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Here's a sample itinerary for a pet-friendly drive from New York State 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.
9:00 am start at New York State
drive for about 5.5 hours
day 1 driving ≈ 5.5 hours
9:00 am leave from Days Inn Independence
drive for about 5 hours
2:12 pm Indianapolis
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:12 pm
drive for about 4 hours
day 2 driving ≈ 9 hours
10:00 am leave from The Red Lion Hotel St. Louis City Center
drive for about 6 hours
day 3 driving ≈ 6 hours
10:00 am leave from Select Tulsa Hotel
drive for about 9 hours
day 4 driving ≈ 9 hours
11:00 am leave from Residence Inn Albuquerque Airport
drive for about 3.5 hours
2:33 pm Petrified Forest National Park
stay overnight and leave the next day around 9:00 am
day 5 driving ≈ 3.5 hours
9:00 am leave from Petrified Forest National Park
drive for about 4 hours
1:00 pm Phoenix
stay for about 2.5 hours
and leave at 3:30 pm
drive for about 5 hours
day 6 driving ≈ 9 hours
Your starting point is New York, New York.
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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.
Cleveland (44 answers)
Tremont Valley - Clark Field Dog Park (1 mention)
Petco Pet Store - Steelyards (1 mention)
pet-friendly restaurants around Cleveland:
Great Lakes Brewing Company
McNulty's Bier Markt
pet-friendly hotels around Cleveland:
Days Inn Independence
University Hotel and Suites
Comfort Inn Downtown Cleveland
questions about Cleveland:
Good restaurants for business dinner?
What is your favorite restaurant in Cleveland?
New to the city, friend coming to visit: What should we do?
Vegetarian near Playhouse Square
Best breweries in Cleveland?
Indianapolis (28 answers)
President Benjamin Harrison Home (1 mention)
ICAAN (1 mention)
Three Dog Bakery (1 mention)
pet-friendly restaurants around Indianapolis:
Vic's Downtown Espresso Bar
Shoefly Public House
Mikado Japanese Restaurant
questions about Indianapolis:
What is your favorite restaurant in Indianapolis?
Awesome food trucks?
Best free things to do in Indianapolis?
Your Favorite Holiday Events in Indianapolis
St. Louis (62 answers)
City Garden (1 mention)
City Pet Supply (1 mention)
pet-friendly restaurants around St. Louis:
Bridge Tap House & Wine Bar
Downtown Cantina & Brick Oven Cafe
pet-friendly hotels around St. Louis:
The Red Lion Hotel St. Louis City Center
Omni Majestic Hotel
St. Louis Union Station Marriott
Westin St. Louis
Drury Inn Union Station
questions about St. Louis:
Good St. Louis dines?
Great lunch places in St Louis
Good family vacation within 10 hours of St. Louis (not Branson)?
Where are the best places to stay in St. Louis?
What's the best neighborhood in St. Louis for a first time visitor?
Tulsa (17 answers)
Petco Pet Store - Tulsa - 41st St. (1 mention)
PetSmart Pet Store (1 mention)
Woodland Animal Medical Center (1 mention)
VCA Cat Hospital of Tulsa (1 mention)
Small Animal Clinic of Tulsa (1 mention)
pet-friendly hotels around Tulsa:
Select Tulsa Hotel
Red Roof Inn Tulsa
Baymont Inn & Suites Tulsa
Marriott Execustay Renaissance
La Quinta Inn & Suites Tulsa Central
questions about Tulsa:
What is your favorite restaurant in Tulsa?
Best free things to do in Tulsa?
Any recommendations for Steakhouses with Cigar Lounges?
Albuquerque (82 answers)
Roosevelt Dog Park (1 mention)
pet-friendly restaurants around Albuquerque:
Mannie's Family Restaurant
Kelly's Brew Pub
pet-friendly hotels around Albuquerque:
Residence Inn Albuquerque Airport
Extended Stay America Hotel Airport Albuquerque
Sleep Inn Airport Albuquerque
TownePlace Suites Albuquerque Airport
La Quinta Inn Albuquerque Airport
Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Albuquerque
questions about Albuquerque:
What is your favorite restaurant in Albuquerque?
Affordable hotel in Albuquerque for the International Balloon Fiesta?
The High Road tour
Petrified Forest National Park (6 answers)
Phoenix (107 answers)
Happy Pets House and Petsitting (1 mention)
Furr-N-Purr Pet Sitting (1 mention)
Dog Mentors, LLC (1 mention)
Creature Comforts Pet Sitting (1 mention)
Cloud 9 Pet Sitting, LLC (1 mention)
The Dawg Walk (1 mention)
Cactus Critter Sitters, LLC (1 mention)
SNOW'S Pet Sitting Service (1 mention)
Pets, Plants & Polish (1 mention)
Love Your Pets Too (1 mention)
questions about Phoenix:
What is your favorite restaurant in Phoenix?
Food and things to see in Phoenix and Tucson
Best restaurants in Phoenix?
Popular neighborhoods to stay in Phoenix?
Where are the best free things to do in Phoenix?
Your final destination is San Diego, California.
You can enter the exact street address of your destination, but this is optional.
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:
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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!
Click the button below to explore more questions and answers related to San Diego.
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