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Top 15 Spring Break Spots For You And Your Dog

Thinking about where to go on your spring break? Why not pick a destination that your dog will enjoy just as much as the rest of the family? These 15 vacation destinations are known for spoiling pets and their people. Warning: Your bucket list is about to get a whole lot longer.

#1 – Mendocino Coast, California

Located on 250 off-leash acres, the Little River Inn is definitely heaven for the city dog. They are also walking distance from a nice, calm beach (if your dog enjoys swimming). Featuring pet-friendly dining at dinner and breakfast with advance reservations, a doggy welcome packet, and new this year, a two-day package called “River Dog” that includes a custom canoe trip with your pet on board, among other things, at a special price.


Image source: Little River Inn
Image source: Little River Inn

#2 – San Juan Islands

These islands have long been rated one of the top tourist destinations for people and it should be for dogs too. Leashed dogs have miles of trails to take their owners hiking, while several off-leash dog parks and beaches allow them some freedom. Doggy water fountains, dog friendly dining, a wellness center and over 50 dog-friendly lodging choices are just some of the reasons the islands are a dog haven. Small dogs are allowed into the Whale Museum, and many of the shops are dog-friendly and have water bowls outside for your thirty hound. Be sure to go so the Pelindaba Lavender farm or town store to get some homemade lavender dog biscuits.

Image source: San Juan Islands Visitors Bureau
Image source: San Juan Islands Visitors Bureau

#3 –  Telluride, Colorado

This town is truly for the dogs – they have more dogs than people per capita! Visitors can take advantage of all kinds of activities that are dog friendly – from hiking to dog-friendly gondolas to get around town in. Dogs are welcome at more than half of the inns and hotels and on the local shuttle bus, The Galloping Goose. They not only have dog-friendly restaurants, but they have convenient, two-house puppy parking spots located in front of the town’s restaurants and shops.

Image source:  Ryan Bonneau
Image source: Ryan Bonneau

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