4 Dog Friendly Road Trips in North Carolina


Offering both sunny beaches and towering mountains, North Carolina is a dog’s dream playground.

In just 6 hours, they can transition from relaxing on the Outer Banks' warm sand to scaling the Blue Ridge Mountains. It's not surprising that North Carolina has a lot of dog-friendly travel options.

Outer Banks

Only a 3-4 hour drive from Raleigh, the state capital, the Outer Banks is home to numerous fun activities for a day trip with your pup.

If shopping is more your style, visit the Raleigh Flea Market on Saturdays and Sundays. Leashed dogs are more than welcome at this giant flea market.


Asheville might honestly be the coolest, dog-friendliest city in the state. Downtown Asheville is hip- full of breweries, coffee shops, artisan crafts, and indie bookstores.


A little further north, in the quaint town of West Jefferson, you can visit Boondocks Brewing for a nice, cold glass of freshly brewed beer.

Blue Ridge Parkway

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