Dog-Friendly Destinations for Labor Day

girl-with-dogThat cool breeze you felt this morning is a sign that Labor Day is almost here — but so is National Dog Day. Since we know you don’t like to leave town without your furry friend, we came up with a list to honor both Dog Day and Labor Day. Here are 5 dog-friendly destinations for Labor Day.

Columbus, OH Warm and friendly in the summertime, Columbus, OH isn’t just a break in the cornfields, it’s also a place your pup feels at home. With more than fifty pet-friendly hotels, finding a place to stay with your dog is easy. When you’re out and about there are several dog parks where your dog can run around and do what dogs do best — play! The Scioto Audubon Dog Park offers a sand pit for dogs to dig as well as an agility course. There are also a couple of trails where you can explore the green space with your pup. Big Walnut Dog Park has a swimming pond for your pooch, but if you just want to go on a walk, the Olentangy Greenway is a good place for a jaunt.

dog-runningSan Diego, CA If your sights are set on California, head down to San Diego. Not only is it an awesome place for the family to visit, but it’s a place where your pup can fall in love. Not only are there more than 100 pet-friendly hotels, but it’s the home of The Original Dog Beach where dogs can jump waves and scamper in the sand leash-free. Fiesta Island also has an off leash dog park where your dog can romp around on the shores. If the water isn’t your dog’s thing, take your dog to Cowles Mountain for a hike or take a stroll through the Cabrillo Tide Pools Trail, but you’ll need a leash.

San Antonio, TX Deep in the heart of Texas is a special place dogs can call their temporary home: San Antonio. With more than 150 pet-friendly hotels, making this a Labor Day destination for the whole family should be easy. There are also many off-leash dog parks  to choose from. It gets hot in Texas, so most of the dog parks have places for pups to rinse off with plenty of drinking water. The Tom Slick Dog Park and Pearsall Dog Park have picnic tables and fountains for the whole family to enjoy while your pup plays.

Lancaster, PA When we think of Lancaster, PA, we think of covered bridges, horse drawn buggies and the Amish experience, but it’s also a great place to get away with your dog. There are about fifteen pet-friendly hotels and it has more than a few dog-friendly spots to nosh. You can even bring your dog shopping! At Stoudtburg Village, there are several pet-friendly stores will occasional pet-friendly events. For play, Beau’s Dream Dog Park is like a resort for dogs with splash pads, a tennis ball tree and plenty of drinking water.dogs-on-a-beach

Key West, FL If your your Labor Day plans mean a trip to the Keys, make sure to bring your dog with you! There are more than 200 pet-friendly hotels to choose from and more than 30 dog-friendly restaurants. But that’s just the practical part — the fun includes kayaking with your pup at Lazy Dog Kayak or dolphin watching with your dog at Wild About Dolphins. If you need solid ground, you can take your dog to Higgs Beach Dog Park to frolic in the sand.

Every day is National Dog Day at The Lakeside Collection. From ideas to give your dog a little more love to products to keep them comfortable year-round, shop Lakeside for great products at practical prices.

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