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Houston to Florida drive with pets

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Pet-friendly stops from Houston to Florida

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Here's a sample itinerary for a pet-friendly drive from Houston to Florida with your dog or cat. If you're planning a road trip to Florida, you can research locations to stop along the way. Make sure you check road conditions to double check the weather. Find the best dog parks, pet-friendly accommodations and hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members and GoPetFriendly. Scroll down to see all the pet-friendly stops along the way.

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 Day 1

10:00 am  start in Houston
drive for about 1.5 hours

11:26 am  Nederland (Texas)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:26 pm
drive for about 3 hours

3:34 pm  Baton Rouge
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:34 pm
drive for about 2 hours

6:27 pm  Honey Island Swamp
stay overnight at Microtel Inn & Suites Pearl River
leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 6.5 hours
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 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Microtel Inn & Suites Pearl River
drive for about 3 hours

1:04 pm  Pensacola
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:04 pm
drive for about 3 hours

5:05 pm  Tallahassee
eat at Andrew's 228
stay overnight at aloft Tallahassee Downtown
leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 6 hours

 Day 3

10:00 am  leave from aloft Tallahassee Downtown
drive for about 1.5 hours

11:44 am  Lake City (Florida)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:44 pm
drive for about 3 hours

3:38 pm  Animal Kingdom
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:38 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

5:54 pm  arrive at Florida

day 3 driving ≈ 6 hours

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What are pet-friendly stops along the way?

Nederland (Texas)
    Twin City Veterinary Clinic PC  (1 mention)
    Petco Pet Store - Port Arthur  (1 mention)

Baton Rouge  (23 answers)
    Louisiana State Capitol Grounds  (1 mention)
    Magnolia Mound Plantation  (1 mention)
    Shenandoah South Veterinary Hospital Inc  (1 mention)
    Safe At Home  (1 mention)
    Champagne's Special Pet Care  (1 mention)
    Louisiana State University Small Animal Clinic  (1 mention)
    pet-friendly restaurants around Baton Rouge:
        Capital City Grill Downtown
        Tin Roof Brewing Co
    questions about Baton Rouge:
        Great music spots in Baton Rouge?
        What is your favorite restaurant in Baton Rouge?
        Must Eats in Baton Rouge?

Honey Island Swamp  (5 mentions)
    pet-friendly hotels around Honey Island Swamp:
        Microtel Inn & Suites Pearl River
        Slidell Regency Inn
        Value Travel Inn
        Deluxe Motel
        Motel 6 New Orleans Slidell
        La Quinta Inn New Orleans Slidell
        Candlewood Suites Slidell Northshore
        La Quinta Inn & Suites Slidell - North Shore Area

Pensacola  (32 answers)
    Endless Pawsibilities, LLC  (1 mention)
    Bayview Dog Park and Beach  (1 mention)
    Bayview Dog Beach  (1 mention)
    Animal Health Center  (1 mention)
    Veterinary Emergency Referral Center  (1 mention)
    Dog Park at Roger Scott Complex  (1 mention)
    questions about Pensacola:
        Road Work Traffic Delay?
        Where to stay two hours from Pensacola from St louis
        Things for seniors to do in Pensacola

Tallahassee  (13 answers)
    Petco Pet Store - Tallahassee  (1 mention)
    Northwood Animal Hospital  (1 mention)
    pet-friendly restaurants around Tallahassee:
        Andrew's 228
        Po' Boys
        Proof Brewing
    pet-friendly hotels around Tallahassee:
        aloft Tallahassee Downtown
        Residence Inn Tallahassee Universities at the Capitol
        Motel 6 Tallahassee Downtown
        Holiday Inn Tallahassee Capitol Center
        Days Inn Tallahassee University Center
    questions about Tallahassee:
        Best free things to do in Tallahassee?
        Pet friendly hotel

Lake City (Florida)  (4 answers)
    Caring Hands Animal Hospital  (1 mention)
    questions about Lake City (Florida):
        Where to stay

Animal Kingdom  (13 mentions)
    Best Friends Pet Hotel - Disney  (1 mention)

What are some things to do in Florida?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

Of course, Trippy is the perfect place to ask questions because there's an entire community of travelers talking to each other and sharing tips and advice. Trippy is where you can get answers personalized for your tastes, budgets, trip dates & more!

For example, here are some questions people have asked about Florida. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Delbert from asked:
Would this be a good area to stay three or four days? July a good time?  (7 answers)

profile  Serena from San Francisco asked:
Where to go for a romantic (and also fun) weekend in Florida?  (6 answers)

profile  Georgia from Minneapolis asked:
Where is the best beach town in Florida?  (4 answers)

profile  Mary from Pennsylvania asked:
1 month beach vacation in SW Florida  (3 answers)

profile  Liv from Cape Cod asked:
What to see on a road trip through Florida?  (2 answers)

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Do I really have to go back home?

Yes, even this step is optional, because if you're on vacation who wants the trip to end? It's okay, you can start planning your next trip!

Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a Florida to Houston drive with pets, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Houston to Florida. Or get a full Houston to Florida flight plan.

Don't forget about exploring your own hometown with a staycation. You can also find some cool day trips or get away for a weekend. Maybe try typing in a faraway location like London, Hong Kong, or Sydney, and get inspired for your dream trip around the world.

And if you know Houston well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Houston!

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 1,000 miles
driving time of 14 hours, 46 minutes
Florida is 1 hour ahead of Houston
119 Houston travel answers
1 Nederland (Texas) travel answer
23 Baton Rouge travel answers
32 Pensacola travel answers
13 Tallahassee travel answers
4 Lake City (Florida) travel answers
95 Florida travel answers


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