Pleasant Hill, California, welcomes all types of family travelers, even furry family members. As one of the most centrally located and pet-friendly destinations in the San Francisco Bay Area, it makes a great home base for pet families eager to explore the many destinations and mountainous parks where dogs can roam free.
The destination sits on the doorstep of Briones Regional Park, a “secret wilderness” of 6,250 acres amid the sprawling suburbs of Contra Costa County. Dog owners quickly learn East Bay Regional Parks, including Briones, are pet-friendly and proud to be one of the most dog-friendly organizations in the nation. Near trailheads and picnic areas, dogs are required to be on a leash, but in other destinations, they can roam free.
Make sure to check out Paso Nogal Dog Park, a fenced-in neighborhood dog park boasting 2.5 acres of grass and dirt. The park is divided into sections for big and little dogs so there aren’t any issues.
Book your stay at one of the dog-friendly properties like Hyatt House Hotel, where staff make a fuss out of your furry best friend. The lobby is stacked with water bowls and snacks, and there’s a spacious, grassy outdoor area for canine guests to run around. Don’t forget to bring a sample of dog treats back to your room for your four-legged pal to enjoy later.
Restaurants and shops such as Jack’s, Crescent Bistro and Wence’s allow dogs to dine with their companions and even offer water bowls for the furry guests. The local cupcake shop Batter ‘n Icing even has a Pup Cake, a carrot cake with peanut butter, cream cheese and frosting.
Ever dreamed of being a mermaid? Well, your dreams could come true on your next family trip. With March 29 National Mermaid Day, these two resorts offer experiences for guests of all ages to enjoy.
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Make Best Western your hotel of choice during spring family travels for a sweet reward. This spring, BWH Hotels offers members of its Best Western Rewards loyalty program the opportunity to earn a free night stay.
Known for its clear, vibrantly blue-green waters and varied and historic ports of call, the Adriatic is the new Mediterranean for cruise enthusiasts and family travelers. An Adriatic cruise is especially suited to multigen family trips, since it appeals to all ages with its beautiful beaches, water sports, rich marine life, historic cities, ancient archaeological sites, colorful cultures and varied cuisines. There is truly something for every traveler.
Making travel plans can be exciting; did you know planning on how to spend time at the airport the right way can enrich the overall trip experience? As a transfer hub, traveling through Doha's Hamad International Airport is a unique experience, as waiting never feels like waiting at one of the best airports in the world.
Parents, it’s time to ditch family travel and embark on a romantic vacation at Solmar Hotels and Resorts in Los Cabos. Renowned for its breathtaking landscapes, pristine beaches and unparalleled hospitality, Los Cabos sets the stage for couples looking for a romantic escape away from the kids. At Solmar Hotels and Resorts, guests are invited to take advantage of the romantic accommodations, spa experiences, gastronomic delights and more.