Archive for September, 2013
Houston is the largest city in Texas. Founded in 1836, the city was named for Texas General Sam Houston and served as the capital of the Texas Republic through 1839. After a channel was dug connecting the port of Houston to the Gulf of Mexico it became a major shippng center. The discovery of oil throughout Texas made the Port of Houston one of the largest in the world and the city grew by leaps and bounds. However, this growth was not orderly and the city did not follow much of a plan. It is hard to drive around and has much less public transportation than most larger cities. When visiting Houston with your dogs, be prepared to drive most places and be prepared for traffic.
The state capital of California, Sacramento, is a bustling city of 500,000 people with a metro area population of 2 million. The city was founded in 1839 by John Sutter and grew in prominence due to the gold rush. Many of the older buildings are preserved at the Old Sacramento Historic Area along the Sacramento River. Sacramento sits in the middle of the Central Valley of California about 30 miles west of the Sierra Nevada foothills and about 90 miles from San Francisco. The winters are wet and the summers are very dry and very hot, with high temperatures often at or near 100 degrees. Sacramento has a lot of dog-friendly attractions and things to do both in the city and within a few hours drive where you can take a day trip and return to your accommodation in town.
Atlanta was founded in 1837 as a railroad hub. Today, it’s an airline hub with the busiest airport in the U.S. at Hartfield International Airport. Most of the town was burnt during the Civil War. Today, Atlanta serves as the Capital of the South and is home to major companies Coca-Cola and CNN. The World of Coca-Cola attraction and the CNN tour as well as the Georgia Aquarium are not dog-friendly so you would need to have a pet sitter, day care or somewhere to take your dog during your visit. However, there are lots of things to do in the Atlanta area with your dog with you.