These Are the Best Cities in the US to Visit With Your Dog

After spending two years at home with your dog longer than ever before, there’s a good chance you’ve bonded with her even more. So when it comes to booking your summer travel, you might want to consider taking your dog on holiday instead of paying for a boarding house or a babysitter.

Sure, you can pack your dog, hike, and hike, but what if you’re in the mood for a more urban escape this year? As it turns out, dogs are friendlier in some cities than in others. Here’s what you need to know.

What makes a city friendly to dogs?

For a city to be the perfect getaway for you and your furry friend, it must have plenty of outdoor activities, pet-friendly transportation, and dog-loving locals. So, to come up with the list, the Wanderu team analyzed data from the 45 most populous cities in the US into the following categories:

You can read more about the methodology here .

Best US cities to visit with your dog

So how are America’s largest cities doing? Here are the top 25 places for dogs :

  1. Oakland, California
  2. Sacramento, California
  3. Seattle, Washington
  4. Portland, Oregon
  5. Washington
  6. Denver, Colorado
  7. Atlanta, Georgia
  8. Miami, Florida
  9. San Francisco, California
  10. New York, New York
  11. San Jose, California
  12. Austin, Texas
  13. Long Beach, California
  14. Boston, Massachusetts
  15. San Diego, California
  16. Las Vegas, Nevada
  17. Raleigh, North Carolina
  18. Mesa, Arizona
  19. Los Angeles, California
  20. Dallas, Texas
  21. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  22. Kansas City, Missouri
  23. Phoenix, Arizona
  24. Chicago, Illinois
  25. Charlotte, North Carolina


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