Traveling with our furry companions has become a treasured adventure, as we embrace exploring new destinations together. Whether you have a loyal canine companion, a feline friend, or another beloved pet by your side, embarking on a weekend getaway can be an enriching experience for both human and animal. As you plan your next adventure, there are important factors to consider, such as pet-friendly accommodations, activities, and attractions.

HomeExchange Pet Friendly Accommodations has us full of ideas for pet-friendly weekend getaways in North America. Learn more about how HomeExchange can host your and your pet by clicking below, and check out top ten where you and your furry friend can create lasting memories in beautiful surroundings.

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1. Asheville, North Carolina: Unleash Adventure in Asheville

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Asheville, nestled in the breathtaking Blue Ridge Mountains, is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts and their furry companions. The city offers an array of pet-friendly hiking trails, such as the scenic trails at the Blue Ridge Parkway or the lush trails in Pisgah National Forest. Asheville's commitment to pet-friendliness extends to its downtown area, where dogs are warmly welcomed at outdoor patios, cafes, and even some shops. From exploring the stunning Biltmore Estate to strolling through vibrant downtown streets, this pet-friendly city is an ideal destination for pet friendly weekend getaways.

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2. Cape Cod, Massachusetts: A Pawfect Coastal Getaway on Cape Cod

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Cape Cod is a dream destination for beach-loving pet owners. With miles of pristine shoreline, this coastal paradise offers dog-friendly beaches where your furry friend can frolic in the sand and surf. The Cape Cod National Seashore, for example, allows leashed dogs in certain areas. Beyond the beaches, Cape Cod embraces a pet-friendly culture, with pet-friendly accommodations, restaurants, and even pet-friendly boat tours, allowing your pet to join you on coastal adventures.

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3. Sedona, Arizona: The Magic of Red Rocks Makes Tails Wag

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Sedona's majestic red rock formations provide a stunning backdrop for romance as well as pet-friendly adventures. That's why it's one of our favorite destinations for pet friendly romantic weekend getaways. The city is known for its pet-friendly hiking trails, including the iconic Bell Rock Trail and Cathedral Rock Trail, where leashed dogs can explore the otherworldly landscapes. Many pet-friendly accommodations in Sedona offer amenities such as pet beds and bowls, ensuring your pet's comfort during your stay. You'll also find pet-friendly art galleries, outdoor cafes, and shops that welcome your furry friend, making Sedona an ideal pet-friendly romantic getaway.

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4. Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada: An Island Escape to Pet-Friendly Paradise

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Vancouver Island is a pet-friendly heaven with an abundance of natural beauty. The island offers numerous dog-friendly beaches and parks, such as the expansive Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park and the picturesque Beacon Hill Park in Victoria. Pet-friendly accommodations range from cozy cottages to waterfront resorts, providing a range of options for you and your pet. Vancouver Island's welcoming atmosphere extends to pet-friendly attractions, including pet-friendly wineries and outdoor dining options, allowing your pet to join in on the island's delights.

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5. Santa Barbara, California: A Perfect Place for Pet-Friendly Romantic Getaways

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Santa Barbara's year-round mild climate and beautiful beaches make it an ideal pet-friendly destination, and also incredibly romantic! Many beaches in Santa Barbara allow leashed dogs, such as Arroyo Burro Beach, where your pet can enjoy a splash in the waves. The city also presents pet-friendly parks and walking trails, including the scenic Douglas Family Preserve. Pet-friendly restaurants and outdoor patios abound, allowing you to enjoy local cuisine with your pet by your side. You and your four-legged friends will also enjoy a stroll along State Street, relaxing at dog-friendly wineries, and enjoy all the other pet-friendly amenities that make Santa Barbara a perfect destination for a weekend escape.

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6. Bar Harbor, Maine: Coastal Charm and Canine Trails

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Bar Harbor, located on Mount Desert Island, is a charming coastal town that welcomes pets with open arms. The crown jewel of the region, Acadia National Park, offers pet-friendly trails and carriage roads for you and your furry friend to explore together. From the stunning vistas of Cadillac Mountain to the serenity of Jordan Pond, there's no shortage of natural beauty to enjoy. Pet-friendly culture here provides a warm and welcoming experience for both you and your pet.

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7. Austin, Texas: Fun For All With Live Music & Wagging Tails

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Austin's vibrant and eclectic culture extends to its pet-friendly atmosphere. The city boasts numerous dog parks, such as Zilker Park and Red Bud Isle, where your canine companion can socialize and play. Austin's pet-friendly amenities include outdoor patios at restaurants and cafes, allowing you to dine with your pet. The city's live music scene is also pet-friendly, with many venues hosting dog-friendly events and concerts. Another must do for dog owners visiting the state's capital with their K9 is visit Barton Springs, a fun place to play catch and swim! From pet-friendly accommodations to off-leash areas, Austin offers a lively and welcoming environment for pet owners.

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8. Whistler, British Columbia, Canada: Canadian Canine Bliss & Mountain Majesty

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Whistler, a renowned mountain destination, offers an abundance of pet-friendly outdoor activities. Dogs can enjoy hiking on pet-friendly trails, such as the scenic Lost Lake Trail or the Rainbow Lake Trail. In the winter, Whistler's pet-friendly cross-country ski trails allow you to explore the snowy landscapes with your furry friend. Many accommodations in Whistler cater to pets, offering pet-friendly amenities and services. The village itself welcomes pets, with pet-friendly patios and outdoor dining options. Whistler is a pet-friendly paradise where you can immerse yourself in the beauty of nature with your beloved pet by your side.

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9. Stowe, Vermont: New England Delight in a Charming Pet-Friendly Escape

Stowe, nestled in the heart of Vermont, offers a charming and pet-friendly escape. The town is surrounded by picturesque landscapes and offers pet-friendly hiking trails, such as the Sterling Pond Trail or the Stowe Pinnacle Trail, where you and your pet can enjoy the beauty of the Green Mountains. The town's pet-friendly atmosphere extends to outdoor patios, allowing you to savor local cuisine with your furry friend.

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10. Key West, Florida: Tropical Paradise for Paws

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Key West's tropical paradise is not only a treat for humans but also a pet-friendly destination. The island offers dog-friendly beaches, such as Higgs Beach and Dog Beach, where your pet can frolic in the sand and surf. Key West's pet-friendly attractions include pet-friendly boat tours, allowing you and your pet to explore the crystal-clear waters together. Pet-friendly accommodations range from boutique hotels to vacation rentals, ensuring a comfortable stay for you and your furry companion. Key West's vibrant atmosphere and warm hospitality make it an unforgettable pet-friendly getaway.

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Find Pet Friendly Accommodations with HomeExchange

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So you and your four-legged friend are ready to get out of town. Where will you stay for your pet-friendly weekend getaway? Finding pet friendly accommodations is easy with HomeExchange. Many of our members welcome pets in their homes, even providing essentials your animal might need (bowls, beds, toys, and more). You can easily find an accommodations for your dog friendly weekend getaways with the space that they need like a yard or nearby park, beach, and more to run around. Check out all of our home exchanges where pets are welcome for your pet friendly weekend getaways and start planning your next great escape with animals by your side!

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