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Houston to Barstow drive with pets

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 Salt Lick BBQ
 Caverns of Sonora
 Fort Stockton
 El Paso
 Palm Springs
2 travelers   /   driving   /   4 days   /   pets   /   no RV


Pet-friendly stops from Houston to Barstow

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Here's a sample itinerary for a pet-friendly drive from Houston to Barstow with your dog or cat. If you're planning a road trip to Barstow, 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.

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 Day 1

10:00 am  start in Houston
drive for about 3.5 hours

1:15 pm  eat at Salt Lick BBQ
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:15 pm
drive for about 3.5 hours

5:41 pm  Caverns of Sonora
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 6.5 hours

 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Caverns of Sonora
drive for about 2.5 hours

12:38 pm  Fort Stockton
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:38 pm
drive for about 3.5 hours

4:56 pm  El Paso
stay overnight at Holiday Inn Express El Paso-Central
leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 6 hours

 Day 3

10:00 am  leave from Holiday Inn Express El Paso-Central
drive for about 4.5 hours

2:30 pm  Tucson
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:30 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

5:14 pm  Phoenix
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 3 driving ≈ 6 hours

 Day 4

10:00 am  leave from Phoenix
drive for about 5 hours

3:07 pm  Palm Springs
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:07 pm
drive for about 2 hours

6:07 pm  arrive in Barstow
stay at Days Inn Barstow

day 4 driving ≈ 7 hours

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Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Houston, Texas.

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How many cars do we need?

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.

What are pet-friendly stops along the way?

Salt Lick BBQ  (16 mentions)
    Salt Lick Cellars  (1 mention)
    Hill Country Pet Sitters  (1 mention)
    Wimberley Complementary Pet Care, PLLC  (1 mention)
    Wimberley Valley Winery – Driftwood  (1 mention)
    Barton Creek Pet Lodge  (1 mention)
    pet-friendly restaurants around Salt Lick BBQ:
        Smoke'n Hops
        Jester King Brewery

Caverns of Sonora  (3 mentions)

Fort Stockton  (4 answers)

El Paso  (26 answers)
    Chamizal National Memorial  (1 mention)
    Concordia Cemetery  (1 mention)
    pet-friendly restaurants around El Paso:
        Cafe Central
    pet-friendly hotels around El Paso:
        Holiday Inn Express El Paso-Central
        Americas Best Value Inn & Suites El Paso
        Super 8 Motel El Paso
        Embassy Suites El Paso
        Quality Inn & Suites El Paso
        La Quinta Inn El Paso - Airport
        El Paso Inn
    questions about El Paso:
        Best free things to do in El Paso?
        El Paso, TX
        Must-see spots & fun things to do for 4 guys in their mid twenties?

Tucson  (47 answers)
    Wildcat Car Wash and Dog Wash  (1 mention)
    Sixth Avenue Park Dog Park  (1 mention)
    Paws, The Ultimate Dog House  (1 mention)
    Companion Animal Clinic  (1 mention)
    pet-friendly restaurants around Tucson:
        Delectables Restaurant & Catering
        Baggin's Gourmet Sandwiches
    questions about Tucson:
        What to do in Tucson- staying near UofA
        Best free things to do in Tucson?

Phoenix  (107 answers)
    Love Your Pets Too  (1 mention)
    Furry Babys  (1 mention)
    For The Love Of Pets, LLC  (1 mention)
    DO+C202GS-in-TRAINING, LLC  (1 mention)
    Comfy Pets Of AZ  (1 mention)
    TLC House & Pet Sitting Service, LLC  (1 mention)
    Christy's Critter Care  (1 mention)
    SPOILED ROTTEN, LLC  (1 mention)
    Amanda's Pet Sitting  (1 mention)
    Poop Marshal, Inc.  (1 mention)
    questions about Phoenix:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Phoenix?
        Best restaurants in Phoenix?
        Food and things to see in Phoenix and Tucson
        Popular neighborhoods to stay in Phoenix?
        Where are the best free things to do in Phoenix?

Palm Springs  (47 answers)
    Palm Springs Dog Park  (1 mention)
    VCA Desert Animal Hospital  (1 mention)
    Bones-N-Scones - Palm Springs  (1 mention)
    pet-friendly restaurants around Palm Springs:
        Nature's Health Food & Cafe
        The Dogie Bag Bistro
    questions about Palm Springs:
        Best hotel pools in Palm Springs?
        Cheap eats/activities
        Quick weekend gataway this winter
        Moderately priced restaurants
        Bachelorette Party Ideas - Spa, Restaurant, Night Out

Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Barstow, California.

You can enter the exact street address of your destination, but this is optional.

Where's the best place to stay in Barstow?

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 Barstow.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Days Inn Barstow.

Here are some more pet-friendly hotels people talk about:

Super 8 Barstow  (1 mention)
Sunset Inn Barstow  (1 mention)
Nites Inn  (1 mention)
Quality Inn Barstow  (1 mention)
Econo Lodge Barstow  (1 mention)
Budget Inn Barstow  (1 mention)
Travelodge Barstow  (1 mention)

Want to research more popular hotels in Barstow? Click the blue button below.

What are some things to do in Barstow?

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:

Calico Early Man Site  (1 mention)

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!

For example, here are some questions people have asked about Barstow. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Katie from Los Angeles asked:
What's the best neighborhood in Barstow for a first time visitor?  (1 answer)

Click the button below to explore more questions and answers related to Barstow.

Do I really have to go back home?

Yes, even this step is optional, because if you're on vacation who wants the trip to end? It's okay, you can start planning your next trip!

Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a Barstow to Houston drive with pets, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Houston to Barstow. Or get a full Houston to Barstow flight plan.

Don't forget about exploring your own hometown with a staycation. You can also find some cool day trips or get away for a weekend. Maybe try typing in a faraway location like London, Hong Kong, or Sydney, and get inspired for your dream trip around the world.

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At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 1,566 miles
driving time of 22 hours, 35 minutes
Barstow is 2 hours behind Houston
85 Houston travel answers
4 Fort Stockton travel answers
26 El Paso travel answers
47 Tucson travel answers
107 Phoenix travel answers
47 Palm Springs travel answers
11 Barstow travel answers


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