Your vacation will be exponentially improved if you bring your dog, and thankfully, there are many dog-friendly destinations in America to visit. But whether you are road-tripping or flying for a fun getaway, you must book a pet-friendly hotel and bring your pet’s vaccination records and travel gear. Can you picture your pup on the sun-kissed beaches of Sanibel Island? Or on a car ride in Lake Placid? Read on to see some of the best dog-friendly destinations for ideas on where to go with your furry friend!
Bar Harbor, Maine
Acadia is one of the country’s most pet-friendly national parks, with most of its hiking trails (except those involving ladders) and carriage roads open to four-legged visitors. If you drive the Scenic Park Loop Road to the Cadillac Mountain summit road, you can stop at lookout points for potty breaks for your pups.
Pets are also permitted on the shuttles that transport visitors to scenic vistas. If you do not have your own transportation, the seaside New England city welcomes dogs on its buses, making it much easier to get around. There are also plenty of dog-friendly restaurants in downtown Bar Harbor.