Thanks in part to Doris Day and her Cypress Inn, the lovely seaside town of Carmel, California, is one of the most tail waggingly friendly places to visit with your canine companion.

From the off leash Carmel Beach to the numerous hotels and restaurants, Carmel clearly has the doggy door open for business. You can stay overnight at the Carmel Mission Inn (owned by Clint Eastwood), the Tradewinds Inn and the Lodge at Pebble Beach.

While visiting, consider a meal outside on the patio with your pooch at Alsatian Coq D’Or, the Forge in the Forest, Buon Giorno Caf