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Best Places to Take Your Pet For Holiday

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Bringing your pet on your vacation can make it much better. Of course, sometimes it can be more complicated as you have to choose proper animal-friendly places, bring the best dog food that will last through the trip, or select particular kinds of activities that you can do together. Nevertheless, it is worth it, as you don't have to leave your four-legged friends with other people, pay for animal hotels, or worry about your pet's well-being.

Still, if you plan to bring your pet for a trip, you have to decide on a place that will be enjoyable for both of you. Here, you will find animal-friendly places inside the USA like Asheville, California, or Kauai, Hawaii. Read on and find the best holiday place for your whole household!

Asheville, NC

Asheville is a perfect destination for pet lovers. Located in the western part of North Carolina, this city has lots of activities that you can do with your pet. You can, for example, enjoy the beautiful scenery and take a walk in the park or along the river. Or you can visit Biltmore House and Gardens, which was built by George Vanderbilt back in the 19th century and is now a National Historic Landmark.

However, don't miss strolling around Pack Square Park, where you can take photos with the bronze statues of three dogs.


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Gatlinburg, TN

While visiting Tennessee, you can stop by Gatlinburg and stay in one of the best pet-friendly hotels. You will also find plenty of dog-friendly restaurants and cafes. When you get tired, you can always relax in your room or on the patio. And in case you want to spend more time with your pet, you can bring them for hiking or bike riding in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Key West, FL

Being surrounded by water, Key West is a great place for those who love boating and diving. However, it is also a popular destination for pet owners. You can rent a bicycle to ride around town and enjoy the beautiful views or have a meal at the pet-friendly outdoor bars. Make sure that you have your pet's ID tag on their collar and that your dog wears a muzzle when out walking, as there are many other animals on the streets.

Kauai, HI

When traveling with your pet to Hawaii, be sure to choose a dog-friendly hotel. While in Kauai, go to Mana Kai Beach Resort, where your dog will get a complimentary welcome basket with a toy and treats. If you want to stay longer on the island, there are also in-room amenities for pets, such as bowls, mats, and leashes.

During your trip, don’t forget to visit Waimea Canyon State Park, where you can hike through lush forest trails and enjoy breathtaking views.

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Branson, MO

Branson is an excellent option for animal lovers who want to spend time together with their pets. Here, you will find lots of dog-friendly attractions. Visit Silver Dollar City amusement park, where you can enjoy thrill rides, games, and other activities, ride the Branson Scenic Railway through beautiful landscapes, and enjoy tasty meals in pet-friendly restaurants.

Myrtle Beach, SC

If you are planning to visit South Carolina with your pet, you can choose from a variety of pet-friendly hotels or vacation rental homes. To spend more time together with your furry friend, take them swimming at Myrtle Beach State Park or meet up with other pet owners every Saturday evening on Main Street in Myrtle Beach.

Washington DC

Washington DC is a great destination for animal lovers who want to spend a vacation with their pets. Here, you can choose from several options of accommodations: from pet-friendly hotels, where animals are allowed only in certain rooms; to condos or vacation rental houses where pets are welcomed throughout the property; to apartment buildings that welcome pets with a deposit and a fee per month.

When visiting Washington DC, don't miss seeing the famous Washington Monument and White House. There are also plenty of dog parks and dog-friendly restaurants, such as Capitol City Brewing Company, where your pet is welcome outside on the sidewalk patio overlooking Pennsylvania Avenue.

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Key West, FL

Key West is known for being one of the most laid-back places in Florida. It provides many opportunities for fun, pet-friendly activities. For example, check out Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park, home to old cannons and Civil War trenches that were created during the Spanish-American War period. Here, both your pet and yourself will feel safe during walks, as there is no traffic on the streets.

Lake Tahoe Area, CA

If looking for a place that offers everything that you need for a perfect holiday with your pet, be sure to visit the Lake Tahoe area. There are so many activities to do with your furry friend here that you won't be able to choose just one. Let them swim at Sand Harbor or Fallen Leaf Lake or go camping together at Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit. Let your pet run freely at campsites – animals are allowed here except in designated areas.

Also, there are many dog-friendly restaurants here, where you can have dinner together with your pet. Just make sure that they are well behaved while inside the cafe – your dog should be under voice command and away from food preparation areas. To sum up, the Lake Tahoe area may be the best vacation spot for all pet owners.


If you have a pet, it can be pretty challenging to pick a vacation spot. After all, you need to find a friend who will look after them or find a pet hotel, and you will still worry all the time. However, we say that you can go on a vacation together with your furry friend. Whether it’s Hawai, California, Florida, or Washington, and even in Texas, there are many pet-friendly hotels, rental or vacation homes such as these apartments for rent in McKinney, restaurants, and sights out there.   

If you've decided to travel with your pet but still can't figure out where to go, we hope that our list of pet-friendly destinations in the USA was helpful. Take your furry friend on holiday with you and enjoy your time together.


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