Sandpoint is a resort community located on the northern end of Lake Pend Oreille, Idaho’s largest lake. It is a mountainous area with a plateau in which the town of about 8,000 people sits. The town offers year round activities with lake activities, hiking and enjoying the quaint downtown area in the summer and winter activities centered mostly at the well-known Schweitzer Mountain Resort. The town has a number of interesting dog-friendly points of interest but the town’s City Beach and the nice park surrounding it are off-limits to dogs. Other parks in the city do permit dogs.
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.