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Dog-Friendly Weekend Getaway - Beloit, WI

Updated: Jul 7, 2022

Our trip to Beloit was an amazing weekend! Leine was completely spoiled, and Hayden and I were pleasantly surprised by what Beloit had to offer. Contrary to common knowledge, Beloit has a super cute downtown that was full of hidden gems. I know it’s a city, but the downtown gave off cozy, small town vibes. We explored almost everywhere on foot by strolling along the river and we had no complaints! Here is everything you need to know to plan your own dog-friendly weekend getaway.


You MUST stay at the Ironworks Hotel. It is absolutely beautiful and they will treat you and your pup so well. The hotel sits right on the Rock River and our room had a beautiful view. The pet fee is only $30/night and worth every penny. It's walking distance from downtown and was a perfect location for our stay.


Start your day off right with breakfast sandwiches from Bagels & More. It's just 2 blocks from the Ironworks and they have so much more than just bagels. The Rock Bar and Grill right on the Rock River had an excellent fish fry and a gorgeous outdoor dining area! Lucy’s #7 Burger Bar should be high on your list with their legendary stuffed burger and PAWtio menu. Make your way to Dari Ripple for a sweet treat and the Doggie Delight ice cream. It's the cutest ice cream stand, and they have plenty of tables where you can relax and enjoy the night.


Make a stop at Cheezhead Brewing to check out their unique IPAs. Hayden loved their cheese curds! Truk’t has a great cocktail menu with a small outdoor dining area. It's bar style seating, but they'll serve you both food and drink out there so your pup can accompany you. End the night at 5bar to say hi to their cute corgi, Lady! Dogs are welcome inside, but there might be a small cover on the weekends.


Go for a walk at Beckman Mill County Park. There’s about one mile worth of trails and they’re lovely! For a longer hike, head to Big Hill Park for lots of gorgeous trails and a stunning overlook.


On Friday nights in summer, check out the live music at Harry’s Place right on the river, where you can find food trucks and lots of good vibes! Stroll along the scenic Riverwalk to take in all the Rock River has to offer— there are bridges, dams, and parks to stop at along the way. On summer Saturdays make sure you stop by Downtown Beloit’s Farmers Market to shop for some local goods.

This weekend was so relaxing for us, and I hope you too can have your own weekend escape to Beloit! To see more photos and reels from our Beloit trip, be sure to check out our Instagram!


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