Cape May was first explored by the Dutch West India Company in 1621. It is one of the first beachside resorts in the nation and in the late 1800s became a getaway from New York for executives and other celebrities. It has Victorian architecture and has a lot of “summer” homes. A number of U.S. presidents have visited the resort. You and your dog can visit the resort town as well. Along with neighboring towns, the southern beaches of New Jersey can make for a great dog-friendly vacation.
New Orleans is one of the most scenic and visited cities in the country. Prior to Hurricane Katrina in 2005 New Orleans had a population of 500,000. Now the Population is about 350,000. New Orleans is located between Lake Pontchartrain and the Mississippi River. It is near the mouth of the Mississippi River and serves as a Gulf port city. The city’s most visited area, the French Quarter was not affected much by the hurricane. Famous Royal and Bourbon Streets are located in the French Quarter and your dog is usually very welcome in this section of town. The waterfront, the Garden District and Downtown are also near the French Quarter and encompass the majority of tourist attractions in the city.
The hometown of the United States Naval Academy, Annapolis Maryland has 17 miles of coastline on the Chesapeake Bay and is known for its maritime climate. With a population of about 35,000 Annapolis is a small city but is an important center. Besides the Naval Academy the city is the capital of Maryland. The city is very centrally located, within a 1 hour drive of Washington D.C. and Baltimore. Annapolis is very dog-friendly and has some of the most dog-friendly hotels and activities that you will find in the Mid Atlantic Region.