Pick Activities Everyone Can Enjoy
"If you really want to go whale watching, think about whether or not that's something your dog is really going to enjoy before you bring him along," says Ellis. She adds that if there is something you really want to do that Fido's just not going to be into, consider finding a local daycare option (which DogVacay provides) to save your dog from a day of staring at the hotel's walls.
To find good places to hike or trail run with your dog, Kearney suggests searching county parks and recreation sites, rather than relying on third-party sites. He says that the local government's websites are usually more accurate and have better details on where dogs can and can't go. Don't assume every beach is dog-friendly, either. Kearney says that San Diego and Seattle were two of the best towns he visited, in part because of the cities' awesome, pups-welcome beaches. But other places, like southwest Florida, have barred dogs from all but one or two small spots.