Looking for a city that won't turn away your four-legged friend? You'll find excellent camping near these Top 10 dog-friendly cities.
1. Chicago. Only in Chicago can you take your dog to a White Sox game (during the annual "Dog Day" game), out on a boat tour of Lake Michigan, or on a horse-and-carriage ride through the city. You can take your dog with you to the Navy Pier or head out on a romp along the 18-mile Lakefront Trail.
2. Vancouver, B.C. Just north of Washington state, Vancouver (and nearby Victoria) allows well-behaved dogs on the ferry system. Both towns have a number of outdoor restaurants and cafes, excellent parks, and historic areas that welcome dogs. Be sure to visit Granville Island, Historic Gastown, and the Capilano Park.
3. Boston. With dozens of parks, the huge Boston Common, and the Back Bay Fens, Boston has plenty of room for you and your dog to roam. Take a hike along the Freedom Trail or take your dog to the Faneuil Hall Marketplace. Your pup can even swim at Carson Beach.
4. San Francisco. Dogs are everywhere in San Francisco. You'll find a multitude of dog-friendly coffee shops, restaurants, and stores as well as a number of dog-loving parks. Head to Dolores Park, where your pup can cool off at the doggy drinking fountain, or visit Fisherman's Wharf and the beach. Dogs are allowed on public transportation in the City by the Bay, including the muni, cable cars, and trains.
5. Seattle. Well-behaved dogs are welcome on Seattle's ferries, buses, and trains. Be sure to visit the Sand Point Magnuson Park off-leash beach area, where dogs can run, swim, and socialize to their heart's content. Across Lake Washington, Marymore Park is a similar doggy haven.
6. Salt Lake City. With plenty of parks, playgrounds, and a few off-leash parks, Salt Lake is a fun place for dogs to explore. Head to the Ensign Peak Trail or the vast expanse of downtown Liberty Park. The surrounding Wasatch and Oquirrh Mountains have plenty of trails for day trips and side jaunts.
7. San Diego. With its outdoor living culture, San Diego is a great place to visit with a dog. This city has plenty of outdoor dining options as well as beaches and off leash parks. Visit Dog Beach and Fiesta Island for a terrific day of swimming and play. For a day trip, visit the mountain town of Julian or wine country's Temecula.
8. Tucson. Again, outdoor living makes this a dog-friendly city. You and your pup can hike along the Rillito River Trail, visit the Pima Air and Space Museum, or head out of town to nearby Tombstone, home of Old West legends like Doc Holliday.
9. San Antonio. Leashed dogs are welcome to accompany you to many of San Antonio's famous sites such as Market Square, the Alamo (outside only), and the Riverwalk. There are plenty of outdoor dining options, but sadly San Antonio doesn't have very many off leash parks.
10. Portland. Warm and friendly Portland is a fun place for dogs to explore. This town is full of parks of all sizes. You can take your dog for a riverside romp along the Columbia or stay in town and wander the streets of downtown.