Having pets join in on family travels adds to the fun and memorable experiences. According to American Pet Products Association, more than 70 percent of U.S. households own a pet in 2022 and one in two pet owners only opt to stay at accommodations allowing pets.
Each month in the U.S., there are nearly 4,800 Google searches for “pet-friendly vacation.” To make finding a pet-friendly destination easier, vacation experts at Family Destinations Guide searched for U.S. cities with the most listings for pet-friendly accommodations. Taking the 50 most-populated cities in the country, the team used data from rental site Vrbo to discover the top 20 pet-friendly cities.
The top 20 pet-friendly cities for travel, alongside the number of pet-friendly accommodation listings, are:
- Houston, Texas – 478
- Dallas, Texas – 470
- San Diego, California – 467
- Jacksonville, Florida – 466
- Orlando, Florida – 464
- San Antonio, Texas – 463
- Phoenix, Arizona – 458
- Los Angeles, California – 440
- Chicago, Illinois – 440
- New York City, New York – 439
- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – 428
- Las Vegas, Nevada – 424
- Denver, Colorado – 419
- Austin, Texas – 416
- Seattle, Washington – 390
- Atlanta, Georgia – 340
- San Francisco, California – 336
- Washington, D.C. – 298
- San Jose, California – 250
- Boston, Massachusetts – 143
Texas sees four cities in the top 20, and with more than 89 state parks, travelers can enjoy the great outdoors with pets. Two cities in Florida rank in the top five, with Florida featuring some of the country’s best canine parks, including Lake Winter Park in downtown Orlando and Dog Wood Park in Jacksonville.
All aboard! A holiday afternoon tea on a vintage train winding its way through lush wine country? If that sounds a lovely to you as it does to us, the Napa Valley Wine Train is on track to offer you a great seasonal experience perfect for sharing with family or loved ones. Tea is served in a holiday-decked vintage Pullman rail car with historic features like Honduran mahogany paneling, etched glass partitions, sumptuous armchairs and gleaming brass accents.
Filled with hidden treasures waiting to be discovered, Seoul invites travelers to unearth its many gems, and Seoul Tourism Organization is here to help travelers do just that. Through thoughtfully created initiatives like the Theme Tourism County Competition, Seoul Tourism Organization works closely with local districts to identify and showcase what makes each district unique and charming in all seasons.
One of the appeals of multi-generational travel, as opposed to family gatherings at home, is no one is the host and everyone is a guest. When you’re all traveling together, nobody gets left to wash the dishes after everyone else leaves. But the best multi-gen trips are those well planned. Here are a few tips to make your family’s trip the best ever:
Friendly Like Me, available for Apple and Android devices, is a first-of-its-kind app designed with the more than 33 percent of Americans who may need special accessibility accommodations while on family travel in mind.
United Airlines is in the midst of a major initiative to modernize its fleet over the next several years. After first announcing the plan in 2021, planes fitted with United’s signature interior are finally beginning to appear across the airline’s narrowbody fleet of Boeing and Airbus planes. United flyers are sure to notice these enhancements from the moment they step on board: Each new or updated plane sports remodeled seats, seatback entertainment screens for everyone, Bluetooth connectivity and more, all adding up to a better experience on every journey.
Buenos Aires, Argentina, has its attractions for families, but traveling there to experience the city’s tango culture is a getaway better suited to couples. As they say, it takes two to tango.