Top 10 Pet-friendly Vacation Spots


Vineyard Visits and More

While not specifically pet-centered, some destinations are pet-friendly. Several vineyards in California, Virginia, Missouri, Michigan, Florida and Oregon not only welcome pets, they name select vintages accordingly. Visitors to the Mutt Lynch Winery in California's Sonoma County, for example, can take home a bottle of Merlot Over and Play Dead.

Many popular theme parks have day facilities to board your pet while you seek thrills. Fees and facilities vary, but most parks require owners to provide food and to check in periodically to care for the pet's needs. In addition, most RV parks accept well-behaved, leash-controlled pets. At some, you'll find pet recreation and exercise areas and pet-sitting services in case you want to take a side trip somewhere your tail-wagging companion wouldn't be welcomed.

When the road starts feeling long and weary, ditch the wheels and wade into watery fun at the destinations on the next page.