What good is taking a vacation if you can’t bring your best friend?  A pet is almost like a child and it’s important to consider traveling to a city that will be an enjoyable experience for you and your furry friend. So you may ask yourself where an ideal place is to visit for the both of you. We’ve put together a list of a few of our favorites.

Orlando, Florida

Orlando is the fun capital of the world – and they made it fun for your pets too! Enjoy walking along paved paths of the Paw Park of Historic Sanford and cooling off at the misting tower. Due to the theme parks, several pet-friendly hotels are available and will pet-sit your dog while you go off and enjoy the theme parks.

San Diego, California

The Otay Ranch Town Shopping Center has an off-leash park as part of this sprawling facility, making this a one-stop entertainment center for both pets and their people. In addition, your dog may enjoy a kayaking excursion around La Jolla Bay — although pet life jackets are provided, dogs should be good swimmers.

Seattle, Washington

For travelers who enjoy visiting historical points of interest and appreciate beautiful scenery, be sure to add a trip to Blake Island State Park the ancestral campground of the Suquamish and Duwamish Indian Tribes and believed to be the birthplace of Chief Seattle. Madison Park Café on 42nd Ave. is a scenic garden setting and welcomes pets.