Travel with pets is a growing trend. Our four-legged pals provide emotional support as well as friendship when we’re away from home.
Many hotels and resorts are pet-friendly and some even offer welcome amenities, dog-sitting services and gourmet canine cuisine.
Some properties have a nightly or one-time charge, but chains like Kimpton Hotels welcome travel with pets and host furry friends with no extra fee.
Some restaurants and bars also cater specifically to pups, and there are numerous other attractions you both can enjoy.
These four road trips explore some of the most pet-friendly destinations in the U.S. So, pack up your BFF (Best Furry Friend) and hit the road for a howling good time you’ll both remember.
The Jersey Shore and Philadelphia
Asbury Park, New Jersey, is the new cultural hub of the Jersey Shore with its eclectic arts and music scene. You and your pup will enjoy the hip vibe at The Asbury Hotel, burgeoning restaurant scene and playtime at Asbury Park Dog Beach. Don’t miss Yappy Hour at the Wonder Bar. Dogs run the show at this rowdy nightly event.
Dog-friendly beaches: Where to take your dog at the Jersey Shore
Next, head west and splurge on a stay at Philadelphia’s iconic property, The Rittenhouse. In the city, free walking tours; the Magic Gardens, a mosaic art environment and public murals; and the Philadelphia Art Museum also welcome four-legged friends. After a walk through Rittenhouse Square, savor French bistro fare with your pal at Rouge.