It’s National Hot Dog Day! To celebrate America’s favorite summer sandwich, we decided to search the Internet for an 8-pack of Hot Dog eateries, located in popular Global Discovery Vacations resort destinations
8 Hot Dog Travel Destinations
1. Las Vegas, Nevada – Pink’s Hot Dogs
Los Angele’s famous Pink’s Hot Dogs has made it to the city that never sleeps. The World Famous Pink’s Hot Dogs is renowned for its classic and specialty dogs. At the Vegas location inside Planet Hollywood you can pick up the Planet Hollywood Dog with polish sausage, grilled onions, grilled mushroom, bacon and nacho cheese, or The Showgirl Dog with relish, onions, bacon, chopped tomato, sauerkraut and sour cream to name only two. What’s more, Pink’s is celebrating National Hot Dog Day with $2.00 classic chili dogs all day July 23!
2. Orlando, Florida – Krystal
World famous Krystal’s is known for its little square hamburgers and made-to-order breakfasts, but have you tried a Krystal Pup? Krystal’s version of the hot dog mimics their burgers—they are small, but offer maximum flavor. The Chili Cheese Pup is fully loaded with all-beef chili and shredded cheddar cheese on a Krystal-sized bun. You can also choose a Plain Pup, the Chili Pup, or the Corn Pup for those who like their dog coated, deep friend and served on a stick! There are more than 350 locations to serve you, including six Krystal Orlando stores!
3. Gatlinburg, Tennessee – Fannie Farkles
In the heart of downtown Gatlinburg you’ll discover Fannie Farkles, famous for their homemade foot long corn dogs, “OGLE DOGS” named after a local pioneer Mr. Tom Ogle. People come from near and far just to have one! Using a secret recipe, cooks prepare these delicious dogs right before your very eyes. And before or after you devour your Ogle Dog, you can play games in their Amusement Center, jam packed with your old favorites from Pac Man to Skee Ball.
4. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina – Peaches Corner
How can the USA Today be wrong? The national newspaper ranked the food on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk and Promenade 12th best boardwalk food in the nation in June 2013. And they named Peaches Corner as a go-to-spot. Peaches Corner, which has been on Ocean Boulevard since before Myrtle Beach was incorporated as a city, is best known for its hot dogs and burgers. You’ll find classic foot long with mustard, chili and onion is a crowd favorite, or choose from some fun varieties.
5. Tampa, Florida – Mel’s Hot Dogs
Since 1970, Mel’s Hot Dogs has been a famous Tampa landmark, offering Chicago style natural casing wieners, served in the last remaining structure from the WII army air base in Henderson Air Field. People travel from all over the country to experience the tasty hot dogs served on steamed poppy seed buns, choosing from a wide variety of topping combinations. Even more fun—the owner is behind the counter telling jokes and pleasing the crowds!
6. Branson, Missouri – Woody’s Island
For hot dog lovers in Branson, MO, stop by the shaved ice and hot dog hut known as Woody’s Island. They claim to have the best dogs on the planet, using only 100% Vienna Beef hot dogs and Polish dogs. No trip to Branson would be complete without stopping at Woody’s Island for a true Chicago style hot dog or one of their one-of-a-kind dressed up hot dogs. Try Ed’s favorite, the buffalo dog with Blue cheese and buffalo sauce. While you’re there, pick up a souvenir—a custom cedar sign!
7. Sedona, Arizona – Simon’s Hot Dogs
When you’re in Sedona, stop by Simon’s Hot Dogs for a diverse and unique Sedona dining experience for meat eaters and vegetarians. Their gourmet hot dogs are made with Simon’s special recipe. And if you are looking for meatless dogs, Simon’s offers veggie hot dogs! You’ll find Simon’s inside the World Famous Oak Creek Brewing Company, which serves award winning handcrafted beer, a perfect complement to a Colombian style hot dog!
8. Breckenridge, Colorado – The Sloppy Dog
The Sloppy Dog is a Breckenridge restaurant favorite, serving hot dogs, chili, loaded baked potatoes and slimwiches, their version of a sandwich served on a steamed hot dog bun. The dogs are 100% beef made in Denver, CO! Plus, you’ll find a wide variety of vegetarian and gluten-free options, including veggie dogs, vegetarian slimwiches, and vegan chili.
Are you hungry yet?
Each year American’s buy over 837 million packages of hot dogs at retail outlets and over 24 million dogs at baseball stadiums alone. You can join in the fun on National Hot Dog Day! Whether you’re on a Global Discovery Vacations or at home, nosh on a couple of your favorite hot dogs today!
Where do you go for a hot dog? Share in the comments below!