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5 Pet-Friendly Travel Destinations to Visit in 2024

5 Pet-Friendly Travel Destinations to Visit in 2024

Embarking on an adventure with your furry friend is as much about the journey as it is the destination. Once you have the right pet carrier, be it a classic carrier, pet stroller, or our pull-along carrier, let the travel possibilities run wild.

So, let’s get rolling with the top pet-friendly travel destinations in the U.S. you should visit this year.

1. Portland, OR

A pet-friendly culture and plenty of parks and hiking trails will let you and your companion make happy memories. While you’re there, make sure you visit these favorite hot spots:

  • Hoyt Arboretum: A beautiful park with over 12 miles of hiking trails that welcome leashed pets (or pets in strollers).
  • Lucky Labrador Brewing Company: A pet-friendly brewery where you can enjoy craft beer with your furry friend on the outdoor patio.
  • Sellwood Riverfront Park: A scenic park along the Willamette River with off-leash areas for dogs to play.

2. Key West, FL

Craving warm beaches and Key Lime Pie? Key West’s laid-back island vibe extends to its pet-friendly atmosphere. You’ll find no shortage of outdoor restaurants and accommodations where pets are welcome. Check out these fan-favorite spots:

  • Higgs Beach Dog Park: An off-leash dog park where dogs can run and play in the sand.
  • Waterfront Brewery: A pet-friendly brewery featuring craft beer and food, with outdoor seating overlooking the marina.

3. Gatlinburg, TN

Bring your pet stroller for this one, since you can walk just about anywhere in this foot traffic-friendly city. Surrounded by the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg offers hiking trails, scenic drives, and picnic spots. Favorite pet attractions include:

  • Smoky Mountain Winery: This pet-friendly winery welcomes leashed pets in the outdoor seating area.
  • Gatlinburg Trail: Pets are not allowed on most trails in the national park, but this trail at the visitor’s center is an exception.

4. Myrtle Beach, SC

Myrtle Beach is a coastal paradise that welcomes travelers with pets. Lots of the hotels and vacation rentals here are pet-friendly, along with the famous boardwalk and tons of parks. Try these favorite places:

  • The Market Common: Shops, dining, a nearby “Bark Park,” and plenty of walkability offer a big city look and feel but with a family vibe.
  • Myrtle Beach State Park: Leashed pets are welcome on the trails and beach areas of this state park.

5. Austin, TX

Austin isn’t just pet-friendly, it’s pet-focused! Here you’ll find restaurants that not only have outdoor dining but also special menus just for your furry friends. Here are a few other highlights for your itinerary:

  • Red Bud Isle: An off-leash dog park located on an island in Lady Bird Lake, offering trails and swimming areas for dogs.
  • Yard Bar: This bar and dog park in the Allandale neighborhood is a pooch’s favorite hangout, complete with “bark rangers” to ensure your pet’s safety.

Prep for Pet Travel with PetLuv Carriers

No matter where you roam, travel in style with PetLuv. Our premium carriers, strollers, and pull-alongs create a safe haven for your pet. We prioritize their comfort with plush pillows, panoramic views, and safety features so they’ll get excited about traveling. Shop our pet carrier collection today!

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