My favorite dog friendly vacations! East Coast, here we come!
By now you should all know how much I love to travel! I’m so lucky that my parents take me with them wherever they go. I’ve been to so many states, and I cannot wait to visit the rest! If you’re looking for dog friendly vacations – East Coast style – here are some of my favorite spots. Some I’ve visited myself and would recommend to any furry friend. Others are places I can’t wait to try!
Nags Head, N.C.
Do you want to be beach bound? Any trip to the Outer Banks of North Carolina would guarantee a beautiful beach getaway for your family. If you invite your dog along for the trip, you’ll have an even better time in Nags Head. If you want to bury dad in the sand, your pup can help dig. If you want to go for a long run, bring him along for an 11-mile route along the public beaches.
New York City, N.Y.
Does your dog long for city life? While many people think that dogs want to roam free in the country or on a beach, some of us really enjoy living the high life! In New York City, you can find dog-friendly restaurants or food carts to get a meal. My favorite place to grab a snack is Shake Shack. Oh, and you can walk through Central Park for a real treat!
Have you ever heard of the Rock City Gardens? Its a 4,100-foot walking trail through rock formations and gardens. It’s also pet-friendly! I’d love to take a walk over the Swing-A-Long Bridge that spans nearly 200 feet. I’ll be honest and say that it would scare me a little bit, but I still want to try it! If you’re standing over the 140-foot waterfall that cascades down Lookout Mountain, I heard you can see seven different states! It’s located at Lovers Lookout.
Hunting Island State Park, S.C.
If you like to hike, but you also enjoy the beach, head over to Hunting Island State Park in South Carolina. This dog-friendly park allows leashed dogs to hike with their owners and splash in the waves. This is an ideal spot to set down your camping gear and enjoy a nature-filled weekend.
Late this summer I went to Boston with my parents, and it was so much fun. I liked it so much that I already want to go back. The Freedom Trail is an awesome place to walk with your dog. You’ll get great exercise and I’ll bet you’ll meet very friendly people. If you’re looking for a place to stay, here are five great options. I didn’t get to visit the Polkadog Bakery, but Charley from the Onyx Hotel says it’s awesome!
Canine Camp Getaway, Lake George, N.Y.
Let me stop right here and let you know that I have never been to the Canine Camp Getaway in New York, but this has moved to the number one spot on my list for Santa this year. This place sounds incredible! They have dog-friendly swimming pools and sports like Frisbee and even dog-skateboarding! There are theme nights like “Paws, Pupcorn, and Pajamas” night. You can attend training classes and join dance competitions. This sounds incredible.
North Conway, N.H.
North Conway is one of my favorite spots. It is beautiful year round – sunny in the spring and summer, snowy in the winter, and full of color in the fall. There are so many dog-friendly hotels and bed-and-breakfasts in the area. If you’re heading up to the mountains to ski, there are some incredible doggie day cares that lets dogs gallop in the snowy fenced-in yards.
Have you ever visited any of these spots for dog-friendly East Coast vacations? Is there a different vacation spot you recommend? Let us know in the comments!
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