is located about half way between San Francisco and Los
Angeles on Highway 101 or the Pacific Coast Highway (Highway 1). It is
a region that would be a farming region except for the fact that there
are a lot of tourists. San Luis Obispo is also home to Cal Poly
University. The town's population is 44,000. There are also a number of
other interesting communities around San Luis Obispo. Cambria, near
Hearst Castle, is a well-known and dog-friendly destination. Also
well-known and dog-friendly are Pismo Beach, Morro Bay and Paso Robles
which lies on Highway 101 to the north of San Luis Obispo. You and your
dog can find a lot to do in this region.
The most well-known hotel in San Luis Obispo is the Madonna Inn, known
for it's multiple theme rooms. This hotel is not dog-friendly,
unfortunately. There are other dog-friendly
. However, the Best Western El Rancho hotel is and offers a
nice base of operations if visiting San Luis Obispo. For dog-friendly
delight the Cambria Shores Inn in Cambria and the Las Serena Inn in
Morro Bay will welcome your dog to their establishments. Also
pet-friendly are the Cayucos Beach Inn in Cayucos, the SeaCrest
OceanFront Hotel in Pismo Beach and the Morro Bay Sandpiper Inn.
If you are looking for a dog-friendly
then try the Big Red House in Cambria or Central
Coast Getaways for homes in the area. If you are camping
in a Motorhome or travel trailer then consider the Pacific Dunes RV
Resort of the Pismo Coast Village RV Park located right on the
dog-friendly and car-friendly Pismo State Beach.
You can take your dog to a number of area vineyards
if you would like to do wine tasting. The Changala
Winery, Chumeia Vineyards, Tablas Creek Vineyard and Venteaux Vineyards
are dog-friendly. Other attractions
to take your dog to include the San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden and
Lake Lopez Boat Rentals. There are a number of dog-friendly
in the area. Pismo Beach State Beach, the Cambria beaches,
Cayucos State Beach and the Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Rec Area are
some of the dog-friendly beaches. If you want to shop with your dog you
can find dog-friendly stores and patio restaurants at the downtown
shops in San Luis Obispo and Cambria and the Pismo Beach Premium
are available throughout the San Luis Obispo region.
Tognazzini's Dockside Too in Morro Bay specializes in seafood and is
located right on the water. Big Bubba's BBQ and Good Ol' Burgers of
Paso Robles have dog-friendly patios. There are also quite a few
additional dog-friendly restaurants in Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo and
Pismo Beach. See DogFriendly.com's
for additional choices.
there are a number of off-leash dog parks in the San Luis
Obispo area. Heimann Dog Park in Atascadero, Cambria Dog Park in
Cambria and Nipomo Park Off-Leash Area are some of these dog parks.
There is also hiking
with leashed dogs at Lake Lopez Rec Area, santa Margarita Lake Regional
Park and Lake Nacimiento in Paso Robles.
Visitors with dogs to San Luis Obispo might consider a one hour trip
south on Highway 101 to Solvang
a transplanted Dutch Village with delicous foods, neat shops and a
great walking village.