San Francisco, California
Play: The City by the Bay has 28 off-leash dog parks and is ranked second in the country for walkability with your pet, according to Walk Score. "Like its patron St. Francis, San Francisco is a friend to animals. As a city that claims more dogs than children, it has much to offer canine family members," says The Bark's Claudia Kawczynska, who recommends off-leash seaside oasis Fort Funston as well as Crissy Field for a beach frolic in front of the Golden Gate Bridge.
Stay: Housed in former soldier barracks, the newly refurbished Inn at the Presidio (from $270, plus a $40 pet fee) is one of 33 dog-friendly hotels in San Francisco. It's a beautiful urban hideaway close to top attractions like Land's End, Fisherman's Wharf, and dog-friendly Baker Beach.
Eat: The Presidio Social Club is a quick stroll from the hotel and is just one of many dog-friendly eateries to be found in town, now that a new state law has been passed allowing leashed dogs on restaurant patios.