Best Fall and Winter Vacation Destinations to Explore With Your Dog
Thanks to Airbnb and vacation rentals all over the country, it’s becoming easier and easier to include your dog on your road trips. And as the temperatures start changing, the road may be calling your name.
If you are craving a little adventure with your best friend but aren’t sure where to go, we’ve got you covered. These destinations will have you packing your bags.
Fall and Winter Vacation Destinations to Explore With Your Dog
Follow the trails through the Coconino National Forest, take in the mountain views, but still experience everything a pet-friendly city can offer. Multiple hotels and rentals are dog-friendly here, and
Lake Taho, California
South Lake Taho has dog-friendly beaches, breweries, and views you must see. You can hike, play, and hang out with your pup for a few days before heading back to reality.
Key West, Florida
This stop is quite a drive, no matter where you are starting from, but if you want a dog-friendly party, you’ll have a blast. Dogs are welcomed just about everywhere - including on the paddleboards.
Sanibel Island, Florida
Rent a boat and hit the water for a weekend with your pup. Let the saltwater fill your lungs and play together in the white sand. With pet-friendly beaches, food spots, and rentals, you’ll want to include this on your road trip bucket list.
The Golden Isles, Georgia
Made up of Jekyll, St. Simons, and other smaller islands, much of the land is natural and untouched, so you and your dog can roam and frolic on the beach.
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Along with plenty of sunshine, the temperature stays perfect all fall and winter here. The sites (White Sands National Monument, etc) are dog-friendly, and you’ll find parks, trails, and welcoming restaurants everywhere.
Blue Ridge Parkway, North Carolina
The colors along this drive are spectacular, and the hiking is perfect to bring your furbaby. You can choose anywhere along the drive to stop - or camp if your dog would be willing. The temperatures do drop in the winter, so plan accordingly. (Asheville is a great area to stay.)
Wilmington, North Carolina
There are plenty of rentals, walking trails, dog-friendly restaurants, even some killer breweries for you two to check out together.
Explore the Smoky Mountains before the snow falls - unless you are a snow-hiker, of course!
Keeping Austin weird means dog-friendly everything! You can people watch, catch some great music, and explore the great parks.
It will get quite cold and snowy, but if the snow isn’t what you are after, beat the flakes and arrive soon. The colors are spectacular; the mountains are breathtaking.
You will get to explore the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Shenandoah Valley from here. The food is outstanding, the hiking will have you wanting to move, and the everywhere seems to love dogs.