Rocky’s Viewpoint

Rockys Viewpoint

A blog for people who treat their dogs better than family

Summer Vacation Ideas that Include Your Dog

Are you starting to think of a summer vacation and want to include your dog in your plansSummer Holiday Dog?

Yes I am co-owner of a wonderful boarding facility and love taking care of people’s dogs when they travel, but sometimes you just want to take your dog with you.

I know I do.

If you’re thinking of a road trip type vacation and are interested in ideas for dog friendly locations, here are some ideas that are within a reasonable driving distance from Central Florida.

Interested in beach vacations? How about these ideas?






What about mountains or hiking?

While there are great options in Tennessee, Georgia and Virginia, my go-to mountain/hiking spot is anywhere in the North Carolina mountains from Cashiers/Highlands, to Asheville. One of my favorites is Maggie Valley because there is a wide range of dog friendly cabins to rent, plus it’s close to the Blue Ridge Parkway and numerous hiking opportunities for you and your dog. Asheville is also nearby, with great dog friendly restaurants.

Other great getaways.



This is only scratching the surface of the many destinations that are within a day’s drive of Central Florida where you can take your dog along.

One of my favorite road trips with my husband and Rocky was a drive up the east coast to Ocracoke Island just south of the Outer Banks stopping along the way for a few days at a number of different spots.

Whatever you enjoy, be it spending time on the beach, experiencing the history or culture of a particular area, fine dining, sightseeing, camping, hiking, or simply enjoying a quiet spot to relax, these are all available to see and do with your dog.

Just use your imagination, pack up your family and dog, and take off!

Dog enjoying vacation

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