5 Fun Doggy Activities for Summer Road trips
Updated: Jan 8
Chances are, you've probably gone on a road trip with your family and friends, but have you been on one with your own dog? Embarking on a summer road trip with your pup is a precious bonding opportunity, as you'll get to see new sights and discover hidden gems together. If you need some help planning your summer road trip with your furry friend, here are some fun doggy activities to try!
1. Visit a National Park Not only is visiting a national park a classic American road trip activity, but it's also perfect for you and your pup! Indeed, travel writer Rebecca O'Neill notes that nationals parks such as Mammoth Cave, Yosemite, and Acadia are vast and scenic spaces that allow the two of you to explore the great outdoors together. As an added bonus, entrance fees are very affordable, which can mean more savings for treats for the trail! 2. Enjoy the Water What's summer without some fun in the water? Luckily, there are so many wonderful water activities you and your dog can do together. If your pup knows how to swim, you two can cool down at a local dog swimming pool or a dog-friendly lake. Alternatively, you two can go on an exciting kayak ride! Just make sure that both of you are wearing life jackets before you paddle through. 3. Eat at Local Dog-Friendly Restaurants There's so much you can learn about a place by simply tasting their food, which is why hitting up a local restaurant is always recommended. As mentioned on Daydreaming in Paradise, dog cafes and pet-friendly restaurants are cropping up all over the globe. Going out for a relaxing meal with your pup makes eating enjoyable, as you’re not worrying about checking up on them every now and again. Plus, your furry companion can socialize and make new friends! 4. Stop and Play Some Sports Since being on the road can make you and your dog feel restless, you should stop at a pet-friendly park where you can get your legs moving. As resident writer Hannah Stein previously shared here, football is a fun game for you and your furry friend to play together. Another option is the ever-reliable game of frisbee. Whichever game you'll play, it'll be a nice break from chasing them around while they chew on your shoes. 5. Drop by the Beach A summer trip wouldn't be complete without unwinding at the beach. In this regard, Conde Nast Traveler recommends heading to places like Huntington Dog Beach and Jupiter Dog Beach, since these dog-friendly spots will secure your pet's safety and enjoyment! And be sure to end your stay on a high note by watching the sunset together. There's nothing quite as thrilling as being on a road trip, which is why you shouldn't miss out on this experience with your four-legged best friend. Trying out these fun summer activities will ensure a paw-some adventure for the two of you!
Written exclusively for thousandhillspetresort.com
by Anna-Marie Blaire