Last year I wrote a post about how the Four Seasons is the only hotel on Las Vegas’s Strip that accepts dogs. None of the casino hotels on the Strip welcomes dogs. In Reno, however, the story is a bit different. According to a letter to the editor of TheUnion.com, Reno’s Sands Regency Casino Hotel is pet-friendly — and sure enough, when you visit the casino’s web site, you learn that dogs are indeed allowed in the casino hotel (though still not in the casino itself).
That’s pretty great, but here’s even better news: There’s a spa in Santa Fe — and a good one, with rapturous reviews — that’s dog-friendly. Yep, you read that correctly. Check out this great post from ohmidog!’s John Woestendiek about the visit he and his dog Ace made to the Ten Thousand Waves spa.
Elsewhere in the U.S., Jersey Bites wrote a fun post about their beloved Dog Beach (official name: Fisherman’s Cove Conservation Area) in Manasquan, NJ; Rose Flores Medlock, the Portland Pet-Friendly Places Examiner, wrote about three more dog-friendly places to eat in wonderful Portland, OR; and DogFriendly.com posted its choices for the top 10 dog-friendly resort areas in the U.S. Frankly, I don’t view the Black Hills, St. Augustine, Virginia City or Chattanooga as “resort areas,” but there are tips to be picked up from even the most flawed of lists.
Here’s a link without a link, alas. Orange Coast Magazine included a useful article in its June 2010 issue about pet-friendly hotels in Orange Country, sent in by alert reader Tony. Though the issue is on-line, that particular article isn’t, so I’ll tell you that it lists the following nine hotels, and provides details about their pet policies and amenities: Balboa Bay Club, Fairmont Newport Beach, Hilton Waterfront Resort, The Island Hotel, Montage, the Laguna Niguel Ritz-Carlton, Shorebreak Hotel, Monarch Beach Resort, and the Westin South Coast Plaza.
This week’s final link is by way of FIDOFriendly, whose August 2010 issue includes an article about taking your dog to see a movie at a local drive-in theater. Doesn’t that sound like fun?! You’ll need to grab an issue to read the article itself, but here’s a teaser from the FIDOFriendly website. Author Carol Bryant suggests that you visit www.driveintheater.com to find out what drive-ins are still going strong in your part of the country, and so do I (but be sure to double-check; in Washington, for example, at least two of the listed theaters are in fact closed).