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, outside of the lifeguard-protected beach area, along the Maryland portion of Assateague National Seashore in Berlin. Pets are not permitted on the nature trails or anywhere within the Virginia portion of Assateague Island, and visiting pups must be on a six-foot leash at all times. See Details
Pet Friendly Fantastic Caverns
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
Colonial Williamsburg Colonial Williamsburg is a pet-friendly attraction in Williamsburg, VA. Your leashed pup is welcome to join you in exploring the grounds of the nation's largest living history museum. You'll meet dozens of costumed interpreters in period dress and see original buildings from the 18th century. Please note that dogs aren't allowed inside the historic buildings. See Details
Jacksonville Arboretum & Gardens Jacksonville Arboretum & Gardens in Jacksonville, FL, is pet friendly. This 120-acre urban woodland is full of trails for you to explore and enjoy with your pooch. In addition, over 3 miles of rustic hiking trails wind quietly through a series of distinct ecological habitats. Chill out on one of the benches around the park, have a picnic and enjoy a day outside with your pup. See Details
Jupiter Dog Beach Jupiter Dog Beach is home to one of Florida's best off-leash beach areas. Dogs are free to roam a designated section of the beach running along A1A near Ocean Cay Park in Jupiter, FL. This 2.5-mile stretch of pet-friendly beach is located from beach marker #26 at Marcinski Road, going north to beach marker #57 (at the Carlin Park property line) and welcomes well-behaved, obedient dogs. See Details
Gulfside City Beach Park One of the many pet-friendly beaches of Sanibel Island, Gulfside City Beach Park is located near a City of Sanibel and Federal nature preserve. This Florida beach is also home to threatened and endangered nesting shorebirds and sea turtles during much of the year. Dogs must be kept on a leash (maximum 8 feet) at all times, and owners are required by law to clean up after their pets. There are picnic tables, wash stations, restrooms, and parking for an hourly fee. See Details
Fenwick Island State Park Fenwick Island State Park in Delaware has a nice, uncrowded, pet-friendly beach during winter. However, dogs are prohibited from May 1st to September 30th. The area offers three miles of ocean beaches and access to the Little Assawoman Bay. Boundary markers for areas open or closed to pets will typically be designated by signs posted at the seaward toe of the dune. See Details
Coronado Dog Beach Coronado's Dog Beach is a dog-friendly, leash-free area on the western part of the shore in Coronado, CA. Parking is available along Ocean Boulevard, but it can be a rather long walk to the beach, so be sure to keep your pup leashed until you reach the sand, as there is a strict zero-tolerance policy for unleashed dogs. Owners are asked to monitor their dogs at all times, clean up any messes and ensure that Fido has all current licenses before visiting. Make sure to bring a camera and snap some photos of Fido with the stunning scenery! The Point Loma headland and iconic Hotel del Coronado are visible from the shore. See Details
Rosie's Dog Beach Bring Fido to splash in the water at Rosie's Dog Beach in Long Beach, CA! This area is not fenced in and is not a dedicated "dog beach", but pups are permitted to visit with their owners during the daily Dog Zone hours, 6:00 AM - 8:00 PM. Ensure Fido is on a leash while heading to the beach, but he can roam free once inside the designated space! Visit their website for a complete list of rules. See Details
First Landing State Park First Landing State Park is a pet-friendly natural landmark in Virginia Beach, VA. Your leashed pup is welcome to tag along at one of the most visited state parks. Fido will have a blast running in the water and exploring any of the 20 miles of trails. See Details
James Island County Park A visit to dog-friendly James Island County Park is a great way to spend an afternoon in Charleston, SC, with your pup. This park features a dog beach, four acres of open grassy space, a cleaning station, a fenced play area for small dogs and waste stations. A nominal fee is charged to enter the park. See Details
Huntington Dog Beach Huntington Dog Beach in Huntington Beach, CA is considered a dog-friendly 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
Burkes Beach Burkes Beach in Hilton Head Island, SC is dog friendly before 10:00 AM and after 5:00 PM from April 1st through late September. It's within walking distance of the Chaplain Community Park, which includes the Best Friends Dog Park. If you don't like to walk, there is free parking at the Community Park and metered parking at the beach access point. See Details
Acadia National Park Acadia National Park has been a popular destination for dog owners for generations. Whatever you love to do in the great outdoors, you'll find an opportunity at this stunning, dog-friendly park in Bar Harbor, ME. Whether you are into camping, hiking, or kayaking, Acadia is the place for you and Fido! You can even get involved in geocache, check out the wildlife, fish, skijor, and more. With over 158 miles of hiking trails, 45 miles of carriage roads, and three campgrounds open to pets, you may never have enough time to explore every corner of this park, but even a glimpse will last in your mind for a lifetime. See Details
Lazy Dog Adventures Lazy Dog Adventures offers a few different pet-friendly excursions in Key West, FL. The first is a regular rental, which includes a kayak with your pooch across the channel and down the canal. There are plenty of birds and coconuts floating by along the way to keep your dog entertained. Option two is the doggie paddle. Several people take their dogs in the kayaks to a sandbar together. It's like a private island dog park, so your dog will be tuckered out for the rest of the day by the time you make it back to the marina. Lazy Dog is located on Stock Island, the first island north of Key West, at mile marker 4. See Details
North Carolina Arboretum The North Carolina Arboretum is a 434-acre natural treasure with 65 acres of cultivated gardens and 10 miles of dog-friendly hiking and biking trails adjacent to the Bent Creek Experimental Forest in Asheville, NC. The trails are rated easy to difficult, and leashed dogs are allowed on all of them. Dogs are not, however, allowed in any of the buildings and some of the gardens. An entry fee does apply to visitors. See Details
Quiet Waters Park Quiet Waters Park in Annapolis, MD offers two off-leash dog parks for your dog's enjoyment as well as a small dog beach. Dogs are also welcome to join you on the park's pet-friendly trails as long as they are leashed. The park holds many events throughout the year, and leashed pets are welcome at many of them. See Details
Vilano Beach Pups are welcome to join you at Vilano Beach, a pet-friendly beach northeast of St. Augustine, FL 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
National Mall Enjoy a stroll with Fido on the dog-friendly grounds surrounding National Mall, a historic landmark in Washington, DC. Canines are welcome to join you for a casual walk past the monuments, memorials, and to admire views across Tidal Basin. The large lawns are also ideal for a picnic or game of frisbee with your four-legged companion. See Details
Dog Mountain Dog Mountain is THE meeting place for dogs with their people. Located in the breathtakingly beautiful Northeast Kingdom of St. Johnsbury, Vermont, this 150-acre farm has been transformed into a doggy playscape complete with swimming ponds, hiking trails, an art gallery full of dog-related artwork and the only Dog Chapel in existence. The Chapel, built by Vermont folk artist and children's book author Stephen Huneck, is visited by thousands annually to reflect and post message and photos of pets that have passed on. The Chapel walls are covered in layers of heartfelt notes. Dog Mountain hosts a number of annual events, including Memorial Day Celebration, August Dog Party, and October Dogfest. See Details