Here's a sample itinerary for a pet-friendly drive from Chicago to San Diego with your dog or cat. If you're planning a road trip to San Diego, you can research locations to stop along the way. Find the best dog parks, pet-friendly accommodations and hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members and GoPetFriendly. Scroll down to see all the pet-friendly stops along the way.
Your starting point is Chicago, Illinois.
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Since there are only 2 travelers, we assume you're driving 1 car. You can adjust the number of people traveling at the top. We assume a maximum of 4 passengers per car, but you can change the number of cars to fit your situation.
Des Moines (18 answers)
DSM Pets (1 mention)
DSLA Pet Sitting Services, LLC (1 mention)
Jett and Monkey's Dog Shoppe (1 mention)
Des Moines Botanical Center (1 mention)
Downtown Doggy Daycare, LLC (1 mention)
pet-friendly restaurants around Des Moines:
9th Street Deli & Catering
Exile Brewing Co
questions about Des Moines:
What's the best neighborhood in Des Moines for a first time visitor?
Any good hiking spots in or near Des Moines?
Omaha (17 answers)
pet-friendly hotels around Omaha:
DoubleTree Suites by Hilton
Econo Lodge West Dodge
Holiday Inn Express Omaha West - 90th Street
Super 8 Omaha NE
Baymont Inn and Suites Omaha, NE
Staybridge Suites Omaha 80th and Dodge
Premiere Suites of Omaha
Comfort Inn & Suites Omaha
Studioplus Deluxe West Omaha
questions about Omaha:
Best free things to do in Omaha?
Low-key bachelor party activities in Omaha?
Dog friendly hotels
North Platte (2 answers)
pet-friendly restaurants around North Platte:
Denver (151 answers)
Paws-itive Pet Sitting (1 mention)
B & B For D.O.G. (1 mention)
Animal Lodge (1 mention)
VCA Alameda East Veterinary Hospital (1 mention)
Wags N Walks Co (1 mention)
Andi's Animal Keepers (1 mention)
DogCentric, Inc. (1 mention)
Camp Bow Wow-Denver International Airport (1 mention)
pet-friendly hotels around Denver:
Super 8 Motel - Aurora Denver Area
Best Western Gateway Inn and Suites Aurora
questions about Denver:
Short, scenic drives from Denver?
Best resort for advanced skier?
Activites to do with children ages 7-11
Top 5 must see attractions in Denver?
Restaurant for dinner near Coors Field?
Moab (33 answers)
Red River Canoe Company (1 mention)
pet-friendly hotels around Moab:
Drinks Canyon Campground
Super 8 Moab
Motel 6 Moab
Cedar Breaks 6
Cedar Breaks 4
Cedar Breaks 5
The Monticello Inn (Utah)
questions about Moab:
Seeking Dog Friendly Adventures in Moab?
Zion National Park (73 mentions)
Marj Bonner Dog Park (1 mention)
Zion National Park (1 mention)
pet-friendly hotels around Zion National Park:
Zion National Park - South Campground
Zion National Park - Watchman Campground
Zion Canyon Campground & Quality Inn
La Quinta Inn & Suites at Zion Park/Springdale
Holiday Inn Express Springdale
questions about Zion National Park:
When is the best time to visit/hike Zion national park?
Canyoneer boots, Keen sandals, or old tennis shoes for Narrows hike?
What's the best time of year to hike in Zion?
Poisonous plants/ Venomous animals in Zion Canyon
Are hiking boots necessary now if I hike Angels Landing
Las Vegas (275 answers)
Vegas Ghosts (1 mention)
Sunrise House and Pet Sitting (1 mention)
Cat Watch by Patti (1 mention)
questions about Las Vegas:
Best new restaurants in Vegas?
What time of year is the best for scoring a cheap deals in Las Vegas
Best tips and casinos for first time gambler?
Is it better to stay on or off the Las Vegas strip?
Top things to do in Las Vegas that don't include gambling?
Your final destination is San Diego, California.
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Are you going straight to a hotel, or looking for a vacation rental or Airbnb?
The best resource on neighborhoods, areas, and hotels is the Trippy page on where to stay in San Diego.
If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Hilton San Diego Bayfront.
Here are some more pet-friendly hotels people talk about:
Want to research more popular hotels in San Diego? Click the blue button below.
Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?
GoPetFriendly suggests The Mission.
Here are some more restaurants people talk about:
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This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.
These are some of the places people talk about on GoPetFriendly:
Of course, Trippy is the perfect place to ask questions because there's an entire community of travelers talking to each other and sharing tips and advice. Trippy is where you can get answers personalized for your tastes, budgets, trip dates & more!
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