Three of America’s Most Dog-Friendly Travel Destinations


A dedicated veterinarian, Dr. Joel Todd Leroy Prince is a diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners. Dr. Joel Todd Leroy Prince also holds membership with the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Chicago Veterinary Medical Association, and Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association. Outside of work, he is passionate about dogs and traveling.

Traveling with a dog can be a challenge if your pet is not permitted to go to certain places with you. Fortunately, there are a number of dog-friendly places in America that are worth traveling to. Here are three of the best:

1. Carmel, California. One of the most dog-friendly towns in the nation, Carmel welcomes dogs at numerous restaurants, hotels, and B&B accommodations. The town also offers massage and spa services, and even a dog psychiatrist. Carmel Beach is one of the state’s few off-leash beaches, and is a popular spot for dog parties.

2. Nashville, Tennessee. With approximately 75 dog-friendly establishments, including Fido cafe in Hillsboro Village, Nashville loves its canine visitors. Centennial Dog Park is an ideal area for exercising your dog, and even offers free dog services, including natural dog treats, nail trims, and a splash zone on Saturday afternoons during May, June, September, and October.

3. San Diego, California. With several dog-friendly beaches, including Dog Beach and Fiesta Island, and over 530 restaurants that permit dogs in them, San Diego is one of America’s most dog-friendly cities. The city also hosts numerous canine-focused events, including Petco Park’s Dog Days of Summer Padre games, and the Surf Dog Series, which takes place at Imperial Beach.

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