Everyone associates the long Memorial Day weekend with the unofficial start of summer.
It’s a time to relax in the sunshine, get together with friends, fire up the grill, and most of all, give thanks to those who have served this great country we live in.
And now that we’re at the starting line of summer, it’s also time to think about those summertime road trip get-aways with the family.
But what if you don’t want to leave your furry family members behind? Well, there are some get places all around the United States that are pet-friendly spots.
And Milk Bone is ranking them.
They’ve just released “The Milk Bone All-American Doggy Road Trip Ranking,” and there’s a spot right here in Pennsylvania that makes the cut. And if you’re patriotic, it’d be perfect for you and your red, white and blue, pup.
Gettysburg National Military Park comes in at No. 15 out of 50. Click here for more information on the pet policies at Gettysburg National Military Park!
To come up with this list of “the ultimate pup-approved parks and landmarks,” Milk Bone researchers cross-referenced online review sites with data on dog-friendly restaurants and hotels.
Milk Bone also assigned each destination a “Milk Bone Biscuit Score.” Locations could score up to 50 biscuit points. Final scores ranged from 20 to 50 biscuits.
See the full list below:
#1: The Original Dog Beach (San Diego, California) (50 Milk-Bone biscuits))
#2: SF Golden Gate Park (San Francisco, California) (49)
#3: Fort Tryon Park (New York City, New York) (48.5)
#4: Runyon Canyon (Los Angeles, California) (47)
#5: Acadia National Park (Mt. Desert Island, Maine) (46)
#6: Pike Place Market (Seattle, Washington) (45)
#7: Carmel (Carmel-by-the-Sea, California) (44.5)
#8: The Biltmore Estate (Asheville, North Carolina) (44)
#9: Central Park (New York City, New York) (43)
#10: Cherry Creek Farmer’s Market (Denver, Colorado) (43)
#11: Houston Arboretum & Nature Center (Houston, Texas) (40)
#12: The Trail System at the US National Whitewater Center (Charlotte, North Carolina) (39)
#13: Mammoth Mountain (Mammoth Lakes, California) (38)
#14: Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area (Atlanta, Georgia) (37)
#15: Gettysburg National Military Park (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania) (37)
#16: Yosemite (California) (35)
#17: Colonial Williamsburg (Williamsburg, Virginia) (34)
#18: Nashville (Tennessee) (33)
#19: Key West Aquarium (Key West, Florida) (33)
#20: The Cascades at Lake Mohegan (Fairfield, Connecticut) 32
#21: Broad Ripple (Indianapolis, Indiana) (31)
#22: Mercury Canine Cruise (Chicago, Illinois) (30)
#23: National Mall (Washington, D.C.) (29)
#24: Arlington National Cemetery (Washington, D.C.) (28)
#25: Cuyahoga Valley National Park (Ohio) (27)
#26: Point Reyes National Seashore (Point Reyes Station, California) (26)
#27: Olympic National Park (Port Angeles, Washington) (25)
#28: Shenandoah National Park (Virginia) (24)
#29: Bow Wow Beach (Stow, Ohio) (23)
#30: Royal Gorge Bridge (Cañon City, Colorado) (23)
#31: Fantastic Caverns (Springfield, Missouri) (23)
#32: Mount Vernon (Mount Vernon, Virginia) (23)
#33: Old Charleston Ghost Tour (Charleston, South Carolina) (22)
#34: Crazy Horse Memorial (Crazy Horse, South Dakota) (22)
#35: Joshua Tree (Joshua Tree National Park, California) (22)
#36: Hot Springs National Park & Riverboat Tour (Hot Springs, Arkansas) (22)
#37: Mount Hollywood Trail (Los Angeles, California) (21)
#38: White Sands National Monument (Alamogordo, New Mexico) (21)
#39: Washington Crossing Historic Park (Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania) (21)
#40: Dog Beach at Key Biscayne (Key Biscayne, Florida) (20)
#41: Tombstone (Tombstone, Arizona) (20)
#42: Southwest City Dog Park (St. Louis, Missouri) (20)
#43: Good Hart (Good Hart, Michigan) (20)
#44: Dinosaur National Monument (Maybell, Utah) (20)
#45: Mammoth Cave National Park (Mammoth Cave, Kentucky) (20)
#46: Dallas Heritage Village (Dallas – Ft. Worth, Texas) (20)
#47: Minute Man National Historic Park (Concord, Massachusetts) (20)
#48: Veterans Park Lagoon (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) (20)
#49: Paw Playground & Beach De Soto (St Petersburg, Florida) (20)
#50: Penn Valley Dog Park (WWI Memorial) (Kansas City, Missouri) (20)