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24 Dog-Friendly Vacation Destinations

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Traveling with your furry companion can be a rewarding experience, but it requires finding dog-friendly vacation destinations that welcome both you and your fur baby.

In this article, we’ll explore dog-friendly vacation spots in various regions, from the Western US to international destinations.

Western US


1. Aspen, Colorado

Nestled in the Rocky Mountains, Aspen offers a wealth of outdoor adventures for you and your dog. Hike the picturesque Maroon Bells or explore dog-friendly trails in the White River National Forest. Many local restaurants have pet-friendly patios, ensuring you can dine together in style.

2. San Diego, California

Known for its beautiful beaches, San Diego is a paradise for water-loving dogs. Del Mar Dog Beach and Fiesta Island’s off-leash park are popular spots. The city also boasts several dog-friendly breweries and eateries.

3. Bend, Oregon

Bend is an outdoor enthusiast’s dream, with numerous dog-friendly trails and parks. Take your dog on a scenic hike in Deschutes National Forest or enjoy a paddleboarding adventure together. Many hotels and vacation rentals are also pet-friendly.

4. Sedona, Arizona

Sedona’s red rock landscapes provide a stunning backdrop for outdoor adventures with your dog. Hike the Bell Rock Trail or explore Oak Creek Canyon together. Many of Sedona’s shops and galleries are pet-friendly, too.

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5. Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

Located in northern Arizona, the Grand Canyon National Park allows dogs. The South Rim is the best location to bring your pooch.

Central US


1. Austin, Texas

Austin’s vibrant culture extends to its four-legged residents. Visit the 360 Overlook for stunning city views or explore the Barton Creek Greenbelt. The city’s food truck scene includes options for both you and your pup.

2. Madison, Wisconsin

Madison offers plenty of pet-friendly parks and lakeside activities. Visit the off-leash Cherokee Marsh Dog Park or explore the scenic trails at Devil’s Lake State Park. The city’s pet-friendly accommodations make it easy to plan a getaway with your dog.

3. Chicago, Illinois

Take your dog on the trails along Lake Michigan and explore Navy Pier. Hang out on the patio with your pup at Paradise Park or the Empirical Brewery.

4 Grand Haven, Michigan

Stroll with your dog along Grand Haven City Beach. Do some shopping at the pet-friendly Must Love Dogs Boutique & Spa.

5. Indianapolis, Indiana

The city has several outdoor dining spots that allow dogs. Explore the wide open spaces at White River State Park. 

Southern US


1. Key West, Florida

Key West’s tropical paradise isn’t just for humans. The island features a dedicated dog beach at Higgs Beach, and many restaurants and bars allow dogs on their outdoor patios. Don’t miss the stunning sunsets at Mallory Square.

2. Charleston, South Carolina

Charleston’s historic charm extends to its dog-friendly offerings. Take a stroll along The Battery or explore the dog-friendly beaches on nearby islands. You’ll find plenty of pet-friendly accommodations and dining options in this charming city.

3. Nashville, Tennessee

Known for its music scene, Nashville also welcomes dogs with open arms. Explore Centennial Park, visit the Radnor Lake State Park, or take your furry friend to the famous Love Circle for panoramic city views.

4. Asheville, North Carolina

There are numerous pet-friendly activities to be found in the town, such as strolling with your pup through any one of the many outdoor farmer’s markets. Trek the trails in the Blue Ridge Mountains, or explore the over 8000-acre Biltmore Estate.

5. Savannah, Georgia

Savannah’s cobblestone streets and historic charm make it an ideal pet-friendly destination. Stroll through Forsyth Park, explore River Street, and take a dog-friendly historic tour. Many local restaurants and accommodations welcome pets.

Eastern US


1. Bar Harbor, Maine

Located near Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor offers an array of pet-friendly outdoor activities. Hike the park’s trails, take a scenic drive along Park Loop Road, and enjoy a relaxing afternoon on Sand Beach with your dog.

2. Lake Placid, New York

Lake Placid offers you and your dog a wealth of year-round outdoor activities. Hike the Adirondack High Peaks or paddle together on Mirror Lake. Several pet-friendly lodging options are available in this picturesque region.

3. Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania

The Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway that travels through the Pocono Mountains is one of the best dog-friendly vacation spots.

4. Eastern Vermont

There are many places in Eastern Vermont you can enjoy with your pooch. One of the best is aptly called Dog Mountain, located in the town of St. Johnsbury, where you can let your dog off leash to enjoy trails, a pond, and a dog chapel.



1. Vancouver, Canada

Vancouver boasts stunning natural beauty and numerous dog-friendly attractions. Visit Stanley Park’s off-leash area, explore the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, or take a ferry to Granville Island, where dogs are welcome.

2. Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona’s Mediterranean climate makes it an excellent destination for pet owners. Enjoy the city’s beautiful beaches, explore Parc de la Ciutadella, and dine at pet-friendly restaurants throughout the city.

3. Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen is known for its dog-friendly policies and welcoming atmosphere. Explore the city’s parks and waterfront areas, visit the off-leash dog park at Faelledparken, and enjoy pet-friendly dining options.

4. Tokyo, Japan

Japan is so dog-friendly that it honors six native dog breeds — called the Nihon Ken — which are designated as national monuments. Dog parks are abundant, and dogs are allowed in stores, hotels, and some restaurants. Some of the best parks include Yoyogi Park Dog Run, Honmoku Sancho Park, and Ueno Park.

5. Venice, Italy

Dogs are allowed to stroll the street with you and are allowed in many of the waterboats.

Final Thoughts


These dog-friendly vacation spots offer a wide range of experiences for you and your canine companion. Whether you prefer outdoor adventures, cultural exploration, or relaxation by the beach, there’s a dog-friendly vacation destination waiting to be discovered. 

Be sure to check local regulations and accommodations for pet policies before planning your trip.

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