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08/18/2022

Celebrate National Dog Day at Rand Tower Hotel

National Dog Day is returning again at the end of this month, which serves as a great reminder to all of us dog parents to take extra special care of our best canine friends. If you’re unfamiliar, this awesome annual celebration was founded by author and dog trainer Colleen Paige to help raise awareness around rescues and encourage rescues around the world. In celebrating, you might decide that your next trip would be better served with your dog. 

To help spark your imagination, here’s our guide on how to celebrate National Dog Day at Rand Tower Hotel. 

Try Our Paws & Pilots Special

As one of the proud pet-friendly hotels in Minneapolis, we have long been supporters of travelers with furry companions. And if you book our Paws & Pilots Package, your stay will include an in-room water bowl, complimentary chew toy, and aviator “dog-gles” featuring the hotel’s namesake, Rufus R. Rand, Jr., and also includes the in-room pet fee. 

Walk Along the Mississippi River

In addition to our pet-friendly amenities, guests of the Rand Tower Hotel benefit from staying just a few blocks away from the banks of the Mississippi River, where you can walk your pooch along grassy riverbanks for as long as you’d like. The seemingly endless succession of parks and sights includes some highlights such as the Stone Arch Bridge, Nicollet Island, North Loop Playground, and Boom Island Park. While exploring, also check out the North Loop Dog Park and Off-Leash Play Area. 

Lyndale Farmstead Dog Park

A short drive from the Rand Tower Hotel, Lyndale Farmstead Dog Park offers a great hangout for dog parents visiting town. It features a large, sandy field for dogs to run around and meet one another. Surrounding, there are a number of awesome sights to check out and see including Lake Harriet Bandshell Park, and the Lyndale Park Rose Garden. 

Head Out To Eat

According to Bring Fido, Minneapolis is home to a whopping 195 pet-friendly restaurants, where you can bring your dogs to eat at outdoor tables. Some of the more popular examples that are within walking distance from our hotel include In The Loop Coffee, Red Cow North Loop, and StormKing Brewpub and Barbecue

Check out Unleashed Hounds & Hops

This cool hybrid space is Minnesota’s first combination dog park, taproom, and eatery. You just need to register your dog on their site, bring it by, let it play in an open, safe, monitored play space, and then get yourself some food and drinks for an amazing National Dog Day! 

Unleashed Hounds & Hops. Minneapolis, MN
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