It’s officially 2016 and it’s hard to believe that fall just ended! It feels almost like yesterday we were slathering on sunscreen, hitting the beach and cooking on the grill but that time is now another 6 months away. As we embrace the cooler weather and everything pumpkin-spice related, you can take advantage of this ideal time to treat your dog to fun activities in this New Year. Read on to learn about great things you and your furry friend can do this season around the Reston, VA and DC metro area!
Walk the National Mall
The National Mall in Washington, D.C. is bordered by the Smithsonians, Washington Monument and the Capitol Building, which makes it the perfect place to walk Fido. You’ll be able to see some historic sites and cover a lot of grassy grounds. Just be sure you keep your dog on a leash at all times! Visit the National Mall by putting this address in your GPS: Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. 20565.
Reston Town Center
Enjoy the lights, restaurants and shopping at Reston Town Center this winter! Located in the heart of Reston, VA, one of the first planned communities in the nation designed by Robert E Simon, you can check out 11 square blocks of high end restaurants and boutiques. Featuring a movie theater and outdoor ice skating rink, Reston Town Center is sure to be a hit with the whole family, including the pups! You can find it by checking out this address: 11900 Market St, Reston, VA 20190.
Healthy Hound Playground
For the ultimate doggy adventure, take your pup to Healthy Hound Playground right near Reston, VA for doggy day care or a top notch dog boarding service in Northern VA, while you visit the surrounding area, including the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. Healthy Hound Playground is where your furry friend can enjoy three separate play areas, cushioned rubber flooring, a 20 minute outdoor park stroll and even a heart pumping 2 mile run! You can check out the playground by visiting 45910 TransAmerica Plaza. Suite 109, Sterling, VA 20166.
Be sure during every outing with your dog, you have everything you need to care for them throughout the day. That includes a portable water bowl, plenty of water, leashes, treats and enough food if you plan to be out for the whole day. Don’t forget to keep a close eye on your pup as you may tire them out from excessive exercise/play. And last but not least, enjoy the mild weather with your furry friend while it lasts because before you know it we will be seeing snow in the forecast.