Top 10 Pet Friendly Vacation Destinations

Many people consider their pets to be members of the family. As such, pets receive affection and care, and they go where their owners go. Travel destinations that allow pets are thus becoming more popular. Here are the Top 10 Pet Friendly Vacation Destinations you can consider:

  1. San Diego, California – The place is a haven for your furry pets. They will enjoy their freedom in the leash-free “Dog Beach” area of Ocean beach. Another leash-free place they will love is Fiesta Island of Mission Bay. For extreme adventure, you can surf with your dog at Coronado. For relaxation, take them with you to Del Mar, Old Town State Historic Park and Balboa Park. You can eat with them at Café Americana which offers dog-friendly foods. Check out Sally’s Seafood on the Water when you go Downtown where biscuits and water are given free to pets. Caffe Italia in Mission Hills and San Diego Bay allow pets inside with variety of treats you can purchase.
  1. Miami, Florida – It is the most pet-friendly place in United States with a long list of tourist attractions that welcome you and your furry friend. Take them to Dog Park at Haulover Park, Perrine Wayside Dog Park, Dog Chow Dog Park, Lago Mar Dog Park and Amelia Earhart Dog Park. Restaurants also allow animals to stay on their patios. Other bars and cafes provide treats for them while they wait for their owners to finish dining.

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  1. Lake Tahoe, California – It welcomes pets year-round but August is the perfect time to visit the place so you and your pet can enjoy the annual “Peaks and Paws” at Squaw Valley. This event gives owners and pets a chance to participate in different exciting activities. Other places you can visit with your pet are Camp Richardson, Kiva Beach, South Lake Tahoe Dog Park, Bijou Community Park and Tahoe Winter Sports Park.
  1. Hilton Head, South Carolina – Restaurants here are pet-friendly, like Bistro 17, Crazy Crab and Captain Woody. If you want to take a relaxing cruise with them, choose Runaway, Vagabond and Captain Mark’s. Let them meet other dogs at Best Friends Dog Park also known as Chapin Park. You can also explore Sea Pines Forest Reserve with them at your side.
  1. Rome, Italy – This is the place where pets can eat pizza at outdoor patios of different restaurants and shops. There are also places that allow them inside to eat with owners. Stroll with them on the Spanish Steps, the Trevi Fountain, Piazza de Popolo, Parco Della Villa Borghese, Villa Doria Pamphili and Bau Beach.
  1. Barcelona, Spain – Walking with your pet is the best way to appreciate the beauty of this city’s major tourist spots like Gothic Quarter, Parc Guell, Barcelona Fish and Gaudi houses. Enjoy tapas in Barcelona and shop at Boqueria with them. Although most beach owners do not allow them in the premises, they are permitted to stay in the nearby boardwalks.
  1. Paris, France – You can take a ride with your pets in Paris without paying if they fit small carrying bag but you need to purchase a child ticket if they are too big to fit in the bag. Most restaurants and cafes also allow dogs to eat in the patios. They are allowed inside Buttes Chaumont Park and in some areas of Luxemburg and Tuileries gardens. Museums do not allow animals inside.
  1. Destin, Florida – Explore the famous Henderson Beach State Park and enjoy the stunning sunset in Florida with your pet on a leash. You can take a boat ride with them through Destin Vacation Boat Rentals, Dockside Watersports and Crab Island Cruises. Of course, do not forget to enjoy seafood on patios of Hammerhead’s which gives special dog treats.
  1. Breckenridge, Colorado – This place is famous for dog sledding. Explore McCullough Gulch, Carter Park and Crystal Lakes anytime of the year. During winter time, you can enjoy Arapahoe Basin Ski Area and stay in Motherloaded Tavern which offers a dogs’ menu.
  1. Pigeon Forge, Tennessee – This is one of the top 10 pet friendly vacation destinations because of the Gatlinburg River Trail and Cades Cove of Great Smoky Mountain National Park, Oconalftee River Trail, Patriot Parks and Doggywood luxury kennel in Dollywood Theme Park.