Traveling without a pet can mean expensive boarding bills while you’re gone, not to mention just simply missing the company of your dog. Here are some of the best dog friendly travel options in the U.S.
Orcas Island Washington
Orcas Island Washington has dog friendly beaches and also parks where dogs are allowed to roam without their leashes. Dogs can ride the ferry for free, and there are plenty of lodging spots where staying with a dog is as easy as paying an extra overnight fee.
Cannon Beach Oregon
Cannon Beach in Oregon has a ton of dog friendly hotels as well as well as dog friendly restaurants. And we’re not just talking about the small breeds, all dogs are welcome in the spots that allow them. Cannon Beach is a great spot to run around with the pups but do make sure that the leash stays on. Head on over to Portland to one of the four Lucky Labrador Brewing Co.’s to mix together your interests of dogs and beer. Portland’s Hotel Monaco allows dogs and does not charge an additional fee for them.
Mendocino California is home to Stanford Inn by the Sea which is a great hotel that welcomes dogs. They even throw in a homemade sweet potato treat among other dog friendly amenities to prove just how welcoming they are. There are also a lot of dog friendly parks in the area.
If your pups need a bit more of a guided vacation, perhaps they would enjoy their time in Petaluma California at Dairydell Canine. They offer dog behavior classes and also provide a spots for herding dogs to practice what they were naturally built to do.
St. Helena California
St. Helena California in the Napa Valley is a very dog friendly place. (As well as of course being very wine friendly as well.) The V. Sattui Winery actually allows dogs off the leash inside of their tasting room, and the picnic area outside is surrounded by hedges that serve to keep the space safer for dogs than an open one would be.
Carmel California has dog friendly beaches, restaurants, and even a dog boutique called Diggidy Dog that you can visit while you’re out shopping for yourself. Carmel is home to the Cypress Inn which is one of the most famous dog friendly hotels that exists. The hotel is owned by the actress Doris Day who is also a huge animal right activist. On the weekdays the hotel has afternoon Yappy Hour at Terry’s Lounge where dogs join in on the happy hour fun.
Los Angeles is home to the hiking spot Runyon Canyon, which is a 168-acre park in the Hollywood Hills that has an off leash area. Fun for both people and dogs.