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California’s Carmel Tops DogFriendly.com’s 2011 Top U.S. Vacation and Resort Regions

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

Although a good pet-friendly vacation can be had just about anywhere, these places go above and beyond in welcoming your pet.

Carmel/ Monterey California tops this year’s DogFriendly.com Top 10 Resort Areas to visit with your dog. This is a familiar place for Carmel on this list, where it has been at or near the top for years. Carmel Beach is off-leash friendly, there are numerous fine hotels and restaurants. The rest of this year’s Top 10 are:

2. Asheville / Blue Ridge Parkway – Drive the Blue Ridge Parkway to the Biltmore Estate and Village, take a tour or take garden walks and stay at a B&B or hotel.

3. Sedona/ Grand Canyon – Take a leashed dog on the Grand Canyon rim, stay at a pet-friendly Sedona resort and hike or take a jeep.

4. Bar Harbor/Acadia – Acadia National Park is very dog-friendly with many trails. Take a boat, camp or hike. Dine in town or in the park.

5. Lake Tahoe / Virginia City- Stay at a nice vacation rental, enjoy winter or water sports, visit the old west in Virginia City.

6. Santa Fe – Stay at a B&B and dine at many pet-friendly patios. Walk the Spanish style downtown.

7. Black Hills – Camping and park options are everywhere. There are dog-friendly attractions to keep you busy for a while.

8. St. Augustine – Take a boat or ghost tour. Visit the Fountain of Youth. Lots of dog-friendly shopping around Old Town.

9. Cape Cod – Beaches, Boats and surf for you and your dog. B&Bs and patio dining in most of the towns.

10. Chattanooga – Shop and Dine along the river. Visit Rock City Gardens and Ruby Falls. 

Honorable Mentions: Amarillo, Annapolis, Colorado Springs, Hocking Hills, Mendocino.

Since 1998, DogFriendly.com has been providing information for people who travel with Dogs world-wide.  Find the dog-friendly guides on the web, as a free iPhone app, Android app and mobile website and as paperback books and Kindle, Nook and other ebooks.

Doggone Fun! DogFriendly.com’s 2011 Top 10 Dog-Friendly Cities to Visit In the U.S.

Sunday, July 24th, 2011

DogFriendly.com’s Top 10 Dog-Friendly Cities in the United States for 2011 give you a wide variety of pet-friendly places to visit.

Portland Oregon tops DogFriendly.com’s 2011 list of the pet-friendliest vacation cities in the United States. Home to the famous and dog-friendly Rose Gardens and the Lucky Lab you and your dog would have a great time in Portland. These top cities are chosen for their pet-friendly accommodations, transportation, beaches, park, attractions, stores, dining and more. Here are the remainder of this year’s Top 10:

2. Chicago – Visit the Navy Pier, dine in elegance, cruise on a pet-friendly tour boat or walk the parks of the city.

3. San Diego – The country’s best dog beaches and trails and world class pet-friendly shopping centers.

4. Seattle – Take public transportation with your leashed dog. Many pet-friendly venues in a dog-friendly city.

5. Philadelphia – Get a famous cheese steak. See historic early American sites and stay in a downtown luxurious hotel.

6. Minneapolis – Great hiking trails and parks, pet-friendly dining. A pet-friendly atmosphere throughout.

7. Austin – Dog-Friendly parks. Outdoor cafes. Take tours and see the sites. See the Zilker Gardens and the Congress Street bats.

8. Alexandria/ Washington D.C. – See the capital’s sites, walk in charming Old Town, take a dog cruise on the Potomac.

9. New York – Luxury hotels welcome dogs, Central park beckons, off-leash parks everywhere. Shop the famous stores with your dog.

10. Indianapolis – Many historical sites, Nature preserves, trails and parks. Many of the cities tourist sites can be viewed with a dog.

Honorable Mentions: Charlotte, Dallas, Nashville, Orlando, Raleigh.

Since 1998, DogFriendly.com has been providing information for people who travel with Dogs world-wide.  Find the dog-friendly guides on the web, as a free iPhone app, Android app and mobile website and as paperback books and Kindle, Nook and other ebooks.

Len and Tara Kain and dogs Yukon and Benji

Len and Tara Kain and dogs Yukon and Benji