Top Dog Friendly Activities Worldwide

Don’t leave Fido in the hotel room when you’re on vacation. Get out and play! No matter where you’re headed, we can point you towards the nearest off-leash dog park, the most popular dog beach, a really great hiking trail, and lots of other places to play with Fido.

Pet Friendly Assateague National Seashore
Assateague National Seashore Dogs are allowed on the beach along the Maryland portion of Assateague National Seashore in Berlin, but are not permitted on the nature trails or anywhere within the Virginia portion of Assateague Island. Dogs must be on a six-foot leash at all times. See Details
Pet Friendly Burkes Beach
Burkes Beach Burkes Beach in Hilton Head Island is dog-friendly before 10am and after 5pm from April 1st through late September. It's walking distance to the Chaplain Community Park, which includes the Best Friends Dog Park; if you don't like to walk, there are parking spaces in both areas. Parking is free at the Community Park, and metered at the beach access point. See Details
Huntington Dog Beach Huntington Dog Beach in California is considered doggy-heaven by most visitors. Dogs come from all over the world to play in the sand and splash in the surf. Visitors are asked to abide by good doggy etiquette which includes properly disposing of pet waste and ensuring that your dog is non-aggressive and under control at all times. Dog Beach amenities include public restrooms, grassy area with picnic tables, and drinking fountains for dogs and humans. See Details
Vilano Beach Dogs are welcome at Vilano Beach which is northeast of St. Augustine on the A1A Scenic and historical byway. Dogs should be on a leash at all times. Owners are required to properly dispose of all pet waste immediately. See Details
Bowman's Beach Bowman's Beach is a beautiful, dog-friendly secluded beach in Sanibel, FL, with hiking trails. Amenities include picnic tables, grills, pay phone, bathrooms and bike racks. Dogs are allowed on leash. See Details
Marymoor Park Known locally as "Doggy Disneyland," Marymoor Park in Redmond, WA, is best known for its 40 acres of off-leash area. There are fields, woods and water. Total heaven if you're a dog! See Details
Fantastic Caverns Fantastic Caverns in Springfield, MO, is dog friendly! Because the beauty of Fantastic Caverns is vulnerable, the cave is toured in jeep-drawn trams. Since you ride all of the way through, you experience the magnitude, the stillness, and the splendor of Fantastic Caverns while preserving its natural features. Leashed dogs are welcome to join their humans on tours. See Details
Beach Buddy Tours Beach Buddy Tours is dog-friendly, offering sightseeing tours of the habitats of a vast variety of local wildlife in Fort Myers Beach, FL. Pets are welcome with prior approval, and Beach Buddy Tours even offers a special four hour, Four Legged Friends Cruise, with a stop to swim and play on the Bonita Dog Beach. Beach Buddy Tours provides Frisbees, water toys, a water dish, clean-up baggies, and sailor bandannas for your pooch on this tour. Guests can bring a small cooler with the beverage of their choice and a sack lunch. For more information, check out Beach Buddy Tours' official website. See Details
Scenic Cruise of St. Augustine Well-behaved, leashed dogs are welcome on tours at Scenic Cruise of St. Augustine. Relax and enjoy a 75-minute cruise aboard the Victory III. The Captain-narrated tours offer a wonderful, dog-friendly way to view Saint Augustine’s historical landmarks and points of interest. Open seasonally. See Details
Garvan Woodland Gardens Just as the name indicates, you'll find 210-acres of woodland gardens at Garvan Woodland Gardens in Hot Springs, AR. You can rent a golf cart for a guided tour for a nominal fee, or you and your furry friend can walk along the many paths at your leisure, too. Take a picnic lunch or dine at Chipmunk Cafe's dog-friendly outdoor patio. Garvan Woodland Gardens has a charming pet fountain that looks like a natural spring coming out of the rock. There is an admission fee for humans and dogs. See Details
Fiesta Island Park Most of this large sandy island in Mission Bay is designated leash-free for dogs. Fiesta Island Off-Leash Dog Park has lots of sandy dunes to romp in, and the calm bay waters allow the more adventurous dogs take a quick dip. There is a designated off-leash location on the backside of the island as Sea World will be on your left, fenced-in front with signs. Bring water for your dogs. Check the Seaworld website to confirm firework schedules if Fido is scared of the loud bangs. See Details
Oliver Bentleys Historic Dog Walk Tour See Savannah in a dog-centric way on the Oliver Bentleys Historic Dog Walk Tour. Designed and tailored specifically for you and your dog, this tour gives you and your pup the opportunity to sniff out Savannah's historical sites while you hear more about this beautiful city. There is a limit of two dogs per human, and all dogs must be leashed. This dog-friendly walking tour runs approximately 90 minutes and is about a one mile stroll through historic Savannah. As an added bonus, every dog on the tour receives a complimentary bag of Oliver Bentleys own original recipe Ollie B. Biscuits. Tours are by reservation only. Please note the afternoon tour is not offered June through September due to high temperatures. See Details
Carmel Beach Carmel Beach in California is a beautiful beach with the happiest dogs on the planet! You'll see every shape, size, and age, running in the dog-friendly sugar sand and splashing in the aquamarine surf. Public restrooms and a public telephone are available at the Ocean Avenue end of Carmel Beach. See Details
Magnolia Plantation & Gardens Magnolia Plantation & Gardens in Charleston, SC, has beautiful gardens you can explore with Fido, but please note that dogs are not permitted on the tours or the tram. In addition to the garden, there are many dog-friendly nature trails on the property. See Details
Frank S. Ortiz Dog Park This spectacular off-leash park has 138 acres of arroyos and hills, miles of trails, and commanding views of Santa Fe. Frank S. Ortiz Dog Park is one of the largest parks of its kind in the United States. The dog-friendly park is not fenced-in, but dogs can roam comfortably on the trails without approaching the outer perimeters. Dogs are allowed off leash to run and play. Patrons are asked to look out for and clean up after their dogs. See Details
Cape San Blas Beaches Enjoy the beautiful dog-friendly beaches of Cape San Blas with your favorite furry friend! Play in the sand and surf, go scalloping (in season), or enjoy a cozy beach campfire with your dog by your side. Dogs must remain on leash at all times and are not allowed to dig near marked turtle nests. Doggie waste disposal stations are located at many beach access points. See Details
Gatlinburg SkyLift Park Gatlinburg SkyLift Park is a pet-friendly attraction in Tennessee. Small, leashed dogs are welcome if they can be held on your lap while on the SkyLift chairs. When you get to the top, your leashed dog can join you on the bridge which offers great views across the Tennessee landscape. See Details
Kentucky Horse Park The Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington is the state's largest state-owned tourist attraction. The park is dedicated to sharing Kentucky’s love of horses with the world, and hosts nearly one million visitors and 19,000 competition horses in 200 special events and horse shows annually. It's a working horse farm, educational theme park, equine competition facility, and equine office park all in one. Dogs are allowed to accompany their owners on the park's outdoor grounds as long as they are leashed or confined to an approved kennel. If carried or confined to a wheeled kennel, pets are allowed to go into the gift shop, but they may not go inside restaurants or the Alltech Arena. Dog-friendly outdoor seating is available at the restaurants. Pets are allowed in the museum lobby but not in the museum exhibits, so visitors will need to take turns staying with their pets outside of these areas. Pets are not allowed to be left unattended in vehicles, roam without a leash, or tied-out on the grounds. See Details
White Sands National Park Dogs are welcome to explore the extremely rare gypsum sand dunes at White Sands National Park in Alamogordo, NM, as long as they are on a leash no longer than six feet, cleaned up after, given lots of water, and never left unattended. Dogs are not allowed inside White Sands' visitor center. White Sands National Park is open daily, year-round, apart from Christmas Day. Hours of operation vary throughout the year, so dog owners should check its website before planning their outing. There is an entrance fee per vehicle. See Details
Jekyll Island Dolphin Tours Dogs are welcome to join you for a private tour with Jekyll Island Dolphin Tours, to see one of Georgia's Golden Isles. You can experience a sunset tour and get up close and personal with dolphins and other sea life in their natural habitat. Sunset tours depart an hour before sunset and wind around the waterways of the Golden Isles. Make sure you contact them first to see if there's room on board for your pooch. See Details
Old Charleston Ghost Tours Bring Fido along on a dog-friendly Old Charleston Ghost Tour in Charleston, SC! This walking tour starts in Washington Park and lasts about 90 minutes. You and your pooch may even hear a story about a ghost dog that roams the streets of Charleston. See Details
Dinosaur World Dinosaur World in Plant City, FL, is a dog-friendly attraction featuring over 150 life size dinosaurs in an outdoor museum. Allow Fido to join the family fun as you navigate your way along the dinosaur walk, cross into Deinonychus Island to see the raptors, enter the Skeleton Garden, or venture down Carnivore Boardwalk if you dare! Dogs are permitted throughout the park with the exception of the museum building with animatronics. Children can partake in a fossil dig and sift through sand in search of fossils to take home. Dinosaur World has a picnic area, playground and gift shop. See Details
Colonial Williamsburg Explore the nation's largest living history museum with your leashed pup! Dogs are permitted throughout pet-friendly Colonial Williamsburg, with the exception of the buildings. Fido can even ride on the shuttle from the Visitor Center. You'll meet dozens of costumed interpreters in period dress and get to see original buildings from the 18th century. See Details
Adventure Harbor Tours Adventure Harbor Tours offers a wide range of dog-friendly boat tours in Mount Pleasant. Their tours include a trip around Morris Island, a Charleston Harbor Cruise, and Sunset Boat Cruises. Private charters are also available. Check their website for current schedule. See Details