions may apply; check with the hotel prior to booking.

Studio 6 Skytop Rome GA

Studio 6 Skytop

Extend your stay, not your budget…and when it comes to lodging, trust your animal instincts. At Studio 6, service animals and well-behaved pets are always welcome.

Bonus: Forgot your dog’s water bowl? No worries! As a member of Rome’s Paws Permitted program, Studio 6 will have an official Paws Permitted dog bowl available for your use during your stay.

Pup Guidelines: Pets must be declared at check in. There is a limit of two pets per room. Pet fee is $10 nightly to a maximum of $75 per stay except for service animals, who are always welcome at no charge. Read the complete pet policy here

Published: April 2019
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