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February 5, 2019

Get the Inside Scoop, And Know All The Pet Friendly Spots In Columbus

It’s now 2019 and the travel bug is out to get us! But who wants to leave beloved furry creatures with four paws at home? Not me! My dogs are my besties and they deserve to tag along. Explore Columbus, Georgia and fall in love with the south. Here is everything you need to know when traveling to Columbus with your sweet pups. 


Columbus offers many places to go exploring with pets that are safe and fun for the whole family to enjoy! 

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The Chattahoochee RiverWalk is a favorite among visitors and locals, with over 15 miles of trail the RiverWalk is a great way to get out and experience great southern weather and nature at its best. It’s used for outdoor purposes such as running, biking, skating. Take advantage of the river itself and go whitewater rafting or ziplining across the water. 

Address: Bay Avenue and 11th Street, Columbus, GA 39701

 

Uptown Columbus, where the RiverWalk is located, is full of local places to eat and shop. Many of the shops and restaurants are pet friendly so don’t be afraid to bring your furry friend along!  

 


Restaurants

Listed below are restaurants that love your pets too and accommodate to include them in your party. 

 

Iron Bank Coffee Co. 

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Hip, modern coffeehouse in a renovated bank where the old vaults still stand, providing espresso drinks, daytime fare & baked goods. Live music plays on the weekend, and seating outside great for people watching and relaxing. 

Address: 6 11th St, Columbus, GA 31901

Phone: (706) 992-6609

https://ironbankcoffee.com

 

The Loft 

Trendy spot for a variety of casual American fare plus music & comedy acts in the upstairs lounge. Great place to sit outside and enjoy our Friday Night Concert Series during the Spring and Fall! 

Address: 1032 Broadway, Columbus, GA 31901

Phone: (706) 596-8141

https://www.theloft.com

 

Plucked Up Chicken & Biscuits

Chicken–centric joint serving sandwiches, biscuits & salads in casual digs with exposed–brick walls. Come get plucked up! 

Address: 1208 1st Ave, Columbus, GA 31901

Phone: (706) 225-0044

https://www.pluckedupchickenandbiscuits.com

 

Scruffy Murphy’s Irish Pub 

Irish-style pub offering traditional plates & an array of ales in warm digs, plus live music nights.

Address: 1037 Broadway, Columbus, GA 31901

Phone: (706) 322-3460

https://scruffymurphyspub.com

 

The Cannon Brew Pub 

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This microbrewery is known for its beer, ginger-ale, wood-fired pizza & a variety of burgers is a favorite amongst locals and soldiers stationed in Columbus. 

Address: 1041 Broadway, Columbus, GA 31901

Phone: (706) 653-2337

https://thecannonbrewpub.com

 

Your Pie

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Diners choose their dough, sauce, cheese & toppings at this pizzeria chain with gelato & microbrews.

Address: 1019 Broadway, Columbus, GA 31901

Phone: (706) 221-6899

https://yourpie.com/stores/columbus-uptown/

 

Fountain City Coffee House

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This brightly colored coffee shop has open-mic nights every week and offers house-roasted beans, pastries & panini, plus pupachinos for your pups. Something for everyone!  

Address: 1007 Broadway, Columbus, GA 31901

Phone: (706) 494-6659

https://www.fountaincitycoffee.com

 

Smoke Bourbon and BBQ

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Casual spot with a rooftop patio for creative BBQ such as pimento cheese wontons & brisket gnocchi.

Address: 1047 Broadway, Columbus, GA 31901

Phone: (706) 221-9889

https://www.smokebourbonandbbq.com

 

Nonic Bar & Kitchen

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Nonic Beer Bar & Kitchen is a beer bar in downtown Columbus. They have 30 rotating taps featuring flights and multiple pour sizes with a small rotating food menu focusing on shareable dishes. Note: We are a 21+ establishment inside. We are happy to serve all ages on our patio out front.

Address: 1239 Broadway, Columbus, GA 31901

Phone: (706) 221-8832

http://www.nonicbar.com

 

Picasso's Pizza 

Delicious variety of specialty pizza's as well as soups, salads, pastas and more. Perfect spot to eat dinner during the Spring and Fall Concert Series with friends and family. 

Address: 1020 Broadway, Columbus, GA 31901

Phone: (706) 576-6991

https://www.facebook.com/1020PicassoPizzeria/

 

Country’s on Broad 

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Another favorite for many, this BBQ diner is a converted '30s Greyhound bus station with a milkshake bar, jukebox & dining area on a bus. 

Address: 1329 Broadway, Columbus, GA 31901

Phone: (706) 596-8910

http://www.countrysbarbecue.com 

 


Attractions

Columbus Visitors Center 

Need directions, a map, visitors guide, or a good food spot to check out? The Visitors center is here to help you with anything you need. They love getting visits from furry friends too! 

Address: 900 Front Ave, Columbus, GA 31901

Phone: (706) 322-1613

https://visitcolumbusga.com

 

Oxbow Meadows 

Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center provides exhibits, natural history displays, nature trails, and also offers formal and informal educational programs about the ecology and natural history of the region. Dogs aren’t allowed to go inside the building but are more than welcome to explore the trails and visit the dog park. 

Address: 3535 S Lumpkin Rd, Columbus, GA 31903

Phone: (706) 507-8550

https://oxbow.columbusstate.edu

 

Columbus Botanical Garden

22-acre botanical garden featuring herbs, vegetables, roses & other flowers, plus a walking trail.

Address: 3603 Weems Rd, Columbus, GA 31909

Phone: (706) 327-8400

https://columbusbotanicalgarden.org

 

Uptown Concert Series 

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During the Spring and Fall, Uptown Columbus host concert series where the 10th and 11th block of Broadway is blocked off and a stage sits in the center of the street. Everyone comes out with chairs, friends, family, and even furry friends to listen to music and start their weekend off right. During the series there is a concert every Friday night starting at 7pm and going until 10pm. The Spring series starts up in April and goes until May, and the Fall series starts in October and goes until November. 

 

Heritage Park 

Heritage Park is a celebration of the industrial heritage of Columbus, GA. The sound of falling water, beautiful statues, educational plaques and unique surroundings provide a place of quiet retreat for all who visit.

Address: 708 Broadway, Columbus, GA 31901

Phone: (706) 322-0756

 

Market Days 

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Starting in April every year Columbus kicks Spring off right with Market Days. Every Saturday on Broadway local vendors come out to sell homemade and homegrown products, including local and organic produce, home goods, jewelry, crafts and yummy baked goods. When the weather is up to par over 200 vendors line the street of Broadway. It’s fun for everyone including the furry family friend.

https://www.facebook.com/MarketDaysOnBroadway

 

Parks 

Want to get out and let your pup run around? Take advantage of the many parks scattered all around the city. 

Click the link to explore which parks you'd like to go to: https://parks.columbusga.gov/Parks

 

 

Now that you know all the great spots to take your pets and family, what better way to spend a weekend then by soaking up the deep south in Columbus, Georgia. Bring friends and the whole family, and see what this beautiful fountain city is all about. Click here to find out more about Columbus.

 

Below are all the pet friendly hotels in Columbus, Georgia.   


Hotels

Our hotels are accommodating, and love visits from you and your dogs.

Below is a list of the pet friendly hotels in Columbus that you will be barking to stay. 

 

Baymont Inn & Suites

 Address: 5585 Whitesville Rd, Columbus, GA 31904

Phone: (706) 223-1396

https://www.wyndhamhotels.com/baymont/columbus-georgia/baymont-inn-and-suites-columbus-ga/overview?iata=00065402&cid=PS%3ABU%3A20181002%3ABING%3ATM%3ABAYUS%3AExact_Columbus%3A50596%3AEN_US&tel=8884240363

 

Budgetel Inn & Suites Columbus 

Address: 3170 Victory Dr, Columbus, GA 31903

Phone: (706) 689-6181

http://www.budgetel.com

 

Candlewood Suites Columbus Fort Benning 

Address: 3389 Victory Dr, Columbus, GA 31903

Phone: (706) 683-9900

https://www.ihg.com/candlewood/hotels/us/en/columbus/csgvd/hoteldetail?cm_mmc=GoogleMaps-_-CW-_-US-_-CSGVD

 

Candlewood Suites Columbus Northeast 

Address: 6611 Whittlesey Blvd, Columbus, GA 31909

Phone: (706) 940-0900

https://www.ihg.com/candlewood/hotels/us/en/columbus/csgcw/hoteldetail?cm_mmc=GoogleMaps-_-CW-_-US-_-CSGCW

 

Extended Stay America Columbus Airport 

Address: 5020 Armour Rd, Columbus, GA 31904

Phone: (800) 804-3724

https://www.extendedstayamerica.com/hotels/ga/columbus/airport

 

Extended Stay America Columbus Bradley Park 

Address: 1721 Rollins Way, Columbus, GA 31904

Phone: (706) 653-9938

https://www.extendedstayamerica.com/hotels/ga/columbus/bradley-park

 

Hawthorne Suites by Wyndham Columbus Fort Benning 

Address: 3662 Victory Dr, Columbus, GA 31903

Phone: (706) 223-1352       

https://www.wyndhamhotels.com/hotels/columbus-georgia?brand_id=BH

 

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Columbus Fort Benning 

Address: 3901 Victory Dr, Columbus, GA 31903

Phone: (706) 507-7080            

https://www.ihg.com/holidayinnexpress/hotels/us/en/columbus/csgfb/hoteldetail?cm_mmc=GoogleMaps-_-EX-_-US-_-CSGFB

 

Home2 Suites Columbus 

Address: 1664 Whittlesey Rd, Columbus, GA 31904

Phone: (706) 257-6931

https://home2suites3.hilton.com/en/hotels/georgia/home2-suites-by-hilton-columbus-ga-CSGBPHT/index.html?SEO_id=GMB-HT-CSGBPHT

 

Hyatt Place Columbus North

Address: 2974 N Lake Pkwy, Columbus, GA 31909

Phone: (706) 507-5000

https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/hotel/georgia/hyatt-place-columbus-north/csgzc?src=corp_lclb_gmb_seo_nam_csgzc

 

La Quinta Inns & Suites Columbus Midtown 

Address: 3201 Macon Rd A, Columbus, GA 31906

Phone: (706) 568-1740

http://www.laquintacolumbusmidtown.com/?cid=local_549

 

La Quinta Inns & Suites North 

Address: 1711 Rollins Way, Columbus, GA 31904

Phone: (706) 225-1000

http://www.laquintacolumbusnorthga.com/?cid=local_6992

 

La Quinta Inns & Suites Columbus State University 

Address: 2919 Warm Springs Rd, Columbus, GA 31909

Phone: (706) 323-4344

http://www.laquintacolumbusstateuniversity.com/?cid=local_4009

 

Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Columbus Fort Benning 

Address: 3930 St Marys Rd, Columbus, GA 31907

Phone: (706) 389-4726

https://www.wyndhamhotels.com/microtel/columbus-georgia/microtel-inn-and-suites-columbus-ft-benning/overview?CID=LC:MT::GGL:RIO:National:31705&iata=00065402

 

Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Columbus North 

Address: 1728 Fountain Ct, Columbus, GA 31904

Phone: (706) 653-7004

https://www.wyndhamhotels.com/microtel/columbus-georgia/microtel-inn-and-suites-columbus-north/overview?CID=LC:MT::GGL:RIO:National:29438&iata=00065402

 

Motel 6 Fort Benning Columbus 

Address: 3050 Victory Dr, Columbus, GA 31903

Phone: (706) 687-7214

 

Motel 6 Uptown 

Address: 1325 Veterans Pkwy, Columbus, GA 31904

Phone: (706) 322-2522

 

Residence Inn Columbus 

Address: 2670 Adams Farm Dr, Columbus, GA 31909

Phone: (706) 494-0050

https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/csgri-residence-inn-columbus/?scid=bb1a189a-fec3-4d19-a255-54ba596febe2

 

Rothschild Pound House Inn 

Address: 201 7th St, Columbus, GA 31901

Phone: (706) 322-4075

http://www.thepoundhouseinn.com/

 

Staybridge Suites Columbus Fort Benning 

Address: 1678 Whittlesey Rd, Columbus, GA 31904

Phone: (706) 507-7700

https://www.ihg.com/staybridge/hotels/us/en/columbus/csgsb/hoteldetail?cm_mmc=GoogleMaps-_-SB-_-US-_-CSGSB

 

Super 8 Columbus Airport 

Address: 2935 Warm Springs Rd, Columbus, GA 31909

Phone: (706) 940-3966

https://www.wyndhamhotels.com/super-8/columbus-georgia/super-8-columbus-airport/overview?CID=LC:SE::GGL:RIO:National:03143&iata=00065402

 

TownePlace Suites Columbus 

Address: 4534 Armour Rd, Columbus, GA 31904

Phone: (706) 322-3001

https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/csgts-towneplace-suites-columbus/?scid=bb1a189a-fec3-4d19-a255-54ba596febe2

 

Woodspring Suites 

Address: 1801 Victory Dr Building #1, Columbus, GA 31901

Phone: (706) 649-6599

https://www.woodspring.com/extended-stay-hotels/locations/georgia/columbus/columbus-ga-victory-dr?utm_source=GooglePlaces&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=VPCLM1

 

 

 

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