There’s an adjacent grassy area with picnic tables (leash required), and the Warming Hut has lattes and snacks.The Golden Gate National Recreation Area is proposing new on- and off-leash restrictions, but for now the doggie coast is clear.They—and you—can also take advantage of the Cosmopolitan’s walking and sitting services.Botanical Garden is located in the centre of Copenhagen.Play: On Lake Washington, the 9-acre Warren Magnuson Dog Park, fully fenced retreat is Seattle’s one off-leash park that also gives dogs access to the water. There’s beautiful scenery to be enjoyed along the park’s shoreline trail, not to mention a designated small-dog area and a dog-washing station. For a fun frolic with your pooch, head for the secluded northernmost stretch of Cannon Beach, across the knee-deep mouth of Ecola Creek. (Make sure your dog is leashed or under voice control.) Stay: The Ocean Lodge (), next door to the posh kid/dog-averse Stephanie Inn, was designed by the same architect. Your dog can munch on dog treats while you sip canine-themed craft beers such as Winter Wonder Dog and Dog Day IPA. Stay: All pets stay for free, with no restrictions on size or number, at the Kimpton Hotel Monaco Portland, a whimsical downtown hotel. Play: It’s easy for a hotel, shop, or outdoor cafe to accommodate pocket pooches and handbag hounds, but big, bear-like breeds? Cannon Beach, an enchanting little cedar-shaked town, is up to the task, with abundant pet-friendly hotels and eateries where dogs are welcome at outdoor tables.The room, with a white bedspread and end tables with slender mahogany legs, feels classically grown-up, not “proofed” for anything.Here, at the Stanford Inn by the Sea () in Mendocino for a beach weekend, it’s as if the word “no” doesn’t exist.
There are three main trails and an off-leash area, and on clear days, views stretch from downtown to Palos Verdes to the Pacific.Like many people who move to California, Jeff says they wanted to do things on their own terms. “It’s just automatic.” Even in the sitting area in the lobby, just outside the hotel’s Ravens’ Restaurant, you can eat breakfast in the company of your dog.The food is organic and vegetarian (with many vegan options), which is how Jeff wants it. Play: Many local parks, restaurants, and other businesses, go way beyond merely allowing dogs.While hotels increasingly allow dogs—hoping to cash in on the 39 percent of U. households that own one—the Stanford has been pet-friendly since Jeff Stanford and his wife, Joan, bought it in the 1980s, shortly after moving from the Midwest.
Back then, if you traveled with a dog, “you had to stay at a Holiday Inn or nothing,” says Jeff.
The beach is, simply, nature’s coolest playground, even if you never go in more than ankle deep.