man with dog in front of White House

Top 10 best cities to vacation with your dog in 2019 announces Top 10 Dog-Friendly Cities in the United States for 2019 logo

( — released its 2019 list of the Top 10 dog-friendly destination cities in the United States.

The rankings are based on the quality of dog-friendly accommodations, transportation, beaches, parks, attractions, stores, dining and other activities you can do with your dog.’s Len Kain with his dog at the Empire State Building
Kain and his dog in front of the White House.
  1. Northern Virginia: Visit outdoor monuments in Virginia and D.C., take a boat tour with your dogs, and dine or go to “yappy hour” in dog-friendly Old Town Alexandria.
  2. Portland, Oregon: Enjoy the famous Rose Garden and the parks. Have food and drink at the Lucky Lab. This town is dog-friendly inside and out.
  3. New York: Great luxurious hotels, famous dog-friendly shopping and outdoor dining. Watch a morning show, enjoy Central Park on leash and off.
  4. San Diego, California: The best dog beaches anywhere, according to Boutique hotels. Trails and parks and great weather year-round for outdoor dining.
  5. Boston, Massachusetts: Tour Boston by boat or take the subway. Follow the Freedom Trail and visit nearby historic sites. Stay at many pet-friendly hotels.
  6. San Francisco, California: Many off-leash beaches and areas. Shop and dine in Union Square and many parts of town. Ride the cable car.
  7. Seattle, Washington: Ferry to Bainbridge Island. Ride public transportation with your leashed dog. Visit Sand Point Magnuson Park off-leash beach. Ride a carriage.
  8. Austin, Texas: Dine in outdoor cafes. Visit the Zilker Botanical Gardens, and take a walking or carriage tour. Enjoy many off-leash parks.
  9. Colorado Springs, Colorado: Visit Garden of the Gods Park. Shop dog-friendly Promenade Shops at Briargate. Take your dog in your car up the Pikes Peak Toll Road.
  10. Chicago, Illinois: Visit Navy Pier. Ride the Canine Cruise. See Buckingham Fountain. Take a walk in Oak Park. Many dog-friendly patio restaurants.

Honorable Mentions: Charleston, Dallas, Orlando, Minneapolis and Salt Lake City.

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