Traveling with Pets: Choosing Pet-Friendly Accommodations and Activities

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Traveling with pets can be exciting and stressful when you have to factor in two major things: where to sleep, and what to do. We’ve got you covered with this list of pet-friendly accommodations and some ideas for activities you can bring your pets along with you to!

Pet-Friendly Accommodations

There are lots of pet-friendly hotel chains available across the United States, with varying costs associated with pet accommodations.

The first is Home2 Suites by Hilton. With 570 locations across the U.S. that allow pets, this chain makes sure to make this experience as wonderful as possible by greeting dogs at check-in with treats, and have suites that include separate sleeping and living spaces, private kitchens, and access to green spaces outside. Pet fees start at $50 per stay.

Another option is Residence Inn, which is one of Marriott’s flagship brands. There are over 700 pet-friendly locations across the world so you can stay in a spacious studio, one-bedroom, or two-bedroom suite with a fully-equipped kitchen, living area, and in-suite workspaces for people looking to stay longer-term. They have extra bonus perks like tasty dog treats and bowls available upon check-in. Rates vary by location and stay, so be sure to look into pricing beforehand so you’re not shocked by astronomical fees you weren’t expecting.

The third option we recommend is Westin, which has 230 dog-friendly properties across the world. This is a sophisticated wellness brand run by Marriott, so it features relaxing rooms, healthy foods, and great service. They also extend a special welcome to four-legged friends with perks like dog beds, bowls, and treats.

The fourth option is Canopy by Hilton, with 30 pet-friendly locations worldwide. They’ve made a promise to go fully pet-friendly by the end of this year, and have partnered with Barkbox to provide fuzzy, four-legged friends with their own box containing a toy, all-natural dog treat, and a map that features local dog-friendly amenities! They also include a comfy dog bed and bowls to use during your stay.

If you want to stay at an Airbnb or similar accommodation, it differs and varies from option to option, so be sure to do your research and investigate which option works best for you and your fuzzy friend!

Pet-Friendly Activities

Activities can vary based on when you’re traveling and where you’re going, but there are some basic options that you can look into no matter where you’re going or when you’re going!

Pet-Friendly Brewery or Vineyard

If you’re looking to sip your way through a vineyard or brewery, there are some that are dog-friendly so you can take your furry friend along with you as you sip and dine. Just make sure to check if there’s additional fees surrounding having a dog with you as you have your tasting and make sure that you come equipped with all your dog’s needs, including a water bowl, harness or collar, leash, and proper training!

Sports Games

Sports games are typically pet-friendly, allowing dogs to come spectators with their two-legged family as you cheer on your favorite team. Again, make sure to bring water, a collar or harness, and a leash so your dog doesn’t wander too far and wind up in the thick of the game themselves!

Water Activities

This is particularly good for summer travel plans – if you’re planning on kayaking, canoeing, or boating during the summer, take your dog along with you! Splashing around in the sun is a great way to spend an afternoon with your four-legged pal, and they’ll get exercise and playtime together when you go swimming or boating with them.

Cafes, Coffee Shops, and Downtown Adventures Galore

There are lots of pet-friendly cafes and shops across the U.S. perfect for people looking to bring a new family member home or bring their current fuzzy family along! You can find dog cafes, cat coffee shops, or general downtown gallivanting almost no matter where you go as long as you’re roughly around a major city. Some smaller cities or visit spots may not have these options, so just be sure to do your research on your destination before planning to take your dog with you!

Water Park

Along with kayaking, canoeing, and boating, you can also take your dog to a water park or public pool. This makes for a great kid and pet-friendly option, since both two-legged and four-legged babies can enjoy some fun in the sun.

Take a Run

Another great option is taking a run with your dog. Dogs love running more often than not, and prepping for a run can help your dog stay active and engaged, along with getting you exercise as well. Hiking, camping, and other explorative options are available as well, if running isn’t your style.

With airport and city parking across the United States, available at the cheapest rate, it doesn’t matter if you’re adventuring alone or with a furry friend. On Air Parking has got you covered with free cancellations up to the start date of your reservation, so if something on your travel itinerary just doesn’t work out, there’s no extra fees. You can reach customer service Monday through Friday, 10am to 7pm ET, by calling 888-487-2754 or texting 424-532-8940. You can also reach out via email at hello@noson.io