Dog Friendly Activities in San Marcos, CA

There are 6 dog friendly activities in San Marcos. 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 Marcos.

Pet Friendly San Elijo Dog Park
San Elijo Dog Park 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. See Details
Pet Friendly Hollandia Park
Hollandia Park Has separate areas for small and large dogs. See Details
Montiel Park Nice area for all dogs. Seating for people. See Details
Venetian Gondola Ride 'Venetian Gondola Ride' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Black Swan. Enjoy a gondola ride through the inlets of Lake San Marcos with your pooch. Dogs are welcome, but must remain in the boat at all times. The experience lasts 1 hour and can accommodate up to 4 guests ages 2 and up. Rates start at $60 per person. See Details
Sunset Park Separate grassy areas for both large and small dogs. See Details
Hike San Marcos Parks and Trails 'Hike San Marcos Parks and Trails' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Claudia. Meet at Hollandia Park, where Fido can have a quick run around in the dog park. From there, start on the ascent up the trail. The experience lasts 1 hour and can accommodate up to 5 guests ages 6 and up. Guest should be able to walk for at least an hour. Rates start at $15 per person. See Details
Buccaneer Beach Park Leashed dogs are welcome in this small park, but not on the adjacent beach. See Details
Create an Abstract Landscape Painting 'Create an Abstract Landscape Painting' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Charley. This upgrade on a “wine and paint” class includes being guided through the process of creating your own framed abstract painting, each one unique by color way and shape. The experience takes place in the artist's house, which is dog-friendly too. The experience lasts 2.5 hours and can accommodate up to 10 guests ages 11 and up. Rates start at $44 per person. See Details
North Beach (Dog Beach) 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. See Details
Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve Pets are welcome on-leash on the trails of this lovely San Diego preservation area. See Details
Authentic SD: Drink & Dine! 'Authentic SD: Drink & Dine!' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Phoenix. Although your host offers a number of different hike options, the pet-friendly option is the Country Hike. This trip will take you up Iron Mountain or Mt. Woodson, which are both great for sunset picnics. Afterwards, enjoy a happy hour at a local brewery or cocktail. The experience lasts 4 hours and can accommodate up to 6 guests ages 21 and up. Experience does not include cost of food and drinks, fee is for guided experience. Rates start at $27 per person. See Details
San Elijo State Beach Dogs are welcome at San Elijo State Beach on its campgrounds and paved roads and trails. Dogs must be on a six foot leash at all times. They are not permitted on the beach. See Details
Westfield UTC 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! See Details
Alga Norte Community Park 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. See Details
Marian Bear Memorial Park There are plenty of wide open spaces to play in at this fun neighborhood park. Dogs are welcome on-leash, restrooms nearby. See Details
San Elijo Lagoon Trail 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. See Details
Mast Park 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. See Details
Doyle Community and Dog Park 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. See Details
Ann D. L'Heureux Memorial Dog Park This quaint park has open space to run, fountains, benches, and mulch grounds. There is little shade and no separate section for small dogs. See Details
Iron Mountain Trail 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. See Details
Orpheus Dog Park 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. See Details
South Buena Vista Dog Park 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. See Details
Viewpoint Off Leash Dog Area Pets are welcome to run and play off-leash during designated hours at this lovely, well-shaded city park. See Details
Carlsbad Premium Outlets 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. See Details