Looking to take a family vacation? Setting off on a tropical trip with your spouse and kids is great, but anyone who has a pet knows that when the family dog isn't around, it just feels like something is missing. Fortunately, when you rent some Perdido Key beach houses, you can bring Fido along with you. 

Having the family dog staying with you is one thing - being able to take him out and about during your stay is another. Fortunately, there are plenty of dog-friendly activities to do in Perdido Key, so you don't have to worry about leaving your furry friend out of your vacation. 

Take A Hike

There are few things dogs love more than trekking through the woods. That is why a day trip to Big Lagoon State Park is a perfect activity for families with canine companions. Unlike the other nearby park in Perdido Key, the Gulf Islands National Seashore, Big Lagoon is a state park, and domestic pets are permitted in all Florida state parks. 

As long as you keep Fido on a leash and clean up after him, you can enjoy the park's many amenities together, including hiking along Sand Pine Trail, picnicking near Long Pond or Grand Lagoon and even boating off West Beach. 

Go Out To Dinner

Of course, when you cook dinner at home in the full kitchen of your Perdido Key rental, Fido can accompany you when you choose a dog-friendly house. But you can also take your furry family member out on the town! Sunset Grill on Canal A Way in Perdido Key boasts more than just delicious food and spectacular sunsets - it allows dogs. In fact, if you and Fido show up without a leash, they'll provide a complimentary one. Make sure your pooch interacts well with other dogs before coming, though - lots of pets tend to dine here with their owners. 

Play At The Dog Park

Dogs are not allowed on beaches and must be leashed when out for a walk. Anywhere, that is, except the dog park on River Road.

The Perdido Key Dog Park is located behind Lost Key Golf Club. The enclosed park backs up to Old River and provides water access for the dogs to swim and play off leash. The park also features a covered pavilion for the dogs' people!