San Diego gets the gong as one of America's most dog-friendly destinations with its countless leash-free parks and beaches. Dog Beach is just one where your pooch is bound to sniff out a playmate. But the place to hang 10 (or 20 in your dog's case) is at the Loews Coronado Bay Resort in San Diego which has become famous for its annual dog surfing competition. The popular charity fundraiser is now in its 7th year and has earned a string of Guinness World Records to his name. Summer sees a bevy of bronzed and beautiful hounds, decked out in board shorts and bandanas on the beach. The get up is all part of the service when you bring your pets here on a surfing break. As well as enjoying deluxe accommodations, your dog will enjoy a 'surf and turf' room service meal prepared by the hotel chef and served on a special pet placemat. Loews Loves Pets policy, established 11 years ago, means pets staying at any Loews hotel and resort in the US can expect exceptional creature comforts - including specialized bedding, food and water bowls, accessories such as leashes and collars, litter boxes and pooper scoopers to scratch poles, rawhide bones and catnip. The luxury hotel chain has also partnered with Banfield Pet Hospitals to offer medical care to ill or injured pets when travelling.