Our Dog-Friendly Weekend Trip to Amarillo
When I saw Bring Fido’s Fido’s Spring Break: Texas Edition blog, it inspired us to go to Amarillo. Specifically, @realbadgirlzozo’s photo at Palo Duro Canyon! We decided pretty last minute we were going and actually made the hotel reservation on the way.
It’s only about a five hour drive (we don’t mind a good road trip) from Dallas and is the perfect destination for a weekend trip!
Where We Stayed
We stayed at the Candlewood Suites Amarillo-Western Crossing and I found it from the Visit Amarillo website. It was one of the cheaper nicer hotels that was available for the weekend and is dog-friendly. There was plenty of grass around the hotel to let your pups out on and was in a decent location. *There is a pet fee.
What We Did
This is an absolute must. Only about 30 minutes from Amarillo and the location of the second largest canyon in the nation! We hiked Lighthouse Trail and I was surprised to see how dog-friendly it was. I was so proud of our boys for doing the entire hike and making it all the way to the top. Anyone who has done this hike knows what I mean!
Tip: Don’t forget to purchase your entrance reservation tickets to the park in advance and bring enough water for everyone for the hike, including the doggos!
I’ve wanted to see Cadillac Ranch before I ever even moved to Texas! It’s a public art installation off of I-40 in Amarillo. It was fun to visit and see others with their dogs there too. Don’t forget your spray paint! If you do, like we did, there was a little trailer selling some just down the highway. I even got to *attempt* to do my blog logo.
When I knew we were going to Amarillo, I looked up some hashtags on Instagram to find some dog-friendly places. I found @wizardbeerdog’s post at Six Car Pub & Brewery and we planned to go there for lunch after the hike. Turns out, their kitchen closes for a few hours during the day in between lunch and dinner so we ended up getting lunch at Crush next door. They had a very dog-friendly patio and good food and drinks too!
After we ate, we went next door to get a couple beers from Six Car Pub & Brewery.
The last thing we did, after going back to the hotel and taking much needed showers and naps was go to dinner at The Big Texan. The atmosphere was fun but I wouldn’t recommend going if you’re wanting a good steak meal.
We enjoyed our quick weekend getaway to Amarillo and would definitely recommend it!