The Top 23 Dog-Friendly Cities To Take Your Pup

This article comes from our pals at FIDO Friendly® magazine, the one magazine your dog will thank you for! Grab your copy today and leave no dog behind.® Use code "BarkPost" at checkout to get a 15% discount! fido All year long, FIDO Friendly field reporters sniff out Fido-friendly cities across the country so that each issue will have new and exciting destinations for Fido; after all, no one wants Fido to miss out on his or her well-deserved vacation. To kick-off our new look, we decided to feature the top 23 Fido-friendly cities. This quick guide offers an overview of these cities—keep it handy just in case you come home one Friday night and Fido has the bags packed and ready to go on an impromptu adventure! 1. Albuquerque, New Mexico New Mexico A classic Southwest town rich in history, this ultra- pup friendly town boasts plentiful brick pathways, lush gardens, chic shops and great restaurants. Hotel: Plaza Inn Albuquerque Shopping: Bath Brush and Beyond Restaurant: Flying Star Café Dog Park: Rio Grande Triangle Park Adventure: Rinconada Canyon 2. Austin, Texas Austin With 206 parks, 12 preserves and 26 greenbelts, there is plentiful outdoor fun for you and your pup in this “city with-in a park!” Hotel: Hotel San Jose Shopping: Fetch Boutique Restaurant: Freddie's Place Dog Park: Auditorium Shores Park Adventure: Congress Avenue Bats 3. Boise, Idaho 3 This Northwestern city is essentially made for pups, especially in the summer months with waterways galore. Hotel: Shilo Inn Riverside (208) 344-3521 Shopping: Charley the Pet Boutique (208) 331-6605 Restaurant: Parilla Grill (208) 323-4688 Dog Park: Military Reserve Off-Leash Park Adventure: See Spot Walk 4. Boston, Massachusetts Boston Take your little bean to bean town for some on-paw action. Hotel: Nine Zero Hotel Shopping: Polka Dog Bakery & Boutique Dog Park: Boston Common Park Adventure: "T" subway 5. Caramel, California 11236240_1597170227233797_681223807_n Caramel's Mayor has a city video called "A Dog’s Dandie Day in Carmel." We need say no more. Hotel: Cypress Inn Shopping: Diggity Dog Restaurant: The Village Corner Dog Park: Carmel City Beach Adventure: Walking the Streets 6. Charlottesville, Virginia 10632349_350695818418826_1820738597_n Take your pawtriotic pup to the home of Thomas Jefferson---Monticello's greens are ready for your dog's frolics. Hotel: Mont Fiar Resort Inn Shopping: Charlottesville Historic Downtown Restaurant: Bang! Dog Park: Darden Towe Park Adventure: Monticello 7. Chicago, Illinois 10483538_617556788352093_1552818074_n The Windy city is one of the most dog friendly off-leash urban areas around, with some 9-inning baseball fun pitched in for good measure. Hotel: Hotel Allegro Shopping: For Dog's Sake Restaurant: Wishbone Dog Park: Of Mutts And Men Adventure: Canine Cruise 8. Colorado Springs, Colorado 10843802_829710627082729_506108843_n This resort town offers the best of both worlds- indoor luxury for hoomans, outdoor adventure for hoomans and pups alike. Become one with your inner canine! Hotel: The Broadmoor Shopping: Le Pooch Connection (719) 522-9000 Restaurant: Poor Richard's Restaurant Dog Park: Cheyenne Meadows Dog Park Adventure: Garden of the Gods 9. Dallas, Texas
Home to the largest urban art district in the U.S., all walking tours offered through-out the city for viewing dozens of public sculptures will welcome dogs! Hotel: W Dallas-Victory Restaurant: Cadillac Bar Dog Park: White Rock Lake Dog Park Adventure: Party Animals Carriage Rides 10. Huntington Beach, California 11226639_883816038347872_1328305080_n Hit the waves in Surf City with plentiful water sports for fuzzy family fun. Hotel: Extended Stay America Shopping: Main Street Restaurant: The Park Bench Cafe Dog Park: Huntington Dog Beach 11. Lake Tahoe, Nevada 11055537_721129494672446_105795251_n Known for the the MontBlue, With casino and spa onsite, the Resort caters to canines with their Bleu Ribbon Pets Program. Hotel: Montbleu Resort, Casino, and Spa Shopping: Dog Dog Cat Restaurant: Colombo's Burgers A-Go-Go (530) 541-4646 Dog Park: Echo Lakes Trail and Water Taxi 12. New York, New York 11176588_933459223341245_1429522404_n There are endless apples for your dog to bite into in NYC! Central Park, Madison Square, Shake Shack- the fun goes on for miles (or blocks, as it were!) Hotel: Hotel Pennsylvania Shopping: The Barking Zoo Restaurant: The Shake Shack Dog Park: Madison Square Park Adventure: Dog Walking Tour and Limo Rides 13. Portland, Oregon 11142970_1051063988250566_1439026649_n Home of the Portland Dog Bowl in the North Park Blocks, the 8’ x 10’ fountain has checkerboard granite tiles and a bubbling dog bowl at dog level with much more to boot. Hotel: Hotel Monaco Shopping: Lexi Dog Boutique Restaurant: Lucky Labrador Brew Pub Dog Park: Chimney Park Adventure: Hoyt Arboretum 14. San Diego, California 11230306_1656379864594077_1450603566_n Beach bum? Look no further for sun and surf than the water sports awaiting you in San Diego. Hotel: Ocean Villa Inn Shopping: Dogma Catma Restaurant: Terra Dog Park: Ob Dog Beach Adventure: Family Kayak Adventure Center 15. San Fransisco, California
Union Square, baseball, and a dog parade?! Um, yes. Sign us up. Hotel: Westin St. Francis Shopping: Macy's At Union Square Restaurant: B44 Bistro Dog Park: Crissy Field Adventure: SF Giants Dog Days of Summer 16. Seattle, Washington
Water front strolls, live music, and The Blue Dog Pond (home to an enormous statue of a blue dog) are just some of the offerings of this west coast must. Hotel: The Alexis Hotel Shopping: Three Dog Bakery Restaurant: The Pink Door Dog Park: Blue Dog Pond Adventure: Blake Island Adventure Cruise 17. Stowe, Vermont
Your pup might just turn into a mountain goat with all the delightful trails Stowe offers---there's even a Dog Mountain, with a Dog Chapel speaking to the canine/human bond. Hotel: Commodres Inn Restaurant: The Shed Restaurant And Brewery Dog Park: Dog Mountain Studio and Chapel 18. Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
Sung Harbor Inn is a highlight of this Midwestern town, offering quaint cottages, boat rides, and delicious local cuisine. Hotel: Snug Harbor Inn Shopping: Stove Dog Bakery Restaurant: Waterfront Macy’s at Beach Harbor Resort Dog Park: Potawatomi State Park 19. Telluride, Colorado 11256827_1631309707106715_85499388_n There are only two people for every dog in Telluride, so dogs are welcome nearly everywhere! We're talking city buses, mountain gondolas, mountain trails, and more. Hotel: Hotel Columbia Restaurant: La Cocina De luz Dog Park: Telluride Town Park Adventure: Mountain Gondola 20. Tucson, Arizona
The blending of Western American, Mexican and Native American cultures results in an exceptionally unique town, with pup furiendly terrain seemingly as far as the eye can see. Hotel: Windmill Inn and Suites Shopping: Muttropolis Restaurant: El Charro Cafe Dog Park: Gene C. Reid Park Adventure: Colossal Cave Mountain Park 21. Quebec City, Canada
Santol and Whisky are two local celebrity dogs awaiting meeting you and your pup as Quebec's canine ambassadors! Drop by the Fairmont le Château Frontenac and Boutique Nanouk for the local pup treatment. Hotel: Fairmont le Chateau Frontenac Shopping: Boutique Nanouk Adventure: Tours Voi Québec 22. Brugge, Brussels
Known as the Venice of the North, Brugge is one beautiful city---only made more beautiful by your pup! Walk along the maze of winding cobbled alleys and romantic canals, because nothing says romance like a great puppy date! Hotel: Die Swaene Restaurant: Pergola Kaffee Adventure: Walking Tours 23. St. Moritz, Switzerland
A quintessentail glamour spot for celebrities and locals alike, St. Moritz specializes in pup-friendly cafes and glitzy walks, helping you and your dog alike have a taste of the champagne life-style. Tourist office: St Moritz Hotel: Badrutt’s Palace Hotel Adventure: Hiking Trails Enjoy your adventures!
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