Top 10 Dog-Friendly Vacations Around the World

Whether you’re planning to stay in a luxury hotel or exploring campgrounds in a National Park, our list of dog-friendly vacations will help you find the right destination for you and your furry friend. 

Learn about: Travel Insurance Benefits for Pets and Service Animals

Best Dog-Friendly Vacation Destinations

1. Beverly Hills, California

Looking for a luxury summer getaway? You and Fido can get pampered in style at the Beverly Hills Peninsula. This hotel and spa offers complimentary walks and in-room massages for dog up to 100 pounds. Personalized towels and a special doggy treat menu will add a special touch to your vacation. 

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2. Bruges, Belgium

If you’re ready to relax and unwind on a vacation with dogs, Bruges may be just the place for you. You can explore European charm from the comfort of a quaint bed and breakfast that caters to canine travelers and their people, The Doghouse. While there, indulge in a chocolate tour or shop the famous Market Square. 

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3. Ashville, North Carolina

If you’re looking for best vacations with dogs, Ashville is well-known for its arts and cultural events and is great for dog friendly vacations. While there, treat your special friend to a dog biscuit at Three Dog Bakery and explore one of the town’s many dog parks. 

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4. Barcelona, Spain

From famed cathedrals like Sagrada Familia, to shopping the Avinguda Diagonal, Barcelona has a lot to see and a number of dog-friendly restaurants for your pup. During the summer, visit Spain’s Resort Canino Can Jane, a five-star dog resort complete with a water park specially designed for your four-legged friend. No trip to Barcelona is complete without a tour of the Picasso Museum.

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5. Queen Mary 2 – New York, New York to Southampton, England

Cruise lovers will swoon over the luxury ocean liner, Queen Mary 2. It includes a special dog kennel with White Glove service to feed and pamper Fido. Plus, dogs have an indoor and outdoor off-leash areas where they can exercise in style. 

Preparing for a Cruise 
The smartest ways to prepare for a cruise vacation is to invest in travel insurance. Many cruise lines offer only basic coverage options, so you may want to consider third-party travel insurance options, such as Generali Global Assistance, in order to find a plan that fits your needs best. Find out why travel insurance is crucial for cruising.

6. Avon, Colorado

Beaver Creek Mountain is not just a skier’s paradise, it’s also home to the Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch. Take a guided tour with your pet or treat your pet to a hand prepared menu. Whether you’re looking for some of the best summer hiking trails, riding winter’s fresh powder, or teeing up on the golf course, you will find it in Avon.

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7. Hakone, Japan

Nature lovers will love Hakone’s tranquil views. The mountainous town is home to a number of dog-friendly hotels including the Hyatt Regency Resort & Spa. Dog sitting is included in your stay so you can climb nearby Mount Fuji or enjoy the onsite spa without worry. Visiting in the fall? Lake Ashi’s colorful forest calls for a sightseeing tour.

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8. Outer Banks, North Carolina

For those planning beach vacations with dogs, the Outer Banks has a number of options for on and off leash beaches. Rules can vary from beach to beach and beaches may require leashes during the busy season. Be sure to check beach regulations before you go. 


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9. Bar Harbor, Maine

Hit the trails in Acadia National Park or smell the flowers in Asticou Azalea Garden. For those in need of a scenic beach getaway, Hadley Point Beach is known for its scenic coastline and stunning sunsets. Dogs are permitted on-leash and visitors enjoy access the picnic tables, boating and more. 

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10. Venice, Italy

Enjoy some homemade tiramisu at the dog-friendly, Barcarretto or sip a smoothie at 60/40 Venezia. Touring through Europe with your four-legged friend may be the vacation you have dreamed about. 

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Tips for Traveling with Pets

Travel Insurance and Pets

Did you know that travel insurance plans from Generali Global Assistance include coverages and services that could help in certain situations when traveling with pets or service animals? If you take the time to plan a trip around destinations that cater to your pet, you should consider how a travel insurance plan might help on your trip.

  • Travel Delay coverage: If you are delayed six or more hours you can be reimbursed up to the amount listed in the Schedule of Benefits for meals, telephone calls, additional parking charges and even pet kennel fees
  • Traveling with a service animal? Trip Cancellation and Trip Interruption coverages include service animals in the case of sickness, injury or death. 
  • Pet services locator: Need help finding pet-related services? Our concierge services can help you find veterinarians and pet sitters while you are away from home. 


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