in Europe know that in Paris the polite pooch is welcome in restaurants.
The UK, France,
Spain, Portugal and many other European countries offer accommodations
for pet owners to stay with their furry friends.
The USA and Canada may not have the same reputation yet, but man's best friend is making inroads when it comes to travel in North America. This part of the world is finally waking up to the stress and expense that leaving your dog behind in a kennel or with a pet sitter can cause pet owners and their families who travel on vacation.
To help you
make plans for your next vacation that can include bringing your
dog along, DogFriendly.com regularly releases itslist
of Top 10 dog-friendly vacation destinations in the US and Canada.They compile
this list every year for people who want to be able to travel
with their pets and without stress.
These are the top 10 North American cities offering great pet-friendly lodging, attractions, parks, beaches, shopping, dining and other things to do with your dog.
New York, San Francisco and most other major cities offer pet-friendly hotels.
3. New York - Stay in luxury at many fine hotels - Manhattan alone offers almost 100 pet-friendly hotels -- ranging from the Holiday Inn to the Hilton! Walk the Brooklyn Bridge. Stroll through Central Park or ride the horse drawn carriages. Take a walking tour of lower Manhattan. Watch a morning show. Shop in famous stores. There is one drawback. Your dog is not welcome on public transportation, including most cabs, so plan your sightseeing with that in mind.
8. Orlando - Stay at resorts such as the Portofino Bay and Sheraton World. Take a boat cruise, or shop Winter Park.
9. San Diego - Don't miss San Diego's off-leash dog beaches. Stay at Loews Coronado Resort. Shop at dog-friendly Otay Ranch Shopping Center complete with a dog park. Dine outdoors. Visit nearby Julian.
10. Dallas/Fort Worth - Ride a carriage, visit Pioneer Plaza, take a walking tour. Visit Fort Woof dog park and the Stockyard in Fort Worth. Dine on Texas BBQ at outdoor restaurants.
Honorable Mentions: Chicago, Indianapolis, Philadelphia, Salt Lake, Seattle
DogFriendly.com's United States and Canada Dog Travel Guide and other books are available at stores everywhere and at http://www.dogfriendly.com .