This week’s Clicks pick up where last week’s left off — this time, it’s Wine & Food Travel offering tips for pet-friendly fun in Napa Valley, CA. If you’re visiting sunny SoCal, check out the Lavender Inn in Ojai — it gets rave reviews on TripAdvisor, and this week added a post to its blog highlighting its pet-friendly rooms and amenities.
Heading east, we cross paths with the Take Paws team, which wrote an excellent post about visiting Yellowstone with their two dogs — not an easy task, given the numerous restrictions on dog activities, but Rod & Amy & the boys found plenty to do. Scattered across the U.S. are a variety of E-ticket attractions (including Tombstone, AZ, the Crazy Horse Monument, Gettysburg, and the National Mall) that welcome dogs, msnbc.com reports. Read carefully, though, and consider double-checking: The article implies that dogs are allowed inside Seattle’s Pike Place Market (a picture shows the famous fish-flinging stall), but the actual Market policy is pretty restrictive. Another article describes four dog-friendly waterside getaways around the U.S., including Virginia Beach, VA’s First Landing State Park, Spring Branch, TX’s Guadalupe River State Park, Sheboygan, WI’s Kohler-Andrae State Park, and Long Beach, WA’s Long Beach Peninsula.
On the East Coast, Helen and Raja of Travels with My Dog visited an upstate New York 4H fair and farm festival, took great pictures, and offer useful tips for other dog-owners hoping their dog will be welcome at harvest events. Practically Posh posted a fun and informative video, starring Benny the Poodle, about visiting the Hamptons with a dog (including restaurant, hotel, dog park and beach recommendations).
Heading south, ohmidog! highlighted a favorite Mexican restaurant in South Baltimore, MD. Miguel’s wins points not only for its divine guacamole, but also for its dog-friendly patio and its proximity to Locust Point Dog Park. All is not cold beer and fresh guac in the South however: Key West The Newspaper reports that Key West‘s new ordinance allowing dogs to join their owners in outdoor eating areas may be too “restrictive and cumbersome” — and costly — for restaurant owners.
How are you going to get to all these great places? Choose an airline that gives your pet frequent flyer miles — How To Travel With Pets runs through the four airline programs that award pet owners frequent flyer miles (please note that aside from Pet Airways, a pet-only airline, only JetBlue offers frequent flyer miles to pets traveling in-cabin).