Pets are a part of the family, and traveling with your pooch means making sure that wherever you go, your pet is welcome too. In Delaware, all across the state, a variety of parks, restaurants, breweries, and hotels offer pet accommodations and are as happy to see your pet as they are to see you.
Here's a look at some of Delaware's top pet-friendly destinations:
To Play: If you love getting active with your pup, Delaware's state parks are all great, pet-friendly, parks where you can get out and enjoy the outdoors with your pet from walks through the forest to runs on the beach. Pet regulations differ between parks and throughout the state, so be sure to take a look at the Delaware State Park pet map for more information. One of Delaware's top wildlife viewing locations, Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge, is a great stop to explore together.
To Stay: When it’s time to wind down from the day's adventure's you'll need a comfortable place for you and your pet to sleep. Down at the beaches, the Lazy L Bed and Breakfast Resort is a top pick when it comes to choosing a stay a night (or several) with your pooch. With just one minor fee per pet, the resort features a large fenced-in area for your dog to play in, dog sitter services available upon prior arrangement, and other fellow dog-lovers staying at the bed and breakfast. In Wilmington, the Hilton and the historic and prestigious Hotel du Pont are both pet-friendly, with restrictions on the size of the dog and a fee per pet.
To Shop: Shopping in Delaware is a tax-free delight, and that applies to pets as well. Check out the array of animal-accessory boutiques at the beach, including Critter Beach, Yuppy Puppy, P.U.P.S. of Lewes and DJ’s Pet Depot. Slightly further upstate you'll find the perfect items for your pet at Fur Baby Boutique in Milford.
When shopping for yourself in Delaware's beach towns, you're bound to find welcoming stops with water bowls waiting to quench your dog's thirst, especially on hot summer days.
To Relax: For dog-lovers who double as beer-lovers, the Dogfish Head Craft Brewery allows dogs in the tasting room, Rehoboth's Revelation Craft Brewing welcomes pups in the outside seating area and Constitution Yards on the Riverfront in Wilmington is also animal-friendly with plenty of space for your pal to play, but pets must be kept on leashes and off the main deck.