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What are the Best Cities to Vacation with Your Dog?


Are you dreaming of summer trips and planning your family vacation? Many families like to include their furry family members in vacation planning. There are many destinations that are perfect for taking your dog with you. Finding a dog-friendly destination, and having a well-trained dog, can make for memorable trips you won’t soon forget.


To help you get started, here are some dog-friendly destinations to consider for your next adventure.


Dog-Friendly Destinations for Exploring the Great Outdoors

San Diego, California

San Diego is a great destination for dog owners. There are options, including relaxing days on the beach, or spending time in the city. The San Diego region has numerous dog-friendly beaches, including one named, “Dog Beach!” You can enjoy plenty of time soaking up the sun, but there are plenty of other things to do. Pet friendly locations to check out include the Old Town San Diego State Historic Park and the Westfield UTC Center.  You can also catch a Padres ball game which has a special area inside the stadium for pets and their owners.

Sedona, Arizona

Sedona, Arizona is cooler outside during the summer than nearby Mesa and Phoenix. Sedona is mild most of the year, in fact. The destination offers several pet-friendly tours, as well as hiking trails and a multicultural experience for the entire family. The mountainous red rocks offers more than 400 miles of trails and in the city you’ll find a wide range of pet-friendly spas and resorts. It has the perfect mix of exciting fun and relaxation for you and your dog.

Asheville, North Carolina

The Blue Ridge Mountains offer an unmatched beauty and incredible views. Asheville has plenty of dog-friendly options. There are numerous trails and outdoor experiences in the local National Parks, including the North Carolina Arboretum and the French Broad River Park. Add some art and culture to your experience by visiting the Biltmore Estate. Biltmore offers dog kennels so you can explore the inside of the house before heading out to roam the extensive grounds.


Dog-Friendly Destinations for Fun in the City

Charleston, South Carolina

Charleston is a great place to treat your dog like royalty. They can accompany you on a carriage ride through the historic sections of the city, or you can treat them to a night out on the town. The city offers beautiful dog-friendly beaches and a long list of pet-friendly restaurants, including Poogan’s Porch and the Brown Dog Deli. This one-of-a-kind city sets the scene for a memorable vacation. Even if you get caught off guard by rain or bad weather, Charleston has a great indoor water park for your furry family member. Take your pup to Wag-n-Splash!

Austin, Texas

Austin may just have the most diverse experience potential that you can enjoy with your dog on vacation. Start your mornings at Austin Doga, which is a yoga studio for humans and their pets. Austin Terrier is a great next stop for a meal or stop by the state capitol to play fetch with your don on the lawn. Barton Creek Preserve is a great place for a walk, and you can support local businesses by stopping by the Barton Creek Famer’s market, where you can grab some local gear or souvenirs. For your evening enjoyment, stop by any of the city’s dog-friendly bars.


Traveling with Your Furry Family Members

No matter where you choose to travel, make sure to do adequate research. This will ensure you have a safe trip you can enjoy without delays. Check in with your vet, double check with the airline, and the destinations to ensure your pet can travel safely and remain healthy for your entire trip. Make sure to take along your BrilliantK9 custom harness and leash, so you can keep track of your pup and get in plenty of adventures while you are on the road.


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