Top Pet Friendly Vacation Ideas

07.12.2013 | 10:10 pm

Are you taking your four legged family members on vacation this summer? If so, you’ll want to know the best spots for plenty of outdoor fun in the sun.

Here at WellPet, we’ve rounded up a few Fido-friendly summer vacation spots. From wineries to doggie camp, there’s plenty of fun on the horizon!

Let Lucy Try on a Sailor Hat

In Maine, the Acadian sightseeing boat welcomes friendly pets. You’ll cruise the Atlantic for two hours taking in the stunning sights of Acadia National Park and the shoreline of Bar Harbor.

Afterwards, you can shop and dine in pet-friendly Bar Harbor or head to dog-friendly Hadley Park Beach for more water fun.

If you’d like a summer camp experience with your pet, head to Vermont.

Camp “Gone to the Dogs”

This Vermont vacation is the ultimate getaway for the dog lover. Bring Max and participate in activities ranging from agility training, flyball and freestyle doggie dancing. From puppies to seniors, dogs go to camp year round and have a wonderful time.

Walk a 5K for a Good Cause

Towns and cities from shore to shore offer pet-centered events such as Chicago’s One Tail at a Time Lazy Dog 5K in June. A fundraiser for a no kill shelter, they request you raise funds from other dog lovers to sponsor you and your pet. At the end of the 5K, there’s a brunch for the humans.


Vineyards across the country are dog-friendly. Some, like Spoiled Dog Winery in Washington’s Whidby Island have named their winery after their four footed loves.

Some vineyards have special tasting rooms for your furry companion such as Frenchie Winery in Healdsburg, Ca. where they have a chandelier drinking fountain and kennels crafted from wine barrels.

Food Events
North Hollywood, CA offers NoHo Dine Out Fridays. The city’s best food trucks come together along with live music to offer a casual dining stroll through the neighborhood. Well-behaved, leashed pets are welcome.


For hiking enthusiasts, most state parks will allow leashed pets. Trails vary from an easy hike of an hour or so to multi-day adventures with camping. Be sure you pack pet-friendly flea and tick repellant and plenty of water.

Summer’s here. Make a point to get out with your pets and have fun. What’s your favorite pet-friendly summer activity? Please share your tips on our Facebook page.

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