5 Pet Friendly Cities to Visit with Your Pooch


What dog wouldn’t love to go on vacation with his owner? Traveling with your best friend doesn’t have to be stressful. Head to one of these 5 pet-friendly cities that will welcome you and your furry friend with open arms!

1.      Denver, CO

Every dog loves to play in the snow, so why not take your dog along on your next skiing trip? And, snow isn’t the only thing Denver has to offer for your pooch, either! Stay in one of many pet-friendly hotels and eat at more than 170 restaurants that welcome dogs. You will also want to head out for a tour of all the local dog parks. Don’t miss Denver’s Railyard Dog Park for an hour or two of off-leash fun. Make sure you plan your trip to coincide with Woof Fest, Denver’s dog-friendly outdoor music festival.

2.      Sacramento, CA

If you want a city that offers a little bit of everything for both you and pooch, plan a fun-filled trip to Sacramento, CA. This city is loaded with dog-friendly activities including numerous dog parks and even dog-friendly restaurants. One of the highlights of your trip should be breakfast on the dog-friendly patio at The Shack, a popular breakfast and lunch spot.

3.      Albuquerque, NM

For dog-friendly outdoor activities, Albuquerque can’t be beaten. This New Mexico city offers beautiful weather with only 28 days of precipitation per year and plenty of opportunities to hit the trail with your furry friend. Even better, the city offers lots of dog parks as well as dog-friendly shops and restaurants to round out the experience.

4.      Minneapolis, MN

You may need to invest in a winter coat for both yourself and your pooch before you head out to do some exploring in Minneapolis! This dog-friendly city is loaded with numerous dog-friendly shops and parks. You’ll notice lots of friendly canines out with walking with their dog parents in this pooch-loving town.

5.      Austin, TX

There’s more to Austin, TX than just live music. This pet-friendly city offers more than just access to parks and restaurants. Dogs are usually welcome at the many outdoor events and music festivals that Austin hosts each year. Many bar owners will even let your dog come chill with you at the bar while you knock back a cold one.

Leaving your dog behind when you go on vacation can be difficult. Next time you head out of town for some rest and relaxation, take your dog with you for an experience you and your dog will never forget!

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