vacation with petsEvery pet owner faces a major decision when planning a vacation. Should I take my dog or cat with me? Should I board my pet instead, or will having my pet along enhance the vacation for us both?

Of course that depends on where you're going and for how long a time. Dogs are easier to travel with, especially if you're staying in the Unite States. With pet-friendly vacation options on the rise, traveling with dogs is more accessible than ever before. Be sure to do your research in advance of the trip, however, so you're sure do find a warm welcome at your destination, with no unexpected surprises.

The following are some of best places to bring your pooch on vacation travel.

More and more dog-friendly beaches are being made available around the country, offering splashing in the surf fun for the whole family. Most beaches have designated pet areas and do require leashes.

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Pet-friendly campgrounds abound in most-every state. Hiking and biking activities are welcome with dogs on leashes. Most national parks have designated areas where you can bring you pet, as well as special kennel facilities.

Today off-leash dog parks are located in many towns and cities. These expansive areas invite dogs to run free and visit with other dogs in a confined area. Most are free of charge. Some require membership or a fee to participate. You're also welcome to bring your dog, on leash, to most of the municipal and state parks around the nation.

For winter vacations, check out the cross-country ski-trails that allow you to bring your dog. Other ski resorts have kennels available for day stays.

Many big cities, like New York, offer walking tours of historic neighborhoods where you can bring you dog along.

A vacation rental home is a great option when traveling with pets. At Villa4vacation.com you can easily search for rentals that accept pets to make your next vacation even more fun than ever.

Here are some of the pet friendly vacation selections:

 - European vacations with pets

 - Hawaii vacations with pets

 - Luxury Homes allowing pets

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