National Harbor, Maryland, is one of the D.C. area’s hottest destinations. The city is right on the water and home to top-notch dining, retail and nightlife spots. D.C. is also literally just across the river—making it an ideal place for commuters to call home. But as all pet owners know, finding a great community is even harder if you’ve got a dog or cat. Chances are high that many of the apartment buildings that accept pets just aren’t that nice. Fortunately for all you pet parents out there, there’s The Esplanade. At this luxurious, amenity-filled property, pets are more than just welcome; they’re like family.
The proof of The Esplanade’s devotion to pets is evident when you walk in through the door—where you’ll find free dog treats at the front desk. And that’s just the start. The Esplanade also offers pet grooming and walking services. No need to worry about tracking down a groomer or finding a reputable dog walking business as both of those resources are already on-property. When it comes time to bathe your dog, don’t worry about having to washing them in your apartment bathtub. The Esplanade is also home to a luxurious pet spa, so you can get your furry friend fresh and clean without getting your home dirty.
And the pet-friendly perks don’t stop just at the Esplanade. The National Harbor and the surrounding area also caters to pets.
If you need to pick up pet supplies like leashes or collars, head to The Black Dog. This store is within walking distance of your apartment and carries clothing for you and plenty of pet products for Fluffy. Here, you’ll find gear, clothes, toys, treats and accessories like dog beds too. Even if you’ve got everything your dog needs, be sure to try out the store’s signature all-natural dog treats.
If you’re looking for a hearty meal at one of the area’s best chains, leash up your furry friend and go to Elevation Burger, located near The Esplanade. Order a burger, fries, salad, shakes or malts as you enjoy your meal alfresco with Fido alongside you.
When it comes time to walk off your meal, know that the National Harbor is pet-friendly. Stroll around the waterfront as you enjoy the scenery and your pet gets exercise. If you’d like to get out of your familiar settings, head to the neighboring George Washington Memorial Parkway. This scenic trail that runs beside the Potomac River is a path that you and your pet will both delight in walking on, especially as the leaves start to turn.
Now that you know just how comfortable you’ll be with Fido, contact The Esplanade today to secure your spot at this stellar property. You, and your pooch, will love living there.