Fun on I-Drive with your furry friend

Friday, September 28, 2018
Whether you’re looking to visit International Drive for the day, or you’re planning on staying for a few, we’ve got plenty of accommodations available that make it possible for your furry friend to come along on the adventure! Orlando was was named among AAA’s Top 10 Most Accommodating Cities for Pet Travelers, and many of these pet friendly accommodations can be found right here on International Drive.
 
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A day at the parks
 
With various theme parks for you to enjoy on International Drive, be sure to check out what pet accommodations are available at the theme park you’re heading off to. SeaWorld Orlando offer kennels just outside the main entrance of the park where families can board their pets for the day, as well as Universal Orlando Resort offering daytime kennels in their parking structure. Universal Orlando keeps these kennels open until 2 hours after the last park shuts its door for the day, so enjoy your day and then pick your pooch up before heading out. Be sure to pack food for your four-legged friend and plan to visit them throughout the day to let them out for a bathroom break when taking advantage of the dog friendly accommodations at these theme parks.
 
  
It’s time to eat!
 
Something everyone looks forward to while on International Drive stopping to enjoy a great meal at one of the many restaurants! But your furry friend doesn’t have to miss out on the fun, there are various dog-friendly dining options available, so grab the leash and be sure to take your pooch along with you! Brick House Tavern is located right in the heart of I-Drive and features modern American-style cuisine in a sports pub atmosphere. Or stop by Taverna Opa, a Greek-style restaurant that serves up authentic Mediterranean cuisine. Located in Pointe Orlando, Taverna Opa welcomes you and your pooch to dine in their beautiful outdoor patio seating area!
 
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When your day is done
 
If you plan on staying at one of the hotels on I-Drive during your stay, there are plenty of options for a fantastic stay with your pooch by your side! The Extended Stay American Convention Center and Baymont Inn & Suites are both hotels located on Universal Blvd that will make your stay with your furry friend one to remember! As well as Hawthorn Suites, Best Western, Rosen Inn, , and Avanti Palms Resort & Conference Center, which are all located right on International Drive and offer pet-friendly accommodations for their guests! Plus, the three Loews Hotels at Universal Orlando Resort offer their popular “Loews Loves Pets” program at the Portofino Bay Hotel, the Royal Pacific Resort and the Hard Rock Hotel. Before finalizing your plans, be sure to call the location you choose and confirm the details and cost associated with their pet accommodations.
 
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Make your pooch feel right at home
 
Some dogs travel better than others, so if you plan on bringing your furry friend along with you for your International Drive adventures, there are a few things you can do to help make sure that your pet is as safe and comfortable as possible during your travels. First, be sure to make an appointment with your vet before your trip to pick up inoculation records, as most pet-friendly accommodations will require them. While your speaking to your vet, ask them for the name of a preferred vet that will be close to where you’ll be staying and save the number somewhere you can easily access it. Ensure that your furry friend is easily identifiable and that your contact information is accurate and current. And make room in your luggage to bring along some items that are familiar to your pet; like their bed, a favorite toy, a blanket, and of course their food and some treats!
 
  
International Drive has a variety of pet-friendly accommodations available to those visitors who want to bring their furry friends along for the fun! So, next time your booking a trip to International Drive, check out all the accommodations available to choose the best option for you and your pooch, and get ready for an unforgettable trip!
9/28/2018