10 Places to Explore
America's Top Dog Towns
Brunswick County, N.C., isn't just a place that's welcoming to you and your companion—it's a place where dog-crossing signs and clean-up stations are as common as lampposts.
Colorado Springs, Colo., is devoted to dogs. There are tons of outdoor venues—five dog parks and more than 10,000 acres of public park space—and long seasons of buddy-friendly weather year-round.
Cottonwood, Idaho. The Dog Bark Park Inn is a bed & breakfast nestled in what's considered the world's largest Beagle—and a great scenic stop for pictures! Oh, and in addition to the accompanying 12-foot Beagle next to the inn, there's also an oversized hydrant.
Visitors to Portland, Ore., may know of the city's bubbling outdoor fountains, including an oversized one for dogs, but parks are a-plenty here! Play space is never more than a quick walk away.
Harpers Ferry, W.V., is your gateway to the Appalachian Trail, where the two of you can hike, run, and play for endless miles of the American Experience, and then set up camp for a week of getting back to nature together.
Love to splash? Head to South Lake Tahoe, Nevada! You and your dog can frolic in the water at the new Regan Beach Dog Water Park.
Sometimes the numbers speak for themselves—Albuquerque, N.M., has the second highest number of households with four-legged friends. They must know something—probably that Southwestern vibe and all the dog-friendly restaurants and arts galleries.
If your companion is into sun, surf, and beach games, look no further than Huntington Beach, Calif., which boasts one of the most unique dog beaches.
Competing with Huntington Beach is Carmel, Calif. In addition to dog-friendly beaches, reserve your spot at a daily tea party for you and your dog at the Cypress Inn.
For all its hustle and bustle, New York City, N.Y., really is a softie when it comes to our friends. From sightseeing to carriage rides through Central Park, you and your pawed partner can do it all in the city that never sleeps.
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