Top 10 Dog-Friendly Bucket List Trips on the West Coast

Are you itching to embark on an adventure with your furry companion? Look no further than the stunning West Coast of Canada and the USA! From breathtaking landscapes to welcoming accommodations, there's no shortage of dog-friendly destinations waiting to be explored. Here are our top picks for dog-friendly destinations and hotels along the West Coast:

Whistler, British Columbia, Canada
Escape to the mountains with your dog in Whistler, where outdoor adventures abound. Explore dog-friendly hiking trails that wind through lush forests and offer stunning views of the surrounding peaks. After a day of exploration, dine al fresco on one of the many pet-friendly patios in the village, where your furry friend can relax by your side. When it's time to rest, retreat to one of Whistler's pet-friendly accommodations, such as the Fairmont Chateau Whistler or the Westin Resort & Spa Whistler, both offering luxurious amenities and welcoming atmospheres for you and your pup.


Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Explore Stanley Park's scenic trails or stroll along the vibrant streets of downtown Vancouver with your pup. For pet-friendly accommodations, check out the Fairmont Pacific Rim or the Opus Hotel, both known for their warm hospitality towards four-legged guests. Don’t forget to stop for a pup-cup at one of the many coffee shops in the area! 

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Explore the charming streets of Victoria and visit pet-friendly attractions like Beacon Hill Park and the Inner Harbour. Stay at the Magnolia Hotel & Spa or the Inn at Laurel Point for a memorable stay with your furry friend.

Seattle, Washington, USA

Enjoy a leisurely walk with your dog along Seattle's iconic waterfront or explore the city's dog-friendly parks and attractions. The Kimpton Alexis Hotel and Hotel Theodore are excellent options for pet-friendly stays in downtown Seattle.

Portland, Oregon, USA

Known for its quirky charm and outdoor adventures, Portland is a haven for dog lovers. Take your pup for a hike in Forest Park or visit one of the city's many dog parks. The Kimpton RiverPlace Hotel and The Nines, a Luxury Collection Hotel, both welcome pets with open arms.

Bend, Oregon, USA
Discover the dog-friendly charm of Bend, nestled in the heart of Central Oregon. Lace up your hiking boots and hit the trails with your canine companion, exploring scenic routes that lead to breathtaking vistas and hidden waterfalls. After your adventure, unwind at one of Bend's dog-friendly breweries, where you can enjoy locally crafted beers and delicious bites while your pup lounges on the patio. When it's time to turn in for the night, rest easy at one of Bend's pet-friendly accommodations, such as the Oxford Hotel or McMenamins Old St. Francis School, both offering cozy accommodations and warm hospitality for you and your furry friend.
Cannon Beach, Oregon, USA

Treat your dog to a beach getaway in Cannon Beach, where miles of sandy shores await. Take a leisurely stroll along the iconic Haystack Rock, marveling at the stunning coastal views and feeling the sand between your toes. After your beach adventure, relax at one of Cannon Beach's dog-friendly cafes, where you can enjoy fresh seafood and Pacific Northwest cuisine while your pup enjoys the sea breeze. When it's time to retire for the night, settle into one of Cannon Beach's pet-friendly hotels, such as the Surfsand Resort or The Ocean Lodge, both offering comfortable accommodations and panoramic ocean views for you and your furry friend.


San Francisco, California, USA

Discover the dog-friendly delights of San Francisco, from off-leash beaches to dog-friendly cafes and shops. Stay at the Argonaut Hotel or the Fairmont San Francisco, where your furry friend will be treated like royalty. Don't forget to to enjoy a sunset view of the Golden Gate Bridge together!

San Diego, California, USA
With its sunny weather and pet-friendly atmosphere, San Diego is a paradise for dogs and their owners. Spend your days exploring the city's dog-friendly attractions, such as Ocean Beach Dog Beach, where your pup can frolic in the waves and make new furry friends. After a day of fun in the sun, head to one of San Diego's dog-friendly bars, such as The Regal Beagle or The Duck Dive, where you can enjoy a refreshing beverage and tasty bites on the outdoor patio while your furry friend lounges nearby. For a luxurious stay, book a room at the Hotel del Coronado, both offering lavish accommodations and warm hospitality for you and your pup.
Lake Tahoe, California/Nevada, USA
Immerse yourself in the unparalleled beauty of Lake Tahoe alongside your canine companion. Begin your day with a hike along scenic trails that meander through towering pine forests and offer breathtaking views of the crystal-clear lake below. Alternatively, embark on a paddleboarding adventure, gliding across the tranquil waters with your furry friend by your side. After a day of exploration, unwind on the shores of Lake Tahoe, where you can bask in the sun, play fetch with your pup, or simply marvel at the surrounding natural splendor. When it's time to retire for the night, retreat to one of Lake Tahoe's pet-friendly hotels, such as the Ritz-Carlton Lake Tahoe or The Landing Resort & Spa, both offering luxurious accommodations and unparalleled hospitality for you and your furry companion.

Pack your bags, leash up your pup, and get ready for an unforgettable adventure along the dog-friendly West Coast! Don’t forget your Le Dog Mat for your bucket list trip with your furry companion! It’s easily portable from the car to the hotel making it the perfect travel bed for your pup. With so many pet-friendly destinations and accommodations to choose from, you and your fur-baby are sure to make memories that will last a lifetime. As much as vacationing is great, we can never forget, home is where the dog is.

Written by Jordan Kuyvenhoven

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