Great Holiday Destinations for Your Pet – You Can Tag Along Too
29th May, 2020
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Dreaming about a holiday with your pet? Check out the coolest pet-friendly vacay destinations to take your furry baby with you once everything opens up. Being indoors is boring. But if you’ve got a furball beside you, this time would definitely turn into the best. Your pet must be enjoying your presence and attention. Extend this blissful time with your pet on your next vacation. How? Your vacation plans might be on hold right now, but you can still plan for the future that includes your pet. There are lots of awesome places in the country where your pet can tag along with you. Just pack up pet-essentials and create lovely vacay memories together.
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Flagstaff, AZ
Practically all of Flagstaff’s residents are dog owners. So, there are several pet-friendly establishments here. Your accommodation will be easily sorted. In fact, many places will have their own gang of furry one to welcome you and your pet. Go out for a meal to Diablo Burger with their pet-friendly patio. Relax and take some time off as you explore Thorpe Park Bark Park with your dog.
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San Francisco, CA
San Francisco’s vibrant community is completely open to travelers who take their pets along with them. San Francisco has more than 50 restaurants that don’t mind pets wandering in. Love wine? Check out Mutt Lynch Winery. They’re completely pet-friendly. So your furball can tag along with you. Take your pet to the Blue and Gold Fleet Bay Cruises and even famous cable cars, where pets are allowed without any qualms.
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San Diego, CA
Have a scrumptious lunch at the Patio on Lamont at Pacific Beach with your furball chomping on special dog home-made biscuits right by your side. Also, you can take your dog along to a dog-friendly terrace at Pier Café on West Harbor Drive. What’s more, you can take your dog for a visit to the Nate’s Point Off-Leash Dog Park at Balboa Park or explore Fiesta Island’s dunes and surf.
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Huntington Beach, CA
Huntington Beach is truly a doggy heaven! The resident dog owners here work towards keeping the place clean. Bring your furball here to have the time of their lives. Go and explore Huntington Dog Beach, a great beach with dogs surfing everywhere. After a fun day at the beach, head over to The Doggie Spa at Seacliff village for a relaxing night.
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South Lake Tahoe, CA
For the ultimate refreshing vacay with your pet, head over to South Lake Tahoe. Let your pooch run around without any inhibitions in one of the several dog-friendly beaches. Check out Kiva Beach too, where your doggo can play around in the water, while you enjoy the picturesque mountains across the lake. Do you love hiking? Take your dog on a hike across Rubicon Trail.
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Santa Barbara, CA
Check out the Douglas Family Preserve with its off-leash beaches and walking trails for you and your pooch to explore. The best ones are Hendry’s Beach or Arroyo Burro Beach that have an off-leash area for the doggos to enjoy. To wind down after all that fun at the beach relax with a crafted beer and some dinner at the Brewhouse. The place has a special doggie menu as well.
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Dewey Beach, DE
An officially dog-friendly place, Dewey Beach in Delaware is a perfect holiday destination for you and your furball in summer. The best time to visit is off-season when your doggo can enjoy freely without any time restrictions. The town has nearly 24 pet-friendly hotels and more than 19 rental apartments that welcome pets. Remember to enjoy a long walk along the Junction and Breakwater Trail with your dog.
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Rehoboth Beach, DE
An incredibly dog-friendly place, Rehoboth Beach has a lively broadwalk. If you are with family, check out Jungle Jim’s Water Park where there are slides, go-karting, and mini-golf. You can also head over to the Delaware Seashore State Park where leashed dogs are welcome to play around in the sand. Relax with a drink at the end of the day at The Big Chill Cantina, a dog-friendly place.
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Key West, FL
Let your furball have some unlimited off-leash fun at the Key West Dog Beach. Also, check out lazy Dog Kayak if you want to get out in the water with your dog. You and your pooch will have immense fun paddling around. Finish off the day with the scrumptious fresh seafood at Nine One Five Bistro with its dog-friendly terrace.
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Sanibel Island, FL
Sanibel Island is a perfect vacation spot for pet owners and their pets. A good doggy spot is Gulfside Beach, commonly known as Algiers Beach. You furball and you can have fun splashing around in the calm, shallow waters and playing around in the soft sand strewn. Also, check out Island Paws pet shop to shop for some nutritious treats and high-quality toys for your dog.
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Fort Myers, FL
Your four-legged friend would simply enjoy a visit to the Barkingham Dog Park or Woof-a-Hatchee Dog Park. Both these places are fenced and off-leash parks. What’s more, there are water stations and separate areas for big and small dogs as well. You can also head out to visit the Edison and Ford Winter Estates, after setting in your furry one in one of the many pet-friendly cozy rentals.
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Golden Isles, GA
Pick Golden Isles in Georgia as your next vacation destination with your furball. The best time to visit is the off-season period from Labor Day to Memorial Day. Your furry companion can freely run around the beach and play in the water without anyone bothering. You can even take your furry one to Frederica Park’s Dog Park. The park offers several hiking trails for you to explore with your pet.
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Atlanta, GA
Atlanta has a lot of running spaces such as Piedmont Dog Park, a designated off-leash area, and Freedom Park. Go on a trail walk and explore the serene yet scenic Chattahoochee River National Recreation Park together. There are several pet-rentals for your furry one to take a refreshing nap as you hit the incredible bars and restaurants that Atlanta is famous for.
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Portland, ME
Portland is another place where you can go with your pet without worry. You can take a stroll with your pet along the beautiful cobbled streets of the Old Port. Portland has such high regard for pets that you will find water bowls set out by the residents. What’s more, if you have a strong leash, you can take your pooch aboard the Casco Bay Mailboat.
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Bar Harbor, ME
If you are planning to visit Bar Harbor, take your pet along with you. You and your furry baby can relax without a worry on the deck at Stewman’s Lobster Pound Downtown. The place has a delectable hooman menu as well as a doggie menu. Thinking about sailing with your pooch? Check out Margaret Todd Windjammer Cruises which are extremely pet-friendly.
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Lake of the Ozarks, MO
Lake of Ozarks has plenty of dog-friendly hubs. Head over to the waterfront Dog Days Bar & Grill at Osage Beach. They have an annual canine cannonball jumping contest, which is quite fun. For some super fun activities, head to the south in Branson. Visit Rosalea Marrs Dog park. Here you will find several agility equipment, picnic tables, and a lot of room for your furry one to play around.
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Asbury Park, NJ
Take your furry one away from the hustle-bustle of the city to Asbury Park in New Jersey. Here, you will find several dog-friendly places. Chill and have an evening drink at the Wonder Bar during Yappy Hour while your furball socializes with other pets in a fenced-in area that has a nice swimming pool. Don’t forget to check out Thompson Park and Wolf Hill Recreation Center for some off-leash fun.
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Albuquerque, NM
Albuquerque is the oldest city in New Mexico and extremely pet-friendly. Enjoy a fun hike with your doggo on La Luz Trail leading to the picturesque Sandia Mountain Range. To witness something phenomenal, visit Albuquerque in October. There is the spectacular Albuquerque International Balloon Festival! Treat yourself to the best breakfast at The Backstreet Grill that has a delectable Mexican fare and a comfy dog-friendly patio.
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Wilmington, NC
A historic city by the beach, Wilmington is a perfect vacation destination for you and your doggo. You can explore the lovely walking trails in Halyburton Park. Let your pooch play in the water and run around at Freeman Park, a large dog-friendly beach. Also, don’t forget to check out the artsy yet dog-friendly café, The Java Dog Coffee House, for the perfect cuppa.
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Outer Banks, NC
North Carolina’s Outer Banks is the perfect place if your floofball loves to run around. You both can explore the miles and miles of pristine beaches. To have the best time, visit during the shoulder season or winter when the beach restrictions are a bit relaxed. During summer, most beaches allow leashed dogs before 9 am or after 5 pm. Outer Banks has several accommodation options that are pet-friendly.
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Asheville, NC
Have a relaxing weekend with your furry one amidst the lush greenery in Asheville. The Biltmore Estate has 200 acres of grounds for your dog to run around. The place also had an onsite kennel to park your pooch as you tour the historic house. Relax at the French Broad River Dog Park, a fenced-off, wood-chipped acre for your pooch to run around. There’s also a river to splash around!
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Pilot Mountain, NC
Pilot Mountain in North Carolina is perfect for those who love nature. Enjoy the several hiking trails with your furball on leash in the State Park. Here you can also enjoy canoeing, camping, and picnicking. For more pet-friendly hiking and camping areas, head to Hanging Rock State Park. If you love wine, check out the pet-friendly RagApple Lassie Vineyard for some wine tasting.
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Block Island, RI
Block Island is an incredibly pet-friendly place to visit. Go for a walk or bike ride with your pet at Mohegan Bluff. There are many dog-friendly beaches such as the serene Mansion Beach. Don’t forget to indulge in the fresh seafood at the dog-friendly, beach-facing Kimberly’s. Also, there are several pet-friendly hotels and inns such as the Blue Dory Inn and the Darius Inn.
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The Black Hills, SD
The Black Hills is a perfect getaway for you and your furball. Explore the craggy cravings of the Mount Rushmore National Memorial and the monumental buttes and spires of Badlands National Park, that have some areas reserved for dogs. Check out various dog-friendly establishments in the hub of Hill City, such as the Naked Winery Tasting room. Also, head over to the veranda of the Alpine Inn, a great lunch spot.
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Austin, TX
Austin is a dream vacay spot for those with pets. Take your dog to the West Austin Dog Park to make new friends and play around. Head over to the Red Bud Isle peninsula if your dog loves to splash around off-leash. The best time to visit is in February when you can witness the popular Mardi Gras Dog Parade.
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Burlington, VT
Another perfect family and pet-friendly vacay destination is Burlington in Vermont. There are several accommodation options that are pet-friendly. You can bring up to two dogs for a small additional fee. Explore the city with your furball. Relax in one of the 30 dog-friendly restaurants that have pet-friendly outdoor tables. Don’t forget to check out Starr Farm Dog Park for some off-leash fun.
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Stowe, VT
Hike through scenic Smugglers Notch State Park with your doggo on leash. After a fun hike, relax at the dog-friendly Alchemist Brewery and try the Double IPA. Head over to Jericho, where you and your furry one can visit the lovely Mills Riverside Park. There are beautiful meadows in the park for the dogs to explore and have fun.
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Charlottesville, VA
Take your furball to explore the stunning Blue Ridge Mountains and the spectacular Shenandoah Valley. Check out Azalea Dog Park for some off-leash fun. Head over to the Chris Greene Lake Park with its roped doggy swimming area, if your dog loves to splash around in the water. At the end of the day, grab a bite at the pet-friendly Miller’s or have some Cajun catfish at the Timberwood Grill.
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Seattle, WA
Head over to Norm’s Eatery & Ale House, a dog-friendly and dog-themed place! Check out Bark Espresso where you can sit outside or in their special hound-friendly lounge. Take a walk with your dog at the Elegant Washington Park Arboretum that welcomes leashed dogs. For off-leash fun with water, head over to Warren G. Magnuson Park. Don’t forget the Fremont Oktoberfest Dogtoberfest, where leashed pets can enjoy this event.
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Washington D.C.
Want to explore the numerous monuments and cultural institutions of Washington D.C.? Simply help your furball settle in one of the cozy pet-friendly rentals and go for your tours. Check out Montrose Park, a lush green space, to take your dog for a leashed walk, For some off-leash time, head to Shaw Dog Park, S Street Park, and the designated dog run on the waterfront at The Yards Park.