Pet Friendly Vacations
National Parks
Pet-friendly vacation destinations aren't as hard to find as you'd think if you're willing to do a little research. Here are some suggestions to get you started!

A great option for the whole family is to visit a national park. The stunning views, popular hiking trails and beautiful wildlife will keep everyone entertained. The Grand Canyon, Yosemite and Acadia are all pet-friendly parks. Keep in mind that there are regulations that you must abide by, so do some research in advance.
A big city might not be your first choice when planning a vacation with your pup, but Chicago has plenty of pet-friendly activities your family will love. From some of the country's most beautiful parks to winding lakefront paths, there's plenty to keep everyone entertained. Navy Pier even allows pets on the boardwalk and in the outdoor cafés! After an afternoon in the sun, your furry friend will be ready for a nap. While your pet sleeps, you can hit the Magnificent Mile for a shopping extravaganza!

There are lots of pet-friendly cities across the country, including San Diego, Portland and New York. With a little research, you'll be amazed at how much there is to do.
Sun, surf, sand and Fido! Beaches are a great place for a family vacation. Many seaside resorts welcome animals, but you could also rent a house or a condo. Most rental places offer amazing off-season rates that can be much cheaper than staying in a hotel.

No matter where you stay, be sure to check local laws to ensure your furry friend is welcome in the sand. Study up on the local leash laws as well.
Indiana Dunes
Located on the southern tip of Lake Michigan, the Indiana Dunes are known for their many outdoor activities. In the summer, swimming, fishing, boating and bird-watching are the main sources of entertainment. When the winter chill sets in, the Dunes are still a great place for hiking and cross-country skiing. Many of the Dunes' beaches and hiking trails are open to your leashed pets.
Mud masks, aroma therapy and deep-tissue massages...for your pets?! Many spas and resorts around the country offer amenities to pamper your pooch. Both of you will leave feeling rested and relaxed.