Want to Vacation with Your Dog? Check Out These Destinations

If you’re one of the 48.2 million households in the U.S. that includes a dog, you know how important your four-legged friend is.

And if you love to travel, the only thing that can make your next vacation even better is bringing your canine companion with you.

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With that idea in mind, we came up with a list of America’s best dog-friendly vacation destinations. From quick trips to dog beaches to national park road trips, we have you and your pooch covered.

1. Acadia National Park, Maine

Located on the coast of Maine, Acadia National Park is a gorgeous park where you can see a wide range of birds and other wildlife.

There are a hundred miles of walking trails and 45 miles of carriage roads where dogs are allowed, so there’s plenty of space to explore. Your dog can even join you on the free shuttles that run.

2. Beau’s Dream Dog Park, Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Lancaster is a great place to visit Amish farm country, go antiquing, and enjoy Pennsylvania Dutch foods. While there, you can also visit one of the best dog parks in America.

The park has both large and small dog areas, splash pads, and a tree that launches tennis balls for dogs that love to retrieve. There are also obstacles and tunnels for dogs that enjoy climbing and exploring.

3. Fort De Soto Dog Beach, Tierra Verde, Florida

About an hour from Clearwater Beach, Fort De Soto is known for its gleaming white sand beaches.

But it’s also home to one of the few fenced dog beaches in the country. Dogs can run on the beach and swim off-leash.


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