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30 Of The Most Pet Friendly Travel Destinations

The travel industry is growing every single day. With unique features in destinations and activities, the tourism industry is revolutionizing by accepting and welcoming pets as well. It is a great trend as it helps the owners without the stress of thinking about their pets being alone back home or taking up the struggle to find a pet hostel. It might be a difficult task to find the right place as only a few destinations accept pets.

If you love your pets and cannot bear the idea of leaving them behind just for a vacation, then you are in the right place. We can imagine your frustration of finding that right hotel or park that welcomes and invites your pet as well as you with open arms.

Having trouble looking for cafes and restaurants? We totally feel you. Alongside the mountains and beaches and trails we have found for you, we have also included some places where people should just sit back with a drink and a good meal. Just, head on to find which destination welcomes you and your pet. It might clear the confusion on which trip to book next. You could also plan for road trips if the particular destination is nearby.

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30 FORT MYERS, FLORIDA HAS A LOT OF PARKS BUILT FOR YOUR FURRY FRIEND

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Fort Myers has everything from fishing, beaches, and obviously great shopping. Also, do not forget to visit the Edison and Ford winter estates as they are spectacular. They do not allow pets, but that would be okay if you book a pet-friendly rental and let them relax there for a while. With your pets, you could head to Barkingham Dog Park or a Woof-a-HatcheeDog Park as both are fenced, and your pets could run off leash. Both the parks offer watering stations and separate areas for big and small pets. (Source: Flipkey.com)

29 THE GULF-SIDE BEACH on SANIBEL ISLAND LOVES YOUR PETS

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This island welcomes pets, and it is a beautiful place to have your holiday at. The Gulf side Beach also famously known as the Algiers Beach is a great destination to go with your pets as it has calm and shallow waters so people could just lay back and relax. The beach also has seashells if you like collecting them. The only thing is that you need to keep your pets on a leash here. Go shopping for your furry friend at the Island Paws pet shop for some nutritional treats and toys. (Source: Flipkey.com)

28 REHOBOTH BEACH literally invites your pet

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This place is very friendly and has quite a few attractions to look forward to. You can roam around the lively boardwalk as it has a lot of entertainment and places to eat. If you are planning a holiday with family, then Jungle Jim Water Park provides slides, mini golf course, and go-karting. Go with your pet to Delaware Seashore States Park to play in the surf and on the sands. Head to the Big Chill Cantina for a drink with your pet. (Source: Flipkey.com)

27 LAKE OF THE OZARKS IN MISSOURI HAS DOG CONTESTS FOR YOUR FRIENDS

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Missouri has some spectacular options for you to relax on your holiday. This scenic reservoir has a lot of things around it. From great golf courses to fantastic wineries and some water sports to pump up that adrenaline. They also have dog contests at where they conduct a Canine Cannonball Jumping contest each year. Rosella and Elmo Dog parks have great equipment for your pets to play with. Take your dog to the Branson pet resort, if you want to go and explore the place without your pet. (Source: Flipkey.com)

26 THE BLACK HILLS IN SOUTH DAKOTA HAS SOME GREAT ADVENTURES IN STORE FOR YOUR PET

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The Black Hills have some scenic and beautiful places to explore from the craggy cravings of the Mount Rushmore National Memorial to monumental buttes and the trails of Badlands National Park. There is also a forest and many trails to discover with your leashed pet. Not only that, they have quite a few places where you can chill with your pet. Especially, the Naked Winery Tasting Room where dogs are allowed on the patio and the outer area of the Alpine Inn. (Source: Flipkey.com)

25 SEATTLE HAS A place that is specifically themed for dogs!

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Seattle just raised the bar for your pets. Norm’s Eatery and Ale House is made for dogs as it is not only dog-friendly but also dog themed. The walls are covered with pooch portraits which your dog is definitely going to love. Also, your pet will already have company as soon as you get there. The elegant Washington Park and Warren G. Magnuson Park are also good places to go with your pet. The Fremont Oktoberfest Dogtoberfest also welcomes leashed pets on Sunday. (Source: Flipkey.com)

24 SANTA BARBARA HAS SOME COOL PLACES FOR YOUR FOUR LEGGED COMPANION

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If you are looking for a perfect beach holiday, then think no more. Santa Barbara is the place for you. For pet owners like you, they have the Douglas Family Preserve. This place offers you many walking trails for you to take your pet on. The best part is that your pet could roam around without a leash. Hendry’s beach and Arroyo Burro Beach are also good places to go with your dog. You can also just chill at the Brew House with their crafted beers and dog-friendly dinner menu. (Source: Flipkey.com)

23 FLAGSTAFF IN ARIZONA HAS A LOT OF FRIENDS FOR YOUR PET

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The reason why you need to book Flagstaff, Arizona is that a lot of locals are pet owners themselves and thus they totally understand you. Not only locals, but even their pets would also be ready to welcome your furry baby. Therefore, you won’t have a problem taking them around. Head to Diablo Burger for a treat for yourself, and the best part is that they have a shady table for your pet. Thorpe Park Bark Park is a great place to catch up with your and of course, your pet’s exercise. (Source: Flipkey.com)

22 FINGER LAKES IN NEW YORK IS SOMETHING YOUR PET WILL LOVE

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Finger Lakes is stunning and dreamy as it will take you back to the fairytales you loved as a child. With impeccable vineyards and long or narrow water bodies, it is a complete wine city. Guess what, the best part is that you can even take your pet along. A lot of wineries love dogs, and hence they are allowed with you. Again, the most amazing part is that this place has a ton of pet-friendly rentals which basically makes everything more simplified for you. (Source: Flipkey.com)

21 CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA IS THE PLACE WHERE YOU NEED TO GO FOR A HOLIDAY WITH YOUR PET

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Charlottesville gives you some impeccable views like the Blue Ridge Mountains and the stunning Shenandoah Valley. You could actually drive here with your furry companion and get stunned by every beautiful view you look at. The burger at Miller’s is yummy, and they also have a pet-friendly outer area. Chris Greene Lake Park is pet-friendly and the main attraction there is the roped doggy swimming area where your pet could have the time of his life. Also, do not miss the Azalea Dog Park for some run around with your pet. (Source: Flipkey.com)

20 NEW MEXICO IS A GREAT CHOICE for your dog to stay in the sun

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Albuquerque in New Mexico is an excellent place to have a holiday as the weather remains sunny and it has desert vistas with some delicious local food. It is best to travel with a dog here as it has 10 different dog parks. That is super awesome as you have a variety of places to choose from. North Domingo Baca Dog Park is wonderful if you are traveling with your pup as it has separate areas for big and small animals with wood chipped play area and some shady spots. (Source: Flipkey.com)

19 PORTLAND HAS a cAFE THAT SERVES FREE DOG DISHES

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Tin Shed Garden Café definitely loves pets. They have an incredible offer going on every Tuesday night. Order a dish for yourself and automatically get a dish for your dog completely free. Not just that, Chimney Park and Mt. Tabor Park have some nice off-leash sections for your pet to run around and enjoy. Also, do not leave Portland before ordering its world-famous food cart. You can sign-up for a tour as well and bring your leashed friend along. (Source: Flipkey.com)

18 FOUR-LEGGED FRIENDS ARE LOVED IN WILMINGTON

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The people of Wilmington simply love pets, especially dogs. They have a lot to offer your pets. Visit the Java Dog Coffeehouse for some great coffee for you and dog treat for your pets. Head to the George restaurant for dinner as they serve some great Southern delicacies. Your pet can join you till the deck there. The Wilmington Dog Park is also one of the places which your pet will love, plus this port city offers some great scenic views for you. (Source: Flipkey.com)

17 GO ON A BEACH HOLIDAY IN CALIFORNIA WITH JUST YOUR PET

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California is just the right holiday destination if you want to relax on the beaches and seep in the beauty of the stunning alpine lake. You could also go skiing if you are up for some physical activity. Now, for your pets, it has a wonderful park named as the Bijou Dog Park which has not only picnic tables but also some shady areas with fresh water to drink. Pretty Kiva Beach also welcomes your pets provided you keep the leash on. (Source:Flipkey.com)

16 THE IMPRESSIVE CITY OF MONUMENTS, WASHINGTON D.C IS THE RIGHT PLACE TO TAKE YOUR PET

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This impressive city has a lot to offer, starting from monuments to cultural institutions, it has got it all. The most exciting part is that almost all of them are free to enter. There is a lot that you can explore while you let your pet relax in the rental. Then for some play time for your pup, you could head to Montrose Park, or you could choose from Shaw Dog Park and S Street Dog Park. Make sure that you make your pet run on the famous waterfront at the Yards Park. (Source: Flipkey.com)

15 THE TWELVE HOTEL GALWAY, IRELAND LOVES YOUR PET MORE THAN YOU DO

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The Twelve Hotel will not only make an exciting stay for you but also for your loving pet. Your pet receives a check-in bag which includes a toy, treat, and clean-up bags. The hotel has pet-friendly suites which come with bowls and water, and the pet caretaker also arranges nice treats for your pets. A lot of people recommend this hotel as it has the best hospitality. (Source: Independent.ie)

14 LINCOLN ROAD IN MIAMI IS a must for your pal

Have a completely new experience as you shop with your dog at the Lincoln mall in Miami. The pedestrian mall allows leashed dogs at a lot of pet-friendly shops as well as the outdoor seating area of quite a few restaurants. You could also head to the Yard House which is a dog-friendly place, and a lot of people recommend trying the tuna salad there. Also, do not forget to try the seasonal bar menu there. (Source: Foursquare.com, Gopetfriendly.com)

13 ASHEVILLE LOVES WELCOMING THE CANINE TOURISTS

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Asheville offers almost 220 acres of grounds to you and your pet at the Biltmore estate. The historic site has a kennel where you can bring your pet while you are having a tour of the place. It also has the French Board River dog park which is fenced. Thus, your pet could run around freely. It also has a river where he can play in if he is a fan of water. Do not miss out on the Woof Gang Bakery as it has a lot of animal toys and treats to offer.(Source: Flipkey.com)

12 HUNTINGTON BEACH, CALIFORNIA is maintained by a lot of pet owners

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California is a wonderful place to take a break and unwind from your stress. When you head there, take your pet directly to Huntington Beach. It is a paradise for your furry friend. The dog owners work really hard to maintain the place and hence it is a pleasant visit. The exciting part is that you could most probably see a four-legged creature on a surfboard as well. After you are done there, you could take your dog to the Doggie Spa at the Seacliff village. (Source: Flipkey.com)

11 TAKE YOUR DOGGY TO THE WORLD FAMOUS AUSTIN DOG PARK

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Austin literally spoils your dog with the variety of parks it offers. They have quite a few, but the Red Bud Isle is specially made for dogs as it is surrounded by lake and rivers which act as a natural fence for them. There are short nature trails and woods to walk around as well. The other one which should not be missed is the Auditorium Shores Off-leash area which is partially fenced and has doggy drinking fountains as well. (Source: Rover.com)

10 CHECK THE GRAND GREEN MOUNTAINS WITH YOUR BETTER HALF in VERMONT

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Stowe in Vermont will definitely give you a holiday filled with adventures. They have acres of hiking trails for beginners and professionals. The interesting part is that they have a lot of dog-friendly campsites, out of which Muddy Moose Cabin in Morrisville is the best. They even have dog bowls and little treats for your canine friend. There are a lot of trails surrounding the cabin, and the owners have a lot of doggy art in these cabins which just shows their love for dogs. Thus, your babies are safe here. (Source: Nylabone.com)

9 THE NEXT HOLIDAY TO BOOK WITH YOUR PET IS BLOCK ISLAND

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This place is legitimately a dog-friendly island. They have 17 sandy beaches, and the best way to enjoy them is to either walk or ride a bike. This could be great if you and your pet love to walk. Almost all the beaches invite pets, but it is wise to avoid the main beaches on the east side if you're looking for a peaceful holiday. (Source: Nylabone.com)

8 YOUR CUTE LITTLE PUP CAN HAVE a day exploring new jersey

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The best place to take your pet to in New Jersey is undoubtedly Asbury Park. It is one of the most famous destinations as it has a number of great restaurants and shops on the Jersey shore. There are a couple of dog-friendly beach rentals nearby, and dogs are allowed all day on the 8th Avenue dog beach. Also, do not miss the Yappy Hour at the wonder bar if you happen to be there on a Thursday, as they have a fenced area where your furry munchkins can make friends, and you too can socialize. (Source: Nylabone.com)

7 INDULGE IN A PICNIC WITH YOUR PET AT THE SCENIC OUTER BANKS, NORTH CAROLINA

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Another beautiful destination to unwind all your work stress is the Outer Banks. It is at the North Carolina coast and has a 130-mile stretch. Each of them has a different vibe with ravishing beaches. Almost all the beaches welcome your pets throughout the year. Cape Hatteras National Seashore is the place you want to be with your pet as they allow you to drive with your pet to some sections of the park. (Source: Nylabone.com)

6 NANTUCKET WILL GIVE YOU A CHANCE TO BOND WITH YOUR pet all over again

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Nantucket is a beautiful place as it not only offers beaches but also has lovely museums and ancient lighthouses. It also has tons of pet-friendly beaches. If you and your friend want to avoid crowds, then you can head to the Steps Beach and the Nobadeer Beach. If you want to relax amidst a more serene environment, then you can head to the Francis Street Beach. The best part is that the wave shuttle takes you and your pet for free to all of these beaches, provided he is in a carrier. (Source: Nylabone.com)

5 WALES adores your pets

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Wales is a great place to bring your pet because nearly fifty percent of places for tourists to accommodate your pet! Especially places within St David. It offers a pretty and scenic coastline where you can take your pet for a walk. More than you, it is great for your pet as it will get a completely different and pretty view, from the busy city that your pet is used to. (Source: Hometogo.co.uk)

4 BOOK A HOLIDAY IN GOLDEN ISLES, GEORGIA FOR YOU AND YOUR PET

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These beautiful islands are the best island for a peaceful holiday. Almost 65% of the islands remains untouched, and thus you could go with your pet at any time of the day. Do not forget to visit the St. Simons Island’s east beach and Frederica Park as your canine friend is going to have the time of his life playing there. The best part about this place is that your dog might end up making a few furry friends for himself. (Source: Nylabone.com)

3 SANIBEL ISLAND IN FLORIDA has amazing beach houses

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This mesmerizing island that is famous for its pretty beaches and shells with scenic sunsets is the right place to book as it has got many dog-friendly beach house rentals and hotels. There is a lot to do there with your dog. You could go to the mangrove forest for a wildlife tour or simply play with him at Bowman’s beach or Lighthouse Park beach at any time of the day. (Source: Nylabone.com)

2 BAR HARBOR INVITES YOUR PETS BEFORE THEY INVITE YOU

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Bar Harbor is great if you want to explore the rocky, cliff-lined coast of Maine. It is the best place to go for a holiday with your furry friend because it is surrounded by the Acacia National Park. This park encompasses almost 50 square miles of mountains, hiking, lakes, biking trails and scenic views of the coastline. Your pet could also accompany you to the boat tours in the National park. The best part is that the park has a pond for the pets that love water and a trail for the ones who want to stay on land. (Source: Nylabone.com)

1 RESIDENTS OF SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA is the land of dogs

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This beautiful sunshine city is a treat for pet owners. They have good and pleasant weather round the year with a lot of amazing restaurants to dine in. The best part is that they have almost 16 different parks and al-fresco restaurants that are pet-friendly. Thus, you have enough options to choose from. There is a place named the Lighthouse Ice Cream Shop which offers a soy-based sugar-free ice cream also known as frosty paws for your dog. (Source: Vacationrentals.com)

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