Taking a trip with your dog is always a fun time, but you want to be sure that the city you visit has plenty of dog-friendly places and events to attend! Here are the 5 most dog-friendly cities in the US to visit with your dog.
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Located in the northernmost part of the west coast, Seattle is bustling with industrial and cultural activities, as well as lots of pet friendly options for visitors! With over 375 pet friendly restaurants, 200 pet friendly vacation rentals, and 14 off-leash dog parks spread throughout the city, there is always something to experience with your dog.
The Monorail, a popular tourist attraction to transport you from the City Center to the downtown shopping district, is pet friendly. There’ also many farmer’s markets, brewery tours and even ghost tours that all invite your four-legged friend to join in your adventure.
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They say everything is bigger in Texas, and the pet friendly attitude of the state’s capital is no exception to that! Austin has over 100 pet friendly hotels and over 500 pet friendly restaurants. Known for its vibrant music scene, there are plenty of venue where you can listen to budding artist while relaxing with your pup. If that’s not your style, this coffee shop and dog park combo is a great way to spend a quiet afternoon.
San Diego, California
This one is for the foodies! San Diego has the most pet friendly restaurants on this list with the number exceeding 575 dog-friendly diners. The city also offers over 100 pet friendly hotels, 24 dogs parks and around 50 pet friendly breweries.
San Diego is known as “America’s Finest City” because of the perfect climate, miles of beaches and array of family-friendly attractions, like the world-famous San Diego Zoo. Or catch a Padres game at Petco Park’s Barkyard.
Asheville, North Carolina
Situated in the Blue Ridge Mountain Range, Asheville is a beautiful city with a beautiful view that offers over 85 pet friendly hotels. The city is historic to simply walk your dog around, including the beautiful grounds of the Biltmore Manor. The mountains provide for miles and miles of hiking and beautiful scenery, but Asheville made our list because of its pet friendly shopping options! Not only does the city offer the Asheville Outlets, where nearly all the stores are pet-friendly, but there are a lot of hidden gems around the city, like the Battery Park Book Exchange and Wine Bar.
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Portland is known as an eclectic, artsy city located in the Pacific Northwest region of the US. With diverse neighborhoods to explore, there are many hidden gems spread throughout the city to discover with your dog. It is known as the dog park capital of the US, containing the most dog parks per capita at 34 parks! The Tin Shed is arguably the most well-known dog-friendly patio in the city and features a full doggie menu.