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New York State to San Diego drive with pets

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  New York State
 St. Louis
 Petrified Forest National Park
2 travelers   /   driving   /   6 days   /   pets   /   no RV

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Pet-friendly stops from New York State to San Diego

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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.

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 Day 1

9:00 am  start at New York State
drive for about 5.5 hours

4:43 pm  Cleveland
stay overnight at Days Inn Independence
leave the next day around 9:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 5.5 hours

 Day 2

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

7:09 pm  St. Louis
stay overnight at The Red Lion Hotel St. Louis City Center
leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 9 hours

 Day 3

10:00 am  leave from The Red Lion Hotel St. Louis City Center
drive for about 6 hours

4:05 pm  Tulsa
stay overnight at Select Tulsa Hotel
leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 3 driving ≈ 6 hours

 Day 4

10:00 am  leave from Select Tulsa Hotel
drive for about 9 hours

7:12 pm  Albuquerque
stay overnight at Residence Inn Albuquerque Airport
leave the next day around 11:00 am

day 4 driving ≈ 9 hours

 Day 5

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

 Day 6

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

8:36 pm  arrive in San Diego
stay at Hilton San Diego Bayfront

day 6 driving ≈ 9 hours

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Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is New York, New York.

You can enter an exact street address if you want to get precise directions, but this is optional.

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?

Cleveland  (44 answers)
    Tremont Valley - Clark Field Dog Park  (1 mention)
    Petco Pet Store - Steelyards  (1 mention)
    pet-friendly restaurants around Cleveland:
        La Bodega
        Great Lakes Brewing Company
        Flying Fig
        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
        Aesop's Tables
        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
        Flamingo Bowl
    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
        Kelly's Brewpub
    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?
        Temporary home!
        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?

Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is San Diego, California.

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

Where's the best place to stay in San Diego?

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:

Omni San Diego Hotel  (1 mention)

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

Where's the best place to eat in San Diego?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

GoPetFriendly suggests The Mission.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Tilted Kilt  (1 mention)
Tin Fish Gaslamp  (1 mention)
Broken Yolk Cafe  (1 mention)

Want to research more popular restaurants in San Diego? Click the blue button below.

What are some things to do in San Diego?

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!

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

profile  Holly from Calgary asked:
Fun for a family with small children (NOT Disneyland!)  (11 answers)

profile  Beverly from San Luis Obispo asked:
Weekend road trip from LA to San Diego  (8 answers)

profile  Liv from Cape Cod asked:
Wondering which beach is better to stay at? Ocean Beach or Mission Beach?  (8 answers)

profile  Lily from Los Angeles asked:
Restaurant & activities ideas for couples weekend getaway in San Diego  (8 answers)

profile  Kenneth from Portland asked:
Best burritos in San Diego?  (7 answers)

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

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 San Diego to New York State 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 New York State to San Diego. Or get a full New York State to San Diego 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.

And if you know New York State well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about New York State!

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 2,759 miles
driving time of 41 hours, 1 minute
San Diego is 3 hours behind New York State
27 New York State travel answers
44 Cleveland travel answers
28 Indianapolis travel answers
62 St. Louis travel answers
17 Tulsa travel answers
82 Albuquerque travel answers
6 Petrified Forest National Park travel answers
107 Phoenix travel answers
222 San Diego travel answers


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