Dog Friendly Activities in Carlsbad, CA

There are 5 dog friendly activities in Carlsbad, and 58 more nearby. Use the links below to get an overview of each one, 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.

Pet Friendly Alga Norte Community Park
Alga Norte Community Park Dog-friendly Alga Norte Community Park in Carlsbad, CA, features an off-leash dog park divided into areas for larger and smaller dogs, and includes obstacle course-type play equipment on a mix of turf and decomposed granite surfaces. See Details
Pet Friendly Carlsbad Strawberry Company
Carlsbad Strawberry Company Carlsbad Strawberry Company in Carlsbad, CA, is pet-friendly during pumpkin patch season in the fall. Bring Fido along to pick out the perfect pumpkins, take photos with curated displays, and on weekends you can enjoy games and food. Dogs are not allowed in the spring and summer strawberry patches. See Details
Ann D. L'Heureux Memorial Dog Park The dog-friendly Ann D. L'Heureux Memorial Dog Park in Carlsbad, CA, features 13,200 square feet of fenced area for dogs to play and exercise. The park has benches, a dog drinking fountain, plastic bag dispensers, a dedicated parking lot, and is shaded by eucalyptus trees. See Details
Carlsbad Premium Outlets Carlsbad Premium Outlets is a dog-friendly outlet mall where Fido is welcome on-leash in the outdoor areas. Some shops may welcome Fido inside, but you need to check with them first. See Details
Hands on Floral Design Workshop 'Hands on Floral Design Workshop' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Breesa. Your pooch will sit alongside and watch you create a centerpiece or bouquet from flowers of your choosing from display. Your host will teach you about the proper way to process and care for cut flowers, the hardgoods and tools used for design, prepping a centerpiece, and lead you through the design process. The experience lasts 5 hours and can accommodate up to 10 guests ages 18 and up. Rates start at $175 per person. See Details
Cardiff State Beach Cardiff State Beach is a dog-friendly beach on the San Diego Coast. Dogs are allowed at Cardiff Reef and Seaside, South of Tower 16. All dogs must be on a 6’ leash and under owners control at all times. People enjoy swimming, surfing, and beachcombing the beach. The sands gently slope into the warm water that laps the shore. See Details
Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve is a dog-friendly area in Escondido, CA. Your pooch is welcome to join you on the 11 miles of trails that wind around the public area. Along the way, you can stop off at one of the picturesque picnic spots for a bite to eat and enjoy a scenic mountain view. Trees in the park include oak riparian, oak woodland, coastal sage scrub, and chaparral. There are lots of other animals that call the park their home, maybe you'll spot them whilst exploring with your pooch. California leash law is enforced and dogs must remain on leash at all times on the “Way Up” Trail and Lower Trails. Monday through Friday dogs under effective voice command are permitted off leash at the top of the “Way Up” Trail (only beyond the designated marker). On Saturday, Sunday, and holidays dogs are required to remain on leash at all times throughout the Reserve. Additionally, dogs must remain on leash in parking lots, picnic areas, overlooks, or any time they become a nuisance to people, property, and wild or domestic animals. See Details
Mikkeller Brewing San Diego Mikkeller Brewing San Diego is a dog-friendly brewery in San Diego, CA. Fido is welcome to join you at a table inside the taproom. There are 24 beers on tap and food trucks are frequently on site. See Details
North Beach North Beach is a dog-friendly beach in Del Mar, CA. Dogs must be leashed June 16th through Labor Day. Dogs able to run under voice control of owner from the day after Labor Day through June 15th. A dog license must be affixed to the collar and leashes cannot be in excess of six feet. See Details
Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve is a dog-friendly preservation area in San Diego, CA. Leashed dogs are welcome on the trails on leashes no longer than 8-feet long. Scenery in the canyon includes waterfalls, streamside forest, sycamore trees, a freshwater marsh, and wildlife like mule deer, bobcat, coyote and, raccoons. All recreational activities within the Preserve are day-use only and camping is prohibited. See Details
San Clemente Pedestrian Beach Trail 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 TrailLink.com. See Details
Westfield UTC Westfield UTC is a fabulous, dog-friendly, open-air shopping (120 boutiques) area in San Diego, CA. Not all shops are dog-friendly so be sure to check with staff first before entering with Fido. Fido is also welcome to visit the Bark Park located behind the Clock Tower in Palm Plaza. Take the hill going down in between Tender Greens and Express to find the lush, fully fenced in dog park for your dog to enjoy. See Details
San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve Rios (East) Trail The Rios (East) Trail is a dog-friendly, easy, 1.2-miles hike in the San Elijo Ecological Reserve in Solana Beach, CA, 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. Find the trailhead at the end of Rios Ave, where you also find on-street parking. Look for a kiosk with information about the lagoon. See Details
South Buena Vista Park South Buena Vista Park in Vista, CA, is a large park that offers an off-leash hours for dogs. The park has shaded areas for wandering in and out of the trees as well as open areas for running. There is a doggie drinking fountain and several waste bag stations. For the humans, there are many benches, a basketball court, and a fenced-in playground. The park offers some off-leash hours; please check their website for current hours when dogs are welcome off-leash. See Details
Montiel Park Montiel Park is a dog-friendly park in San Marcos, CA. There is a dog park inside the park for Fido to run and play. The park also has restrooms and a picnic area. See Details
Encinitas Viewpoint Park Encinitas Viewpoint Park in Encinitas, CA, is a dog-friendly park that welcomes Fido to play off-leash during designated hours on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays. Visit the website for the current specified times. See Details
Brengle Terrace Park Brengle Terrace Park is a dog-friendly park in Vista, CA, where Fido is welcome on a leash. This park features basketball and volleyball courts, a BBQ, picnic tables, a botanical garden, disc golf, playgrounds for children, and more. They also have a recreation center nearby. See Details
Maggie Houlihan Memorial Dog Park Maggie Houlihan Memorial Dog Park is a dog-friendly park located within Encinitas Community Park in Encinitas, CA. This 2-acre dog park features areas for small dogs, timid or first time dogs, and a large lawn open to all. Dogs must be kept leashed when walking to and from the Dog Park area within Encinitas Community Park but can be off-leash once inside the Dog Park areas. The park is closed for maintenance on Thursdays from 1pm until 3pm. See Details
Hollandia Park Hollandia Park is a dog-friendly park in San Marcos, CA. There is a dog park inside the park that features separate areas for small and large dogs. The park also has a trail connection, restrooms, and picnic areas. See Details
Beach House Winery Beach House Winery is a dog-friendly, award winning winery in Oceanside, CA. Relax outside with Fido and a glass of wine produced on site, and enjoy ocean and panoramic views of San Diego County. Or, grab a seat at the bar in their beautiful tasting room to sample the wines. See Details
Guajome Park Guajome Park is a dog-friendly park in Oceanside, CA, located 8 miles from the Pacific Ocean. Walk the 4.5 miles of light trafficked trails that run throughout the diverse Southern California habitats such as woodlands, chaparral, wetlands and mixed grasslands. Dogs must be leashed at all times. There is a parking fee for day-use hours. See Details
Belle Marie Winery Bell Marie Winery in Escondido, CA, provides a very dog-friendly atmosphere where you can enjoy fabulous wines. Feel free to bring along a picnic or snacks and enjoy on the grounds. See Details
May Flower Dog Park May Flower Dog Park is a dog-friendly park in Escondido, CA. This fenced, off-leash, 1.5-acre area allows Fido to play off-leash and socialize with other dogs. Limit three dogs per person when visiting and owners must remain with their dogs. Dogs must be licensed and vaccinated. See Details
Societe Brewing Company Well-behaved, leashed dogs are welcome to join their humans in the tasting room at the dog-friendly Societe Brewing Company in San Diego, CA. 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. See Details