4. Northern Virginia, Virginia
If you won’t be making it to Chicago for its Canine Cruise, take heart, Northern Virginia has them, too! Plus, you’ll never go hungry again with a great choice of dog-friendly restaurants in Alexandria. If you still have plenty of time in your schedule for some historical sightseeing, you can ramble over to nearby Washington, D.C.
3. Boston, Massachusetts
When you don’t feel like driving and parking, take your leashed dog onto the subway with you. Then relax and watch the world go by as you hop from place to place in this historic city by the bay. Visit the Freedom Trail, and see where one of America’s most famous protests took place at Boston Harbor.
2. Austin, Texas
Spend the afternoon at one of Austin’s off-leash parks and then take your dog on a chill walk along the water to see the Congress Street bats take flight at sunset before heading to one of the dog-friendly outdoor cafés in the neighborhood.
1. San Francisco, California
Another transportation-friendly kind of town, you can take your dog on the cable cars with you to visit the waterside, where you will find plenty of pet-friendly patio restaurants. Lots of beaches and parks for you and your doggy to have fun, and don’t miss the Golden Gate Bridge, one of America’s celebrated man-made wonders, where you can take your dog along to share the lovely view of the colorful, hilly city.
By Victoria Heuer of PetMD