The top 10 pet-friendliest cities for travelers


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DogSuitcaseWhen pet owners travel, they have two choices: Leave their furry friends behind or pack up their chew toys for the ride. If you tend toward the latter, you know there is tons to think about and prepare. The top consideration: what city will be friendliest to you and your pup.

If you’re looking to stay in the United States for your next trip, check out these 10 pet-friendly cities, compiled by Priceline.com. The rankings are based on the number of pet-friendly hotels, off-leash dog parks and “walkability.”

The top 10 cities on the list are:

Albuquerque, N.M.

For information on Albuquerque’s dog-friendly offerings, look no further than ABQ Dog, which features on- and off-leash parks, restaurants and shops that welcome well-behaved pups. Visit BringFido.com for pet-friendly hotels.


Portland, Ore.

Visit Portland for hikes and urban walks. Pet Friendly Portland lists them by distances and levels of difficulty. And here’s a list of off-leash parks. Check out TripAdvisor.com for hotels.


Tucson, Ariz.

As VisitTucson.org states, “Tucson is a pooch paradise, too.” And this page has it all for you and your traveling pup, including hotel information, dog-friendly restaurants, boutiques for pets, doggie day care and off-leash parks.


Tampa, Fla.

Heading south to Florida? BringFido.com has a selection of dog-friendly restaurants and attractions, and Dogster.com offers a list of pet-friendly hotels.



Head on over to DogFriendly.com for dog-friendly accommodations, attractions, parks, stores, restaurants and more.


Salt Lake City

If you’re traveling to Utah, check out these pet-friendly accommodations, attractions, parks, shopping centers, outdoor restaurants and more from DogFriendly.com.


Austin, Texas

For updates on different dog-friendly events in Austin, check out 365ThingsAustin.com. Recent entries include the Austin Dog Fair, Annual Pet Parade and Costume Contest, and Bark by Bark West. Dogster.com’s got your dog-friendly hotel listing.


Tulsa, Okla.

Visit DogFriendly.com for hotels, parks, winery, stores, outdoor restaurants and emergency veterinarians in Tulsa.


Louisville, Ky.

BringFido.com has plenty of dog-friendly accommodations in Louisville, dog parks and runs, and restaurants.


San Francisco

Head on over to DiningWithSophie.com for tons of pet-friendly restaurants. BringFido.com has plenty of hotel choices, attractions and dog-friendly businesses.