Cannon Beach, OR
Play: It’s easy for a hotel, shop, or outdoor cafe to accommodate pocket pooches and handbag hounds, but big, bear-like breeds?
That’s a different story. Cannon Beach, an enchanting little cedar-shaked town, is up to the task, with abundant pet-friendly
hotels and eateries where dogs are welcome at outdoor tables. For a fun frolic with your pooch, head for the secluded northernmost stretch of Cannon Beach, across the knee-deep mouth of Ecola Creek. cannon beach.org
Stay: The Ocean Lodge (from $239; dogs $15/night; theoceanlodge.com), next door to the posh kid/dog-averse Stephanie Inn, was designed by the same architect. The lodge welcomes pets with a basket stuffed with linens, treats, and chew toys and has an outdoor dog shower. At the Surfsand Resort ($$; $15 per night pet fee; www.surfsand.com), dogs get a beach towel, bowl, and basket of treats.
Shop & eat: At dog-accessory store Puppy Love by the Sea (www.puppylovebythesea.com), canines can pad right on inside. They're also welcome at Waves of Grain Bakery. $; 3116 S. Hemlock St.; 503/436-9600.