Here's a sample itinerary for a pet-friendly drive from Pensacola to Destin with your dog or cat. If you're planning a road trip to Destin, you can research locations to stop along the way. Make sure you check road conditions to double check the weather. 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.
11:00 am start in Pensacola
drive for about 1 hour
12:10 pm Shalimar
eat at Props Brewery & Grill
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:10 pm
drive for about 20 minutes
1:31 pm arrive in Destin
stay at Days Inn Fort Walton Beach
driving ≈ 1.5 hours
Guardian Pet Sitters (1 mention)
Central Bark Dog Park (1 mention)
3 Dogs and a Chick (1 mention)
pet-friendly restaurants around Shalimar:
Props Brewery & Grill
pet-friendly hotels around Shalimar:
Days Inn Fort Walton Beach
La Quinta Inn & Suites Fort Walton Beach
Playground RV Park
Bayside Inn Fort Walton Beach
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 Destin.
If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Days Inn Fort Walton Beach.
Here are some more pet-friendly hotels people talk about:
Want to research more popular hotels in Destin? Click the blue button below.
Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?
GoPetFriendly suggests Props Brewery & Grill.
Here are some more restaurants people talk about:
Want to research more popular restaurants in Destin? Click the blue button below.
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 Destin. Click on any question to see answers from the community!
Andrea from asked:
Places to eat (3 answers)
Molly from Rock Springs, Wyoming asked:
Family Friendly Spring Break (2 answers)
Click the button below to explore more questions and answers related to Destin.
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 Destin to Pensacola 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 Pensacola to Destin. Or get a full Pensacola to Destin 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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