Amazing Spring Destinations for You and Your Dog
- 25 March 2018
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Getting away this spring shouldn’t mean leaving your dog at home with a sitter or boarding her. By choosing one of these excellent dog-friendly locations you can make this year’s springtime trip one that the whole family can enjoy. Here are some amazing Spring destinations for you and your dog:
Ashville, North Carolina – This dog-friendly town offers dogs and their families an exceptional variety of activities. For example, the well-known Biltmore Estate historical site welcomes dogs not only on the grounds but also at many of the Antler Hill Village restaurants with outdoor seating, such as Cedric’s Tavern and Bistro. As well, Asheville Adventure Rentals offers three float trips – including one to the River Arts District – on which dogs are welcome. Finally, plan to walk Ashville’s Urban Trail where you will find nearly two miles north of the city’s best history and architecture. When you’re ready to retire for the day, stay at the 1889 WhiteGate Inn & Cottage, where up to two dogs are welcome ($50 per dog, per stay; dogs only).
Columbia, Missouri – You will find lots for you and your dog(s) to do here! Visit the Garth Nature Area and Pond, where you can enjoy an off-leash beach, which includes a three-acre fenced area that features a splashing pond. For even more outdoor fun, discover the off-leash park at Twin Lakes Recreation Area. From March to November, explore grassy, rocky and watery landscapes in a fenced area that surrounds two lakes, and includes sheltered parking. After a full day of outdoor play, say good night at the TownePlace Suites by Marriott Columbia, where up to two dogs may stay with you ($75 pet fee).
Phoenix, Arizona – Choose to explore four different trails with your leashed dog(s) when you visit Camelback Mountain in Central Phoenix. Each of the trails offers distinct challenges. You and your pooch can navigate the easier trails in less than an hour. Next, go back in time to the 1800s at Pioneer Living History Village, just north of Phoenix. The village features original buildings and historically accurate reproductions that include cowboys, Victorian ladies, and a blacksmith shop. Well-behaved leashed dogs are welcome. This attraction is open year-round, but the best time is late winter through the end of May when temperatures are not too hot for your dog. At the close of day, turn in at the dog-friendly Grand Canyon University Hotel, where the pet weight limit is 50 pounds and the pet fee is $25 per pet, per week.
Can’t get away very far this spring? Look for a dog park near you that offers a variety of fun and safe amenities such as:
Fenced off-leash areas
Separate areas for small, medium, and large dogs
Lighted, paved trails
Sand piles for digging
Shady resting places
Access to clean drinking water
Whether you travel out of state, out of town, or only out of your neighborhood this spring, enjoy a break with your dog by creating memories that will last a lifetime.