St. Augustine Florida is America’s oldest continuously occupied European settlement. It was founded by Spaniard Pedor Menendez de Aviles in 1565. In 1702 most of St. Augustine burnt down and was rebuilt next to the fortress Castillo de San Marcos. This fortress dominates the downtown next to the harbor. St. Augustine today has the old town area, 40 miles of beaches and a population of about 16,000. It is one of the most pet-friendly destinations in Florida. Also, being on the north end of Florida just a bit south of Jacksonville it doesn’t get as hot as further south. For a dog with a lot of hair this is a good thing.
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Santa Fe has a special charm to it as a Mexican town located here in the US. It is the oldest state capital in North America. The original colony was established by the Spanish conquistador Don Pedro de Peralta in 1610. The heart of the city is the Central Plaza, around which the town revolves. Santa Fe is a quaint town with a poplulation of 68,000 that is not sure if it is a small town or a larger city. Sixty miles by highway from Albuquerque, it sits in the mountains at an elevation of 7000 feet so it is not as hot as most people think of when they think of summer in New Mexico. Dogs like the cooler temperatures as well. Santa Fe is a dog-friendly town, with unique B&B lodgings, small hotels and specialty lodging and shops.
This surprising list includes pet-friendly resort hotels, shopping, beaches, parks, patio dining, tourist sites, boat tours, museums and more. These places are especially welcoming to people with dogs of all sizes. Find some places to visit with your dog near you.
May 1, 2013 — DogFriendly.com (http://www.dogfriendly.com), a publisher of dog travel guides, announced its 2013 list of the Top 200 Dog-Friendly Places in the United States and Canada. This list includes places in each state and also includes Canadian pet-friendly destinations. Included on the list are resort hotels that not only allow your dog but have amenities like doggy room service, dog activities, pet sitting and welcome baskets for dogs. Also, our favorite dog-friendly beaches, parks and off-leash dog parks are included in the list. Favorites are the Carmel City Beach, where dogs are allowed off-leash on a popular beach for people, San Diego Dog Beach, Jekyll Island Beaches in Georgia and Maryland’s Assateague Island where you may also see some wild horses. Arcadia National Park, Shenandoah National Park, Yosemite and the Grand Canyon are the most pet-friendly National Parks. There are a number of famously dog-friendly restaurants such as Jordon Pond House in Maine, Portabella in Carmel, California, and Portland’s Lucky Labrador. Also highlighted are many boat tours such as Chicago’s Mercury Canine Cruises and Alexandria Virginia’s Potomac Riverboat, which offers tours of the Potomac in Washington.
“This is a sampling of the best dog-friendly places in the U.S. and Canada,” says Len Kain, Editor of DogFriendly.com. “We tried to make sure the list included top places in all 50 states and many provinces as well, so that there is something convenient to everyone. Each place on the list deserves to be highlighted as a worthy place for people with pets to visit.”
Also included are a number of very dog-friendly shopping centers such as New York City’s indoor Time Warner Center, Stony Point Fashion Park in Richmond, Denver’s Aspen Grove Shopping Center and San Diego’s Otay Ranch Shopping Center which comes complete with a dog park. Other attractions include gondola rides, outdoor museums, quaint downtown villages and historical museum villages, amusement parks and train rides.
The complete list can be found at DogFriendly.com/top200. Since 1998, DogFriendly.com has found, listed and highlighted pet friendly places that you can take your well-behaved, leashed dog to. These Top 200 Places are among the more than 40,000 places listed on DogFriendly.com’s free online guides. There are places in over 4000 North American cities and towns so everyone should be able to find something for them and their dog that meets their tastes.
DogFriendly.com also publishes a free mobile app for iPhone and Android, a mobile website, ebooks and paperback books.