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Decatur, AL
Civil War Self-Guided Walking Tour 256-350-2028 Church Street
The city of Decatur offers a self-guided walking tour in the Old Decatur Historic District. The tour is called the Civil War Walking Tour and it traces the clash in 1864 between the Southern and Union forces. This 13 block tour offers large markers and plaques that describe important events of the four day battle and the overall history of the community. To get there, head on I-65 north and take exit 340. Go west on Highway 20/Alt. Highway 72 approximately 1 mile to the junction of Highway 31. Continue south on Highway 31 about 1 mile to Church Street. Turn right (west) on Church Street and go about five blocks to the Old State Bank Building. The first markers for the tour begin at this point. Free maps of the area can be obtained at the Old State Bank Building or at Decatur's Convention and Visitor's Bureau.

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Los Angeles, CA
Runyon Canyon Park Mulholland Hwy
From this popular hiking trail you can see views of Hollywood, the Wilshire District, and the skyscrapers of downtown L.A. This park has mostly off-leash and some on-leash hiking trails. The top of the trail is located off Mulholland Hwy (about 2 miles east of Laurel Canyon Blvd) at Desmond Street in the Hollywood Hills. The bottom part of the trail is located at the end of Fuller Ave. Parking is available on the street. The trailhead might be kind of tricky to find from Fuller, but you'll probably see other people going to or coming from the trail.

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Malibu, CA
Leo Carrillo State Beach 818-880-0350 Hwy 1
This beach is one of the very few dog-friendly beaches in the Los Angeles area. In a press release dated November 27, 2002, the California State Parks clarified the rules for dogs at Leo Carrillo State Beach. We thank the State Parks for this clear announcement of the regulations. Dogs are allowed on a maximum 6 foot leash when accompanied by a person capable of controlling the dog on all beach WEST (up coast) of lifeguard tower 3 at Leo Carrillo State Park, Staircase Beach, County Line Beach, and all Beaches within Point Mugu State Park. Dogs are NOT allowed EAST of lifeguard tower 3 at Leo Carrillo State Beach at any time. And please note that dogs are not allowed in the tide pools at Leo Carrillo. There should be signs posted. A small general store is located on the mountain side of the freeway. Here you can grab some snacks and other items. The park is located on Hwy 1, approximately 30 miles northwest of Santa Monica. We ask that all dog people closely obey these regulations so that the beach continues to be dog-friendly.

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Monterey, CA
Best Western Monterey Beach Hotel 831-394-3321 2600 Sand Dunes Drive
This beachfront hotel allows dogs. Dogs stay in the first floor rooms on the garden side (not facing the beach). They originally just allowed small dogs, but now they allow all dogs that are well-behaved and well-trained. Dogs are allowed on the beaches that stretch from this hotel down to Fisherman's Wharf - about 2 miles. If you want a longer walk, once at Fisherman's Wharf, continue on the paved Monterey Recreation Trail. The hotel is located off Hwy 1 at the Del Rey Oaks exit. There is a $25 per day pet fee.


Pacific Grove
Pacific Grove, CA
Asilomar State Beach 831-372-4076 Along Sunset Drive
Dogs are permitted on leash on the beach and the scenic walking trails. If you walk south along the beach and go across the stream that leads into the ocean, you can take your dog off-leash, but he or she must be under strict voice control and within your sight at all times.


Pacific Grove
Pacific Grove, CA
Bagel Bakery 831-649-6272 1132 Forest Ave
Dogs are allowed at the outdoor tables.

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Dana Point
Dana Point, CA
Marriott's Laguna Cliffs Resort 949-661-5000 25135 Park Lantern
Thanks to one of our readers for recommending this hotel. This Marriott allows dogs of all sizes. Directly in front of the hotel, there is a big open park which overlooks the ocean. Hotel amenities include a pool and tennis courts. Room amentities include hairdryers, iron and ironing boards and more. Room service is also available. Rooms rates start at about $120 and up. There is a $75 non-refundable fee for pets. The hotel is located on Park Lantern, just west of Hwy 1.

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Folsom, CA
Lake Natoma Inn 916-351-1500 702 Gold Lake Drive
This inn offers 120 guest rooms and 12 Lakeview Suites nestled in a wooded natural environment overlooking Lake Natoma. Enjoy over 20 miles of beautiful bike and dog-friendly walking trails along the American river. This inn is also located next to Historic Folsom. There is a $45 one time per stay pet fee and a $15 per day pet charge per pet.

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San Diego
San Diego, CA
Fiesta Island 619-221-8900 Fiesta Island Road
On this island, dogs are allowed to run off-leash anywhere outside the fenced areas, anytime during the day. It is mostly sand which is perfect for those beach loving hounds. You might, however, want to stay on the north end of the island. The south end was used as the city's sludge area (mud and sediment, and possibly smelly) processing facility. The island is often used to launch jet-skis and motorboats. There is a one-way road that goes around the island and there are no fences, so please make sure your dog stays away from the road. About half way around the island, there is a completely fenced area on the beach. Please note that the fully enclosed area is not a dog park. The city of San Diego informed us that is supposed to be locked and is not intended to be used as a dog park even though there may occasionally be dogs running in this off-limits area.


San Diego
San Diego, CA
Seven 17 Restaurant 619-232-4440 717 4th Ave
The restaurant allows well-behaved dogs at their outside tables. They are open 7 days a week for dinner.

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San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
Cioppino's 415-775-9311 400 Jefferson Street
Cioppino's offers soups, salads, pastas, pizzas, entrees with fish, meat and chicken, and of course Cioppino. Well-behaved leashed dogs are allowed at the outdoor tables. The restaurant is located in the Fisherman's Wharf area, on the corner of Jefferson and Leavenworth Streets across from the historic Cannery Building. They serve food 365 days of the year, from 11am to 10pm.
San Francisco, CA
Pompei's Grotto 415-776-9265 340 Jefferson St
This restaurant specializes in seafood but also serves meat and chicken entrees. Pompei's Grotto is located in the Fisherman's Wharf area on Jefferson Street by Jones Street. Well-behaved leashed dogs are allowed at the outdoor tables.

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San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
Blue & Gold Fleet Ferry 415-773-1188 San Francisco and Marin County
Both small and medium to large dogs are allowed on the ferry. Pets must be leashed and require a muzzle if they are not in a carrier. Dogs are not allowed on the boats to Alcatraz.

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Cambria, CA
Fogcatcher Inn 805-927-1400 6400 Moonstone Beach Drive
There is a $25 per day additional pet fee. Two pet rooms are available. Thanks to one of our readers for recommending this place.
Cayucos, CA
Cayucos Beach Inn 805-995-2828 333 South Ocean Avenue
There is a $10 one time pet fee. All rooms in the inn are non-smoking. Family pets are welcome. The inn even has a dog walk and dog wash area. Thanks to one of our readers for this recommendation.
Cayucos, CA
Cypress Tree Motel 805-995-3917 125 S. Ocean Avenue
This pet-friendly 12-unit motel is located within walking distance to everything in town. Amenities include a garden area with lawn furniture and a barbecue. There is a $10 one time pet charge.
Cayucos, CA
Dolphin Inn 805-995-3810 399 S Ocean Ave
There is a $10 per day pet charge.
Cayucos, CA
Shoreline Inn 805-995-3681 1 North Ocean Avenue
This dog-friendly motel is located on the beach (dogs are not allowed on this State Beach). Dogs are allowed in the first floor rooms which have direct access to a patio area. There is a $10 per day charge for dogs.
San Simeon
San Simeon, CA
Silver Surf Motel 805-927-4661 9390 Castillo Drive
This coastal motel is situated around a courtyard in a park like setting. There are beautiful flower gardens, majestic pine trees, and scenic ocean views. Some rooms offer private balconies, fireplaces or ocean views. Amenities include an indoor pool & spa, and guest laundry facility. There is a $10 per day pet charge.

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Santa Maria
Santa Maria, CA
Motel 6 805-928-8111 2040 N Preisker Lane

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Solvang, CA
El Rancho Coffee Cafe 805-686-9770 1680 Mission Drive
Dogs are also welcome in the attached bookstore, the Book Loft. Dogs are allowed at the outdoor tables.

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Fish Camp
Fish Camp, CA
Narrow Gauge Inn 559-683-7720 48571 Highway 41
This inn is located amidst pine trees in the Sierra Mountains. They are located about four miles from the southern entrance to Yosemite National Park (about 45 minutes to Yosemite Valley). There are some trails nearby in the dog-friendly Sierra National Forest near Bass Lake. All rooms are non-smoking. Dogs are allowed in the main level rooms and there is a $25 one time per stay pet fee. Children are also welcome.

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Lakeville, CT
Interlaken Inn 860-435-9878 74 Interlaken Road
Charming resort with lakes to swim in, trails to walk and our PUPS amenity package. In the heart of the cultural Berkshires! 30 open acres, a great property with lake frontage to frolic on and off-leash play areas too! Miles of pet-friendly walking and hiking trails nearby. There is a $10 per day pet fee.

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New Haven
New Haven, CT
Residence Inn by Marriott 203-777-5337 3 Long Wharf Dr
For a one to four night stay, the pet fee is a flat rate of $150. For a five day or longer stay, the pet fee is $15 per day.

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Tampa, FL
Davis Island Dog Park Severn Ave and Martinique Ave
This dog beach is fenced and offers a large parking area and even a doggie shower. To get there go towards Davis Island and head for the Peter Knight Airport. Loop around until you reach the water (the airport should be on the left). Thanks to one of our readers for the updated information.

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Atlanta, GA
Centennial Olympic Park 404-222-PARK 265 Park Avenue West
Come enjoy this 21 acre park which highlights and commemorates the 1996 Olympics that where held in Atlanta. Thousands of visitors come to this park every year. The park features both man-made and natural points of interest. During hot summer days and nights, the five-ring water fountain is a popular spot to cool off. Pets must be leashed and remember to clean up after your pet. Dogs are normally not allowed in concerts at this park. The park is bordered by Marietta Street, Baker Street, Centennial Olympic Park Drive and Andrew Young International Blvd.

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Chicago, IL
The Lakefront Trail 312-742-7529 Lake Shore Drive
This popular trail offers 18 miles of paved paths alongside Lake Michigan. Walkers, joggers, rollerbladers, bicyclists, and of course dogs, frequent this path. One of the starting points is at Lake Shore Drive and Wacker Drive, where the Riverwalk Gateway is located. Effective August 2003, dogs are allowed on part of the beach near Montrose. Dogs can run leash-free on the beach but must be leashed from the parking lot to the beach.

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Rockford, IL
Best Western Colonial Inn 815-398-5050 4850 East State Street
Dogs are allowed in the first floor rooms. There is a $25 one time per stay pet fee.

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Frederick, MD
Quality Inn 301-695-6200 420 Prospect Blvd
There is no pet fee.

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Boston, MA
Carson Beach 617-727-5114 I-93 and William Day Blvd
Dogs are only allowed on the beach during the off-season. Pets are not allowed from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. Dogs must be leashed and people are required to clean up after their pets.

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Cherry Hill
Cherry Hill, NJ
Residence Inn by Marriott 856-429-6111 1821 Old Cuthbert Rd
There is a $200 one time per stay pet fee and a 2 pet per room limit. This apartment-style hotel is designed for a long term stay.

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Yachats, OR
The Fireside Inn 800-336-3573 Hwy 101
Located on the coast, the Fireside is a pet-friendly facility that encourages pet owners to bring their companions with them to enjoy time away together. Each pet is charged $7 per night which includes a "Pet Pack" complete with self-contained pooper scoopers, towels to dry off after a romp in the water, and sheets to protect furniture and bedding in the guest rooms. All rooms are non-smoking. They also have handicapped accessible units. Dogs may not be left alone in the rooms.

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Malvern, PA
Homewood Suites 610-296-3500 12 E Swedesford Rd
For those people who are staying 1 - 6 nights there is a $25 non-refundable pet fee. The one-time fee is $50 for 7 - 29 nights and the fee is $100 for 30 or more nights.

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Gatlinburg, TN
Holiday Inn Sunspree Resort 865-436-9201 520 Historic Nature Trail
There is a $15 one time pet fee.

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Fairfax, VA
Holiday Inn Fair Oaks - Fairfax 703-352-2525 11787 Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy
There is a $25 non-refundable pet fee per stay.

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Seattle, WA
Sand Point Magnuson Park Dog Off-Leash Area 206-684-4946 7400 Sand Point Way NE
This leash free dog park covers about 9 acres and is the biggest fully fenced off-leash park in Seattle. It also offers an access point to the lake where your pooch is welcome to take a dip in the fresh lake water. To find the dog park, take Sand Point Way Northeast and enter the park at Northeast 74th Street. Go straight and park near the playground and sports fields. The main gate to the off-leash area is located at the southeast corner of the main parking lot. Dogs must be leashed until you enter the off-leash area.

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Ottawa, ON
Ottawa Marriott Hotel 613-238-1122 100 Kent Street
There are no additional pet fees.

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Riveire-Du-Loup, PQ
Days Inn 418-862-6354 182 Fraser
There is a $15 per day pet fee.

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Caronport, SK
The Pilgrim Inn 306-756-5002 510 College Dr (Hwy 1 W)
There is a $10 per day pet fee. All rooms are non-smoking.



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