Pet-Friendly Trips: 5 Destinations to Enjoy With Your Dog

These destinations offer incredible natural landscapes, and at some of them, you can even go on guided tours with your dog.
Pet-Friendly Trips: 5 Destinations to Enjoy With Your Dog

Last update: 04 October, 2018

When planning a vacation, dog owners always have to struggle with the question: Should I bring my dog? These pet-friendly destinations will give you a chance to relax and not worry about traveling with your dog.

Long walks along the beach of the Californian coast

Road trips along Highway One in California are some of the most popular pet-friendly trips, after Route 66. This route will take you through some of the most colorful parts of the coastline.

The California coast is a pet-friendly destination.

If you start in San Francisco, you can hike and camp in the Fort Funston National Park. Your dog will be happily exhausted after a day of activity in the park.

Plus, if you’re intrigued by the ocean and mountains, head to Big Sur. From this incredible coastal area, you can see the breathtaking view of the Santa Lucia mountains emerging from the ocean.

Seattle and the San Juan Islands

One of the best ways to go on a pet-friendly trip is to spend some time in the countryside during a trip to the city. We highly recommend going to the countryside in the Pacific Northwest of United States of America, especially outside Seattle.

The San Juan Islands are a good place to travel with your pet

About 90 kilometers from Seattle are the San Juan Islands. These islands are open to the public and you can reach them by ferry. They are named after the Spanish explorer Francisco de Eliza, who discovered them in 1791. You’ll find pet-friendly parks and hiking trails, especially on the island of Orca.

Discover Montana’s mountain ranges

Many people consider Montana as an ideal state for dogs. The mountain ranges, such as the Rocky Mountains, provide a landscape full of trails. These trails pass by lakes and forests of the western United States.

A Montana river with crystal clear water and green trees

A fun activity you can do with your pet is a two-hour hike through the hills and meadows of the Bison Range National Park. This park is 50 kilometers from the city of Missoula. You can also visit the lake in Flathead National Forest, where you and your dog can spend some quality time together on a canoe.

Chicago and the Great Lakes

One of the best options for a pet-friendly trip is through the American Great Lakes. You can start in the Chicago area and drive to the east coast of Lake Michigan.

The Great Lakes shoreline

On the border between Indiana and Michigan, you can visit the Round Barn winery and distillery. This winery offers pet-friendly events and tours.

Up north, don’t forget to visit the state park near the city of Glen Arbor. This park offers spectacular views of Lake Michigan from the Sleeping Bear Dunes.

New England and its pet-friendly attractions

This trip is especially beautiful at the end of summer or the beginning of fall. The leaves begin to change color and the entire landscape takes on a warm, reddish hue. To fully enjoy autumn, New England is the place to go.

Colorful New England landscape during fall

The first stop on this trip is Portland, Maine. You can take a ferry with your dog to the islands that surround the city. From Portland, head northwest to the White Mountain Forest, where you can camp and hike.

At your next stop, Vermont, you can visit the famous Dog Mountain. This pet-friendly tourist destination offers a farm, art gallery, and chapel that are specifically designed for dogs.


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