San Antonio, Texas is brimming with outdoor, pet-friendly walkways with colourful murals, sculptures, and graffiti by well-known artists. Combine your dog walking with momentous occasions for enjoying the artistic side of San Antonio. It’s one of the oldest cities in Texas. Founded in 1771, San Antonio is an 18th-century landmark for the Alamo.
McNay Art Museum
What better way to decrease stress than walking your dog and viewing outdoor art displays at the same time? The McNay Art Museum welcomes pets as long as they are on a leash, and you clean up after them. Well known artist, Tony Tasset’s sculpture, ‘The Deer’, will captivate you, and the artist, Willie Cole, has made his entire sculpture, The Sole Sitter, of huge shoes. There are several other works of art displayed at the McNay Art Museum that will hold your attention as well.
San Antonio River Walk
There are three areas along the river for art lovers and dog walkers to enjoy. These include The Museum Reach, The Mission Reach, and South Town. Take as little as 15 minutes to stroll along the River Walk, where sculptures and colourful murals greet you and your favourite pet member of the family. Along the way, you may notice a hanging sculpture titled, FISH, and don’t forget to check out another favourite sculpture, The Sonic Passage.
The Largest Outdoor Art Gallery
Since 2018, The Largest Outdoor Art Gallery has captured the audience’s attention, and a year later, 20 more murals were added on St. Mary’s Strip as well. More than 40 murals are now enjoyed by art lovers and dog walkers that enjoy some downtime. Don’t forget to take time for lunch at one of the many restaurants in the area while you’re out and about. The Largest Outdoor Art Gallery is located just north of downtown San Antonio.
San Pedro Creek Culture Park
Pet friendly, San Pedro Creek Culture Park, has 5 locations for displaying art. Fans of artists, Katie Pell and Mike Menchaca, enjoy the art that is displayed at this San Antonio outdoor park. San Pedro Culture Park is also known for poetry reading, and you may also enjoy readings about the history of the city.
Essex Modern City
Going all out, Essex Modern City is known for its beautiful, bold murals. Held outdoors, so it is pet friendly, photographers are often seen here, using the murals for backdrops in wedding, birthday, and holiday settings.
The Texas Transportation Museum
Also located in San Antonio, the Texas Transportation Museum allows dogs that are on a leash. You can learn about the history of transportation in San Antonio, including the Longhorn and Western railroads. Enjoy a train ride with your pet, and view artefacts of the transportation system in San Antonio.
The Pearl Brewery
The Pearl Brewery, located on Pearl Parkway, is a historic coffee brewery that also welcomes pets on a leash. You can learn about the craft of brewing high-quality speciality coffees and enjoy a cup, along with a tasty pastry on the side, as you stroll around the brewery.