Dog Friendly Activities in Carlsbad, CA

There are 79 dog friendly activities in Carlsbad, CA. Use the links below to get an overview of each attraction, see pictures, print directions, and even read reviews from other dog owners. Coming from out of town? Get a discounted rate on pet friendly hotels in Carlsbad, CA, or call 877-411-FIDO to speak with one of our pet travel experts!

Alga Norte Community Park

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This off-leash dog park will be divided into areas for larger and smaller dogs, and include obstacle course-type play equipment. Unlike the current dog park, the Alga Norte dog park will feature a mix of turf and decomposed granite surfaces.

Ann D. L'Heureux Memorial Dog Park

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This quaint park has open space to run, fountains, benches, and mulch grounds. There is little shade and no separate section for small dogs.

Carlsbad Premium Outlets

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Dogs are welcome to join you on-leash in the outdoor areas of this outlet mall packed with great stores for both men and women.

Park 101

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Kid-friendly and dog friendly, this unique plaza is a destination for neighbors and visitors to the area. For on-the-go visitors, the Market features a walk-up window, serving a hearty list of take-away treats such as hot tri-tip sandwiches, ready-made juices, fresh espresso, coffee, ice cream sandwiches, as well as freshly-made doughnuts. Visitors can meander across the plaza to Park 101’s dog-friendly outdoor Garden Pub serving a variety of up to 32 local tap beers and a wide selection of regional wines. Another restaurant is onsite - Park 101 Barbecue serves as a “go-to” spot for lip-smacking ribs and a rack of meat-centric BBQ specialties.

Fiesta Island Off Leash Dog Park

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Most of this large sandy island in Mission Bay is designated leash-free for dogs. Lots of sandy dunes to romp in, and the calm bay waters lets the more adventurous dogs take a quick dip. There is a designated off leash location on the backside of the island as Sea World will be on your left, fenced in front with signs. Very private with endless shores to run. Bring water for your dogs, there are porta-potties located around the island.

The Original Dog Beach

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Perhaps the most popular canine hotspot in San Diego is The Original Dog Beach located at the northern end of Ocean Beach. Here, dogs can roam off leash at any time of the day. Owners should take care to pick up after their pets. After a day at the beach, you may want to head over to the Dog Beach Dog Wash to give Fido a bath. Located at 4933 Voltaire Street, the Dog Wash is just two blocks away from the beach.

Buccaneer Beach Park

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Leashed dogs are welcome in this small park, but not on the adjacent beach.

Cowles Mountain

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Pets are welcome to join you on leashes as you hike this popular San Diego mountain. Enjoy the gorgeous views from the summit.

Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve

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Pets are welcome on-leash on the trails of this lovely San Diego preservation area.

San Onofre State Beach

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Dogs are welcome on-leash on trails one and six of this beachside hiking park, but not on the beaches.

Oceanside Dog Park

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Oceanside Dog Park is maintained by North County Humane Society. The park is close to the dog shelter, so it is best if your dog has all vaccinations for Kennel cough and so on before you visit. Must be spayed/neutered, licenced, non aggressive, and with no contagious conditions. Please pick up after your furry friend.

Capehart Dog Park

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Located at the corner of Felspar and Soledad Mountain Road, this one acre park offers two fenced pens on turfed areas. One is for small dogs and the other is for large dogs. Both areas provide water for dogs, a drinking fountain, picnic tables and benches, and a parking area.

Tecolote Canyon Natural Park

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Bring your pet with you on-leash for some exercise along the 6.5 miles of scenic trails in this lovely canyon.

North Beach (Dog Beach)

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Nine months of the year, dogs are allowed along the entire two plus mile stretch of beach in addition to the City’s two major parks, Seagrove Park and Powerhouse Park. Dogs must be leashed June 15th through Labor Day. Dogs able to run under voice control of owner from the day after Labor Day through June 14th.

Westfield UTC

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Westfield UTC is a fabulous spot for premier, open-air shopping (120 boutiques) or relaxing under the coral trees. You can find anything you need here and it's pet-friendly!

San Elijo State Beach

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Dogs are welcome on-leash at this beautiful beach, which is also popular with local surfers.

Temecula Dog Exercise Area

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This off-leash dog park includes plenty of rooms for owners to relax while pets romp and play.

Cadman Leash Free Dog Area

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Cadman is a community park with a deignated off-leash area. The best part of this park is the playground area for kids right next to the doggy play area. You can watch your pooch and your kids without comprimise. Bring your own water and clean up after your pet. No leash free hours on Fourth of July, and on Saturday mornings during Little League season.

Marian Bear Memorial Park

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There are plenty of wide open spaces to play in at this fun neighborhood park. Dogs are welcome on-leash, restrooms nearby.

Mission Bay Dog Park

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Bring your pet to play off-leash at this dog run located on the north end of the beach.

Dusty Rhodes Off-Leash Dog Park

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This huge off-leash dog park is fully fenced with doggie water fountains and a wide open space for dogs of all sizes to play.

Kate O. Sessions Memorial Park

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ON LEASH DOGS WELCOME. This San Diego hidden gem is a wonderful place to take your pet for a stroll. It's even a popular wedding spot! Leashed dogs are welcome.

Doyle Community and Dog Park

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Bring your pet to play off-leash at this fenced dog park, which includes grass, separate small dog area, water fountains, shade structures, and a barbecue area.

Viewpoint Off Leash Dog Area

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Pets are welcome to run and play off-leash during designated hours at this lovely, well-shaded city park.

San Elijo Lagoon Trail

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San Elijo Lagoon Trail is an easy, 3-mile hike in the San Elijo Ecological Reserve that will take about 2 hours to complete with Fido. This trail runs close by the lagoon and provides the opportunity to enjoy wetland plants and birds. This beautiful area is still close by the highway and parts of it can be muddy. Dogs must be leashed at all times.

Aqua Adventures Kayaks & Paddleboards

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Take your pup kayaking or on an SUP on Mission Bay in San Diego! Stop for a run on Fiesta Island and bring a picnic to make a fun beach day for the whole family! Lily and Juanita will give your pooch some tips and show you how it's done.

Orpheus Dog Park

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This beautiful neighborhood park boasts gorgeous ocean views that your pet can enjoy off-leash with you at designated hours on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays. Visit the website for the current off-leash hours.

Village Park Trail

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Your pet will find plenty of smells to investigate on this lovely, natural trail, which is rarely crowded. Pets welcome off-leash, but be careful as it is not fenced.

Santa Margarita River Trail

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Enjoy the varied terrain with your leashed pet on the trails of this friendly Fallbrook park.

Presidio Park

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This lovely, 50-acre park is set on a hill overlooking the city and the bay. A gorgeous spot for a walk or a picnic with your on-leash pet.

San Luis Rey Bike Trail

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The San Luis Rey Bike Trail is bicycle and pedestrian friendly. Dogs must be kept on a leash of not more than 6 feet. The trail is paved and mostly flat with multiple entry points, mostly where the road crosses over the path. It's a well maintained trail but not lit, so be sure to be visible at night.

Maddox Neighborhood Dog Park

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This fenced, off-leash dog park is a great place for your pet to make friends. Includes .65 acres of fenced space with walkways and drinking fountain.

San Luis Rey River Trail (Oceanside)

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The San Luis Rey River Trail (Oceanside) is a multi-use trail that's a great place to walk Fido in Oceanside! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the San Luis Rey River Trail (Oceanside). Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6032527">TrailLink.com</a>.

Mast Park

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This lovely park is set on the banks of the San Diego river and is known as a prime fishing spot. Pets are permitted on-leash in designated areas.

Aberdoggie and Fetch

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Founded in 2008, Aberdoggie & Fetch was created to meet the rising demand for fashionable pet products from clothing to accessories. Based in San Diego, we are inseparable to the pet fashion industry and the thousands of dogs that live here. We believe that pets are part of family, so when it comes to products, they deserve just as much choice as we humans get. We strive to provide great choices, innovative products, latest designs, and of course, the best customer service.We take customer service seriously and we believe a strong customer relationship is the key to success.

San Elijo Dog Park

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You and your pet are bound to make friends at this fenced, off-leash dog park with separate small dog area and plenty of walking paths.

South Buena Vista Dog Park

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Large, clean off-leash dog park with walking trails. Has shaded areas for wandering in and out of the trees as well as open areas for running. Includes doggie drinking fountain and several waste bag stations. For the humans, there are many benches, a basketball court, and a fenced-in playground. This is a hidden gem in the city of Vista.

Rose Canyon Bicycle Path

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The Rose Canyon Bicycle Path is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in La Jolla! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Rose Canyon Bicycle Path. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6015287">TrailLink.com</a>.

Kearney Mesa Dog Park

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Your pet will love to play off-leash at this fenced, 1-acre dog park. Includes shade trees, chairs, and running water.

Rancho Bernardo Dog Park

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This off-leash dog park includes three separate fenced areas for pets of different sizes as well as water, benches, and shade.

Mission Trails Regional Park

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This lovely, clean park is a great place to take your pet for a leashed stroll around the lake. They'll love watching the squirrels and ducks.

Torrey Highlands Dog Park

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Your pet will thank you for the chance to play off-leash at this fenced Torrey Highlands dog park.

San Juan Creek Trail

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The San Juan Creek Trail is a multi-use trail that's a great place to walk Fido in Dana Point! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the San Juan Creek Trail. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6382688">TrailLink.com</a>.

May Flower Dog Park

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The park is a fenced, 1.5-acre off-leash play area. The regulars keep May Flower Dog Park clean, and it is great for doggie socializing.

Canine Corners Dog Park at Harry Griffen Park

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Locals love the fenced dog park at this lovely public park, which includes three separate areas for your pet to play off-leash.

Woodglen Vista Dog Park

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Woodglen Vista Dog Park is a fully-fenced off-leash dog park with shade and water available.

Mount Woodson Trail

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Pets are welcome on-leash on the trails at this beautiful park. Try the stroll around the lake or watch the rock climbers.

Cowles Mountain Trail

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Cowles Mountain Trail is a moderately easy, 5-mile hike in Mission Trails Regional Park that will take about 2 hours to complete with Fido. Cowles Mountain is the highest point you can get to within the city limits of San Diego. Plans are being made to add more trails to the area.

Seaside Bazaar

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Seaside Bazaar is an open-air marketplace where you and your leashed pup can explore, listen to music, and enjoy the cappuccino and smoothie bar. You'll find handcrafted treasures, leather goods, unique clothing, furniture, silk-screened t-shirts, hats, jewelry from around the world, and eco-friendly clothing, art, designer bags, as well as items from Nepal & Bali. The selection at the Seaside Bazaar is ever-changing. Come see what's new and visit with your favorite vendors that have been there for years.

Iron Mountain Trail

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Iron Mountain Trail is a moderately easy, 5.75 mile hike that will take about 2.5 hours to complete with Fido. This is a very popular trail that is clearly marked. If your dog is used to trails it should be okay on his paws, if not you may want to work him up to it. There is a shorter trip to the Ramona overlook on the same trail.

Fay Avenue Bike Path

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The Fay Avenue Bike Path is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido on-leash in La Jolla! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Fay Avenue Bike Path. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6015247">TrailLink.com</a>.

San Clemente Pedestrian Beach Trail

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The San Clemente Pedestrian Beach Trail is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in San Clemente! The map below shows a trailhead where you can pick up the San Clemente Pedestrian Beach Trail. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6015301">TrailLink.com</a>.

Muttropolis La Jolla

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Muttropolis has the best pet supplies for your dog or cat. Specializing in unique collars, functional harnesses, cozy dog beds and fun toys. Muttropolis holds great dog events including breed-specific parties, adoptions, training classes, and seminars. Their Facebook fan page has a list of all their events. Located in a very dog-friendly area.

Poway Dog Park

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Your pet will love making friends at this off-leash dog park, which includes three separate fenced enclosures for small, medium, and large dogs.

Clay Park

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Your pet will love to join you on-leash at this fairly large, family-friendly San Diego park.

Dog Beach

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Your dog can run free on the beach, play in the water or in the sand - there is also grass nearby - they can play with other dogs and have a great time! It really is the best place to go with your dog! And, since it is in So Cal, They have PERFECT weather and you can go there year-round!

Monserate Mountain Preserve

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Leashed dogs welcome on many of the Fallbrook Land Conservancy Preserves. Monserate Mountain trail has 1.5 mile climb to summit for panoramic views to ocean and mountains. Bring water. Too hot for dogs in summer. Trailhead just east of I-15 at intersection of Stewart Canyons and Pankey Rd.

Gershon Bachus Vintners

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Gershon Bachus Vinters offers seated wine tastings in their events room, where special attention is paid to each taster. Dogs welcome! Warm, happy atmosphere.

Montiel Park

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Nice area for all dogs. Seating for people.

Brengle Terrace Park

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This is a park with basketball, volleyball courts, BBQ. Pits, tables, playgrounds for children, etc. They also have a recreation center nearby. Dogs are welcome all around the park with you as long as they are on a leash.

Belle Marie Winery At Wine Haven

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Bell Marie Winery provides a very dog-friendly atmosphere where you can enjoy fabulous wines. Feel free to bring along a picnic to enjoy on the grounds.

Howlistic

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Howlistic carries San Diego's best selection of natural pet foods and treats for cats and dogs. They offer wellness and nutrition services that focus on holistic treatments and care. Raw food, supplements, dry food, canned food and treats are available to purchase there. Howlistic also features a spa-like space to bathe your dog in a clean and safe environment.

Hart Winery

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At Hart Winery, visitors find excellent, dog-friendly staff and good quality, small lot wines. Guests enjoy the rustic and cozy tasting room.

Maggie Houlihan Memorial Dog Park

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Maggie Houlihan Memorial Dog Park features separate areas for small and large dogs, watering stations, cleanup bags, and benches.

Beach House Winery

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Award winning winery with all wines produced at the winery. Beautiful views.

Willow Creek Stables

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We love dogs! Come on a guided horseback trail ride with us while your dog relaxes in our shaded watered dog run.

San Diego Bike and Kayak Tours, Inc- Coronado

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Join any of our kayak or stand up paddle board tours or rentals and bring your dog along for FREE! We will provide you with a doggie life vest and will guarantee fun for you, your family and your pets!

Howlistic

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Howlistic carries San Diego's best selection of natural pet foods and treats for cats and dogs. They offer wellness and nutrition services that focus on holistic treatments and care. Raw food, supplements, dry food, canned food and treats are available to purchase there. Howlistic also features a spa-like space to bathe your dog in a clean and safe environment.

Hollandia Park

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Has separate areas for small and large dogs.

Sunset Park

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Separate grassy areas for both large and small dogs.

Baron Von Willard Memorial Dog Park

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Situated behind the baseball fields at the very end of La Pata, this dog park offers separate areas for small dogs and large dogs. The terrain is mostly grassy.

Ward Canyon Dog Park

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Off leash dog part.....small breeds (under 20 lbs) and large breed sides. No running water, no trees, plants or other vegitation. No turf.....it's shredded bark. Near I-15 and I-8 freeway interchange.

AleSmith Brewing Company

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Bring Fido to enjoy one of the many beers on tap at AleSmith. Throughout the year, AleSmith participates in fundraising efforts for local animal care organization, and every Halloween AleSmith hosts a doggie costume contest. Daisy, the AleSmith brew dog, takes her costuming quite seriously, so make sure Fido dresses his best!

Societe Brewing Company

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Well-behaved, leashed dogs are welcome to join their humans in the tasting room at Societe Brewing Company. While you enjoy one of the many beers on tap, Fido can enjoy a treat made from spent grains. Throughout the year, Societe Brewing Company hosts many events for local animal care organizations. Food trucks are onsite.

Pet Zone Tropical Fish

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We are a family owned pet store serving the San Diego community and surrounding areas for over 25 years. Bring your dog on by and enjoy our wide selection of pet products and tropical fish!

Guajome Park

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Walk the 4.5 miles of light trafficked trails that run throughout the park. Dogs must be leashed at all times.

Gardenology

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Gardenology starts with a vision for a lifestyle that offers simple but necessary comforts inspired by life along the coast. Redefining indoor and outdoor living with home furnishings such as American-made custom furniture, washable bed linens, handcrafted dinnerware, unusual decorative accessories, vintage architectural elements and one-of-a-kind objects. Simplistically and stylishly integrate these furnishings into any design aesthetic with unique lighting options from ceiling pendants to chandeliers. Vessels, garden pottery & vases provide a base for a hand-picked selection of permanent botanicals. Enlist our help with Interior Design Services or permanent floral design.

Old Town San Diego State Historic Park

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Leashed dogs are welcome to join their humans on a stroll through history at Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, where humans will learn about life in the 1820s-1870s. Here visitors will see the converging cultures of Mexico and the United States as they follow the transition of San Diego through history from a Mexican pueblo to an American settlement. Dogs must be leashed at all times and are not permitted in building.

Outlets at San Clemente

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Dogs are welcome to walk outside at this coastal outdoor outlet shopping center with more than 55 stores and eateries. The shopping center has dog-friendly amenities including pet stations and free treats from Customer Service. The Outlets at San Clemente is conveniently located off the I-5 freeway between Los Angeles and San Diego.