Just because you want to go on vacation doesn’t mean that you have to leave your best friend at home. Here are some of the top dog-friendly vacation destinations to inspire a getaway for you and your pup.
Road Trip Across the Country
What better way to bond with your dog than to take him to see the open road? Rent or borrow an RV from a friend, pack up enough food and water for you two to comfortably live on, and set off on a grand adventure.
If you need some inspiration for spots along the way to take your pooch, check out this Road Trip Route Planner. Remember to bring toys and bones for your pup to chew on to pass the time between stops.
Davis Island Dog Beach in Tampa, Florida
What dog doesn’t love the beach? With its unlimited sand to dig holes in and waves to chase and splash in, your dog will probably never get bored of the Davis Island Dog Beach.
The beach is a fenced-in area with a separate small dog area for the little guys. With its 5-star rating on Trip Advisor, reviewers said that it is “clean, well-maintained,” and it also provides a doggie wash station on your way out.
Do keep in mind that this is a dog beach, so you might want to leave your small children at home.
Ritz Carlton’s Bachelor Gulch in Avon, Colorado
If you’re looking for something a little more luxurious, this is the place for you. While you’re out skiing on the slopes or at the spa, your furry friend won’t be treated any less than he deserves. A doggy room service is available complete with dessert treats, massages, spritz baths, and a big comfy dog bed for his doggie dreams.
When you’re back from your activities that he would not have enjoyed as much as you, you can pick him up and take him out for a hike on the surrounding trails or walk him around town to explore Avon together.
Cabin Rentals in the Georgia Mountains
Do you want to get away from the city and live peacefully in nature for a few days? Rent a Blue Ridge Mountain cabin through AirBnb and take your dog hunting/hiking all day.
Come back to watch the sunset from the beautiful view on your cabin’s porch and grill yourself up some dinner. When it’s time to go to bed, you can open your window to listen to the owls and when you wake up, you can get up and do it all over again.
There are all kinds of attractions that you can visit with your dog in Seattle. If you don’t have a car, don’t worry about it. Your dog can ride the bus with you as long as he behaves himself.
Not only are the buses dog-friendly, but so are some restaurants including Norm’s Eatery & Ale House, and The Leary Traveler. These places actually let your dog eat inside.
After you’ve had your meal, you can take your dog hiking, to dog parks like Magnuson Dog Park (fenced in with access to Lake Washington), kayaking, or even shopping at University Village that is an outdoor mall with dog-friendly stores.
Don’t worry about not being able to find a hotel. There are dozens of dog-friendly hotels ranging in all prices to fit everyone’s budget.
If you do take your dog on vacation, make sure to be prepared for the worst in case you two separate. Attach a Scout GPS & Bluetooth tracker to his collar and track him from your smartphone at all times. For more information, go to findmyscout.com.