Pawesome Vacations for You and Your Furry Friend
With International Cat Day being celebrated on August 8th and International Dog Appreciation Day falling on August 26th, why not celebrate by bringing your furry friend along on your next travel adventure? Both days have been created out of love for our pets and a desire to create increased awareness around their welfare, so it’s the purr-fect time to treat your loyal friend to a well-deserved trip. We have delved into our more than 28 million listings to find some of the best animal loving locations with pet-friendly properties*.
Budapest is the capital of Hungary, and a dog-walking dream. Treat yourself and your four-legged friend to a stroll down the beautiful Danube, the river that separates Buda from Pest. Once you arrive at the Chain Bridge, you can cross over to the district of Buda where a walk around the beautiful hills will offer breathtaking views of Pest, including the famous Hungarian Parliament Building. If you're travelling with a feline friend, you can also visit one of Budapest's popular cat cafes and enjoy a drink in the company of some other very cute kittens.
Where to Stay: Supreme City Center Apartment lets pets stay for free! This getaway is rated highly for its central location, as it's only a short walk from Buda Castle and the beautiful St. Stephen’s Basilica.
Tokyo is a pawesome location for your pampered pooch with fashion boutiques devoted to providing luxury accessories for your dog, including delicious treats. This pet-friendly city also features restaurants and cafes that have menus for both you and your dog to enjoy. After stopping for a quick bite, take a walk in the beautiful Yoyogi Park and enjoy views of the blossom trees and fountains.
Where to Stay: Set in the Nakano district, GrapeHouse Koenji offers female-only accommodation and is a great choice for travelers interested in city walks, sightseeing and convenient public transport.
In addition to oozing with history and beautiful architecture, Russia's captial city and is also home to the Moscow cat museum, which is no surprise considering cats are Russia’s most popular pet. Russia even has its own National Cat day on the 1st of March every year. These capricious kitties can always be seen around the city of Moscow. While it may be difficult for your feline friend to join you for dinner, you can always visit one of Moscow’s cat cafes for some cute company.
Where to Stay: The Apartments on Bronnaya are ideally located in the city center, making it a great choice for travelers who are keen to see the city's most famous sights. These beautiful apartments come with their own kitchen so that you can feel truly at home with your adventurous pet.
Crikvenica is an ancient Roman settlement in Croatia and the perfect destination for travellers and pets looking to relax on the Adriatic coast. Crikvenica's beaches are perfect for taking a dip after a nice long walk along the coast. There is even Monty’s Dog Bar and Beach that welcomes owners and their canine sidekicks for a swim and a snack. Alongside the people-friendly food options there is also dog pizza, dog ice cream and dog herbal tea.
Where to Stay: Hotel Vali Dramalj is located a one-minute walk from the beach and provides stunning sea views of the Adriatic. After a day of puppy paddling, your pooch can relax in your pet-friendly room while you visit the spa.
Melbourne is renowned for the surrounding wine regions and its gorgeous weather. What better way to experience both than to bring your canine bestie along to enjoy a special wine tour that is strictly for pampered pooches only. They'll enjoy a massage, movie and lunch, while you indulge in sampling the best of what the local vineyards have to offer. After a day of wine tasting, head over to one of Port Melbourne’s dog-friendly beaches for a romp in the sun.
Where to Stay: Quest Flemington Apartment Hotels boasts an outdoor pool, tennis courts, fully equipped kitchen and spacious rooms. Take your pet for a stroll around central Melbourne after making sightseeing arrangements at the onsite tour desk.
*Methodology: Percentage of properties that are listed as "pets welcome." In order to be included, countries needed to have at least 2,500 pet-friendly properties.