If you are planning to travel with your dog or cat you know it can be challenging to find places where your companion will be tolerated.

Today, Motel 6 and BestPlaces have released their list of the top 10 pet-friendly cities across America. One Pennsylvania borough is listed in the top 50.

Pets always stay free at Motel 6.

The companies said they “built a custom methodology that highlights the importance of enjoying the journey to travelers’ final destinations.

The method considers access to dog parks, green spaces and hiking trails for furry friends to explore, proximity to pet stores and veterinarians, dog-friendly restaurants, patios in the area and more.”

Based on these criteria, the top 10 pet-friendly cities across America are:

  • Santa Monica, California
  • Rockville, Maryland
  • Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
  • Newport, Rhode Island
  • Gloucester, Massachusetts
  • Richmond, Kentucky
  • Bend, Oregon
  • Asheville, North Carolina
  • Charlottesville, Virginia

Coming in at No. 31 is State College, Pa., home of the Penn State Nittany Lions.

“Pets are members of the family, so travelers are eager to bring them along for the ride as they explore the U.S. Thanks to BestPlaces, travelers can now feel confident bringing their pets on their journey,” said Rob Palleschi, CEO of Motel 6. “From small towns to beachside escapes and everything in between, Motel 6 will be there to welcome your full family, including those on four legs, at no additional cost.”


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