If you can’t be separated from your four-legged friend even if you need a break from daily life, Swide is here to give you a range of destinations that will welcome your furry friends making them feel… at home.
Top destinations for pet lovers
United States is always ahead of the times when it comes to pets and facilities for them.
Barkwells allows you to have a dog-centric luxury vacation. Located in the heart of the beautiful western North Carolina mountains, seven guest cabins have all the comforts of home, giving your pets all the space they need to enjoy the vacation. You can also visit the Biltmore Estate, go hiking and see waterfalls in the Pisgah National Forest and Dupont State Forest or eat in many of the pet-friendly restaurants available. South Carolina beach too is another perfect U.S. destination (with even a beach guide online for dog owners), together with San Diego.
Despite what you might have heard, Barcelona is a very pet-friendly city. Between big parks (among them the one of La Ciutadella, right in the centre of the city, or Parc Collsera, Park Guell) and the beach, La Barceloneta (with La Barceloneta Parc), your friends will be free to run and enjoy open spaces. Stay at the Petit-Palace Hotel.
The fact that in this beautiful city there are more bikes than cars is already an element that makes you feel your furry friend more welcome. You need more reasons? Well, dogs here are everywhere and they are welcomed in most bars and restaurants and pretty much everywhere else (except Churches and Museums).
Vondelpark, Westerpark, Flevopark are all parks that welcome dogs (the latter has even a swimming area for dogs in the summer). Stay at the De L’Europe, a luxury pet-friendly hotels.
You can now bring dogs into Hawaii without having as long a quarantine as in the past. You can apply for a 5-Days-Or-Less Quarantine! Honolulu has two dog-friendly Hotels, Doubletree Hotel Alana Waikiki and Hilton Waikiki Prince Kuhio Hotel, or head to Lahaina at the The Westin Maui Resort and Spa. Kohala Coast has the Fairmont Orchid Hawaii, and Lanai City has two Four Seasons that welcome dogs, Four Seasons Lanai Manele Bay and Four Seasons The Lodge At Koel.
Ireland is one of the most dog-friendly countries in Europe. Head to Dublin at the Dylan Hotel or to the South-West in Beaufort, Killarney at the Hotel Dunloe Castle, or at the North-West in Lough Eske Donegal staying at the Harvey’s Point Country Hotel. There is also the Lough Inagh Lodge in Recess Connemara Co Galway. In the West, in Ballyvaughan, stay at the beautiful Gregans Castle Hotel.
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