Dog Friendly
Weekend Getaways

Whisk your dog away to one of our weekend getaways!

San Diego

Our favorite dog friendly weekend getaway!

San Diego is a laid back, relaxed, dog friendly town where you’ll find it all…beaches, parks, restaurants, hotels, adventures…where you and your pal are welcome.


Cardiff State Beach
Old Highway 101
Cardiff by the Sea, CA 92007

Leashed dogs allowed year round

Del Mar Dog Beach
(aka North Beach)
Camino del Mar
Del Mar, CA 92014
(858) 755-1556

Frisbee playing, ball chasing, swimming and plenty of fun in the sun are what you’ll find at Del Mar’s Dog Beach. Leash laws as follows:

• North of 29th Street:

Dogs permitted off a leash and under voice control the period from the day after Labor Day of any year to the following June 15th.

Dogs permitted on a leash from June 16th through Labor Day.

• North of Powerhouse Park to 29th street:

Dogs permitted on a leash from the day after Labor Day of any year to the following June 15th.

Dogs prohibited from June 16th through Labor Day.

• South of Powerhouse Park:

Dogs are permitted on a leash year round.

Ready for a bite in Del Mar? Stop by En Fuego Cantina & Grill for some fantastic Mexican fanfare (location below).

Dog Beach – Ocean Beach
1950 Abbott Street
San Diego, CA 92167

San Diego’s original Dog Beach named among The Travel Channel’s Top 10 Beaches in Southern California (Fall 2001)

Fiesta Island

Fiesta Island Road - Mission Bay Drive
San Diego, CA 92109

Mission Bay’s sandy island mostly designated as a leash free zone with calm bay waters allowing your pooch to cool off after some fun in the sun. Fiesta Island is one of our favorite spots in San Diego...easy access, plenty of parking, no waves for swimming, friendly dogs, TONS of space, great for picnics...doesn't get much better!


Nate's Point Dog Park

Nate’s Point Dog Park– Balboa Park
Balboa Drive at El Prado
San Diego, CA 92103

A large grassy off-leash area located on the West Mesa of Balboa Park where your pup can run, play and socialize
Open 24 hours (no lights at night)

Orpheus Park
482 Orpheus Avenue
Encinitas, CA 92024

Off-leash dog hours at Orpheus Park are Monday, Wednesday and Friday 6am - 7:30am and 4pm - 6pm

Rancho Coastal Humane Society’s Leash Free Community Dog Park
389 Requeza Street
Encinitas, CA 92024

Tuesdays 11:30 am to 5:00 pm
Thursdays, Saturdays & Sundays 11:00 am to 5:00 pm


Beach Break Café
Breakfast & Brunch
1902 South Hill Street
Oceanside, CA 92054
(760) 439-6355

En Fuego Cantina & Grill - Del Mar

En Fuego Cantina & Grill
1432 Camino Del Mar
Del Mar, CA 92014
(858) 792-6551

A fantastic Mexican grill & cantina in Del Mar with a great outdoor patio...the perfect spot to enjoy Happy Hour after an afternoon at Del Mar's Dog Beach!

K-9 Country Club
202 C Street
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 239-0304

The Original Paw Pleasers
Dog & Cat Bakery
2525 University Ave
San Diego, CA 92104
(619) 293-7297

Sammy's Woodfired Pizza
702 Pearl Street
La Jolla, CA 92037
(858) 456-5222


Best Western Encinitas Inn & Suites

Best Western Encinitas Inn & Suites
85 Encinitas Blvd
Encinitas, CA 92024
(760) 942-7455

Pet friendly, $50.00 plus 10% tax (1 time charge) non-refundable fee

The Bristol Hotel
1055 First Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 232-6141

Who Let the Dogs In Package
~ Welcome amenity upon arrival for your pet
~ Pet bowls and pet bed placed in your room for your pet’s use throughout your stay
~ Nightly turndown service for you and your pet
~ No pet deposit required

Loews Coronado Bay Resort
4000 Coronado Bay Road
Coronado, CA 92118
(619) 424-4000

One of San Diego's pet friendliest hotels...all pets receive their own gifts including a pet tag, bowl & a special treat to start their vacation. Owners receive a detailed brochure with information on hotel pet services, such as our Loews Loves Pets room service menu, local dog walking routes, and area pet services, including veterinarians, pet shops, groomers, & much more. One time $25 fee per stay with 2 pets allowed per room.

Omni San Diego Hotel
675 L Street
San Diego, California 92101
(619) 231-6664

Pets under 40 lbs allowed
$50 non-refundable fee

A great spot to stay while exploring The Gaslamp District

Ocean Villa Inn
5142 West Point Loma Blvd
San Diego, CA 92107
(800) 759-0012

$25 additional charge for up to two pets

A very pet friendly hotel featuring a Dog Comfort Zone, located right next to Dog Beach!

Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa
5480 Grand Pacific Drive
Carlsbad, CA 92008
(760) 827-2400

The Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa accepts dogs up to 80 lbs with no more than one dog per room. Hotel has the option to charge a cleaning fee after the room has been evaluated upon guest departure.

Sheraton La Jolla Hotel
3299 Holiday Court
La Jolla, CA 92037
(858) 453-5500

The Sheraton La Jolla accepts dogs up to 50 lbs, a pet cleaning fee of $40 per stay will be charged to your room.

Sheraton Mission Valley San Diego Hotel
1433 Camino Del Rio South
San Diego, CA 92108
(619) 260-0111

The Sheraton Mission Valley San Diego Hotel allows 1 dog per room maximum. A deep cleaning fee will be charged. Please contact the hotel for further information.

W San Diego
421 West B Street
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 398-3100

The following services are available for your four-legged friend at W San Diego:

~Personalized Birthday cakes
~Locations of the nearest dog parks and dog run
~P.A.W. Doggie Happy Hour (last Tuesday of every month, 5-7PM)
~PETicures - This 30 minute dog-friendly nail treatment includes a calming massage & will leave your best friend with smooth, filed nails and well-oiled paws! 30 minutes/$30...add PAWlish/$5

Additional $25 daily room charge plus a non-refundable $100 cleaning fee. In general, the weight limit of pet shall be 40 pounds or less. Dogs over 40 pounds may be allowed at the hotel's discretion and should be discussed with the General Manager prior to accepting the reservation.

South Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe is a wonderful dog friendly getaway with plenty of pet friendly accommodations, camping, beaches, restaurants and an off leash dog park. With spectacular views, hiking, boating, swimming...summer is a great time to take your pooch to Lake Tahoe

Parks & Beaches:

Bijou Dog Park

Bijou Dog Park
201 Al Tahoe Blvd
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

Gated off leash dog park with large dog and small dog areas, water bowls, benches & fire hydrant

North Beach at Zephyr Cove Resort

North Beach at Zephyr Cove Resort
460 Highway 50
Zephyr Cove, NV 89448

Leashed dogs are allowed at the North Beach of Zephyr Cove Resort, gorgeous lake views, $8 parking fee

Kiva Beach
Hwy 89
South Lake Tahoe,CA 96150

Leashed dogs are usually abundant at Kiva Beach, a beautiful sandy beach with free parking

Places to Stay:

3 Peaks Resort & Beach Club

3 Peaks Resort & Beach Club
931 Park Avenue
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
(530) 544-4131

A beautiful pet friendly hotel close to Stateline with an extra large jacuzzi, comfy beds and grassy dog areas

We have stayed here twice, our dog friendly hotel of choice in South Lake Tahoe :)

Big Pines Mountain House

Big Pines Mountain House
4083 Cedar Avenue
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
(530) 541-5155

Also close to Stateline, Big Pines has a pool, grassy pet area and large comfortable rooms

Places to Eat:

Aloha Ice Cream
3330 Highway 50
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
(530) 541-3956

Run by The Rise Family, tasty ice cream treats and dog friendly!

Bear Beach Café

Bear Beach Café
3310 Lake Tahoe Blvd
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
(530) 541-2321

Our favorite dog friendly restaurant in South Lake Tahoe! Beautiful outside tables on the grass, friendly service and excellent food...doesn't get much better :)

Sprouts Natural Food Café

Sprouts Natural Food Café
3123 Harrison Ave
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
(530) 541-6969

Sno Flake Drive In

Sno Flake Drive In
3057 Lake Tahoe Blvd
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
(530) 544-6377

Yellow Submarine

Yellow Submarine
983 Tallac Avenue
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
(530) 541-8808

We enjoyed tasty subs here :)

Park City, Utah

Located near Salt Lake City, Utah beautiful Park City is an eclectic little ski town where you and your furry friends can enjoy adventurous summer & winter getaways


Willow Creek Dog Pond

Willow Creek Dog Pond
Old Ranch Rd and Split Rail Lane
Park City, UT 84060

The dog park at Willow Creek Park is an enclosed 2.4 fenced area which includes a pond. Pond features include a zero entry point on the east bank and a floating dock for dogs. A 1/3 soft surface trail surrounds the dog park with a 24,000 square feet area of "fetch" space. There are also three 8'x8' shade shelters.

Places to Stay:

Best Western Plus Landmark Inn & Pancake House
6560 North Landmark Drive
Park City, UT 84098

Up to 2 dogs per room allowed with a 80 pound weight limit. Additional pet types (cats, birds, etc) may be accepted at the hotel's discretion. Pet rate is $10.00 per day with a $100 per week maximum. A refundable cleaning & damage deposit of $50.00 is required upon check-in.

Places to Eat:

Miner's Grill & Sports Bar

Miner's Grill & Sports Bar
1300 Snow Creek Drive
Park City, UT 84060
(435) 649-6449

A hidden gem with great food and great service by Jaime

Collie's Sport Bar & Grill

Collie's Sport Bar & Grill
738 Main Street
Park City, UT 84060
(435) 649-0888

Collie's is a family owned and operated bar and restaurant located in the heart of Park City inspired by collies Shelly & Springer. "Focused around the idea of quality food at reasonable prices, we are coming up with a menu that changes with the seasons, with the best and freshest products we can get."

Wasatch Bagel & Grill

Wasatch Bagel & Grill
Bagels to Burgers and Everything in Between
1300 Snow Creek Drive
Park City, UT 84060
(435) 645-7778


Places to Stay:

Mariposa Inn
1386 Munras Ave
Monterey, California 93940
(800) 824-2295

A very comfortable dog friendly hotel with a great location...we really enjoyed our stay at the Mariposa Inn. Unfortunately we were unable to book a second night so we found a last minute spot at The Comfort Inn listed below.

From their website ~ Relaxing by the fireplace, taking a refreshing dip in our outdoor heated pool, soaking in the jetted hot tub or simply enjoying the tranquility and comfort of luxury linens and 5 star amenities, you're sure to create memorable moments at the Mariposa Inn & Suites, Monterey's Best Kept Secret.

Comfort Inn Monterey by the Sea
1252 Munras Avenue
Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 372-2908

If you are looking for a less expensive dog friendly spot to lay your head in Monterey the Comfort Inn is a great choice. We experienced great service here, last minute reservations and a comfortable stay with a grassy pet area available for our pups

From their website ~ Have a great stay at the Comfort Inn® Monterey by the Sea hotel in Monterey, CA! This is a family hotel near Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail, and 17-Mile Drive.

As our guest at this Monterey leisure hotel near the beach, you will also be close to several championship golf courses, including Pebble Beach Golf Links, Spyglass Hill Golf Course, Rancho Cañada Golf Club, Bayonet Golf Course and Laguna Seca Golf Ranch.

Humboldt - Trinidad

Located in the heart of California's coastal redwood country Patrick's Point is a stunning state park offering dog friendly camping along the coast, underneath giant redwoods, the tallest trees on earth. A fabulous spot to stop on your dog friendly Cali coast road trip offering very private, cozy camping spots.

Places to Camp:

Patrick's Point State Park
4150 Patrick's Point Drive
Trinidad, CA 95570
(707) 677-3570

Pismo Beach

Located in San Luis Obispo county, mid-way between Los Angeles and San Francisco, Pismo Beach is a great little seaside town with a cool climate and a beautiful dog friendly State Beach, making it one of our perfect weekend getaways.

A must-stop while on a trek to either Northern or Southern California, Pismo State Beach, located at Grand Avenue, offers a wide stretch of sand for your leashed pal to enjoy. Or if he is the adventuring type, you might want to blaze the Oceano Sand Dunes. Pismo Beach City Beach is also a dog friendly beach.

Places to Eat:

Honeymoon Cafe
Breakfast & Brunch
999 Price St
Pismo Beach, CA 93449
(805) 773-5646

1090 Price Street
Pismo Beach, CA 93449

Mo's Smokehouse BBQ

Mo's Smokehouse BBQ
221 Pomeroy Ave
Pismo Beach, CA 93449
(805) 773-6193

Two Blocks off the Beach
791 Dolliver St
Pismo Beach, CA 93449
(805) 773-0332

Camping & Places to Stay:

Dog friendly camping is available at Pismo State Beach's North Beach Campground with a total of 185 campsites.

555 Pier Avenue

Cottage Inn by the Sea
2351 Price Street
Pismo Beach, CA 93449
(888) 440-8400 

A beautiful oceanside cottage located on the bluffs of Pismo Beach. Pet friendly rooms are found on the ground level and have a fenced area in back, $20 per night extra charge.

Oxford Suites
651 Five Cities Drive
Pismo Beach, CA 93449
(805) 773-3773 

Here you'll enjoy a complimentary full hot breakfast buffet and evening reception with beverages and light appetizers while staying in a suite equipped with sofa, microwave and fridge. Pet friendly rooms are $10 extra per night, per pet.

San Francisco

Ahh, San of the most dog friendly getaways in California. Our friend Margo and her pal Ballou recommend The Argonaut Hotel in San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf. A waterfront pet friendly hotel with no additional deposit & no limit on the number of pets. The Argonaut provides treats, feeding bowls, a mat, bottled water, a bed, pick-up bags and a list of local area pet services.

The Argonaut Hotel
495 Jefferson Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 563-0800


Baker Beach
Lincoln Blvd & Bowley St/Golden Gate Nat'l Rec Area
San Francisco,CA 94129

A dog friendly beach with a gorgeous view of The Golden Gate Bridge where dogs are permitted off leash under voice control north of Lobos Creek; they must be leashed south of Lobos Creek. The only official nude beach (the very north end of the beach closest to the bridge) in Northern California where dogs are welcome.

Land's End/Lincoln Park
El Camino Del Mar
San Francisco, CA 94121
Land's End Beach

Spectacular off leash dog area with towering cliffs offering dog friendly hiking, ocean views, trees, wildflowers and the crashing tide below. Leash required for the Coast Trail.

Ocean Beach
Great Hwy between Lincoln & Fulton Street

4 miles of surf and sand with mixed leash free areas. Dogs allowed leash free under voice control from Stairwell 1 south to Stairwell 21. Dogs must be on leash south of Stairwell 21 to protect the endangered Western Snowy Plover.

Buena Vista Park
Buena Vista West at Central Avenue

San Francisco's oldest city park where dogs are allowed off leash at the woodsy west side of the park hear Central Avenue.

Places to eat:

Blue Danube Coffee House
306 Clement Street
San Francisco, CA 94118
(415) 221-9041

Pompei's Grotto
340 Jefferson Street
San Francisco, CA (415) 776-9265
Pompei's Grotto

Rose's Cafe
2298 Union Street
San Francisco, CA 94123
(415) 775-2200
Rose's Cafe


The breathtaking red rock formations & towering sandstone cliffs of Sedona, Arizona set the stage for one of our favorite dog friendly getaways...Marley gives it 4 paws up!

We traveled to Sedona in March & enjoyed fantastic weather while still allowing Marley to romp in the snow.

If you are visiting from Orange County I recommend traveling out on the 40 where you can stop at a couple of great swimming holes along the Coconino National Forest. Marley didn't seem to mind the icy cold long as she had a ball to fetch!

Places to Stay:

Our dog friendly hotel of choice was Kings Ransom Hotel, a certified green hotel situated in the heart of Sedona's red rocks. We had a fantastic experience here with beautiful views from our pet friendly room on the first floor. Kings Ransom offers a dog designated area with doggie bags, hiking trails just steps from your room & a dog beds available for a nominal fee. The hotel charges a pet fee of $15/per night.

Kings Ransom Hotel
771 Highway 179
Sedona, AZ 86336
(928) 282-7151

The photo on the left below is the view from our room :)

Our recommended dog friendliest hike was at the Red Rock Crossing/Cathedral Rock Vortex. Dogs abound here with plenty of great spots to swim in Oak Creek and gorgeous views of the famous Cathedral Rock.


A fantastic National Park to explore with your best pal!

Located in Central California’s Sierra Nevada Mountain Range, you’ll find gorgeous panoramic views, alpine lakes, towering waterfalls, granite cliffs and natural splendor. One of our weekend getaways not to be missed!

Leashed pets are allowed on paved paths, anywhere on the Valley Floor, Happy Isles Nature Center and on the Pohono Bridge.

Places to Stay:

The Tenaya Lodge is a beautiful pet friendly mountain resort found 2 miles from Yosemite National Park’s southern gate where your pal will be greeted with a plush dog bed, water bowl, doggie treats and a supply of disposable mitts. You’ll also receive a Canine Concierge Fact Sheet with fun suggestions on pet friendly areas to roam as well as all the doggie do’s and dont’s during your stay.

We found that dog friendly dining at Tenaya is no problem, as Jackalope’s Bar and Grill served us while lounging in the cozy lobby.

Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite
1122 Highway 41
Fish Camp, CA 93623
(888) 514-2167

One well-behaved canine companion per room is permitted
$75 non-refundable cleaning fee required

We hope you and your pal enjoy your Yosemite weekend getaway…the park is open 365 days a year, gorgeous during every season!


Cambria Pines Lodge

Places to Stay:

Cambria Pines Lodge
2905 Burton Drive
Cambria, CA 93428
(800) 966-6490

Recommended by our friend Margo and her pal Ballou:

Cambria Pines Lodge is very dog friendly...they serve breakfast to all guests and we eat on the outside patio with Ballou. At night they have enclosed gazebo's (2) with tables and a fireplace where we have dinner. $25/nightly pet fee

Places to eat:

Cambria Pines Lodge Restaurant
The outdoor dining area is seated on a first-come, first-served basis. Pets are welcome in the outdoor dining section of the restaurant. The adjoining Fireside Lounge offers a wide variety of Central Coast wines, beers and cocktails. The Lounge provides an active schedule of live music by a wide variety of popular local performers. Check our on-line schedule to see who will be performing during your stay.

Robin's Restaurant

Robin's Restaurant
4095 Burton Drive
Cambria, CA 93428
(805) 927-5007

Robin's Restaurant has an inviting dog friendly garden patio and an eclectic menu. The spacious garden setting, rustic nooks, and warm fireplace meshed appropriately with the handcrafted meals that Robin's had become renowned for. Chow. Tempeh. Cioppino. Curry, and the largest selection of unique vegetarian dishes on the coast. Robin's continues to lead with inspirational cuisine.

Look for more dog friendly weekend getaways very soon!