Where To Take Your Dog on Vacation

Surfing DogDogfriendly.com has come out with their 2007 list on the Top 10 dog-friendly vacation spots in North America. Your dog needs a break, so take him out for some fun this summer. Here is the Top 10 list:

1. Boston — Take a boat or whale watching cruise. Walk the Freedom Trail, visit Salem and explore history at Minute Man Park. Your leashed dog is also welcome on the subway.

2. Vancouver — Walk the Capilano Suspension Bridge and park. Take a walking tour of Historic Gastown. Take the ferry and visit nearby Victoria and beautiful Butchart Gardens.

3. New York — Stay in luxury at many fine hotels. Walk the Brooklyn Bridge. Take a walking tour of lower Manhattan. Ride the carriages. Watch a morning show. Shop in famous stores.

The rest of the Top 10 Dog-Friendly Vacation Spots after the jump.

4. San Francisco — Luxurious hotels, outdoor dining, the Golden Gate Bridge, Baker Beach and many off-leash areas. Ride the cable car to the Fisherman’s Wharf area and stroll with your dog.

5. Austin — Visit Zilker Botanical Gardens, catch a horse and carriage ride, dine in outdoor cafes. See the bats leave the Congress St. Bridge at dusk. Use the city’s many parks.

6. Portland — Enjoy over 20 off-leash areas, an amusement park and the famous Rose Gardens. Dine at the Lucky Lab. Visit the Saturday Outdoor Market and hike in the Colombia River Gorge.

7. Northern Virginia — Dine or enjoy happy hour in dog-friendly Alexandria. Take the Canine Cruise on the Potomac. Visit outdoor monuments in Washington and Virginia.

8. Orlando — Stay at resorts such as the Portofino Bay and Sheraton World. Take a boat cruise, shop Winter Park, and dine at Sam Snead’s where Jeb Bush signed the doggy dining law.

9. San Diego — Off-leash dog beaches. Stay at Loews Coronado Resort. Shop at dog-friendly Otay Ranch Shopping Center complete with a dog park. Dine outdoors. Visit nearby Julian.

10. Dallas/Fort Worth — Ride a carriage, visit Pioneer Plaza, take a walking tour. Visit Fort Woof dog park and the Stockyard in Fort Worth. Dine on Texas BBQ at outdoor restaurants.

Honorable Mentions: Chicago, Indianapolis, Philadelphia, Salt Lake, and Seattle.

4 Responses to “Where To Take Your Dog on Vacation”

  1. vonne44 says:

    The outer Banks is quite Dog friendly. We rented a large home through Hatteras Realty where they have lot of dog friendly homes. The beaches there also permit leashed dogs all year. Most other beaches on the Atlantic side don’t. My dogs, an Aussie and a Bassett really enjoyed themselves as they had never seen the ocean before. We don’t go anywhere without our dogs so this was great for us.

  2. Katie says:

    Our dogs have traveled with us everywhere and found most states to be quite dog friendly. If you really want the ultimate doggie vacation (human and dog/dogs), there is nothing as fun as or stess releaving as dog camp!


  3. Cynthia says:

    Here’s a couple of good pet friendly travel links…

    DogFriendly.comâ„¢ publishes U.S. and Canadian pet travel guides for dogs of ALL sizes & breeds.

    Listings for over 25,000 hotels, B&Bs, ski resorts, campgrounds, and beaches that are pet-friendly.

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