7 Perfectly Pet-Friendly Cities in the U.S.

Nobody wants to feel limited during their vacation if they choose to bring their fur babies along with them! 

If you’re planning a trip and hoping to bring your pets along, we’ve compiled a list of some of the most pet-friendly cities across the United States! This includes outdoor pet areas, as well as hotels and some restaurants. So, you’ll be able to have lodging, food, and recreation covered. 

We hope you find something that suits your fancy on this list! And before you go, make sure to pick up a Newverest USA Scratch Off Map so that you can plan and track your trips with ease.


Bend, Oregon

Bend, Oregon has one of the highest dog populations in the United States. About half of all residents own dogs. So, not only are your furry family members very welcome here, but there’s also plenty for them to do. 

Bend is surrounded by wilderness, including forests, lakes, and extinct volcanoes. Hiking trails run through all of this terrain, so it’s the perfect place for both dog and human explorers to take a nice adventure. Some of these trails allow dogs to be off-leash. 

You can try the Deschutes River Trails if your dog is an avid swimmer. And if you and your pup are up for a challenge, you can try the North Fork Trail.


San Diego, California

Are you and your pup ready for a beach vacation? Time to hit the San Diego coastline! You can visit the designated Dog Beach. But plenty of beaches in San Diego allow your canine companions, so don’t feel like you have to stick to one location! 

In July, you can even attend the Unleashed Surf Dog competition to watch some radical dog surfers show their stuff. If you’re a baseball fan, there’s actually a dog section at Petco Park, where you and your dog can enjoy a San Diego Padres game together. 

If you’re up for a hike, you can take your pet up to Cowles Mountain and enjoy a panoramic view of the landscape at the top. There are also plenty of enormous dog parks in San Diego, including the famous Balboa Park.


Albuquerque, New Mexico

Even some restaurants in Albuquerque allow dogs. If you’re a fan of Mexican food, you guys can hang out on the patio of Backstreet Grill. In the morning, you can grab a killer breakfast at Grove Cafe & Market. 

The Sheraton Albuquerque Uptown is a pet-friendly hotel with a super comfy lounge that also allows dogs. Hikers can bring their dogs to La Luz Trail, where you can enjoy breathtaking views of the local mountain range.


Asheville, North Carolina

Hit up the Cambria Hotel & Suites during your visit to Asheville, which will happily accommodate you and your pets. Asheville is a crazily scenic pet-friendly vacation for those that enjoy the great outdoors. 

The Blue Ridge Mountains offer astounding views, tours, and hikes that pets can attend. You and your pet can also visit the North Carolina Arboretum to take in some beautiful garden scenes. Plus, Asheville Pizza & Brewing offers great food that you can enjoy while your dog tags along. 


Lake Placid, New York

Lake Placid is a small scenic northeastern town with a pet-friendly vibe. Lake Placid Summit Hotel is happy to board your furry little ones. 

Then, you can enjoy a day of easy hiking at Mount Jo. Pet-friendly restaurants include Great Adirondack Steak & Seafood and Lisa G’s. You can also enjoy a day at Mirror Lake, which includes a dog-friendly beach.


Milwaukee, Wisconsin

The Boat Line Cruises along the Milwaukee River allows your pet to come along. They’ll love the view as the wind licks their faces. 

The Stack’d Burger Bar or Balzac invites dining with your beloved dogs (as well as good food.) And there’s the beautiful hotel right on the Milwaukee RiverWalk, Intercontinental Milwaukee has dog-friendly lodging.


Winter Park, Colorado

Winter Park is a beautiful destination in the hot or cold months. The summer months have excellent mountain views and hiking trails. In the winter, it turns into a skiing paradise. 

If you decide to visit during the snowy season, you can hole up at the Snow Mountian Ranch, which is a pet and family-friendly lodging space. It offers warm and cozy cabins to take the chill off of the weather. 

In the summer, you can visit the Vasquez Wilderness Park, which has about 17 miles of dog-friendly hiking spots. Plus, you have a beautiful view of the National Forests in the surrounding area. 


From eateries to lounging, to other doggy social activities, some cities just have it all. All pet lovers want to be surrounded by likeminded people with their own furry friends. These cities will offer plenty of opportunities for fun and ways for your pet to bond with other pets - local or otherwise! 

Which place on your list is calling your pet’s name? Let us know in the comments!