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Looking for a vacation for you and your furry family member? Check out our ideas for pet-friendly travel
Planning a family vacation and want your pet to tag along? We've compiled a mini guide to pet-friendly vacation rentals and dog-friendly destinations so you (and your four-legged friend) can start packing.
The first step to planning a vacation with your pet: find a pet-friendly vacation rental. TurnKey offers many pet-friendly vacation rentals in top destinations across the United States. All these options mean you can find the vacation home with the amenities you desire – whether that's a balcony, a chef's kitchen, a pool, scenic views, or all of the above – along with a warm welcome for your furry friends.
Picking the right vacation spot ahead of time will help to ensure that you and your pup have a great time together. Here are some of our picks for top dog-friendly destinations:
Dog-friendly Asheville, NC
Named one of the most dog-friendly cities in the United States by BringFido.com, Asheville is known for its arts scene, craft breweries, dog-friendly restaurants and vibrant downtown. Dogs are welcome on the grounds of the historic Biltmore Estate, one of the area's top tourist destinations.
Dog-friendly Austin, TX
Austin is a vacation spot for travelers who love city life and the outdoors. Walk your dog on the 10-mile trail around Lady Bird Lake, go stand-up paddleboarding with your pup or check out the waterfalls along Barton Creek Greenbelt. Then grab a bite to eat with your pup at Austin Terrier and other dog-friendly eateries.
Dog-friendly Cape Cod, MA
Cape Cod is a beautiful place to walk along dog-friendly beaches while checking out cranberry bogs, marshes and sand dunes. You can visit parts of Cape Cod National Seashore with your dog, though it's important to check regulations ahead of time (for example, there are rules to protect nesting seabirds.)
Dog-friendly Santa Fe, NM
This charming city is known for its architecture, history, festivals and love of dogs. Take your pup to one of the best dog parks in the country, the Frank S. Ortiz Dog Park with 135 acres of arroyos, hills and hiking trails. Enjoy a cup of coffee, a hearty brunch or a dinner of New Mexican cuisine at a restaurant with a dog-friendly patio. You and your canine pal can even take a hike in the mountains with a local dog-friendly tour company.
Cabins offer some of the best pet-friendly lodging. Many cabins allow pets, and they're usually located off the beaten path to give your pooch plenty of space to roam and sniff out the scenery. Pet-friendly cabins may feature surroundings that include woods, a pond or lake and nearby pet-friendly parks. These cabins also offer amenities the humans in your family will savor, such as a deck, a fireplace, a full kitchen, a hot tub and scenic views.