18 Dog-Friendly Travel Destinations in 2020

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Don’t want to send your dog to the kennels? Bring them with you next time you travel! Take a look below at our favourite locations that are perfect for travellers looking to bring along a furry friend, the possibilities are probably broader than you think! 

Little Nell

This product was recommended by May Selby from The Little Nell

The Little Nell is a destination for all seasons and the only ski-in/ski-out hotel and Five-Star, Five-Diamond property in Aspen. The hotel is pet-friendly, offering gourmet pet menu selections and more to make sure your pooch has just as good a vacation as you do. Four-legged friends are invited to be our guests in the living room or on the patios and enjoy selections from a pet menu with wagyu beef, salmon and veggie options. For those staying with us, they’ll find silver bowls and comfy beds en-suite, and even a Puppy Jet Lag Kit to help them get used to the altitude, which includes a souvenir leash and housemade peanut butter dog treats. Pets staying overnight require an initial $125 cleaning fee, plus $25 per additional night that they will be staying at the hotel. The Nell bellstaff is also available to take dogs on walks around town, which is just out our front door (offered for a fee).

Astoria, Oregon

This product was recommended by Ivan Petersel from Dog Wizardry

Best place to travel is Astoria, Oregon. How many dog owners can say that their dog met a sea lion? The place has tons of sea lions. Something most dogs will never get to experience!

El Portal Sedona Hotel

This product was recommended by Jan McInnis from El Portal Sedona Hotel

The hotel proudly welcomes pets, not merely accepts them, and never charges pet fees. It is committed to providing personalized concierge service for all guests, both human and animal alike. The hotel was designed with pets in mind with wood and tile flooring throughout. Upon arrival, pets receive a welcome basket that includes a blanket, treats, and waste bags. Throughout their stay, pets can enjoy over 1,000 square feet of dog-friendly patio spaces, (suites 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 have fenced private patios). El Portal—a AAA Four Diamond Hotel—has also received acclaim specifically for its love of pets; Dogster Magazine has named El Portal the second most dog-friendly hotel in the country, and USA Today’s travel award contest ranked it number one in the “Best Pet-Friendly Hotel” category.

Savannah Georgia

This product was recommended by Erin Clarkson from Savannah First-Timer

Savannah is easily one of the most dog-friendly cities in the South! Savannahians love their pups, and that means numerous businesses in the city cater to pet-owners. Most restaurants offer dog bowls and fresh water for guests seated outdoors with their dogs, and they also offer umbrellas for shade. (In fact, it’s easier to list the ones that don’t do this than to list the many that do!) The city also has parks where you can take your dog for exercise or to meet other pet owners. Forsyth Park is the most popular. Daffin Park has a fenced-in area where dogs can roam freely and play with other dogs off-leash. Wormsloe Historic Site, aka: Savannah’s famous tree-lined drive, has miles of shaded walking trails where you can exercise with your dogs while enjoying the scenery of a beautiful maritime forest. Finally, many of the walking tours are pet-friendly, so you can take your dog with you while you learn about the history or beautiful architecture of Savannah. One or two of the trolley tours are pet-friendly, as well.

Thousand Oaks, California

This product was recommended by Kerri Caughill from The Dog Tale

With the Pacific Coast Highway and Santa Monica on one side, and bustling Los Angeles on the other, Thousand Oaks, CA, is a beautiful destination both you and your dog are sure to enjoy. Thousand Oaks is pure, Southern California country, with rolling hills, picturesque vineyards, and miles of open trails for running, hiking, and mountain biking. My dog, Max, loves going for runs in the hills every evening, even on the days when he doesn’t spot a rabbit to chase down. Bonus points if you manage to visit shortly after one of the region’s few annual rainfalls—for a little while, the endless golden hills become emerald green.

Rehoboth Beach, Delaware

This product was recommended by Kristen from Gen Y Mama

There are lots of dog-friendly hotel options to choose from in Rehoboth Beach. This beach town is very dog friendly! There are multiple state parks in and around Rehoboth Beach that offer lots of trails for hiking; Gordons Pond State Park and Cape Henlopen in nearby Lewes for example. The Penny Lane Mall, located on Rehoboth Ave. is great for taking a leisurely stroll and lots of shops place water bowls outside their store fronts. Tip: Visit during the “off-season” as dogs are only allowed on the beach between October 1st and April 30th.

Bruges, Belgium

This product was recommended by Abhishek Joshi from Dog with Blog

The scenic lost in time backdrop makes for a fairytale stroll with your best friend, you guys may walk down the canal or stroll past the green lawns with leisurely breaks in between. The terrain is easy on the senior dogs and they will find it comforting too. If you are into photography, you may have the best ever capture of your doggo yet!

Kasol, India

This product was recommended by Abhishek Joshi from Dog with Blog

Perched in the Himalayas, this idyllic valley is known for Israeli tourists who stay there for prolonged durations. The fresh air, misty mountains and treks to explore nearby will keep your dog occupied and engaged. If you are looking for camping at virtually free (considering you earn in Dollars), this would make for one of the best trips.


This product was recommended by Kim Hefner from Wild and Found Photography

Colorado is a great place to travel with your dog because there are so many dog friendly activities here! You can take your dog with you on outdoor adventures such as hiking, camping, kayaking, or SUPing. There are also lots of dog parks if you just want to spend a little time outdoors rather than a big adventure. Or if the city is more your vibe, you can take your dog with you to one of the many breweries that Colorado is known for. Overall, Colorado is a very dog-friendly place!

Alexandria, VA

This product was recommended by Caroline Logan from Virginia Tourism Corporation

Alexandria, VA was named as one of Expedia’s 10 Most Dog-Friendly Vacation Destinations in the U.S., offering a plethora of dog-friendly attractions, tours, and restaurants. Alexandria’s famed King Street offers water bowls and treats at every turn, while the city also boasts the Dog Park boutique, dog-friendly dining, Potomac Riverboat Company’s Canine Cruise, All the President’s Pups Walking Tour at George Washington’s Mount Vernon, a large number of dog parks and a collection of dog-friendly hotels.

Plitvice National Park

This product was recommended by Davor Bobek from World Dog Finder

Croatia Plitvice Lakes is the oldest and largest national park in the Republic of Croatia. The park is situated in the mountainous region of Croatia, between the Mala Kapela mountain range in the west and northwest, and the Lička Plješivica mountain range to the southeast. The lake system is comprised of 16 named and several smaller unnamed lakes, cascading one into the next. Due to the geological substrate and characteristic hydrogeological conditions, the lake system has been divided into the Upper and Lower lakes. The Plitvice Lakes National Park offers visitors seven different routes to tour the lake system, and four hiking trails so be prepared for a long walk that I am sure your dog will absolutely love.

Martha’s Vineyard, MA

This product was recommended by Kamara Afi from Wellness for Pups

Martha’s Vineyard is a wonderful place to vacation, not only for humans, but for your four legged friend as well. Getting your pup to the island is easy as the ferry eagerly accepts dogs of all sizes. Once on the island, you’ll find that dogs are welcome in many places. From the Black Dog store and Cafe to the beaches and main streets of Edgartown, Oak Bluffs and Vineyard Haven, ensuring that your pup enjoys their vacation will be easy. Tradewinds Nature Preserve, a 71 acre grassland habitat, is especially dog friendly and you and your furbaby can enjoy hiking on one of its many trails. Many hotels, such as the Mansion House Inn and Harbor View Hotel will welcome you and your pooch with open arms. Not only are they pet friendly, some offer treats to keep your dog happy! Having spent many summers on the Vineyard and witnessing how easy it is to vacation on the island with my dog, I am impressed with all there is to do. This makes us experts on Martha’s Vineyard and why we think it’s the perfect destination to vacation with your dog. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Gatlinburg, Tennessee

This product was recommended by Shalyn Vukich from Sightseeing Señorita

Right in the heart of the beautiful Smoky Mountains, Gatlinburg is a nature lover’s dream. The forest seems to go on forever, and your dog will feel like it has died and gone to heaven! The Smoky Mountains are the perfect place to take your furry friend for the adventure of a lifetime because it’s super dog friendly. There are countless trails to walk, and your dog can sniff ’til he drops! They even have a Doggywood to accompany the world famous Dollywood. Neither of you will want to come home!

Colorado Springs

This product was recommended by Vince Massara from The Podcast Digest

The mountain scenery and the fresh air aren’t the only things that will make you and your pet happy. But also, you and your pet are welcome to many places to have fun. For example, both of you will enjoy exploring the preserved cliff dwellings, visiting the Pikes Peak and letting your dog experience the walking trails there and also don’t forget to visit the seven falls and enjoy its majestic scenery.

New York City

This product was recommended by Candy Pilar Godoy from BoogieThePug

New York City is a bustling city that has lots to offer for two legged and four legged visitors alike. It has everything from epic parks, like Central Park and Prospect Park, to dog cafes, like Boris & Horton and Cafe Bark, and dog parks for socializing and play. There are many dog-friendly locations, so you won’t have to leave your pup alone back at the hotel, and lots of places to explore and fun to be had. Plus, there are plenty of dog-friendly accommodations to choose from. You can’t go wrong with a visit to NYC!

Banff National Park

This product was recommended by Noman Asghar from Fan Jackets

Banff National Park in Canada Banff National park is the great place to visit with your lovely dog. There is a long distance to travel and explore the nature.

Virginia’s Blue Ridge

This product was recommended by Kathryn Lucas from Visit Virginia’s Blue Ridge

As a Top Adventure Town (Blue Ridge Outdoors) brimming with breweries and over 600 miles of hiking trails, Roanoke in Virginia’s Blue Ridge is a pet-friendly destination year-round. In addition to one of Virginia’s largest lakes, there are plenty of rivers and mountain streams for dogs to enjoy. The walkable downtowns of Virginia’s Blue Ridge contain dozens of pet-friendly patios at restaurants and breweries. Take a cruise with the windows down on America’s Favorite Drive-the Blue Ridge Parkway-for an unforgettable experience and breathtaking views. When it comes to pet-friendly lodging in Virginia’s Blue Ridge, you can have your pick of cabins, hotels, campsites, or yurts!

Brookdale Park, Bloomfield, NJ

This product was recommended by Barbara Clarke-Ruiz from Lick You Silly Pet Products

I love it because the park is clean, lots of walking paths, it’s not over crowded. They have an area for dogs that is separated by large dogs and small dogs. They are free to roam in this area and the dog owners are super friendly. Sometimes you can also get free Lick You Silly dog treats!

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