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Best Pet-Friendly US Vacation Destinations

Monday, 9 September @ 08:00 - 17:00

Itching to take a break and travel but worried about your fur babies? Being fur-parent is not easy. Leaving your pet behind to go on a vacation could be a stressful decision. Luckily with the increasing number of people having pets, more and more places open their arms for our four-legged friends too! Here is a list of some of the best vacation destinations you can visit along with your pets.

1. San Diego, California

One of the first perfect destinations to cross in mind when you want a break from the city is the beach. And what’s the best place to go to with your furry friend than the home of the Dog Beach itself, San Diego. This city offers a lot of pet-friendly beaches destinations, and one of the well-visited beaches is The Original Dog Beach. work on you Being one of the first official leash-free beaches in the United States, this is just the place to tan while your dog is busy playing tag with the water. But if you or your pooch is not the full crowd type, there are also a lot of beaches to choose from. After a full day on the beach, go and indulge with more than 500 selection of pet-friendly restaurants in the city.

2. Alexandria, Virginia

If you are looking for a more laid back trip with your dog, a staycation in the city of Alexandria is a go-to place. This city is one of the most dog-friendly vacation spots in the States with its vast options of pet-friendly hotel rooms, parks, and shopping boutiques. Surely, you and your pup won’t even feel out of place visiting here as its residents are dog-loving too! Just take a stroll in one of its many off-leash parks and discover the free treats and water for your baby. Once you had enough walking, go and shop your heart out with the many selections of shops you and your pet could visit. Be sure to also check out one of the most popular shops, the Dog Park located in King Street. Feed your eyes and empty your wallet for the shop’s delectable all-natural treats, big selection of toys, and cute outfits and accessories for your baby.

3. Orlando, Florida

Walt Disney World Resort! Does one still need further convincing? It is with many delights when Disney announced that they will be amending their policy to be more pet-friendly last 2017. And today, there are now Disney hotels that offer pet-friendly rooms. Unfortunately, pets are not allowed within the vicinity of the theme parks and water parks (with the exception of medical or disability-related service dogs) but fear not because you can leave your fur baby in Doggie Daycare such as Best Friends Pet Care. This full-service pet resort will pamper your pet while you go ahead and have a magical trip. While there, take the opportunity to have some quality time with your pooch. Take a walk in Winter Park and dine with nearby restaurants that will welcome you and your furry friend.

4. Albuquerque, New Mexico

Seeking for a more outdoor kind of adventure? New Mexico’s oldest city is the place for you. Albuquerque is a city with a lot to offer with its diverse cultures, vast history, and scenic views. Go on and explore with your canine buddy with Alburqueque’s different trails offering breathtaking views to the Sandia Mountain Range or go for a walk along the Rio Grande. If you and your dog are not yet ready for a full-on exercise, go ahead and sign up for a city tour – one of which you may consider is the ABQ Trolley Co. which lets you enjoy an open-air trolley ride with your dog and sightsee what Albuquerque has to offer.  After all the activities, have a refreshing glass of beer in some of the popular breweries such as the La Cumbre Brewing and Marble Brewery. The best part is you can bring your pup with you and party!

5. New York City, New York

If you are a city person and loves to explore different establishments instead, New York City is there for you. With lots of going on in this city that never sleeps, how can you not bring your beloved pet in NYC? You would not sweat finding where to stay with its long list of pet-friendly hotels, some hotels even go way beyond letting your pet stay with you, and offers perks such as gourmet food and grooming services for your spoiled fur baby. Another perk of staying here is having numerous options for restaurants and cafés with outdoor seating that allows you to dine with your dog. While thinking about NYC, why not consider the timing of your visit too? If your fur baby is not the shy type, there are lots of cool festivals you and your dog could enjoy all year round such as Winter Jam (a winter sports festival which includes activities like sledding!), Easter Parade and Bonnet Festival (play dress up with your pet and come with the most outrageous outfits you both could pull off) and Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade (go spooky with your doggy!).

6. Austin, Texas

You take a man’s best friend everywhere, and Austin, Texas should be no exception. Home to backyard bars and eateries, this spot was basically made for you and your puppy. Yard Bar, which has both dog and human menus and an off-leash dog park, is just one of the approximately 500 amazing pet-friendly restaurants around town area.

If the temperatures are high, try Barkin’ Springs, which is just outside of the Barton Springs Pool. Brkin’ Springs is the best place for your pup to make a splash. Once the sun sets, prep yourself and your puppy for a date night at Blue Starlite Mini Urban Drive-In, where well-behaved pups are always welcome.

With all of these places to consider, there is no stopping you and your furry friend to go and have a blast exploring.




Monday, 9 September
08:00 - 17:00

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