Dog-Friendly Vacation Destinations!

Vacation Ideas — Places To Visit With Your Pooch

Wondering where to go on vacation with your favorite four-legged friend? These days there are more and more pet-friendly vacation destinations. Consider trying one of these dog-friendly vacation destinations.

Sonoma Valley, California

The trip starts on the scenic West Coast in Sonoma, California. Known for its expansive and beautiful vineyards, Sonoma is the ideal place for a relaxing vacation for you and your pooch.

What you may not know is that Sonoma is also a very dog friendly city which means that the wineries aren’t strictly for humans. Over 50 wineries in Sonoma Valley delight in their dog friendly establishments.

Eventually your dog is going to need some time outdoors so head over to one of the regional parks in the area for some doggy one-on-one time.

Hike difficulties range from easy to advanced depending on the park so make sure to choose according to your dog and your experience level.

Austin, Texas

When you’re ready to leave the mountain life behind, it’s time to take your dog on an urban adventure. In Austin, you and your dog can travel most anywhere together.

Most retail establishments have adopted a dog friendly attitude as long as the dogs are well-behaved and friendly. Most restaurants in Austin follow a similar mindset and allow for your furry friend to hang out on the patio as you take in the sights as well as the food of the thriving city.

When the cityscape begins to become overwhelming for either you or your dog, Austin also offers over 15 off leash dog parks to take your pooch to unwind and socialize.

– via Cesar’s Way

Outdoor Vacation Adventures With Your Dog

Want to take your dog on an outdoor vacation but not sure where you should go? If you’ve always wanted to visit the East coast consider taking a trip up to Maine. There are plenty of dog-friendly outdoor activities for the entire family

Bar Harbor, Maine

Surrounded by a national park and perched on the sea’s rocky shore, Bar Harbor is a friendly fishing town with cosmopolitan amenities.

Where millionaires once built their summer cottages, you’ll now find boutiques, galleries, inns, sidewalk cafés, specialty shops, and guest houses – perfect for an afternoon of window shopping and people watching.

If you’re feeling more ambitious, 165 miles of dog friendly hiking trails and carriage roads spiderweb through Acadia National Park‘s 49,000 acres. And between Seal Harbor and Northeast Harbor, is a spectacular dog park with a pond for swimming and trails for off-leash exploring.

For a different perspective, admire the coast from a dog friendly schooner cruise or go on a whale watch, and when you get back stop at the legendary Stewman’s for a lobster bake overlooking the ocean.

When your feet and paws won’t carry you any further, take in the sites from the air-conditioned comfort of the free shuttle service.

And, when it’s finally time to call it a day, rest your head where history and luxury meet at the dog friendly Balanced Rock Inn.

– via Take Paws – The official pet travel blog of

What are your favorite dog-friendly vacation spots? Do you often travel with your pets?

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