Top 9 USA Destinations A Dog Owner Can Visit During Spring Break


Let’s talk spring break destinations. Face it, we all look forward to a break. Whether you travel down to Spring Break capital or travel closer to home, there is something about a week off, right as the weather starts to shift to spring, that is invigorating.

I love spring break and I love heading out on a trip with my mastiff right alongside us. If you love traveling with your dog as much as I do, then you are going to love these spring break destinations for dogs.

1. Essex Resort and Spa: Essex, Vermont

Although most don’t think to travel into New England during spring break, this is a must-see location for any dog owner. Take in the beauty of springtime at this spa that welcomes both you and your dog. Their R & Arf package includes:

  • Two Course Room Service Dinner
  • Passes to Indian Brook Reservoir: 575 acres of New England beauty.
  • Keepsake Toy from the Reservoir
  • Cooking Class to make Dog Treats

2.  Finger Lakes, New York

I love the outdoors and, while Finger Lakes have a range of different locations to stay at, the draw of this area is the outdoor beauty. The area boasts 11 different lakes and a 100 vineyards.

And the area is very dog-friendly! Which means that everyone can enjoy the 9000 square miles, full of sights and activities, with their favorite canine friend.

3. Key West, Florida

There is no way I can recommend a spring break location without mentioning Florida…and Key West is where it’s at for dog lovers. Plenty of dog friendly beaches, such as Higgs Dog Beach. In addition, there are plenty of dog friendly sights around Florida where your pup will be as happy as you. Just a few places to go:

  • Key West Aquarium
  • Lazy Dog Kayaks
  • Wild about Dolphins Charters
  • Island Dog’s Bar
  • Louie’s Backyard

4. Door County, Wisconsin

Full of music and beautiful vistas, Door County, Wisconsin is a wonderful experience for anyone who loves travel with their dog. With amazing sights such as shipwrecks and caves, along with pet friendly accommodations and businesses, there is more to do than you can fit in a week.

  • Treat your pup and yourself to adventure:
  • Shoreline Scenic Cruises
  • Gibraltar Grill
  • Pet Expressions

5. Chicago, Illinois

Looking for a city adventure? Chicago is a great mid-west destination for dogs and their owners. With plenty of hotels being dog friendly, the city is full of sights both inside city limits and out on the water.

While in the city, check out the following places, all of them are dog friendly:

  • Navy Pier
  • Seadog Cruises
  • Soggy Paws
  • Uncommon Ground

6. Nashville, Tennessee

Another amazing spring break destination, Nashville is the home of country music and is very dog friendly. Featuring an Aloft hotel, which is well known for their dog friendly accommodations, there is plenty to do in Nashville.

Furry visitors can enjoy a range of activities with their family over spring break:

  • Calypso Cafe East Nashville
  • White’s Mercantile
  • Stones River Greenway
  • Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park

7. Little River Inn, Mendocino, California

Warmth, beautiful vistas and plenty of dog friendly locations, California is a cornucopia of sights for the average dog. Little River Inn is one of the best places to stay in the state and it’s a stone’s throw away from amazing sights.

Guests of the Little River Inn are only a short walk to the dog beach. The inn boasts a range of services, including:

  • 275 acres of beautiful, off leash hiking areas
  • Meals with your dog
  • Canoe Trips
  • Doggy Welcome Package

8. Breckenridge, CO

If you enjoy the snow, then you are going to love Breckenridge, Colorado. This destination is perfect for any of those snow breeds such as Akitas or Huskies. And perfect for any owner who wants to find adventure with their snow pup.

Breckenridge has a number of dog friendly hotels and sights that are worth throwing your snow boots on for, including:

  • Breckenridge Nordic Center
  • Carter Dog Park
  • Motherloaded Tavern
  • McCullough Gulch Trail

9. Sedona, Arizona

From the snow to desert, the final destination on this list is Sedona, Arizona. If you and your canine companion love exercise, then this is the perfect spring break destination for you. With 1.8 million acres of Arizona hiking, you and your dog can hit the trails for days.

However, Sedona is a wonderful place to relax as well and have plenty of dog friendly establishments and sights:

  • Oak Creek Vineyard & Winery
  • Whiskers Barkery
  • Slide Rock State Park
  • Secret Garden Cafe

As you can see, there are many spring break destinations that are dog friendly and filled with adventure. Whether you want to relax for the week, brave the cold, or hit the trails with your furry companion, one of these 9 spring break destinations are sure to offer you the adventure of a lifetime.

For more sights to see with each location, be sure to check here.