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Top 200 Places: St Augustine’s Fountain of Youth

Monday, November 14th, 2011

Fountain of Youth
11 Magnolia Ave.
St Augustine,
Florida
904-829-3168

Tradition has it that The Fountain of Youth is the exact spot where the Spanish Explorer Ponce de Leon landed on April 2, 1513. He met the Timucuan Indians who at the time had an unusally long life span that averaged about 90 years. The Spanish at the time had a much shorter life span average. The water that the Indians drank became known as the “fountain of youth”. Of course, the Indians longer life span could have had something to do with their healthy seafood diet and their active lifestyle. Today this park offers exhibits of early Timucuan Indians and Sixteenth Century Spaniards. At the park you can stroll along the gardens, explore excavations, view exhibits, presentations and a planetarium. In the Spring House, both people and pets can take a sip of the famous “Fountain of Youth” water. A guide will hand out samples of the water in little paper cups. The water has a very strong mineral taste. Well-behaved leashed pets are welcome both outside and inside the buildings.


Top 200 Places

DogFriendly.com, with tens of thousands of places listed to take your dog to, will be releasing on it’s Dog News blog, Facebook page and on Twitter a list of 200 Top Places that you can take your dog in the U.S. and Canada. This list, while intended to highlight top places that are especially pet-friendly, is not designed to be the absolutely top 200 places that we could find, but a sampling of the top places so that all regions, types of attractions, hotels, B&Bs, vacation rentals, parks, beaches, shopping and more can be considered. No doubt each of you will find many other places not on this list or our full list of dog-friendly places at http://www.dogfriendly.com. Please let us know about them by commenting on the blog or emailing us at email@dogfriendly.com. You can also let us and our readers know if you agree or disagree with the selections, or your experiences there. Please keep in mind that places often change their policies regarding dogs and thus may have different policies at any time in the future.

The blog entries can be found at http://dogfriendly.com/dognews/?cat=243, our Facebook page, or Twitter.

Vero Beach Hotel and Spa offers Pet Package

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

Oceanfront Resort Gives Furry Friends a Special Package to Indulge in the Lap of Luxury

Pamper your pooch during the season of giving while pampering yourself with a warm-weather getaway to the quaint ocean village of Vero Beach, Florida. Proving its appreciation of the most loyal companions, Kimpton’s Vero Beach Hotel and Spa introduces “Paws and Relax,” a pet-friendly travel package that unleashes a weekend of “pawsh” spa treatments and beachside relaxation.

Based on a three night stay now through December 2011, the “Paws and Relax” package starts at a rate of $199 per night and promises to have your furry friend begging for more with the following:

Accommodations in a Premier room
Daily hosted evening wine hour with your pet
Treat upon check in
A gift bag from the Dashing Dog Boutique which includes natural treats, travel water bowl, peppermint & tea tree grooming kit, and a ball to play with
Spa day at Blue Ribbon Groomer featuring a grooming service and complimentary consultation and pick-up and drop-off from the hotel. Following the service, your pampered pooch will enjoy a “Day at the Cape” where they will play with their furry friends and relax on the porch while taking in the sights and sounds of the ocean

Aside from strolling around the charming seaside village of Vero, guests of Vero Beach Hotel & Spa can explore the many amenities that the stylish hotel has to offer including a private beach, heated ocean-view pool, fitness center, golf privileges at private clubs and Kimpton’s signature offerings, including on-demand yoga and Pilates.

Give your pooch – and yourself – the ultimate treat of a warm-weather getaway with the “Paws and Relax” package, valid now through December 30, 2011. Reservations can be made at www.verobeachhotelandspa.com by entering PAWS in the rate code box, or by calling 1-866-602-VERO and requesting the “Paws and Relax” package. The promotion is based upon availability and pricing may vary (excluding all taxes and gratuities). Blackout dates apply.

For more information on the Vero Beach Hotel & Spa, visit www.verobeachhotelandspa.com

Top 200 Places: Key West Aquarium

Sunday, October 16th, 2011

Key West Aquarium
1 Whitehead St
Key West,
Florida 33040
305-296-2051

This aquarium is the only one we know of that allows you to take your pup along on leash. It has a large unfenced shark tank so please keep your pup under good control. You and your dog will see all sorts of marine life.


Top 200 Places

DogFriendly.com, with tens of thousands of places listed to take your dog to, will be releasing on it’s Dog News blog, Facebook page and on Twitter a list of 200 Top Places that you can take your dog in the U.S. and Canada. This list, while intended to highlight top places that are especially pet-friendly, is not designed to be the absolutely top 200 places that we could find, but a sampling of the top places so that all regions, types of attractions, hotels, B&Bs, vacation rentals, parks, beaches, shopping and more can be considered. No doubt each of you will find many other places not on this list or our full list of dog-friendly places at http://www.dogfriendly.com. Please let us know about them by commenting on the blog or emailing us at email@dogfriendly.com. You can also let us and our readers know if you agree or disagree with the selections, or your experiences there. Please keep in mind that places often change their policies regarding dogs and thus may have different policies at any time in the future.

The blog entries can be found at http://dogfriendly.com/dognews/?cat=243, our Facebook page, or Twitter.