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The #1 Pet Friendly Attraction in Each State

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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.

The #1 Pet Friendly Attraction in Each State |

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:

  1. California – Carmel’s Dog Beach
  2. Nevada – Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
  3. Arizona – Grand Canyon National Park
  4. New Mexico – White Sands National Monument
  5. Texas – San Antonio River Walk
  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
  14. South Carolina – Magnolia Plantation & Gardens
  15. North Carolina – Biltmore Estate Gardens and Grounds
  16. Virginia – Colonial Williamsburg
  17. Washington, DC – The National Mall
  18. Maryland – Cruise on Chesapeake Bay
  19. Delaware – Walking Tour of Historic New Castle
  20. New Jersey – The Jersey Shore at Wildwood Dog Beach
  21. New York – Central Park
  22. Connecticut – Mystic Seaport
  23. Rhode Island – Newport Cliff Walk
  24. Massachusetts – The Freedom Trail
  25. Maine – Acadia National Park
  26. New Hampshire – Mt. Washington and the White Mountain National Forest
  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
  32. Missouri – Gateway Arch Park
  33. Illinois – Chicago Lakefront Trail & Navy Pier
  34. Indiana – Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
  35. Michigan – Mackinac Island and Arch Rock
  36. Minnesota – Split Rock Lighthouse State Park
  37. Wisconsin – Trempealeau National Wildlife Refuge
  38. Iowa – Effigy Mounds National Monument
  39. North Dakota – Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site
  40. South Dakota – Custer State Park
  41. Nebraska – Fort Robinson State 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 – Lake Coeur d’Alene
  48. Washington – San Juan Islands
  49. Oregon – Portland’s Parks and Gardens

Visiting each of these attractions with Ty and Buster is 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,, 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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  • Thanks, Linda Szymoniak! We’re so looking forward to seeing it – it will be our first time!

  • I was just going to comment. We’re not far from the Dunes and just love going there. It’s a fantastic place to take dogs. Fantastic for just people, too!

  • Congratulations, Indiana Dunes, and thanks so much for your note. I will definitely reach out to Brooke, and we look forward to seeing you in a few months!

  • Woo hoo! We see us on this list! Do you need a copy of our pet guide? We can email it to you if needed. Just contact our community engagement director: [email protected] We look forward to following your road trip and sharing your adventures once you’ve arrived in the Indiana Dunes!

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