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Adam Croman | The Most Dog-Friendly Cities to Visit

  1. The Most Dog-Friendly Cities to Visit By Adam Croman
  2. PETS Pets hold the keys to our heart. As owners, we hold the keys to not only the front door, but also to the world at-large. Research from SmartAsset analyzed cities based on metrics that focus on dog parks, weather to find the best dog-friendly cities in the United States. Here’s a list of the best cities to explore this summer:
  3. 1. San Francisco, CA All those hills in San Francisco make it a great area to walk, hike, and exercise with your pet. The highlight of San Francisco for dog owners are the dog-friendly restaurants that both of you can enjoy. You’ll have whopping 174 dog-friendly dining options to choose from.
  4. Sin City is a playground for gamblers, but also a great destination for dogs and their owners. You can find plenty of dog parks around town, ranking fifth in dog parks in the study. In addition, there are less than 15 days of rain per year giving the city a ranking of second place for best weather. 2. Las Vegas, NV
  5. 3. Denver, CO Popular for its skiing resorts, Denver is a destination sure to get your dog’s tail wagging! Although often considered cold, it has an above average weather ranking and a bountiful amount of dog parks in the area including Railyard Dog Park which is a fenced, off- leash dog park that separates very playful and more subdued dogs.
  6. 4. San Diego, CA San Francisco may have a lot of dog-friendly restaurants, but San Diego actually holds the top spot for the most dog-friendly dining areas with 187 restaurants where you can throw (or order) your dog a bone. It has an average amount of dog parks and offers seven shopping centers that allow you to stroll around with your pooch.
  7. Albuquerque, New Mexico. Ranking as the 11th in dog parks, the city has a high number of dog-friendly restaurants and shopping areas. With only 28 days of rainy weather, it’s a great city to indulge in a stroll. 5. Albuquerque, NM
  8. You can find almost anything to do with your canine friend in this town. Offering numerous dog parks and restaurants it’s a great spot to play hard during the summer days and relax during the evenings. 6. Sacramento, CA
  9. 7. Chicago, IL Chicago is ranked high in shopping centers and restaurants that offer pet-friendly options. It also scored well in walkability metrics. Chicago’s Chinatown ranked as the fifth best in dog-friendly shopping and restaurants.
  10. 8. Minneapolis, MN The quaint city is friendly for both people and dog lovers. With a high walkability score and a below average housing prices for residents the town offers a relatable and relaxing exposure for your pup. There are several lakes in the area you can explore with your pup.
  11. A pet-friendly city, it’s also affordable for dog owners, with some of the lowest housing prices. 23 days of precipitation a year allow you to check out all the hiking trails like the Rillito River Park Trail. If you’re looking for a luxury vacation, stay at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort. 9. Tucson, AZ
  12. 10. New York, NY The city is incredibly walkable. In fact, the city scores number one in walkability, allowing dog owners to take their pups to many parts of town and explore. Why not go for a stroll in Central Park or look at the skyline while you’re on a paddle board on the Hudson River?
  13. In Conclusion Before the summer ends, why not try to plan a trip that is perfect destination for both you and Fido? It’s always good to check with your vet about your dog’s physical and emotional needs before you decide to take your pet with you. But once you get the green light, allowing an adventure for you and your dog can help bring them a sense of wonder and build an even stronger connection with the whole family!
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