Spring is just around the corner and that, of course, means warmer weather! I’m sure you can already feel your feet and hands thawing with the thoughts of toasty sunshine. This also means it is time to get out again with your best, furry friend. If you haven’t already, maybe it’s time to start thinking of Spring Vacation! There are so many trips to take that allow you to bring your dog; no longer will you need to think of leaving Fido behind.
Below are a couple of places that will allow for you to enjoy some close bonding activities with your dog.
For The Old Souls
Travel back in time to the 1950s with this adorable vintage camp trailer resort. The Vintages in Willamette Valley, Oregon is perfect for those who want to glamp in style. Each trailer has been completely refurbished and restored to its olden-day glory. For the dog lovers, there is a large dog park right next door that offers plenty of space for your best friend to romp around and play. Oregon is an extremely pet-friendly state so there are several options of shops to visit and events that will greet your dog warmly. The trailer resort offers blackberry picking and bike rentals so you can bring your pet along while you explore!
For the City Slickers
The vast wilderness may not appeal to some and that is quite alright! If city life is what you and your dog crave, you are in for a treat in San Francisco, California. The W Hotel is a great place to stay with your dog because not only are they dog friendly, they have a whole pet program!
The program is called Pets Are Welcome, or P.A.W. Included in your P.A.W. Package is a lovely welcome basket full of treats, a bed, pickup bags, and information about further services; in the room are bowls and a welcome sign, plus a tasty bedtime snack. W Hotel offers many fantastic services that are hard to find anywhere else.
Services include: dog walking and/or sitting, maps to nearby dog parks, dog runs, grooming services, veterinary care, and of course places to take your beloved dog to shop until they drop!
You and your dog will be loving the city life while staying in this great resort. San Francisco is full of history and amazing places to visit. Your dog will love following you every step of the way!
For the Adventuresome
Rare can you find a destination that will top the San Juan Islands. Located just off of the coast of Washington, the islands boast varying landscapes, scenery, and of course several dog-friendly activities.
You will find many pet-friendly accommodations such as The Earthbox Inn and Snug Harbor Resort. Around the islands are unique attractions to visit with your pooch. You definitely can’t miss Pelindaba Lavender, where your dog can sample some tasty homemade lavender dog treats.
Other activities include the Whale Museum, where leashed, well-behaved dogs can join you on learning about the importance of whales on the San Juan Islands; The Lime Kiln cafe also offers dining for the whole family, including your dog. The restaurant is located on Roche Harbor and offers fresh water for your dog while you dine on the pier.
Let your dog burn off some energy at one of the many dog parks the islands offer, as well as hiking trails and off-leash beaches. This is a great choice for pet owners who just want their dog to be a dog!
For The Snow Doggies
Perhaps spring just isn’t your style and your are still itching to hit the slopes. Telluride, Colorado is a fantastic town full of history, and of course skiing. Over half of the town’s hotels offer pet friendly rooms and services. There are even “doggie parking” stations all over town!
Besides skiing, Telluride offers plenty of amazing hiking trails that will get your blood pumping. The River Trail is a great option for those who want an easy stroll with a dog who loves water. The trail follows the San Miguel River and eventually, your pet will come to a great swimming area to splash in.
If you want to view Telluride from above, hop on the gondola! Every third gondola car is pet friendly; this service will allow you to see the city from a higher point and it also serves as a transportation service between Telluride and the Mountain Village.
Besides trails, there is a great park to play with your pet and several stores are pet friendly to leashed, well-behaved dogs.
Breathe that fresh mountain air in Telluride!
For The Pampered
If you have a pampered pooch that really just wants to enjoy the luxurious life, Miami is for you!
Warm beaches, turquoise waters, and fast paced city life lie in store. When only the best will do for your best friend, stay at Trump National Doral Miami. Trump Pets is the program they offer at this 5-star hotel and your dog will love it!
Not only will they be greeted with a plush pet pillow and treat, but they will be offered a goodie basket prepped with organic treats, bottled water, bowls, and a chew toy. Not only are they allowed to sleep on a special bed, but you can get it embroidered to take home for memories. Fancy!
Feeling hungry? Of course there are many options for you to dine on, but what about Doggie? No worries! The resort offers a full menu for your pet of only the finest of dishes. Meals offer several options with ingredients that are all organic and healthy, including real meat and veggies, Pet Milk, and Fiji Water. Only the best for your pet.
There are many parks in Miami and of course plenty of beautiful beaches to take your pet out to play. Although, who would want to leave the resort? It sounds like a dream!
There you have it! Only the most exciting of adventures for you and your dog. Now, hop on and get planning for that amazing getaway you need this spring.