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Top 5 Pet-friendly Travel Cities in the U.S.


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Orlando, Fla.
With many animals already in residence, Disney World makes for an easy pet vacation.
With many animals already in residence, Disney World makes for an easy pet vacation.
AP Photo/Peter Cosgrove

­With Disney World, Universal Studios, Sea World and hundreds of other attractions, it's no wonder that the city welcomes 50 million tourists a year [source: Orlando Convention & Visitors' Bureau]. Many local accommodations and attractions also welcome their two-legged guests' four-legged companions.

Although you can't take your pet on Space Mountain (or any other ride), many of the theme parks wil­l pet-sit for you while you enjoy the attractions. Disney has five kennels -- at Magic Kingdom, Epcot, The Hollywood Studios, Animal Kingdom and Fort Wilderness -- that cost about $15 a day. Disney is also planning a first-of-its-kind pet resort, which will feature luxury suites, grooming and a doggy day camp.

Several Orlando-area hotels are pet friendly, especially the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel and Royal Pacific Resort. The Loews Loves Pets program gives pooches the VIP treatment, with their own special bedding, toys, treats, room service menu and walking service. Loews hotels even offer a Puppy Pager service, which will call you immediately if your pet gets into trouble.

Many of Orlando's restaurants also welcome pets. In 2006, Governor Jeb Bush passed a doggie dining law that allows pets to sit with their owners in all outdoor eating areas.