|Summer is officially starting June 21st, which is in |
less than one week away. The kids will all be out of
school, and the summer travel season will be in full swing.
Let’s take a look at a few travel destinations that your
pet and you would enjoy.
| ||The San Francisco Bay has the benefits of sunny California without the extreme heat. Whether your pet is running on the sand in Ocean Beach or Stinson Beach, the easy flowing breeze will set both of your minds at ease. There are excellent pet friendly hotels like the Marriott by Fisherman’s Wharf or the Sir Francis Drake. Take in a stroll through Golden Gate Park and make your way towards the California Academy of Sciences. |
| ||The Big Apple is an urban dog’s paradise with the sky-high buildings and low-level scenic parks like Central Park. If you have an artsy pet, take him or her for an exciting taxi ride in colorful areas like Little Italy or Soho. For a pet friendly stay, hotels that welcome pets include the Ritz Carlton and the Le Parker Meridien. |
| ||Beantown isn’t just a place for Red Sox fans – your pet can partake in many tourist hot spots. The historic town of Boston has many pet friendly parks like the Boston Common or the Arnold Arboretum. Sidestep yourself and your pet to many nearby local spots like Martha’s Vineyard or Nantucket. Don’t be surprised if your pet finds him or herself feeling nostalgic in this history-rich city. |
| ||Chicago has many things to do for visitors who bring their dogs. Chicago offers upscale hotels that welcome dogs and for sightseeing, there are horse and carriage rides, as well as boat tours on Lake Michigan and the Chicago River. The White Sox have an annual "Dog Day" baseball game each spring. Add to this an excellent park system with Grant Park and Buckingham Fountain and the 18 mile Lakefront Trail as well as dog-friendly outdoor cafes and pet-friendly bars. |
| ||The Alamo City offers a Texas charm for both you and your dog. It is relatively easy to drive or walk around downtown. You and your dog can visit the Market Square marketplace for some shopping and a meal. Don't forget the Alamo where your dog can view it from up close with you from the outside, but not inside the Alamo. And you can stroll with your pooch along the Riverwalk that meanders through the heart of San Antonio. There are a number of dog-friendly outdoor restaurants and parks throughout San Antonio. |
| ||A love for the great outdoors would make Anchorage an excellent destination for you and your pet. For a great stay, the Aurora Winds Resort Bed & Breakfast and the Millennium Alaskan Hotel fit the bill. The beauty of Alaska allows for some exciting adventures like fishing, hiking or camping. The Chugach National Forest is an excellent destination with its stunning scenery. |
| ||San Diego, the shooting grounds for Will Ferrell’s outrageous movie, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy isn’t just a large playground for his doggie cohort, Baxter. The magnificent beaches of San Diego are friendly to canines and humans alike. The Otay Ranch Town Shopping Center is home to an off-leash dog park that is built into the shopping center. |
| ||What happens in Vegas – stays in Vegas, if you and your pet have a short memory. Aside from the high rollers and poker players going all-in, Vegas have events like the annual Strut Your Mutt. The District at Green Ranch shopping center has many stores that have dog treats and water for your pet. Stay on the Strip with pet friendly hotels like the Four Seasons and AmeriSuites. |
| ||The disastrous Hurricane Katrina hasn’t been able to damper the hopes of the strong minded pet owners of New Orleans. Many pet friendly hotels allow pets to stay for free like the French Quarter Courtyard or the Drury Inn & Suites. Dine with your pet in the southern comfort of pet friendly restaurants like the Louisiana Pizza Kitchen or the Café Gumbolaya. |
| ||We’ve saved the best for last as Hawaii’s year-round tropical weather is paradise for any pet. Pet friendly resorts are plentiful with the Kailua Beach Vacation Home or the Kahala Hotel & Resort. You and your pet can feast upon a Hawaiian luau with the wondrous cuisines that Hawaii has to offer. |