Archive for October, 2013
San Antonio Texas is the state’s most popular tourist destination. And why not? It’s the city with the most history in the state. It is also beautiful. The Riverwalk is a not to be missed tourist site. The Alamo? Enough said. This territory was controlled by the Comanche Indians before Mission San Antonio de Valero was founded in 1718. This mission was converted into a military outpost named The Alamo. During the Texas Revolution the Alamo played a historic role. The center of modern San Antonio is the Riverwalk, in downtown. The historic sites are within a few blocks of the Riverwalk as are most of the large downtown hotels. Over the last ten years, San Antonio has grown more and more dog-friendly and is now a top dog-friendly destination in the nation.
North Carolina’s coastline is made up of long barrier islands, the northern part is known as the Outer Banks. This area, from Kitty Hawk to Nags Head, Avon Hatteras and Ocracoke Village became a tourist draw with the construction of bridges from the mainland to the barrier islands on the northern end of the barrier islands. There is also ferry service to the islands available where the barrier islands are further out and no bridges are practical. Cape Hatteras National Seashore stretches along much of the state’s barrier island coast. Leashed dogs are welcome to enjoy this long, pristine beach with you. The area is dog-friendly with small inns and vacation rentals and makes for a great pet-friendly vacation spot.
St. Louis is located at the intersection of the Mississippi River and the Missouri River. Long before the country had airports, highways or trains St. Louis was a crossroads city. Boats from the Missouri or Mississippi heading to the Gulf had to pass here. The city was founded in 1764 by a French trading company led by Pierre Laclede and Auguste Chouteau.The city joined the United States as part of the Louisiana Purchase in 1803. The city of St. Louis has a current population of about 320,000 but the region boasts 2.5 million residents. St Louis is dog-friendly and is the location of the American Kennel Clubs (AKC) Museum of the Dog.