You can only begin to imagine how visiting your favorite cities with your dog can be exciting. Whether it’s by road or air you can visit a number of dog friendly cities that have off-leash parks, beaches and restaurants and shopping centers that even welcome your dog in. Such cities have a fair number of apartments or Airbnbs that allow you to bring your pet along for your adventure in the city.

How to Keep Your Dog Calm While Traveling

Giving your dog plenty of exercise before traveling to wear them out and following up with praising and rewarding them with treats for their calm behavior is one of the most effective ways to train your dog for traveling.

You can also bring their favorite toys along or familiar items like a blanket to keep your dog calm during your journey. Providing your canine comfort through CBD oil can help keep them calm on the trip or while exploring your favorite city.

1. San Francisco

You can visit San Francisco with your dog to enjoy the variety of over 193 dog-friendly restaurants, bars and breweries where some even prepare food and drinks that are dog friendly. If you love walking around looking at views you can visit Crissy Field or walk your dog across the Golden Gate bridge after 5pm.

Your dog can enjoy running in the sand and frolicing in the waves of Baker beach leash free if you are a beach lover who loves to bask or tan in the sun.

San Francisco has many residential areas with parks as close as a 10-minutes walk where your canine can exercise and get some fresh air. Most of these apartments allow you to live with your dog with only 22% of them charging pet rent. You can also explore many off-leash areas in San Francisco like Corona Heights Park where you can walk your dog leash free if they are well behaved.

2. Denver

You can hike through the iconic Red Rocks State Park or follow a long hiking trail with your dog in Chatfield Dog Park. If you love leisurely strolls in parks, you can choose to visit the 12 dog parks in the city like Railyard Dog Park and enjoy a large green space where you can play fetch with your dog or let it zoom around.

If you are on a vacation, you can find over 100 dog- friendly hotels and Airbnbs in Boise where you can be accommodated with your pet as you carry on with your city adventure. Denver also offers over 200 dog friendly restaurants, bars and bakeries like Three Dog Bakery where you can reward your dog with a pastry made just for them for behaving during your escapade. Keep in mind that if you want to visit Denver Dog Park, you may have to get your dog spayed and have a Denver Intact Permit to ensure that you have a fun expedition without encountering legal complications.

3. Portland, Oregon

Portland has one of the most dog friendly accommodations in Oregon with more than 63% of apartments allowing you to stay with your dog . Some of the best parks out of the over 30 off-leash parks you can visit in the city include:

  • Delta Park
  • Gabriel Park
  • Brentwood Park
  • Forest Park
  • Cathedral Park

If you are a trail lover you can walk the 30 mile Wildwood Trail with your dog and enjoy the adventurous outdoors.

When it’s mealtime you can stroll over to Tin Shed Garden Cafe where you can order your dog meals like chicken, pork, rice and sweet potato and spoil them with dog desserts like banana ice cream.

Portland is also great for dog photoshoots in gardens like International Rose Test Garden where you can take gorgeous commemorative photos in the over 10,000 rose bushes walking trail to post on your instagram.

If you are visiting in September, you can participate in the Dogtoberfest hosted by Lucky Labrador Brewing Company annually where you can imbibe and socialize on their dog-friendly patios.

4. Colorado Springs

Colorado is a small city at the foot of the Rockies that makes a great destination for outbound hounds with prime urban-nature territory for you and your dog to explore. During your vacation, you can spend your nights at The Broadmoor on the shores of Lake Cheyenne for a five star accommodation experience where your dog is also provided with a pet bed and a bowl of treats.

You can visit Stratton Open Space where your dog can swim off-leash in a lake and explore hiking trails if they’re under voice command and are well behaved.

You can also choose to explore the over 20 mile hiking trail around the vibrant red rock formations in the Garden of the Gods with your dog on leash. If you love exploring restaurants, you can dine at Pub Dog Colorado where their menu caters to both humans and canines allowing you to eat with your dog in the restaurant where they can also socialize with other pet owners’ dogs.


Traveling with your dog gives your pet a chance to smell new scents and interact with new environments while providing you with a companion for your escapades. Seeing the look of contentment on them as they run off-leash in a beach or a trail park with their ears flopping around is sure to make your vacation feel more fulfilling.

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