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Chattanooga is located on the Tennessee River up against Lookout Mountain and just across from the Georgia State Line. The town was founded by the Cherokee Indians in 1815. It served as a ferry to cross the river in its early days. In 1838 the Cherokees were forced out of the area along the “Trail of Tears”. The original ferry site is at the modern day Ross Landing in town. The city of population 150,000 was the home base of the 1940s band “Cattanooga Choo Choo” and hosts an impressive selection of greenways, parks and tourist attractions. Chattanooga is a success story on the dog-friendly front as well. Most downtown areas, including bridge walkways, the greenway along the river and dining were, as recently as five years ago off-limits to our four legged friends. The city worked to improve this situation, and Chattanooga now is one of the most dog-friendly cities of its size in the nation.
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.
Washington DC was carved out of Maryland and Virginia when President George Washington selected the sight on the Potomac River. The city was designed and laid out by Pierre L’Enfant with numbered streets going north and south, lettered streets going east and west and Avenues named after the states criss-crossing these streets. The city was divided into four quadrants, Northwest (the largest quadrant today), Northeast, Southwest and Southeast. The land that Virginia donated for the nation’s capital was returned to Virginia. Only the land donated by Maryland remains as Washington. Since Washington is a Federal district, its borders cannot expand and thus much of the activity has moved to Northern Virgina and Suburban Maryland, or the Suburbs. The vast greenways of the capital city are great for people with dogs and almost all are open to leashed dogs. The monuments make for very scenic walks and there are quite a lot of dog-friendly activities in the Washington area.