Headlines These Are the Most Pet-Friendly US Vacation Spots Published 4 years ago on April 17, 2017 By PETS+ Staff Share Tweet The list comes from RewardExpert. A new list examines the most pet-friendly vacation destinations in the U.S. Tampa, FL, comes in at No. 1 overall in the report from RewardExpert, which analyzes 53 of the largest cities across the country. Tampa has more pet-friendly hotels per capita than any of the other cities the company looked at. San Francisco is No. 2, followed by Miami, FL; Washington, D.C.; and Atlanta, GA. “Traveling with a pet is a hassle,” says RewardExpert CEO Roman Shteyn. “It requires an extra layer of planning. Families need to not only make sure their pet will have a place to stay, but that they will be able to bring it along on various activities while visiting a city. After all, travelers don’t want to bring their dog along on vacation just to leave her cooped up in some hotel room.” Advertisement The report is based on 10 metrics broken down into three key dimensions: pet needs, pet recreation and city profile. An aggregate score was used to determine which cities are most accommodating for the whole family, including any four-legged family members. RewardExpert also found the best cities based on specific pet-friendly categories, like hiking and playing catch. Additional key findings: Miami comes in a third overall, but it ranks at the top when it comes to what a pet needs. There are more pet stores and veterinarians per capita than any other city analyzed. Miami also has the most pet-friendly restaurants and cafes per capita. Atlanta scored consistently well across each category, with the number of veterinarians per capita as a standout category. Portland, OR, is tops for playing catch. The city scored consistently well across all 10 of RewardExpert’s indicators, but Portland particularly shines when comes to green space for furry family members. There are eight dog parks per 100,000 residents. El Paso, TX, is the runt of the litter, ranking last, RewardExpert found that El Paso lacks pet-friendly accommodations, restaurants and recreation activities. RewardExpert is a free service that helps travelers maximize their airline miles and points. Read the press release Advertisement Related Topics: click to Comment(Comment) Advertisement You may like Promoted Headlines Category Spotlight: Terry Naturally Animal Health Category Spotlight: eTailPet Are You Ready For Adventures Beyond The Backyard? Tall Tails Advertisement Latest Trending Videos Columns1 day ago 4 Tips for Negotiating the Best Lease for Your Pet Business Photo Gallery1 day ago New Edibles for Cats, Vegan Bars for Dogs and Toys for the Holidays [GALLERY] True Tales2 days ago Employees: Leave Your Pot at Home to Keep Your Job True Tales2 days ago Employees: Leave Your Pot at Home to Keep Your Job Columns6 days ago How Beer Helped Me Promote My Pet Business Columns6 days ago 3 Things Customers Want and Need from Pet Businesses America's Coolest2 weeks ago Video: Take a Tour of Bark Life in Seminole, FL Trace's Store School2 weeks ago Video: Learn How to Do Holiday on a Budget at Trace’s Store School America's Coolest3 weeks ago Video: Take a Tour of Four Muddy Paws in St. Louis Advertisement SubscribeBULLETINS Get the most important newsand business ideas from PETS+. Advertisement Most Popular True Tales2 days ago Employees: Leave Your Pot at Home to Keep Your Job Columns6 days ago How Beer Helped Me Promote My Pet Business Columns6 days ago 3 Things Customers Want and Need from Pet Businesses Columns1 week ago 5 Consumer Behavior Trends Reshaping Holiday Shopping Candace D'Agnolo1 week ago Complete These 7 Important Tasks at Your Pet Business Before the End of 2020 Headlines6 days ago Yelp to Flag Businesses Accused of Racism With ‘Consumer Alerts’ Photo Gallery2 days ago 19 Photos That Show Why Dexter’s Deli Is One of America’s Coolest Stores Behind the Pages1 week ago Podcast: Should You Carry Poop Bags Featuring the Faces of Donald Trump and Joe Biden?