8 Dog Friendly Vacations You Can Plan this Summer

8 Dog Friendly Vacations You Can Plan this Summer

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Bringing your dogs along can make your holiday that much more enjoyable, and there are lots of dog-friendly vacations you can consider jumping on. Pet-friendly cruises are also available all over Europe and America.

Traveling to your dream location through a pet-friendly road trip is the best option. However, here is a list of places in the United States that provide attractions and lodging that are suitable for both people and dogs.

1. Bend, Oregon
Bend is said to have the world's biggest per capita dog population, with over 49 percent of people keeping dogs. It is one of the best places to go vacationing with a pet. Within the city borders, there are 51 miles of trails, 13 off-leash places for your best buddy to run about in, and hiking paths through the beautiful forests.

Take your dog for a walk along the Deschutes River Trail or the walkway in Farewell Bend Park. If your pet needs to chill, there are several places where he or she may go for a swim. Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe may also hire you a canoe.

2. Sedona, Arizona
Another pet-friendly travel option to explore is Sedona in Arizona.  In this location, you can take some stunning photos of your four-legged pal against the scenery of the red rock landscape. Slide Rock State Park, a 43-acre park in Oak Creek Canyon just across town, or Coconino National Forest, is famed for iconic red rocks, Ponderosa Pine Forests, and alpine tundra, are also great places for active dogs. Dogs are welcome on several of Sedona's top hiking routes.

Those preferring to stay inside the city boundaries may spend a day at Sedona Dog Park, the city's first and only dog park, which has distinct spaces for little, large, and senior dogs and offers beautiful vistas. It even offers a vast natural space where dogs may run free.

3. Bar Harbor, Maine
Acadia Nature Reserve is one of the best places to travel with dogs. It is a 47,000-acre wilderness region on Mount Desert Island with 120 miles of dog-friendly walking trails along the picturesque glacier-sculpted shoreline, and is only a short drive from Bar Harbor, Maine.

Dogs are allowed on the buses in this seashore New England city, making it much easier to travel around if you don't have your own vehicle. Even better, you can bring your dogs on a boat trip around Frenchman Bay with outfitters like the Downeast Windjammer. There are plenty of dog-friendly restaurants in downtown Bar Harbor.

4. Lake Placid, New York
This is another dog friendly vacation to explore. Lake Placid is a typical romantic vacation, located five hours from New York City in the Adirondack Mountains. Experience life with your four-legged pet on the sea's beachfront and in luxury resorts like the Lake Placid Lodge.

Lake Placid is a multi-sport resort where you may do skiing, hiking, bicycling, and fishing all in the same day. A stroll along Mirror Lake on a 2.7-mile paved route is a must for beautiful vistas and fresh air. The route, which runs along the west side of the lake, features a few dog-friendly stores.

5. Sanibel Island, Florida
This Southwest Florida region is a great place to visit because of its daylight beaches and warm weather all year. It is another dog friendly vacations to note

In this waterfront where virtually all of the beaches are pet-friendly, take in spectacular sunsets, seek for seashells, or run on the seashore with your pet partner. The Gulfside Beach, which has picnic spots, BBQ grills, outdoor showers, and bathrooms, is one of the most popular beaches.

6. Kanab, Utah
Dog-friendly vacations
in Kanab are worth experiencing. Kanab is a rural community in southwest Utah near the Arizona border, but the pet Animal Society sanctuary, the state's largest no-kill companion animal refuge, is the primary attraction. The sanctuary, which is spread out over 3,700 acres, is home to adoptable dogs, cats, bunnies, farm animals, horses, and orphaned and wounded wild creatures.

The main facility, where animal lovers may spend time with adoptable animals and assist to clean kennels, engage with, and train the dogs, is a must-see. If you've forgotten your dog at home, you may borrow one to spend the night in your hotel suite

7. Austin, Texas
Expect nothing less than the best while visiting one of the country's most dog-friendly towns, from restaurants that throw out the red carpet to grassy spaces right in the heart of downtown for your dog to run around in.

The grounds of the Texas State Capitol building are pet-friendly, as are scores of eateries, including the appropriately called Austin Terrier, which serves dog-themed sandwiches and pizzas, and Kerbey Lane Café, which has seven locations and serves wonderful breakfast all day.

8. San Diego, California
San Diego is a perfect beach holiday spot for you and your companion, with its sunlight, waves, and miles of sandy beachfront. Enjoy picture-perfect panoramas along the cliff-lined shores of La Jolla and Del Mar, and visit a new beach each day, including Fiesta Island, Mission Bay Park, Ocean Beach, and Dog Beach, among others. Cowles Mountain, which is located inside the city of San Diego, has a hiking route that leads to the top, where you can enjoy 360-degree views of the city and the ocean beyond; of course, your pet will appreciate accompanying you and smelling all the odors along the way.

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