Dog-Friendly Vacations: Dog-Friendly Fredericksburg, Virginia

Dog-Friendly Vacations: Dog-Friendly Fredericksburg, Virginia

Dog-Friendly Fredericksburg, VA-
Where we visited on this trip to Fredericksburg, VA:  Fredericksburg Battlefield Visitor Center, Castiglias Italian Restaurant, Best Western Fredericksburg

Fredericksburg, VA  Dexter The Dog, and my family were heading to our dog-friendly vacation at the Outer Banks and decided to stay in Fredericksburg, Virginia for the day and evening.

Sunken Road

Our first stop was the Fredericksburg Battlefield Visitor Center. Although the inside was not dog-friendly, the grounds were. My step-dad is quite the history buff, so he went inside to watch the 22-minute orientation film while my mom, Dexter, and I walked the Fredericksburg Battlefield grounds. It was a lovely site and we had a good time sniffing around.  It was a perfect spot to stretch our legs. Dexter particularly enjoyed walking on top of the Sunken Road/Stone Wall.

After our dog walk at the battlefield, we decided to do some dog-friendly shopping in downtown Fredericksburg, VA. Dexter was a bit exhausted from his travels, so he strolled in his dog stroller most of the day and walked for short bursts.
Dog-Friendly Restaurant-Castiglias
We were hungry and decided to get a bite to eat at a dog-friendly outdoor restaurant. We found Castiglias Italian Restaurant had outdoor seating and welcomed Dexter. This dog-friendly restaurant did not disappoint! The full menu had everything from salads and pasta to hamburgers and even sub sandwiches. I went for the Four Cheese Ravioli, which was amazing.  Dexter chewed on one of  his filled treat toys.


After our family ate, we did a little more shopping (mostly window shopping) and headed to our dog-friendly hotel in Fredericksburg, VA. We had booked a room at Best Western Fredericksburg.
Dog-Friendly Hotel-Best Western Fredericksburg
The Best Western Fredericksburg had easy access, located just off of I-95.  The hotel was conveniently located and close to major attractions such as Kings Dominion® Theme Park and the Civil War Battlefields. The parking was perfect with drive-up rooms and we were able to park right in front of our room.
Best Western Fredericksburg-Grounds
Our dog-friendly hotel room at The Best Western Fredericksburg had two double beds, 32-inch LCD TV, microwave, mini-refrigerator, hairdryer, and an MP3 alarm clock radio. Our room was conveniently located in the back of the hotel, very close to the outside dog potty area. It was very nice to have outdoor access to a big grassy area for Dexter. The dog potty area even provided pick-up bags and a garbage can.


The hotel offered a complimentary hot breakfast buffet that included bacon, eggs, yogurt, fresh fruit, Jimmy Dean sausage biscuits, sliced breads, bagels, cereal, waffles, milk, juice, and coffee. It was nice to have breakfast included. They also have an outdoor seasonal pool that we also missed. I would imagine the pool was not dog-friendly, but I did not ask.

The Best Western Fredericksburg  starts at about $90. We had an additional $10/night pet fee. I would stay in the hotel again without complaining. The price was right, and a good value for an overnight stay.

Dog-Friendly Fredericksburg, VA Links On This Trip:  Fredericksburg Battlefield Visitor Center, Castiglias Italian RestaurantBest Western Fredericksburg

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