vacation with your dogDo you need a vacation but are having trouble with the thought of leaving your furry friend with friends, relatives or a shelter?

Well, bring them along to one of these Top Ten Vacation Spots for You and Your Dog! From Texas to Italy, I have compiled a list of cities and national parks with great attractions for humans and pets alike.


10. Austin, Texas

Austin is renowned for being one the most pet friendliest destinations in America. One reason for this is all the pet friendly bars and restaurants. Another reason is the annual national dog day celebration on August eighth. Austin is a unique and vibrant city that is the perfect vacation spot for you and your pet.

9. Bar Harbor, Maine

Scenic Bar Harbor is the perfect place to let your dog run and frolic along the beach. It is also located near the vary pet friendly Acadia National park where you can take your dog on a world class hiking excursion.

8. Asheville, North Carolina

With pet-friendly attractions such as the Biltmore estate and French Road River Dog Park Ashville is a great place to get away with your special friend. Ashville is also home to Woof Gang Bakery, one of the highest rated dog bakeries in the world.


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7. Lake Placid, New York

If you have a dog that likes to swim, then Lake Placid is a can’t miss destination. Lake Placid’s abundance of wide open spaces and pet friendly cottage rentals make this the perfect place for any aquatically inclined pup!

6. Atlanta, Georgia

Big cities are usually the last on the list of places you’d want to take a dog on vacation, but Atlanta is a notable exception. This city actually contains a variety of dog parks and is considered one of the most dog-friendly cities in the country.

5. Pisa, Italy

Pisa is a fine city with quite a few pet friendly lodging options. You can also take your dog to see the leaning tower and take a picture where your dog is holding up the tower with their little paws!


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4. Effigy Mountains National Park, Iowa

Bring your dog to national park that was literally built for animals! Well…not exactly. Effigy park is home to more than two hundred pre-historic mounds in the shape of animals built by Native Americans. The park is dog friendly and features all the modern amenities of a state park. Take your dog to experience some animal-centric American history!

3. San Diego, California

San Diego is a great place to enjoy the beach with your dog. Like many of the cities mentioned on this list it has a lot of dog friendly dining establishments. It also has a large, twenty-four hour off leash dog park and even a pet photography studio so you can commemorate your west-coat pet vacation.

2. Nantucket, Massachusetts

Nantucket has some of the biggest dog friendly beaches in country. There are also boat excursions available for you and your furry child. Nantucket is also home to dog friendly hotels and restaurants and there’s even a brewery that will let you bring your dog along!


1. New Castle, Delaware

New Castle has a lot to offer both pets and owners. Many of the historic attractions and local businesses are pet friendly, there is an off-leash park and even a pet friendly Hooter’s restaurant.

With all of these great destinations to choose from there’s no reason to leave your little furry buddy at home when you take your next trip. Let this list of the top ten vacation spots for you and your dog be your guide to finding the perfect destination for some special bonding time with your dog.

by Info Guru Lauren DeJesus-Glasgow