5 Dog-Friendly Travel Destinations
Canines get in on the family fun at these dog-friendly vacation spots.
Stay Hotel Parq Central’s pet-friendly rooms are within walking distance of the trendy EDo neighborhood (think NYC’s SoHo).
Fetch Fun The city offers more than 140 miles of paved family and pet trails and 14 dog parks.
Fun Fact Travelin’ Jack is the Roving Bulldog Reporter—he rides ziplines and tries out other local attractions, to the delight of his loyal Facebook followers.
Sit Three Dog Bakery whips up flavored biscuits and Cinna-Mutt Dolce Latte, among other doggie delicacies. They also offer a head-to-paw grooming treatment, ending with a pupcake.
Myrtle Beach, SC
Stay Ocean Park Resort lives up to the name—it’s oceanfront—and is next door to a dog park. There’s a potty area on the first floor deck stocked with pick-up bags and lined with antibacterial synthetic grass. The front desk team is happy to play canine concierge.
Fetch Fun Dogs can learn to hang 20 (paddleboard!) along with you at Island Inspired Board Company and play caddie on the Hawaiian Rumble mini golf course.
Sit At Bruster’s Real Ice Cream, your best bud will be wagging his tail for the vanilla ice cream cup topped with a mini Milk-Bone.
St. Augustine, FL
Stay The homey Beacher’s Lodge offers clean-up bags, a dog walk area and a guide to animal-loving attractions.
Fetch Fun The St. Augustine Pet Walk Pup Crawl is a historic pub tour of downtown. Pets can explore Ponce de Leon’s Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park as well as the Colonial Quarter, and ride along on Ripley’s Red Train Tours and the St. Augustine Scenic Cruise.
Sun Valley, ID
Stay The cozy Knob Hill Inn doles out a travel bowl, canine first-aid kit, Ruff Bar, waste bags and an ID collar for use during your stay.
Fetch Fun Dogs are allowed on all hiking trails in Sun Valley. Two easygoing options are Shadyside and Sunnyside at Adams Gulch in Ketchum. Families with dogs can also be found splashing around in Big Wood River and the scenic lakes near the Sawtooth Mountains, about 50 miles north of Ketchum.
Sit Galena Lodge has a doggie deck with bowls and picnic tables for taking a break or enjoying lunch. In the mood for Italian? Rico’s Authentic Italian on Ketchum’s Main Street offers discounts to doggie parents.