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The #1 Pet Friendly Attraction in Each State

In just a few days The Ultimate Pet Friendly Road Trip will be underway! We’ve arrived in Carmel, California, and we’ll be co-hosting our big kick-off event with the SPCA for Monterey County on Saturday. It’s incredibly exciting … and high time to let you know where this trip will take us!

The purpose of this epic tour is to celebrate the joys of pet travel and show people the incredible variety of things you can do with your pets. To do that, we selected the #1 pet friendly attraction in each of the lower 48 states and the District of Columbia … and we’re going to visit all of them over the next 10 months.

Choosing just one pet friendly attraction in each state was the hardest part! Each selection had to represent the spirit of that state and, in combination, they needed to communicate the diversity of pet friendly adventures to be had all across the country. From beaches to mountain tops, canoe trips to train rides, bustling cities to quiet retreats … this is our itinerary for the Ultimate Pet Friendly Road Trip:

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  1. California – Carmel’s Dog Beach (Carmel Meet-up Event: February 11th)
  2. Nevada – Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
  3. Arizona – Grand Canyon National Park (Phoenix Meet-up Event: February 25th)
  4. New Mexico – White Sands National Monument
  5. Texas – San Antonio River Walk (San Antonio Meet-up Event: March 11th)
  6. Oklahoma – Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge
  7. Arkansas – Canoe the Buffalo National River
  8. Tennessee – Shelby Farms Park Off-Leash Area
  9. Alabama – Little River Canyon National Preserve
  10. Georgia – Rock City Gardens
  11. Mississippi – The Natchez Trace Parkway
  12. Louisiana – State Capitol Gardens in Baton Rouge
  13. Florida – Fort De Soto Dog Beach (Tampa Meet-up Event: April 15th)
  14. South Carolina – Magnolia Plantation & Gardens (Charleston Meet-up Event: April 22nd)
  15. North Carolina – Biltmore Estate Gardens and Grounds (Asheville Meet-up Event: April 29th)
  16. Virginia – Colonial Williamsburg (Williamsburg Meet-up Event: May 6th)
  17. Washington, DC – The National Mall
  18. Maryland – Cruise on Chesapeake Bay (Annapolis Meet-up: May 13th)
  19. Delaware – Walking Tour of Historic New Castle
  20. New Jersey – The Jersey Shore at Wildwood Dog Beach (Philadelphia Meet-up: May 27th)
  21. New York – Central Park
  22. Connecticut – Mystic Seaport (Mystic Meet-up: June 10th)
  23. Rhode Island – Newport Cliff Walk
  24. Massachusetts – The Freedom Trail (Boston Meet-up: June 17th)
  25. Maine – Acadia National Park (Bar Harbor Meet-up: June 24th)
  26. New Hampshire – Appalachian Trail at Mt. Washington State Park
  27. Vermont – Dog Mountain
  28. Pennsylvania – Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway
  29. West Virginia – Monongahela National Forest
  30. Ohio – The Holden Arboretum
  31. Kentucky – Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park (Louisville Meet-up: July 22nd)
  32. Missouri – Gateway Arch Park & Riverfront Trail (St. Louis Meet-up: July 29th)
  33. Indiana – Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
  34. Illinois – Chicago Lakefront Trail & Montrose Dog Beach
  35. Michigan – Arch Rock on Mackinac Island
  36. Minnesota – Split Rock Lighthouse State Park (Duluth Meet-up: August 19th)
  37. Wisconsin – Trempealeau National Wildlife Refuge (La Crosse Meet-up: August 26th)
  38. Iowa – Effigy Mounds National Monument
  39. North Dakota – Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site
  40. South Dakota – Custer State Park
  41. Nebraska – Oglala National Grasslands & Toadstool Geologic Park
  42. Kansas – Monument Rocks
  43. Colorado – Telluride Gondola to Mountain Village
  44. Utah – Dixie National Forest’s Red Canyon
  45. Wyoming – Bighorn National Forest & Medicine Wheel
  46. Montana – Beartooth Highway
  47. Idaho – Dog Bark Park Inn
  48. Washington – San Juan Islands
  49. Oregon – Portland’s Parks and Gardens (Portland Meet-up: November 4th)

Visiting each of the attractions with Ty and Buster is going to be a dream come true. We’ll be blogging about each one as we go along, so fasten your seatbelt and stay tuned!

The Ultimate Pet Friendly Road Trip wouldn’t be possible by our wonderful sponsors: Winnebago2 Hounds Design, AlcottgoDog®PetGuide.comRed Roof InnsSleepypodThe Bark, PetHub, RVPetSafety.com, and The Honest Kitchen. Please be sure to visit their websites and social media pages and thank them for their participation!

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