The Most Dog-Friendly Vacations in the United States 

Key West,  Florida

Key West is an eccentric, laid-back, and secluded beach resort, and the Waddell and Vernon beaches provide off-leash time as well. Dog-friendly bars like Louie's Backyard exist here.

Black Hills, South Dakota

In the Black Hills, dogs are allowed on many hiking trails, including the trek up Black Elk Peak, the highest point in South Dakota, and those around Sylvan Lake.

Albuquerque, New Mexico

With lots of sunshine and a mild year-round climate, Albuquerque makes a unique vacation destination for you and your pup.

Snowmass, Colorado

Mountain scenery and fresh air do wonders for both humans and their canine companions. Bring your pup to Colorado Springs to hike some trails and soak it all in.

Gatlinburg, Tennessee

The Smoky Mountains provide a beautiful backdrop in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, which is a beloved central location for fun family vacations.

Austin,  Texas

Austin is a terrific destination to go with your pet because it has several parks and dog-friendly bars. 

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Another dog-friendly vacation spot is Myrtle Beach, which permits dogs on the beaches in the early morning and late at night.

Cannon Beach, Oregon

A trip to Cannon Beach is a perfect getaway destination from Portland with lots of pet-friendly hotels to choose from.

Acadia National Park, Maine

Dogs who love to hike and be in the outdoors all day long will enjoy a trip to Acadia National Park along the coast of Maine with you.

Carmel, California

Carmel, California is always a favorite place among dog lovers because there aren’t restrictive leash laws.