‘Tis season of busy social calendars and family gatherings, and you might find you need a vacation from your holiday vacation. Here are five dog-friendly spots for when you need a relaxing escape.
Imagine you and your pooch in a fabulous, well-appointed mountain cabin in the mountains, amid exciting green walking trails and streams, with fresh air and breathtaking views of Lone Peak and the Big Sky. Plus, Big Sky town center is just a few miles down the mountain for farmers markets, free concerts and fun eateries. Note: Bringing along a small to medium doggo requires a request and a small fee, but it’s worth it.
Sun, sand, and a fruity cocktail while lounging with your Best Dog Friend—what could be more glorious than that?At Kimpton Epic, Miami, there are no fees for dogs of any size. (In fact, all Kimpton Hotels have Pet Relations Officers!) The hotel offers treats, bowls, toys and wastebags at check-in, and they even have waste stations around the property. Pet parent perk: It’s a five-minute walk to Bayfront Park!
Head to idyllic Bar Harbor in Maine, which is both wonderfully rejuvenating and 100% dog-friendly. If you like to get your steps in—and what pet parent doesn’t?—Downtown Dog Friendly 1 and 2, are perfect people and pups. It’s minutes away from a dog park and a sandbar, downtown and a few minutes away from the awe-inspiring Acadia National Park. Bow wow bonus: it’s right above a vet clinic.
Go West with your pup to Kirkland, Washington. The Woodmark Hotel and Spa lets you and your pooch have some precious “me” time via their fabulous Woof, Wag & Worry Less package. Enjoy breezy lake front walks by Lake Washington, primo vino wine o’ clock, plus pampering spa sessions for full on relaxation with a capital R. Your doggo will have their own cozy dog bed, water and food bowls, a special gift, plus treats, doggie bags and their very own Woodmark tennis ball (all included with $75 pet fee)!
Craving a city vacay? Chicago boasts plenty of pooch-friendly places and dog parks galore. Take your fur-baby to the uber-friendly Montrose Beach for a long hike and even a soak in the ocean that is Lake Michigan! Enjoy a ramble in Lincoln Park or prep an impromptu picnic from an array of goodies from Green City Market. The Guest Hotel is voted one of the 13 best doggie places in the country, with complimentary beds, bowls, treats and baggies on request. So what are you waiting for? Start packing!