Dog Friendly Activities in San Francisco, CA

There are 146 dog friendly activities in San Francisco. 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 San Francisco.

Pet Friendly Crissy Field
Crissy Field Your dog will love strolling on the pet-friendly promenade, catching a frisbee in the grassy field, and playing in the sand and surf at the designated off-leash beach at Crissy Field in San Francisco, CA. A dog water fountain and washing station are available. See Details
Pet Friendly Baker Beach
Baker Beach Located approximately one mile south of the Golden Gate Bridge, pet-friendly Baker Beach in San Francisco is a great spot to take your dog for a view of the famous landmark. Dogs are permitted off leash on Baker Beach north of Lobos Creek, but they must be leashed south of Lobos Creek. Picnic facilities are available. See Details
Fort Funston Beach Dog-friendly Fort Funston Beach in San Francisco welcomes dogs on a leash or under strict voice command. There is lots of room for Fido to play and the area also features lots of trails. There are usually lots of dogs here for your pup to run around with! See Details
Fort Funston Located off of Skyline Blvd, Fort Funston is one of the best places in San Francisco to bring your dog for a day of fun. This recreation area has lots of room for Fido to run and play, several dog-friendly trails, and beach areas. Dogs must be on a leash in the Bank Swallow habitat areas. Keep an eye out for fenced or signed areas were dogs are not permitted, and note that the Coastal Trail north of Horse Trail intersection is closed due to erosion. See Details
Ocean Beach Ocean Beach in San Francisco, CA is pet friendly. From the north end to stairwell 21, dogs are allowed on-leash or voice control. From stairwell 21 to Sloat Boulevard, dogs are required to be on-leash all year except from May 15th to July 1st when dogs can be under voice control. Dog owners are reminded to clean up after their pups and to keep an eye on them while playing in the sand. See Details
Blue & Gold Fleet Bay Cruises Leashed pups are welcome to join you on the dog-friendly, one-hour Bay Cruise Adventure and the "Escape from the Rock" tours which take in gorgeous views of the bridges, piers, and Alcatraz in San Francisco, CA. Dog owners are responsible for their pup and must keep Fido on a leash or in an approved carrier at all times while on board. Failure to do so is grounds for removal. Please note that animals are not allowed on Angel Island. See Details
Mission Dolores Park Dog Park Located near San Francisco's Mission District and the Castro, the Mission Dolores Park Dog Park has an off-leash area that is popular with dog owners and their furry friends. The park is conveniently located near an underground station. The main park has some of the most stunning views of the city, and leashed dogs are welcome in the other areas of the park. See Details
Marina Green Leashed dogs are welcome at Marina Green in San Francisco, CA. An expansive grassy area with views of the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz, this dog-friendly park is a popular spot within the community. The nearby marina, Little Marina, and harbor areas also permit dogs if they are leashed. Marina Green is an ideal destination for a waterfront stroll with Fido. See Details
Golden Gate Park Golden Gate Park is one of San Francisco's most popular pet-friendly parks. There are four separate off-leash areas: the southeast section between Lincoln Way, King Drive and 2nd and 7th Avenues; the Northeast section at Stanyan and Grove Streets; the Southcentral area between King Drive, Middle Drive, and 34th and 38th Avenues; and the fenced training area at 38th Ave. and Fulton. Bring Fido to explore one or all four parks for a day of fun and exercise. See Details
McLaren Park McLaren Park is a dog-friendly park in San Francisco, CA. The park features two separate fenced-in areas, McLaren Amphitheater Dog Play Area and McLaren Park Geneva Dog Play Area, where dogs can run and play off leash. See Details
Lands End Beach Off-Leash Dog Area Lands End Beach Off-Leash Dog Area is an unfenced, dog-friendly space located within the Golden Gate National Recreation Area in San Francisco. Dogs can run and play off-leash in the designated spaces as long as they are under voice control. Please watch for signs designating specific on-leash areas. See Details
Lands End Trail Lands End Trail is a beautiful dog-friendly hike in San Francisco, CA. The route winds around rocky cliffs overlooking the ocean and offers spectacular views at every turn. This 3.4 mile coastal hike is moderately challenging and should take 1.5 hours to complete. Pets on leashes are welcome to join you as you take in the stunning views on this famous San Francisco trail. See Details
Alta Plaza Dog Play Areas Alta Plaza Dog Play Areas is a dog park located in San Francisco, CA. The off-leash area is well marked with paint on the pathways. Dogs should be leashed when not in this area, and they must be cleaned up after at all times. See Details
Great Meadow Park at Fort Mason Take your dog out for a stroll on the paved trails of Great Meadow Park at Fort Mason, a historical landmark along the bay in San Francisco, CA. Leashed dogs are welcome to join you for an afternoon of fun as you explore the grounds of this historic army post. The grassy hilltops and hollows also offer the perfect opportunity for you to enjoy a picnic with your pup. See Details
Upper Douglass Dog Play Area Upper Douglass Dog Play Area is a pet-friendly recreational space in San Francisco, CA. Bring your pet for some off-leash exercise. Please note it is closed between the months of November and March and on Wednesdays for maintenance. Dog owners are reminded to clean up any mess that is left behind. Pets must be current on all vaccinations, non-destructive, and leashed outside of the off-leash area. Dog walkers are permitted with a limit of eight dogs under their care. No excessive barking, please. See Details
Hellman Hollow Leashed dogs are welcome to enjoy a picnic with you or a walk through the large grassy area at Hellman Hollow of Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, CA. This pet-friendly green space is a great spot for games or parties, so be sure to bring Fido for an afternoon of fun. See Details
Walter Haas Dog Play Areas Walter Haas Dog Play Area is a pet-friendly space in San Francisco, CA. This neighborhood park includes a fenced, off-leash dog park where your pet can meet some of the neighbors. Dog owners are reminded to clean up any mess that is left behind. Pets must be current on all vaccinations, non-destructive, and leashed outside of the off-leash area. Dog walkers are permitted with a limit of eight dogs under their care. No excessive barking, please. See Details
Alamo Square Park Alamo Square Park is a dog-friendly park in San Francisco, CA thar was featured in the opening credits of the classic sitcom Full House. Small but friendly, it's a great place to take your pet for some fresh air. Pets are welcome to enjoy the stunning views of the city, as long as they remain on-leash in designated areas. See Details
Glen Canyon Park Leashed dogs are welcome at Glen Canyon Park, a 66.6-acre recreation area in San Francisco, CA. The park offers dog-friendly hiking trails and open space to enjoy with Fido. The canyon itself is one of the city's "Significant Natural Resource Areas" with important plant species and native chert outcroppings. See Details
MUNI The MUNI is a pet-friendly transportation system in San Francisco, CA. On the MUNI, non-service animals are not allowed to ride weekdays from 5am through 9am and from 3pm until 7pm. During permitted hours, one crated or muzzled/leashed dog is allowed in each train car. A fee equal to the passenger must be paid for the non-service pet. Pets must ride under the seat or on the lap of the rider. See Details
Eureka Valley Dog Play Area Bring your pet for some off-leash fun at Eureka Valley Dog Play Area next to the Eureka Valley Recreation Center in San Francisco, CA. This sandy, fenced dog run is a great place for Fido to meet new four-legged friends. Park features include a water bowl and seating for pet parents. See Details
Palace of Fine Arts Bring Fido for a stroll on the grounds of the pet-friendly Palace of Fine Arts. The area features an iconic Greco-Roman rotunda and colonnades and is one of the most photographed sites in San Francisco, boasting a peaceful lagoon and paved path for walking your four-legged friend. Dogs must be leashed during their visit to the Palace of Fine Arts. See Details
Presidio of San Francisco Located on a decommissioned military post, the Presidio of San Francisco is a dog-friendly, 1,500-acre park and major outdoor recreation center. There are lush forests, miles of hiking trails and picturesque scenic overlooks of the Pacific Ocean. Other highlights include grassy Crissy Field with Golden Gate Bridge views, sandy Baker Beach and Tunnel Tops, a 14-acre public park with lawns for picnics. Leashed dogs are permitted to explore the area, unless otherwise marked. See Details
Pine Lake Park Dog Play Area Pine Lake Park Dog Play Area is a recreational space for Fido in San Francisco, CA. Adjacent to Pine Lake, you'll find a spacious grassy off-leash area for dogs to play. See Details