Traveling with your dog is better than ever now that cities have become so dog friendly. In a previous travel issue of petcentric, in the article, Dog-Friendly Travel, we named five of our favorite dog-friendly places to vacation. We still love Chicago, San Francisco, Key West, Mackinac Island and Boston, but this month we fetched you five more places your dog will drool over.
While this may be one of the more expensive destinations, it may be well worth it for the experience. New Yorkers love their dogs, and they love their city. So, not surprisingly, there are several dog walking tours of the famous New York neighborhoods. Some doggie tours include a walk across the Brooklyn Bridge where you get a great view of the New York City skyline.
There are also plenty of off-leash dog parks, where the city dogs go to run off their energy. You can mingle with the locals while your dog scampers with their pooches.
There are also plenty of wonderful places to stay in New York, from the very luxurious to the more standard chain hotels, most with nice pampering perks for your pup.
And, when you want to visit places where dogs are not allowed, you can easily find a pet sitter.
For the local scoop on places to stay and play, go to nyc.com.
If you love nature, Colorado Springs is a wonderful place to visit with your dog. Pets are welcome at places like the Bear Creek Nature Center, the Manitou Cliff Dwellings and Garden of the Gods Park. You can camp with your dog at the Garden of the Gods Campground, or if you prefer the hotel experience, Colorado Springs has dozens of dog friendly hotels.
Should you want extreme luxury to balance out your outdoorsy experience, the Broadmoor Hotel is spectacularly gorgeous and welcomes up to two pets to stay with you.
For local info on places to stay and things to see in pet friendly Colorado Springs, go to VisitCOS.com.
Carmel, California tops many lists of most pet-friendly places. The historic Cypress Inn offers pet sitting services, and will lead you to plenty of restaurants that allow your dog. Another great place to stay in luxury is Carmel Country Inn.
Several Carmel restaurants even offer doggie menus, water bowls, and private areas to dine with your pooch.
Dogs are allowed to play off-leash at Carmel Beach, so long as they are well-behaved and their owners clean up after them. And in the evening, the big screen comes out and you can watch a movie on the sand.
To see the real beauty of Carmel, bring your dog on a walking tour! For the inside scoop on Carmel, visit Carmel.com.
If you’re traveling with kids and dogs, Orlando, Florida is great for both. The major theme parks offer dog sitting while you play with the kids. You can also visit Celebration, a dog-friendly town created by Disney.
There are plenty of dog-friendly hotels in and around Orlando, as well as vacation rentals, should you want more space and possibly a fenced yard. Orlando has no shortage of dog-friendly restaurants either.
Seattle is a beautiful Washington city that’s easy to get around in because dogs are allowed on some ferries and other public transportation.
Seattle offers plenty of beautiful places to see with your dog, such as the Botanical Gardens and Washington Park Arboretum, and several places to dine out.
And, some of the finest pet-friendly hotels are in Seattle, including the W and Hotel Monaco.
For your own Seattle pet-friendly guide, go to Seattle.net.