Want to take your dog with you on the traditional start of the summer travel season? These places will get your dog’s tail wagging.
May 20, 2013 — DogFriendly.com (http://www.dogfriendly.com) today announced it’s recommendations for pet-friendly vacation destinations for you and your four-legged travel companion for a last minute trip for Memorial Day weekend. Dogs love summer vacation, as it offers them the opportunity to join you exploring new places and the weather is usually more supportive of outdoor activities. The places recommended here are very dog friendly and are convenient to most areas of the United States and Canada. All of these places have excellent pet-friendly lodging, activities, parks and/or beaches, patio dining, shopping and more.
If you are in New England consider Acadia National Park Maine, Cape Cod, or the White Mountains of New Hampshire. In the Mid-Atlantic areas to consider are the Adirondack Mountains of New York, Rehoboth Beach Delaware, Ocean City Maryland and Alexandria Virginia and Washington DC or a weekend trip to New York City or Philadelphia.
In the Southeast, Key West, St. Augustine, Savannah, Charleston, Asheville and the Smoky Mountains are good choices. In the South, try New Orleans, Austin, Galveston, or Amarillo Texas. For those of you in the Midwest, a weekend in Chicago would make any dog’s day, or you can visit Wisconsin’s Door Peninsula, Northern Minnesota, or if you’re willing to drive further the Black Hills of South Dakota.
In the Mountains, Colorado Springs or Aspen, Jackson Wyoming and Yellowstone, or Santa Fe New Mexico have many pet-friendly choices. Further west, try Sedona, the Grand Canyon or Tombstone Arizona, spend a weekend in pet-friendly Portland or Seattle or Sandpoint Idaho. California sports many top choices, including Monterey-Carmel, Lake Tahoe, Mendocino, Big Bear or if cities are your dog’s thing, San Francisco or San Diego.
Since 1998, DogFriendly.com has found, listed and highlighted pet friendly places where you can take your well-behaved, leashed dogs.DogFriendly.com offers a website, mobile, apps, books and ebooks.
DogFriendly.com has many other top pet-friendly places listed. For links to other top pet-friendly regions, see this list of City Guides.