agrees that San
Diego has the perfect weather in
the country. Never too cold, never too hot,
always just right. And with only a minimal amount of rain every year,
suits a person vacationing with a dog or dogs very well. But the
weather in the
San Diego area can vary quite a bit. As you move inland from the ocean
temperatures reach above one hundred degrees F often. But in the
central area of
San Diego, it will usually remain in the seventies or lower. San Diego
is a big
city with big city traffic. So you will probably need to drive a car to
your pet where you want to go. Depending on the time of day this can be
difficult. Small dogs that can fit into a carrier are allowed on the
buses and light rail. You will have to carry the dog and the carrier.
way to transport a pet in San Diego is with the San
Diego Pet Driver. These pet
taxis will take people with pets around town and
to the airport and will also pet sit and walk pets at
locations in the
Accommodations in San Diego for visiting pet people range from
hotels such as the Loews
Coronado Bay Resort, which hosts
an annual dog surfing event, and the Palomar
San Diego to very pet friendly
chain hotels and motels in all price ranges
and a large selection of pet-friendly
vacation rentals in Pacific
Beach, downtown and elsewhere. The main
attractions of the city for tourists usually include Balboa Park and
world-famous San Diego Zoo, Sea World, the cities beaches, La Jolla,
and a trip
or trips to nearby sites such as Tijuana, Mexico and mountain towns
Julian. Despite the fact that the San Diego Zoo is home to a large
animals, or perhaps because of it, dogs are not allowed in the zoo. To
zoo, if you have two adults with you, you may have to split your time
dogs or utilize a pet sitter or day kennel in the city. Both the Loews
and the Palomar will provide a pet sitter with prior arrangement. Some
vacation rentals may as well. Or you can arrange your own. Balboa Park
dog-friendly and has an off-leash dog run as well. Sea World has day
the premises. La Jolla's quaint shopping streets are very dog-friendly
of patio dining for you and your pet. And the beaches, oh the dog-friendly
beaches around San Diego are
every dog's dream.
The San Diego Dog Beach is a large off-leash dog beach on the north end
Ocean Beach. It is a 24 hour beach for dogs and is one of the nation's
off-leash beaches. Also off-leash is Coronado's Dog Beach. A number of
beaches serving San Diego allow dogs, which must be leashed. Most of
Island is also open to off-leash dog play.
dining and entertainment in San Diego rivals that of most large cities
people and exceeds all expectations for dogs. Where else can you find a
center with a built in dog park? In San Diego there are two - Otay
Center in Chula Vista and Westfield UTC Mall on La Jolla Village Drive.
dogs will find many accommodating stores at these centers as well as
Plaza downtown. Dining
with a dog in San Diego is a pleasure
with a number of restaurants offering
dog menus. The best of these are probably The Wine Pub for the 21 and
crowd and Terra American Bistro and the Lazy Dog Cafe for
All areas of the city have dog-friendly dining where your leashed dog
accompany you to the outdoor tables. And in San Diego is is rare for
to hinder outdoor dining. Other
activities that you can do with
your pet are Kayaking, Hiking though many
city and hilly parks, carriage rides and boat rentals. Once a year, you
your dog to a San Diego Padres baseball game at Petco Park.
In the mountain town of Julian,
about 45 minutes by car from San Diego, you can dine with your dog,
town, visit Cuyamaca Ranch State Park and William Heise County park or
you love to stay at a vacation rental there are a number of
vacation rentals in Julian as well. To take a pet across to Tijuana
Mexico may require some advance planning.
But you can walk across the
border, shop a bit in the first few miles of Mexico and walk back
avoid getting car insurance to drive into Mexico. Another short out of
destination for many tourists would be Legoland in Carlsbad 30 minutes
north of San Diego. Legoland provides
kennels for your dog while you
attend the amusement park.
San Diego, by virtue of it's outdoor qualities and it's overall
pet-friendliness, ranks high for the traveling pet and their families.
Holiday Inn on the Bay
San Diego, CA
Your dog is welcome to join you at this downtown San Diego hotel located right on San Diego bay.
Casitas del Mar
San Diego, CA
Within steps to miles of sandy beaches, restaurants, and entertainment. Large outdoor patio w/ocean view. Spacious rooms. Available Sept - June for weekly rentals. Small dogs welcome.
The Wine Pub
San Diego, CA
Dog friendly wine bar and restaurant. The outdoor patio is as comfortable for them as it is for you with water bowls and treats supplied. We offer 30 wines by the glass, craft beers on draft and artisan food. Come with your dog on Woofer Wednesdays and we donate 10% of your bill to Loving Arms Pet Adoption.
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