3 Unique and Interesting Vacation Choices for You and Your Dog

08/05/2016 04:13 am ET Updated Aug 05, 2016
A happy pooch heads off on vacation.
A happy pooch heads off on vacation.

Summer’s in full swing. We all want to take a break and recharge our batteries ... but what about our pets?

As a nation of pet lovers, it can be tough to relax on vacation knowing our furry friends are left in the care of others.

Wouldn’t it be great if they could tag along and enjoy the fun with us?

The good news is that these days, more and more companies are offering vacation options for pets and their parents. 

No matter how you prefer to spend your vacation, with a little shopping around you’re sure to find your perfect pet-friendly getaway. 

Keep reading for 3 unique and interesting vacation choices for pet parents and pooches.

1. Take a cruise

For the ultimate luxury vacation why not take a cruise?

And if you and your dog are really looking to vacation in style, there’s no better choice than the Queen Mary 2.

Enjoy a leisurely break on the flagship of Cunard Cruise Line, dubbed by many as “the most magnificent ocean liner ever built.” This luxurious cruise ship sails from New York to Southampton, England.

The Queen Mary 2 promises a top-class experience at sea. With fine dining, world-class entertainment, spa treatments, and even a planetarium!

But the best part for dog lovers is the pet-friendly policy on board. The ship is equipped with full kennels, staffed by a dedicated Kennel Master and accessible by pet parents. You and your dog are sure to love the first class treatment you’ll receive.

The Queen Mary 2 leaves port.

 2. Do some wine tasting

Sonoma valley in California is well known for it’s sweeping vineyards. It’s a great place for wine tasting, and many of the vineyards and wineries are very accommodating to dogs.

Kunde Winery offers a hiking program with huge appeal for wine and dog enthusiasts alike. Enjoy a guided hike through the vineyards of the estate with your dog at your side.

It’s a fantastic way for pets and their parents to enjoy the Californian weather and the great outdoors. You’ll also learn lots about wine along the way, and get the chance to taste some delicious wines in the very same vineyards as the grapes are grown. 

Walking through the vineyard with Fido.

 3. Relax by the lake

A lakeside vacation is the perfect choice for unwinding in a beautiful natural setting, away from the hustle and bustle of the city. 

Lakeside vacations are an excellent choice for families, with a wide variety of outdoor activities for everyone to get involved in. You wouldn’t want your furry family member to miss out on all the fun, would you? 

There are countless lakes to choose from all across the country. Many of them are in close proximity to pet-friendly lodgings, and you’re sure to find a huge range of outdoor activities to keep everyone busy.

Lake Placid is one example of a magnificent location for a lakeside vacation. Hiking trails are easily accessible, family activities are plentiful, and you can choose from a wide range of dog-friendly accommodations.

Options include boutique hotels, rental lodgings, or waterfront properties where your dog can enjoy playing on the shore.

Feeling inspired to bring your dog on your next vacation?

With so many options to choose from, vacationing with Fido is becoming the obvious choice for pet parents everywhere.

A pet-friendly vacation promises more peace of mind, more fun, and more adventure. 

Isn’t it time you booked your next pet-friendly vacation?

 

Richard Rowlands is a freelance copywriter and blogger serving the pet industry. To find out more, please visit: richardrowlands.com

 

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