Pet-Friendly Weekend in Sanford

Do you love your pets so much that you can't bear to travel without them? Then Sanford, NC is a wonderful and welcoming destination for a pet-friendly weekend for you and your fur babies! 
Day One
Stop 1  |  Check In at Holiday Inn Express
Fido is part of the family, and Holiday Inn Express in Sanford offers a comfortable stay for you and your four-legged friend! Meet the friendly staff who will offer your pet a treat at check-in. Breakfast for human guests is also included with your stay.

Stop 2  |  Wild Dogs Brewing Company
Make you way down to Steele St. with your pet in tow to enjoy a cold craft beverage. You can rest assured that pets are welcome here because "dogs" is in the name! Most nights feature games, live entertainment or sports broadcasts paired with good-ole' fashioned, friendly socialization.

Stop 3  |  Outdoor Dining
Dine al fresco on patios (heated on cold days) that include a space for your pet pal. You'll find them at eateries like Bubba's Pizza and Subs, Smoke and Barrel, Camelback Brewing and La Dolce Vita.
Day Two
Stop 1  |  Brunch at Buttermilk Biscuit Bar
Check out Sanford's first full ghost kitchen. Order online for a delectable dish like Cheshire bacon, folded egg and Harvati cheese piled high on a golden buttermilk biscuit! Gluten-free options are available. Dine on the patio and watch the goings-on of the Farmers Market and the Train Depot with your pooch.

Stop 2  |  Farmer’s Market For Browsing
Shop fresh produce, preserves and more from local farms. Come meet your local farmers and artisans and celebrate NC agriculture and craftsmanship at the market! Pet-friendly products are available as well!

Stop 3  |  Enjoy an Afternoon Hike
Let the pups run free at O.T. Sloan Dog Park or enjoy nature with a winding hike at San-Lee Park or on the Kiwanis Park Greenway. 
Day Three
Stop 1  |  Lunch at Quick Bites
Quick Bites, conveniently located near your hotel, offers a small outdoor seating area to the side of the restaurant that's pet-friendly. Go for the chicken salad and homemade chips dipped in ranch. Absolute heaven!

Stop 2  |  Walk the Mural Trail
Soak up Sanford's rich history on display through a public arts initiative that promotes the town's roots, honors hometown heroes and celebrates the things that make us a one-of-a-kind destination. Eight murals are viewable on a walking route through downtown. Be sure to install the Otocast app and listen to the inspiration behind each work of art.

Bonus | World-Class Dog Training
Looking for the best in show-dog training? Bon-Clyde Training School offers classes for all levels from beginner to the movie-star canine.