There are so many fun things to do with a Chihuahua because you can take them almost everywhere! I love going on new adventures with Chuy. Over Christmas break, we went for a day trip to Colonial Williamsburg.
As a kid growing up in Virginia, Colonial Williamsburg is a right of passage and just about every school takes at least a few fields trips there. I also visited with my parents and have really good memories of that. Colonial Williamsburg takes you back in time to how things were in the 18th century here in the new world. I never knew it was dog friendly. I mean, really dog friendly!
It was a gorgeous sunny day and there were so many other dogs out walking around. Dogs are allowed to walk anywhere along Duke of Gloucester Street, the main road through Colonial Williamsburg. This road runs between Merchants Square and the Capitol and is closed off to cars. The only traffic you’ll encounter are horse drawn carriages!
This street is actually nicknamed “DoG Street” which is a play on the initials but also speaks to how dog friendly Williamsburg is! Dogs are allowed to walk around DoG street and the main areas but can’t go into any of the buildings.
You still get to experience the history as you’ll see reenactments and costumed actors on the streets. I mean, you never know if you might run into General George Washington himself!
Sidenote – Did you know George Washington was a huge pet lover?! In fact, Colonial Williamsburg has a mascot named Liberty who is George Washington’s dog! We didn’t get to see Liberty but maybe next time?
A must see is the Governor’s Palace and the Palace Green. You can take a break out on the lawn or run around with your dog.
The stores and restaurants in Merchants Square are pet friendly too! We’ll definitely be back once the Spring weather returns!
Chuy is a beach bum at heart but he’s becoming quite the history buff! Remember when he did a tour of the Mall in DC during the BlogPaws 2013 conference!?
Stay tuned for more adventures with Chuy Chihuahua in 2016!