Pawesome / Purr-fect Vacations for You and Your Furry Friend
With Love Your Pet Day being celebrated on 20th February, why not enjoy a trip away with your furry friend? This day has been created out of love for our pets so it's the purr-fect time to treat your loyal friend to an unforgettable adventure as / when it becomes safe to travel again. And with 34% of US travelers wanting to stay in a pet-friendly hotel on their next vacation,* Booking.com has delved into its more than 28 million listings in over 153,000 destinations around the world, 2.4 million of which are pet-friendly, to round up some of the best animal loving locations and pet-perfect properties.
Budapest is the capital of Hungary and a dog walking dream. Treat yourself and your four-legged friend to a walk down the idyllic River Danube, the river that separates Buda from Pest. Once you arrive at the Chain Bridge, cross over to the district of Buda and here you can walk around the beautiful hills that offer breathtaking views of Pest, along with the famous Hungarian Parliament Building. While your furry friend relaxes at the apartment, visit one of Budapest’s popular cat cafés to enjoy a drink in the company of some cute kittens.
Where to Stay: Supreme City Center Apartment lets pets stay for free and even provides pet bowls for four-legged visitors. This stylish accommodation lies nearby the pet-friendly Olympia Park, which even comes with a dog playground. It is rated highly for its central location and is only a short walk from Buda Castle and the picturesque St. Stephen’s Basilica.
Tokyo is a pawesome location for your pampered pooch, with fashion boutiques devoted to providing luxury accessories for your dog, delicious treats and even pet pampering. This pet friendly city also features restaurants and cafés that offer menus for both you and your dog to enjoy. After stopping for a bite to eat, try out the Half-day Yokohama Tour with a Local to explore some of the most popular landmarks of Yokohama with your pooch right by your side.
Where to Stay: The Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo provides spectacular views of the city and historic Japanese Garden. This modern hotel boasts guest rooms equipped with amenities for pets, as well as a private dog park in Serenity Garden for you to play around with your pooch pal. Guests can even make the most of the hotels’ pet sitters whilst they tuck into a meal at one of the seven hotel restaurants.
Russia’s capital city is full of history and architecture, as well as being home to the charming Moscow cat museum. This is no surprise given that cats are Russia’s most popular pet, and Russia even has its own National Cat Day on 1st March every year. While it may be difficult for your feline friend to join you for dinner, you can always visit one of Moscow’s cat cafes for some heart-warming company. Another bonding activity for you and your pet is the Guided Tour of Kolomenskoye Park in Moscow, perfect for brushing up on your knowledge of Russian monuments and architecture.
Where to Stay: WineWood Moscow allows pets upon request and treats guests to pet bowls and pet baskets. This sophisticated hotel comes with a sun terrace, attached winery and garden, where your pet can freely run around. There is also a spa and wellness center for you to indulge in, if you fancy some pampering whilst your pet pal has a snooze.
Crikvenica is a Roman settlement in Croatia and the perfect destination for the traveler and pet looking to relax on this Riviera. Crikvenica is full of stunning natural lakes and coastlines, perfect for taking a dip after a long walk. There is even Monty’s Dog Bar and Beach that welcomes owners and their canine sidekicks for a swim and a snack. Alongside the people-friendly food options, there is also dog pizza, dog ice cream and dog herbal tea.
Where to Stay: Hotel Vali Dramalj is a short walk from the beach and provides stunning sea views of the Adriatic. After a day of puppy paddling and running along the shore with your pooch, let your pal relax in your pet-friendly room while you indulge at the spa or sip on a cocktail out on the terrace bar.
Situated in the Hunter Valley of New South Wales, this charming suburb is surrounded by stunning waterfront, popular for fishing and boating. Many of the local caravan parks permit dogs, as well as numerous parks and beaches such as Bagnalls Beach, where your pooch can roam free. Many dog-friendly cafes are on offer too, making it easy for both you and your pet to enjoy a well deserved meal.
Where to Stay: The swanky Bannisters Port Stephens is a perfect stay for you and your pet. This modern hotel offers luxury rooms with incredible ocean views, which makes waking up in the morning not so hard. The property offers luxury for your furry best friend as well. You can dine with your pet at The Terrace Bar or stay in one of the Ocean Deck dog-friendly rooms, where your pooch will have plenty of room to frolic in the garden and nearby beach.
For those travelers looking forward to spending some quality time with their pet, Booking.com is sharing Early 2022 Deals for travelers to use when booking their next trip. Discounts start at 15 percent and are valid for stays until 31 March 2022. In addition, Booking.com is bringing the great value of its Genius program to even more customers by giving all account holders access to the program’s Level 1 benefits, with no minimum number of previous bookings to qualify, including access to exclusive 10% discounts at hundreds of thousands of participating properties around the world. All travelers have to do is download the Booking.com app, log in and look for the Genius logo to identify associated benefits, discounts and perks.
*Research commissioned by Booking.com and conducted among a sample of adults who plan to travel for business or leisure in the next 12-24 months. In total 24,055 respondents across 31 countries and territories were polled (including 501 from Argentina, 1003 from Australia, 500 from Belgium, 1001 from Brazil, 500 from Canada, 1000 from China, 1007 from Colombia, 1001 from Croatia, 508 from Denmark, 1002 from France, 1000 from Germany, 1005 from Hong Kong, 1000 from India, 502 from Israel, 1003 from Italy, 1002 from Japan, 500 from Mexico, 501 from The Netherlands, 501 from New Zealand, 500 from Peru, 1000 from Russia, 1005 from Singapore, 1002 from South Korea, 1002 from Spain, 501 from Sweden, 501 from Switzerland, 504 from Taiwan, 500 from Thailand, 1000 from the UK, 1002 from the US and 501 from Vietnam). Respondents completed an online survey in August 2021.