City Slickers: Five Best Urban Dog Friendly Vacation Destinations


Whether on business, visiting relatives in the city or just craving adventure in a concrete jungle, if you're looking for the best urban dog friendly vacation destinations, read this article. Many busy urban city centers not only offer pet friendly accommodations but are equipped with off leash dog parks, a variety of outdoor dog friendly restaurants, and other activities centered around pampering you and your pup. Check out the top urban dog friendly vacation destinations:

New York City: From special welcome gifts at check-in to dog walk tours of the city, the big apple is nothing short of dog friendly. In addition there are many off leash dog parks and runs for your pup to get adequate amounts of exercise. New York City is also a pet airways destination, with pet taxis and chauffeurs to escort your dog in style to its luxury midtown suite.

Washington DC: a perfect combination of urban city center and the great outdoors, Washington DC offers pet friendly hotels, doggie happy hours, and scenic national parks. This is also another pet airways destination.

Atlanta: Home of two Petshotel by Pet Smart locations, off leash dog parks, a long list of pet friendly hotels and vacation homes Atlanta offers Southern canine comfort to accomodate its furry guests. Atlanta is also a pet airways destination.

San Francisco: The bay area offers the best dog friendly vacation homes on the west coast. It's perfect for families who want a quick getaway without traveling too far from the city. You are also a quick drive away from wine country.

Los Angeles: Grab sushi at an outdoor restaurant, go shopping along rodeo drive and finish off the day with a run in a near-by off leash park with your dog. Live it up Hollywood style in Los Angeles at one of many pet friendly hotels or opt for a luxurious stay at a Beverly Hills country club. Also a pet airways destination, LA is a great destination for the more laid-back city duckler.

Be mindful of your pet's temperament when deciding which major city to visit, if your pooch gets nervous around large crowds and loud noises sometimes a trip to laid back city of Atlanta as opposed to the big apple will work. Also consider a city's climate, and your travel itinerary. Will the weather be too hot for long outdoor treks? Will your pooch be left unattended for a long amount of time?

Business or pleasure pet friendly urban areas are accommodating to you and your pet's needs.