Dogs make great traveling companions, right? From the smallest of Great Danes to the largest of Chihuahuas, any dog can enjoy going on a trip with a loving owner. But what if you don’t know where to go, and end up taking your Frenchie to the hardware store time and time again, and you just feel…unfulfilled?
That’s why I’ve compiled an *extensive* list of great places to travel with your fur baby! (In the USA, that is.) I’ll include a variety of dog-friendly hotels, restaurants, and activities under each one – but just remember that the dog policies on each may have changed over time, so if you actually want to go to any of these places, you should probably do some more research on it yourself. And finally, I would recommend this website, which lets you enter any city and it’ll give you a list of dog-friendly accommodations.
Now let’s get started! *pumps fist in air with a sort of fervor seldom seen in today’s youth*
Key West, Florida
Key West is a string of islands off the coast of Florida, with lots of beaches and sunny weather and whatnot.
- Old Town Manor. There is a pet fee, but dogs and cats of any size are welcome.
- Ambrosia Key West. Again, a pet fee.
- Casa Marina Waldorf Astoria Hotel. They allow two dogs up to 25 pounds – with a pet fee.
- Blue Heaven. Apparently there are chickens walking around outside the restaurant, so your dog might need to work on impulse control.
- Bistro 245. I couldn’t find a website, but they have good food.
- Key West Aquarium. Who doesn’t want to see the native sea life of Florida?
- Lazy Dog Kayaking. Kayaking with your dog!
- Wild About Dolphins. Eco-friendly dolphin tours with your dog. You can’t really get any better than that.
San Francisco, California
San Francisco has a lot of amazing sights for dogs and humans alike. Sure, the Golden Gate Bridge isn’t actually made of gold, but we can forgive that easily.
- Hotel Zelos. You can bring two dogs of any size, with a pet fee.
- Argonaut Hotel. One dog of any size.
- Sir Francis Drake Hotel. No pet fee!
- Baker Beach. It’s on the Pacific Ocean, with a great view of the Golden Gate Bridge.
- Golden Gate Park. Actually, this one doesn’t have a view of said bridge, but it’s still a nice park.
- Fort Funston Park.
I don’t have anything to say that hasn’t already been said about Alaska. It’s pretty. And cold.
- Comfort Inn Ship Creek. There’s a pet fee on this one, but it has ‘Comfort’ in the name, so that’s something.
- Long House Alaskan Hotel.
- Inlet Tower Hotel and Suites. It has a great view, as you would expect.
- Tommy’s Burger Stop. Burgers are always nice.
- Spenard Roadhouse. Not many vegetarian or vegan options, but they have macaroni and cheese!
- Tony Knowles Coastal Trail. It’s 11 miles long, and sometimes there are moose.
- Anchorage Market & Festival. Basically a market that you can stroll through and take in the sights.
- Lightspeed Planet Walk. It’s a walking path that’s also a scale model of the solar system.
New Orleans, Louisiana
New Orleans is one of those fascinating places that deserves more recognition. Maybe you and your dogs can go appreciate it.
- Omni Hotel & Resort. They allow one dog, up to 25 pounds, with a fee.
- Westin New Orleans Canal Place. They allow dogs up to 40 pounds.
- Sheraton New Orleans. Again, dogs up to 40 pounds are allowed.
- Fresco Cafe and Pizzeria. There’s pizza.
- Herbsaint. It’s a rather fancy restaurant, so keep that in mind.
- Baru Bistro and Tapas.
- The French Quarter.
- Algiers Ferry. For pedestrians, bikers, and, of course, dogs.
- New Orleans City Park.
So if you were wondering what’s so interesting about Cottonwood, Idaho, all I must say is: the Dog Bark Park Inn.
All right! That’s it for this post. I hope you and your dogs learned something or were mildly interested. If I left out any glaring details, let me know.
(You don’t have to. That’s not a command.)