The days may be getting shorter, but for our four-legged canine friends, it’s all about living the life in the laidback autumn months, during which they can enjoy our beaches to their heart’s content – at any time of the day! How’s that for unlimited tail-wagging fun?

Autumn adventures for athletic and beach-loving coastal pets may involve a standup paw-dleboard lesson (seriously), a winding hike along one of nine trails at First Landing State Park, a stroll along more than 35 miles of beaches or a swim or quick dip in the vast Atlantic Ocean or the calm Chesapeake Bay. When the sun’s out and their tongue’s out, have your furry friend join you for an unforgettable on-the-water experience aboard a kayak (or surfboard), then lounge dockside at one of our many marina restaurants.  Shopping-aficionados will love strolling our farmers markets, where water bowls, hand-crafted treats and pet-lovers are always overflowing, or stop by the Virginia Beach Town Center for some al-fresco dining. Even our local craft breweries have a hoppin’ sweet spot for doggies, where they’re always welcomed. Cheers to that!

With all there is to enjoy this season, your pup is sure to be falling for fall in Virginia Beach!