Fluffers Al Fresco: Picnic & Fun Near Minnehaha Park

Everybody is itchin’ to get out of the house these days, but it’s important to do so safely. How about some open-air dining fur two? Follow this guide to go on the ultimate date with your dog while supporting local businesses along the way.

Order Takeout at Sea Salt Eatery

It’s not summer in the cities without Sea Salt Eatery! The patio is open with limited seating on a first come, first serve basis. If that’s not your jam, you can order takeout online. Find a space on the lawn to spread out your blanket and dine with doggo. Bring some snacks or chews to keep those beggin’ eyes distracted while you enjoy the mahi tacos. 

Play at Minnehaha Off-Leash Dog Park

dog at Minnehaha Park
Photo by Brian J. Sweet

Take it easy walking off the grub around the falls. If you’re feeling like a bigger woofout, go run off energy at the Minnehaha Off-Leash Dog Park. From water to woods, there’s room aplenty for frolicking in this expansive park on the southside of Minnehaha Regional Park.

Treat Your Pup at Minnehaha Scoop 

Since your pup is obvi the goodest, go two miles down the road to get a treat at Minnehaha Scoop. Order pup the doggie sundae and enjoy your frozen treat of choice. Non-dairy options available. 

End the Day at Venn Brewing Company

How about a night cap for your doggie date? Venn Brewing Company is just a five-minute R-I-D-E from Minnehaha Scoop. Leashed pups with well-behaved and masked humans are allowed inside and outside. Or order a crowler from the online store and pick it up on the way to enjoy responsibly at home. 

What are your favorite places to picnic with pooch around the Twin Cities? Woof at us in the comments and tag #SidewalkDog with your best puppy picnic pics. 

Featured photo: @caboose_and_mango

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