Florida may be home to some of the best coastal beaches and inland springs in the country, but sometimes we want to take a dip without the fishies. The Venetian Pool in Coral Gables is always a great choice, and in October you can bring your pupper with you!
On Oct. 6, you can grab your four-legged friend and treat them to a day in America's largest freshwater swimming pool. Whether your dog is big or small, The Venetian welcomes both but will have separate swimming times for each.
If your dog is small and between zero-30 lbs., swimming sessions start at 10 a.m. and run until 1 p.m. — the sessions for dogs 31 lbs. or more start at 1:30 p.m., running until 4:30 p.m., with a maximum of 200 pups in the pool at a time. If dogs show signs of aggression, owners and their pet will be asked to leave. All friendly pups at this pool party!
If you've never been to The Venetian Pool before, it's pretty incredible. Once a coral rock quarry, it now serves as one of the most beautiful places to take a dip in the Sunshine State. The turquoise-hued spring water fills the 820,000-gallon pool from an underground aquifer, keeping the water crystal clear and cool.
The pool even has two waterfalls and little cavern grottos, creating a gorgeous scenic backdrop to your pics. The pool is also accented by palms, porticos, loggias, and a bridge that make you feel like you're in another country.
However, this day is all about the dogs; admission will only be granted to guests who bring a dog with them. Admission for the event is $6 per dog and $5 per person. The Venetian Pool asks that you bring proof of current rabies vaccination as well as stuff to clean up after potential accidents.
If you can't wait to take your pupper for dip, mark your calendar for the Paws at the Pool event; an overview of the event's details can be seen below.
Paws at the Pool Event at The Venetian Pool
Price: $6 per dog, $5 per person; entry to the event only granted when accompanied by your four-legged companion.
When: Sunday, October 6th, 2019
Small dogs session (zero-30lbs.): 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Large dogs session (31+lbs.): 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Standard Fall Season hours are about to go into effect starting Sept. 10 through Oct. 28 open 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, and 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturdays & Sundays.
Address: 2701 De Soto Blvd., Coral Gables, FL 33134
Why You Need To Go: A chance to take a dip in America's largest swimming pool with your pupper. The pool has some of the clearest water in the entire state, thanks to the aquifer that naturally filters it. Cool fresh spring water in a beautiful coral quarry turned pool.