Dog Friendly Attractions in San Diego, CA
There are 85 dog friendly activities in San Diego, 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 San Diego, CA, or call 877-411-FIDO to speak with one of our pet travel experts!
Dog Friendly Attractions in the World

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.

Cabrillo Tide Pools Trail

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Cabrillo Tide Pools Trail is an easy, 0.5 mile hike in Cabrillo National Monument that will take about 1 hour to complete with Fido. Although some people along the trail may tell you that your dog is not allowed, this trail is in fact the only area in Cabrillo National Monument where dogs are allowed. Fido will have to remain on a leash on the trail to the tide pools.

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.

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.

Nate's Point Off-Leash Dog Park

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Located in Balboa Park, Nate's Point Off-Leash Dog Park is considered to be one of the best dog parks in the San Diego area. The park is completely fenced. Park amenities include a double-entry gate, drinking fountain, and picnic tables. Nate's Point Off-Leash Dog Park is open 24 hours a day.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

Seaport Village

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A 14-acre waterfront shopping, dining and entertainment complex recreating a harbor side setting of a century ago. Includes 54 one of a kind shops, 13 casual dining eateries, 4 fine dining waterfront restaurants, and located in close proximity to local hotels. Numerous pet-friendly restaurants with harbor views. There is also a large park with LOTS of grass and room for dogs to run! And right on the bay!

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.

Chollas Lake Recreation Area

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Take your pet for some on-leash exercise in this beautiful lakeside recreation area.

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.

Original Paw Pleasers Dog Bakery

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The Original Paw Pleasers is San Diego's first dog bakery, featuring a full line of fresh baked, preservative-free treats, including a grain-free line. Having a birthday? They bake all cakes and ice cream to order in their on site bakery. They are also a boutique with lots of fun toys, leashes and collars. Stop in for a visit... Pets welcome, owners optional!

Torrey Hills Dog Park

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Bring your pet to play off-leash at this large, fenced dog park, which has grassy and gravel areas as well as doggie drinking fountains.

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.

Bayshore Bikeway (Silver Strand Bikeway)

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The Bayshore Bikeway (Silver Strand Bikeway) 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 Diego! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Bayshore Bikeway (Silver Strand Bikeway). 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=6015312">TrailLink.com</a>.

Martin Luther King Promenade

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The Martin Luther King Promenade 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 Diego! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Martin Luther King Promenade. 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=6015156">TrailLink.com</a>.

Morley Field Dog Park

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Morley Field Dog Park is located at the west end of the Morley Field Sports Complex. Dogs of all sizes can run and play in the large, grassy, off-leash area. Bag dispensers can be found throughout the park, and small trees provide some shade. After off-leash fun, dogs can enjoy a leashed walk on the nearby Florida Canyon Nature Trails.

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.

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.

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 Diego Wine & Culinary Center

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Wednesday nights at San Diego Wine & Culinary Center are perfect for dogs and owners. Come for this fun Canines and Wines event! Also has a wine bar, retail shop, and banquet facility.

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.

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.

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.

SUP Pups Stand Up Paddle Board Tour & Playtime

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SUP Pups is a Dog Stand Up Paddle Board Tour hosted by The SUP Connection located behind the Courtyard Marriot in Liberty Station. The Tour starts at our location at Liberty Station where the dogs can meet, sniff and feel comfortable with each other. They can play around to relieve some energy. Then we will move down to the sandy beach to launch off into the water and venture out into the marina. Samantha will teach you the basics and safety of SUP, while putting your dog on the board. The hour tour takes you under the North Harbor Bridge near the Navy Dolphin Training Facility where you can see the dolphins as well as many more amazing sites of San Diego!! Dog Treats, Photos, and water available with Tour!

Grape Street Dog Park

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There is tons of room for your pet to play in the designated off-leash area of this city park. Be careful as the area is not fenced.

Spanish Village Art Center

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Stroll with Fido through the studios of incredibly talented artists, metalsmiths, photographers, painters, sculptors, and designers at the Spanish Village Art Studios. Converse with each artist, browse through beautiful galleries, and shop for your new must-have pieces you support the San Diego art community. Well-behaved, leashed pets are welcome to join you as you experience this unique environment.

Tweet Street Park

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Pets are welcome at this clean, friendly San Diego park, which even provides bags for picking up pet waste.

Clay Park

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

East Village Square

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Pets will love this urban oasis in the heart of San Diego, a popular spot with local dog owners. Dogs welcome on-leash.

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.

Quartyard

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We are San Diego's only outdoor Beer Garden. Featuring a full service bar, a sausage restaurant, food trucks, a coffee shop, an off the leash dog park, and a stage for showcasing some incredible talent. We turned a vacant lot into a thriving urban park with all the infrastructure built out of shipping containers.

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!

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.

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!

Salon on 30th

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At Salon on 30th, we offer a full array of hair-care services to people and top-notch products in a hip yet welcoming environment. Fido wont have to stay home while you get quaffed. Bring your furry friend along with you!

Balboa Park

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Leashed dogs are welcome to enjoy many of the offerings of Balboa Park, one of the largest urban parks in the country with over 1000 acres. The park has plenty of open spaces, gardens, and walking paths in addition to the San Diego Zoo, museums, and theaters. There are also two designated off-leash areas for dogs to explore at Balboa Dr at El Prado on the south side of Cabrillo Bridge and Morley Field located northwest of the tennis courts. When not in a designated off-leash area, dogs must be leashed at all time, and humans must clean up after their dogs throughout the park and off-leash areas.

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.

Seaforth Boat Rentals

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You can enjoy the waters of San Diego with your pup aboard a powerboat or sailboat rental from Seaforth Boat Rentals. Dogs are welcome on powerboats up to 24’ and sailboats up to 27’. Seaforth Boat Rentals has locations in Coronado, Downtown, Harbor Island, and Mission Bay.

Coronado Dog Beach

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Coronado's Dog Beach is leash-free year-round on the western part of the beach. It's marked by signs that run along Ocean Blvd. from Sunset Park on Ocean Drive to the border of the U.S. Naval Station. For scenery, it doesn't get much better than this. On one side there's the beautiful Hotel del Coronado; the Point Loma skyline fills the view to the north. Parking is available along Ocean Boulevard, but it is a rather long walk to the beach from there, so be sure to keep your dog leashed until you reach the beach. Coronado Animal Patrol maintains a zero-tolerance policy with fines up to $500 for unleashed dogs. The dog beach is open 24 hours. Owners must monitor their dogs at all times and clean up after them. Dogs must have current licenses and be free from contagious diseases. Excessive barking and aggressive behavior are not permitted by dogs or humans. No food or pet treats allowed. There are no restrooms, but there is a foot shower south of the entrance on Ocean Blvd. The city provides free dog litter bags at the entrance to the run.

Montevalle Park Dog Park

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Pets will love to run off-leash in this fenced dog run at Montevalle Park, which includes grass, a separate small dog area, doggie drinking fountains and waste station.

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.

San Elijo State Beach

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

Otay Ranch Town Center Dog Park

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Bring Fido to Otay Ranch's Dog Park, located near Otay Pet Vet and REI, for a fun way to relax after an afternoon of shopping. This special amenity is a great place to exercise your dog and play off-leash in our 10,000 square foot gated area with other dogs. The park is open daily from 7 am to 9 pm, weather permitting, with plenty of adjacent parking. Call (619) 397-4300 for more information.

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.

Veterans Park Dog Park

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Pets may play off-leash at this lovely dog park with beautiful views.

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.

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.

Wells Park Dog Run

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Dogs go wild for the chance to play off-leash at this 1.4 acre, fenced dog park with gravel and grass ground cover as well as drinking fountains and benches.

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>.

Barnett Ranch Preserve

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728 Acre reserve with lots of hiking trails and a pond. This is a shared preserve with hiking/horse trails. There are picnic tables, but no water except a horse trough at the beginning of the trail. There is wildlife out here, including coyotes and the possibility of mountain lions. Be prepared and bring lots of water. Weather out here is cold in winter and very hot in the summer and early fall. This is also high wildfire area so be mindful of what you bring to picnic. No flames or glass. Always pick up after yourself and your pets. There are no trash cans on the hiking trails. Leashed dogs are allowed.

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.

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.

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.

Rohr Park

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Bring your pet for a taste of the great outdoors in this lovely public park. They're welcome on-leash.

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.

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.

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.

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>.

Coronado Surfing Academy

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Teach your dog to 'Hang 20' with a private surfing lesson by the guys at Coronado Surfing Academy. For $80.00, you and your dog will get a private lesson on one of the popular beaches in the San Diego area.

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.

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.

Bayshore Bikeway (Silver Strand Bikeway)

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The Bayshore Bikeway (Silver Strand Bikeway) 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 or bike Fido in Coronado! The Bayshore Bikeway (Silver Strand Bikeway) 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 Coronado! Walk or bike under the Coronado Bridge, catch a glimpse of the red roof of the historic Hotel del Coronado, and enjoy a rest stop at a trail-side cafe. Dogs must be on leashes no longer than 6 feet, any pet waste must be removed and disposed of immediately.

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.

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!

Bayshore Bikeway (Silver Strand Bikeway)

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The Bayshore Bikeway (Silver Strand Bikeway) 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 Imperial Beach! The map below shows a trailhead where you can pick up the Bayshore Bikeway (Silver Strand Bikeway). 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=6015312">TrailLink.com</a>.

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.

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.

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.

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!

Tijuana Estuary

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great trails through the estuary. on leash. many miles of hiking throughout the estuary system. great bird watching.

Otay Ranch Towne Center

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Dog friendly mall for big and small! Dog park, fresh bowls of H2O outside of stores and a doggy park next to the REI. Best of all, it is an outdoor mall with LOTS of accessible parking (the only mall that allows you to drive through it (no it is not a "strip" mall. Noticeably missing is a pet smart, petco or even an independent doggy wash. My dobie diva loves this place.

Hollenbeck Canyon Trail

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Many beautiful trails for walking. There are harder trails for people who like a challenge and easier trails for those who just want to enjoy some quality time with there 4 legged friends. This trail is also horse friendly.

Eagles Nest Winery & Cottage

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Eagles Nest Winery practices organic, sustainable farming. They are dog friendly and provide water bowls and special sweet potato treats for the dogs. The winery utilizes Babydoll Southdown sheep to weed the estate. The winery produces both white and red wines.

Country Estates Dog Park

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Small and large dog area, low fences. Clean with mostly grass.

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.
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