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 Jupiter Dog Beach
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. This 2.5 mile stretch of 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. Since dogs are not required to be on-leash on the beach, only non-aggressive dogs that respond to voice commands from their owners are permitted. Friends of Jupiter Beach provides dog waste bags at every crossover along the dog-friendly beach areas. Visitors can park their cars for free in the lot at the intersection of Ocean Blvd and Marcinski Rd or in one of the spaces along A1A. Dogs are not allowed in lifeguard areas or Town of Jupiter parks (Carlin Park). See Details
Gulfside City Park One of the many pet-friendly beaches of Sanibel Island, Gulfside City Park is located near a City of Sanibel and Federal nature preserve. The 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, and restrooms available, and an hourly parking fee is charged between the hours of 7 am to 7 pm (free after 7 pm). See Details
Coronado Dog Beach Coronado's Dog Beach is a dog-friendly, leash-free on the western part of the beach in Coronado, CA. The area is marked by signs that run along Ocean Blvd. from Sunset Park on Ocean Drive, to the border of the U.S. Naval Station. Parking is available along Ocean Boulevard, but it is a rather long walk to the beach from there, so be sure to keep your dog leashed until you reach the beach. Coronado Animal Patrol maintains a zero-tolerance policy with fines up to $500 for unleashed dogs. Owners must monitor their dogs at all times and clean up after them. Dogs must have current licenses and be free from contagious diseases. Excessive barking and aggressive behavior are not permitted by dogs or humans. No food or pet treats allowed. There are no restrooms, but there is a foot shower south of the entrance on Ocean Blvd. The city provides free dog litter bags at the entrance to the run. See Details
The Original Dog Beach Perhaps the most popular canine hotspot in San Diego is The Original Dog Beach located at the northern end of Ocean Beach. Here, dogs can roam off leash at any time of the day. Owners should take care to pick up after their pets. After a day at the beach, you may want to head over to the Dog Beach Dog Wash to give Fido a bath. Located at 4933 Voltaire Street, the Dog Wash is just two blocks away from the beach. See Details
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
Vilano Beach Dogs are welcome at Vilano Beach which is 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
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
Rock City Bring your furry best friend to the dog-friendly Rock City in Lookout Mountain, GA, for a mountain adventure. Any leashed pets are welcome to walk the Enchanted Trail or to dine on the terrace at Café 7 with you. There’s even a pet menu! The Enchanted Trail takes you through the 14-acre property where you will see over 400 different species of flora, panoramic views of seven states (on clear days), a waterfall, and more. Dogs must be leashed at all times and cleaned up after. See Details
Buffalo Trace Distillery Bring Fido to Buffalo Trace in Frankfort, KY, for a tour of the Distillery! Most of the property is dog-friendly, including the tasting area and gift shop. Dogs are not allowed in the bottling building. Tours range from a National Historic Landmark Tour to a Ghost Tour of the paranormal areas featured on "Ghost Hunters." Times, tastings, duration, and reservation requirements vary by tour, so dog owners should check the website or call ahead before planning their outing. 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
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
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
Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway Ride the rails into the beautiful Lehigh Gorge State Park with the dog-friendly Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway in Jim Thorpe, PA. Old style diesel-powered train with passenger coaches from the 1920s will bring you and Fido on a 16-mile roundtrip train ride lasts about one hour. Mountain vistas, trackside streams and flowing rivers, and fellow adventurers enjoying hiking, biking and white water rafting are just a few of the visual delights you'll see. Well-behaved dogs are welcome. See Details
Lake Baldwin Park Lake Baldwin Park in Winter Park, FL, offers an off-leash dog area (during designated hours) near the water with picnic tables, two pavilions, and doggie showers. The park is closed every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month until 12pm for maintenance. See Details
PetSafe Unleashed Dog Park Bring Fido to play off leash at the fully-fenced PetSafe Unleashed Dog Park located within Sevierville City Park in Sevierville, TN. Features include separate small and large dog areas, dog wash station, and agility equipment. Owners should clean up after their dogs and follow all posted rules. The park is open daily. See Details
Crab Island Cruises Head out to Crab Island for a day of fun in the sand and surf with your furry best friend aboard a dog-friendly pontoon rental from Crab Island Cruises in Destin, FL. What makes Crab Island Cruises unique is the fact that a driver is included in your boat rental, meaning that you can focus on having fun while someone else does the driving. Crab Island Cruises provides nearly everything you need for an unforgettable day including: boat and captain, PFDs, fuel, beach towels, float and water toys, bottled water, a case of your favorite beverage, plates, napkins, utensils, cooler with ice, beach towels, a photo book of your excursion, and more. Crab Island Cruises welcomes friendly, well-behaved dogs on all their cruises. See Details