Top 10 Dog-Friendly Vacation Cities

Looking for a vacation the entire family can enjoy? See DogFriendly’s list of places to travel with your pup in 2011.

Posted: July 27, 2011, 3 a.m. EDT

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Chosen for their pet-friendly accommodations, transportation, beaches, parks, attractions, stores, dining and more, DogFriendly’s top 10 dog-friendly cities are must see locations for you and your four-legged friend:

  1. Portland, Ore.
    Home to the famous and dog-friendly Rose Gardens and the Lucky Labrador Brewing Company, Portland takes the number one spot for best city to visit with your pet.
  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
    Home to some of the country's best dog beaches and trails, San Diego offers fun for the whole family including excellent pet-friendly shopping centers. 
  4. Seattle
    Take public transportation with your leashed dog and visit the many pet-friendly venues in this dog-friendly city.
  5. Philadelphia
    Get a famous cheese steak, see historic early American sites and stay in a downtown luxurious hotel with your dog. 
  6. Minneapolis
    Great hiking trails and parks, pet-friendly dining – a pet-friendly atmosphere throughout.
  7. Austin, Texas
    Visit the dog-friendly parks, outdoor cafes, take tours and see the sites. Make sure to stop at the Zilker Gardens and see the Congress Street bats.
  8. Alexandria/Washington
    See the capital's sites, walk in charming Old Town or take a dog cruise on the Potomac.
  9. New York
    Luxury hotels welcome dogs, Central Park beckons and there are off-leash parks everywhere. Shop the famous stores with your dog in tow.
  10. Indianapolis
    Historical sites, nature preserves, trails, parks and more, share many of the city’s top tourist sites with your dog.

Honorable mentions include Charlotte, N.C., Dallas, Texas, Nashville, Tenn., Orlando, Fla. and Raleigh, N.C.

For more details from DogFriendly, click here.  

Not sure how to get to these destinations? Check out these picks for pet-friendly airlines, click here.


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Sha Sha   Towson, MD

1/23/2014 4:20:57 PM

This may be helpful

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Ashley   Cosby, TN

7/28/2011 7:57:11 AM

Good to know!

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Galadriel   Lothlorien, ME

7/27/2011 11:15:00 PM

What's even better? Go to the country on vacation then you can do whatever you want with your dog!

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Stephanie   North Canton, OH

7/27/2011 4:55:16 PM


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