Thursday, July 30, 2009

Top 10 Dog Friendly U.S Vacation & Destination Cities

Are you feeling down that summer time is coming to an end? Well, what better way to cheer up then taking a mini vacation with your family & furry buddy before the dog days of summer come to a close. We are sure your kids & dog won't be opposed!

We have some good news worth barking about. Our friends at DogFriendly.com, a
nationwide city & travel guide site for dog owners, compiled a 2009 list of the Top 10 dog-friendly vacation destination cities in the United States. Rank is based on the quality of dog-friendly accommodations, transportation, beaches, parks, attractions, stores, dining and things to do with your dog.

1. San Francisco -- Luxurious hotels. Plenty of pet-friendly patio dining. Many off-leash beaches and areas. Ride the cable car, walk the Golden Gate.

2. Austin -- Dine in outdoor cafes. Visit the Zilker Botanical Gardens. See the Congress Street Bats. Many off-leash parks.

3. Boston -- Tour Boston harbor by boat. Walk the Freedom Trail and explore many National Historical Sites. Your leashed dog is welcome on the subway.

4. Northern Virginia -- Enjoy a yappy hour or dine in dog- friendly Alexandria. Take the Canine Cruise. Visit outdoor monuments and nearby Washington.

5. Portland (OR) -- Enjoy off-leash areas and the famous Rose Gardens. Visit the Saturday Outdoor Market. Have a drink at the Lucky Lab.

6. Charleston (SC) -- Take a ghost tour or walking tour. See the grounds of the Magnolia and Boone Hall Plantations. Visit the beach.

7. Chicago -- Visit Navy Pier. Ride the Canine Cruise. See Buckingham Fountain, take a walk in Oak Park. Many dog-friendly patio restaurants.

8. San Diego -- Visit fabulous dog beaches. Shop at dog-friendly Otay Ranch with its dog park. Dine outdoors and hike many parks.

9. New York -- Stay in a fine hotel. Take a walking tour of lower Manhattan and the Brooklyn Bridge. Shop at Time Warner Center. See the Balto Statue and Central Park.

10. Ann Arbor (MI) -- Visit Nichols Arboretum, rent a dog- friendly canoe. Visit nearby gardens and farms. Visit many local parks.

Honorable & tailwagging Mentions: Dallas, Madison/Wisconsin Dells, Minneapolis, Salt Lake, Seattle



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1 comment:

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