Get those horrific visions of Daytona Beach and Cancun out of your head. We found the perfect spots to take your pup to this spring--no foam parties or Fireball shots involved.
1. Kimpton EPIC Hotel: Miami, FL
Your pup deserves some pampering after a long winter, and you’ll both be treated like royalty at this luxurious high-rise hotel right on the water in downtown Miami. Their pet policy is one of the best in the game: no extra charge or deposit, no size or weight restrictions, and no limit on the number of pets—so you can bring your whole pack. Plus, the hotel will lend you plush beds, bowls (don't forget to bring your Ollie), and the concierge can offer recommendations for dog-friendly restaurants, parks and groomers. After playing at the nearby Margaret Pace dog park, you and your pup can mingle at the hotel’s nightly wine hour.
2. Fireside Lodge: South Lake Tahoe, CA
Looking for a more active spring break full of picturesque hikes with your favorite trail companion? This rustic, log cabin-style lodge just south of Lake Tahoe has you covered. If your pup is especially athletic, check out the dog-friendly 10-mile hike to the top of Mount Tallac, where you'll take in spectacular views of Lake Tahoe. For an easier journey, the staff recommends the nearby Fallen Leaf Lake Trail or the Hawley Grade Trail. After a long day of hiking, your pup can cuddle up on a special flannel dog blanket.
3. Paradise Point Resort & Spa: San Diego, CA
This beachfront island resort nestled in San Diego’s Mission Bay is the perfect tropical playground for you and your pup. Situated on on a 44-acre island full of lush gardens and sparkling lagoons, the resort is home to beautiful dog-friendly walking paths and three restaurants where you and your pup can dine al fresco. Upon check-in, your pup will be welcomed with a tasty treat. While you’re in town, make sure to check out one of San Diego’s many dog-friendly breweries.
4. The Lodge at Spruce Peak: Stowe, VT
If you and your dog are more into snow than sand, this luxurious yet cozy mountainside lodge is the perfect spring break destination. March and April are a great time to hit the slopes (which will be a lot less crowded than during winter months!) and enjoy the natural beauty of Vermont. Canine amenities include a comfy bed and a complimentary chew toy upon arrival—perfect for playtime and snuggles after hitting the nearby hiking trails.
5. Turtle Beach Resort: Sarasota, FL
Situated on the edge of Little Sarasota Bay, this tranquil resort, which has been dog-friendly for almost 20 years, will provide your pup with the perfect mix of adventure and relaxation. He can join you for a ride in a complimentary kayak or canoe. You can also take a 20-minute drive south and go for a dip together at the Brohard Beach and Paw Park. Or, if you want to just kick back and chill, the resort has dog-friendly spaces complete with hammocks, lounge chairs and private patios. Don’t forget to check out Sarasota’s nearby dog bakery to grab your pup a freshly-baked treat!