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Doggy Delight! Top 7 Dog-friendly Vacation Spots in the World

Top 7 Dog-friendly Vacation Spots in the World
Traveling when you have a pet can be taxing, since the pet either has to be looked after while you are away, or carried, sometimes inconveniently, only to find that the place you want to visit has no provision for your pet. To avoid this, it's better to visit cities that are known for their pet-friendly facilities.
Tanmay Tikekar
Last Updated: Mar 18, 2019
Did You Know?
Dog Dressed Up In Hat And Sunglasses
The U.S. has the largest number of pets in the world. It has more than twice as many pet dogs as the next country on the list, Brazil.
Woman and her dog on board
Pet owners are in dilemma to make arrangements for their bundles of joy while they are having the time of their lives. Your sister is charming about having your dog over, and the dog likes her too, but you know your family will miss it when you are away, and it will start pining after you after a few days or hours.
Domestic dog in car trunk
Many popular tourist destinations forbid pets, but there are many that allow you to bring along your canine companion on the tour. Here's some info about some of the best dog-friendly vacation spots all over the world.
Dog In The Car
What makes these cities dog-friendly is that they have a variety of accommodation options and recreational activities for both yourself and your dog, as well as tourist attractions that allow dogs on their grounds.
The hotels mentioned have a variable policy of accommodating pets. Most charge a surplus fee to house pets, or limit the number of animals or the weight of the animals in question. Call the hotel of your choice before making plans in order to know peculiar details.
Asheville
Asheville
This North Carolinian city is a popular tourist attraction, due to Biltmore Estate, but also thanks to various other architecture master pieces, like Basilica of St. Lawrence. Two dog parks, hotels, tourist attractions that allow dogs, make this city pooch-friendly.
The Azalea Park Dog Park, French Broad River Dog Park, and the North Carolina Arboretum provide trails and recreation for your dog, while hotels such as the Days Inn, Four Points by Sheraton, and Hilton, and more, allow pet stay. The prime tourist attraction in this city, the Biltmore Estate, also allows dogs on their grounds, though not in the buildings.
Orlando
Orlando
It's hardly a surprise that a city containing Disney World and SeaWorld attracts more than 72 million visitors a year. What may be surprising is that this city is one of the most dog-friendly destinations in the US.
Orlando Cityscape
Orlando has restaurants, like Loews Portofino Bay Hotel and Royal Pacific Resort, that welcome pets with their owners. Loews, is famous for its pet-oriented services, including 'Loews Loves Pets', which gives guest-like service to pets, and 'Puppy Pager', which notifies if your dog gets into trouble.
Orlando's most famous tourist destination, Disney World, has five kennels, which can accommodate your buddy while you enjoy the rides; dogs are not allowed on the rides themselves. Also, a law passed in 2006 allows pets to sit with their owners in outdoor eating areas.
London
London
Great Britain's capital and one of the important cities in the world, London is one of the most pet-friendly cities in the world. Caesar Hotel, Lancaster Gate Hotel allows pets, and eateries such as The Prince Regent, the Spaniard's Inn, The Morgan Arms are also pet-friendly.
London
London is also home to several parks that allow pets, such as Kensington Gardens, Richmond Park, and Bushy Park.
Barcelona
Barcelona
This popular city in Europe is known for its architecture, cuisine, and culture. This also extends to your canine buddy. Hotels such as Derby Hotel, Barcelona Catedral Hotel, and Colon Hotel are excellent places to pick if you are traveling with a pet.
Barcelona Cityscape From Helicopter
If you have multiple or large pets, the Colon Hotel is the best bet, since it has no weight limit on your pets, no extra pet fee, and no limit on the number of pets you can have in your room. However, pets are not allowed in the dining area or swimming pool.
Rainbow And Barcelona Skyline
Numerous tourist attractions in this enchanting city, such as Park Guell and Mercat de Sant Josep de la Boqueria, are open to dogs. Las Ramblas, a pedestrian walkway, is perfect if you want to walk your dog, since it is free of vehicles.
San Diego
San Diego
San Diego, with its stunning beaches and zoo, is a very popular tourist attraction. Luckily, it is also welcoming to their beloved pets. Most of the famous white sand beaches are open to dogs, and many seaside hotels, such as the Ocean Beach Hotel, allow dogs.
San Diego California
Hotels such as Hotel Indigo and Hotel Solamar allow pets without a pet fee or restriction on weight or number. As for eating, The Patio on Lamont Street, O'Bistro, Baja Betty's, and The Regal Beagle are all excellent choices that allow pets.
Apart from the beaches, dogs are also allowed on Cowles Mountain and the Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve, and a large part of Fiesta Island is a designated leash-free dog park.
New York
New York
The Big Apple holds such a huge sway over international matters of pretty much everything, that you would be surprised if it wasn't a pet-friendly city.
New York City
New York's hotels recognize that travelers with pets are becoming increasingly common; some even provide complimentary pets for those who have left their own back home.
Aerial View Manhattan New York
The Soho Grand Hotel, for instance, provides a goldfish for travelers lest they become too depressed about the absence of their own pet. Hotels such as Loews Regency Hotel, Affinia Manhattan, NYLO, 70 Park Avenue, and Hotel Pennsylvania welcome pets.
Central Park, New York
The Sirius Dog Run, Stuyvesant Park Dog Run, and Central Park are all obvious dog-friendly destinations. Canine Country Outings for NYC Dogs offers a whole day out in the countryside for dogs, at a charge of USD 85.
Amsterdam
Amsterdam
One of the best cities in the world to live in and to explore, Amsterdam also ranks high on pet-friendliness. Hotels such as the Mercure, Radisson Blu, and Holiday Inn are pet-friendly, while eateries such De Bakkerswinkel, @7, and Pacific Parc allow dogs.
Amsterdam Canal
Parks such as Beatrixpark, Oosterpark, and the famous Vondelpark are the perfect destinations for dog walking and canine recreational activities.