Asheville, North Carolina
Play: Pisgah National Forest is one of the many reasons why Kawczynska considers Asheville to be among the country’s most dog-friendly cities. “Dogs can be unfettered by leashes as they hike through its thousands of acres and stunning waterfalls,” says The Bark editor. Other dog-friendly attractions include the town’s historic trolley tours and outdoor events like the annual Mountain Dance and Folk Festival and summer evening concerts at the Vanderbilt’s Biltmore Estate.
Stay: If you’d prefer to skip the Grand Bohemian Hotel’s $150 pet fee, stay at Aloft Asheville, where dogs lodge for free. Other cool pet perks include dog beds, food and water bowls, a doggie goody bag, the poop-friendly Air Level rooftop, and a new partnership with Charlie’s Angels Animal Rescue, which allows guests to adopt dogs at the hotel.
Eat: With 21 (and counting) craft breweries, Asheville boasts more breweries per capita than any U.S. city. Kawczynska suggests taking in an outdoor movie at Wedge Brewery or catching an indoor flick at the Asheville Pizza and Brewery Co.Back to top