With the weather warming up, you might be considering a trip with your four-legged best friend. Luckily, there’s no shortage of places in the U.S. for you to go. Here are the top 10 American landmarks to take your pet!
No list of American landmarks is complete without our nation’s capital. Not only is the National Mall beautiful, but it’s also pet-friendly. The grass is perfect for lounging with your pet or having a game of fetch. Just make sure they stay on leash as it’s required.
Majestic. Amazing. Awe-inspiring. These are just a few words one can use to describe the Grand Canyon. And the amazing view is best seen with your four-legged bestie in tow. Pets are allowed on leash on any trails above the rim. That’s 12 miles of trails for the two of you to enjoy together!
Yosemite National Park
We love taking our pets to national parks. Getting them out of the house stimulates their bodies and minds and keeps them from getting bored. One of our favorite national parks to take our pets is Yosemite. Leashed animals are allowed on a few trails, as well as developed areas, sidewalks, bike paths and paved roads.
According to Mount Vernon’s website, “General Washington loved dogs, and so do we.” Leashed pups are allowed all over the grounds, the lobby of the Ford Orientation Center and the Donald W. Reynolds Museum and Education Center.
Dogs are allowed all over Colonial Williamsburg, the country’s biggest living history museum. They aren’t permitted in the buildings, but they are free to roam on leash on the grounds. They are even allowed on the shuttle from the visitor center!
Gettysburg National Military Park
Pets are more than welcome at Gettysburg National Military Park. They need to stick to the park itself and are not allowed in the Museum, Visitor Center, Soldiers’ National Cemetery or other park buildings.
The Freedom Trail
The Freedom Trail in Boston winds around the city and covers museums, old churches, meeting houses, burying grounds, parks and more that played a significant role in the birth of our country. It covers 2.5 miles of terrain and you can walk the whole thing with your pet. Animals aren’t allowed in buildings, but are welcome at parks.
Central Park is the most visited urban park in the United States with 37-38 million visitors each year. It now covers a whopping 843 acres that are perfect for exploring with your four-pawed friend.
If you’re not from Los Angeles, you might be surprised to learn that there’s a dog park directly underneath the Hollywood Sign! It’s open from sunrise to sunset and features barbecue pits, picnic tables and a children’s play area. Just know that it’s not fenced-in so you’ll need to keep your dog on a leash.
St. Louis’ Gateway Arch
The Gateway Arch is a magnificent architectural feat. While pets aren’t allowed inside the Arch itself or many of the buildings, leashed animals are allowed on the park grounds, Riverfront Trail and riverboat cruises!