By Steven and Michele Hollow of Pet News and Views
If you travel with your dog, you will want to visit Alexandria, VA, one of the most dog-friendly cities in the country. Several hotels here welcome pets. We chose the pet-friendly Hotel Monaco, a Kimpton Hotel.
When we travel, we keep our cat at home with a sitter. I believe he is happier at home than in unfamiliar (even if it is lovely) surroundings. Upon booking the hotel, the staff inquired about our pets. When we told them that we were leaving our cat at home, they asked us to send them a photo of him. In our hotel room was a framed photo of Earl Gray, our cat, welcoming us.
Hotel Monaco is situated in the center of town, and the city is perfect for walking. Visit the Torpedo Factory, which has several floors filled with all kinds of art, and many of the artists are on hand to talk about their work.
Many of the shops are pet-friendly too. Several restaurants have outdoor areas so you can dine with your dogs. The museums don’t allow dogs, but the hotel employs dog walkers and dog sitters. Our 10-year old, who is a Harry Potter fan, loved the Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum. If you go, check out the Dragon’s Blood herb.
Founded in 1792, one of the most famous customers was Martha Washington. We got a wonderful tour, which you can see in the video created by my hubby, Steven M. Hollow.
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