Dog Friendly Activities in Solana Beach, CA

There are 3 dog friendly activities in Solana Beach, and 139 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 Solana Beach.

Pet Friendly San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve Rios (East) Trail
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
Pet Friendly San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve Annie's Canyon Trail
San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve Annie's Canyon Trail Annie's Canyon Trail is a dog-friendly trail located on the San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve in Solana Beach, CA. The trail is a moderate-to-strenuous 1.4 mile loop. Dogs are welcome on the trail if they are cleaned up after and on a leash no longer than six feet. It is recommended that pets do not go on the strenuous part of the trail. Annie's Canyon Trail is open from sunrise to sunset. Dog owners should check its website for information on rules and trailhead closures. See Details
Carruth Cellars Carruth Cellars flagship Urban Winery and Tasting Room, located in Solana Beach, CA welcomes dogs on their outdoor patio. Order wine by the glass, bottle, or try a flight of five one-ounce pours, and snack from a delicious charcuterie board. Reservations are not required or accepted. See Details
Fiesta Island Park Most of this large sandy island in Mission Bay is designated leash-free for dogs. Fiesta Island Off-Leash Dog Park has lots of sandy dunes to romp in, and the calm bay waters allow 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. Bring water for your dogs. See Details
The Original Dog Beach 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. See Details
Buccaneer Beach Park Buccaneer Beach Park is a dog-friendly park in Oceanside, CA. The park is located just across the street from the beach; leashed dogs are welcome in the small park, but not on the adjacent beach. 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
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
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
Cowles Mountain Cowles Mountain Trail is a dog-friendly, moderately easy, 3-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. See Details
Nate's Point Off-Leash Dog Park 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. Open daily. Closed Wednesday mornings for maintenance. 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
Kate Sessions Park Kate Sessions Park is a dog-friendly, San Diego hidden gem and a wonderful place to take your leashed dog for a stroll. The park has two different areas. The first is a grassy slope area that features picnic tables, barbecues, restrooms, drinking fountains, and a 0.75-mile paved walking path. The other is a section of natural habitat ideal for hiking. See Details
San Elijo State Beach San Elijo State Beach in Cardiff-by-the-Sea, CA, offers dog-friendly campgrounds, paved roads, and trails. Dogs must be on a six foot leash at all times. Dogs are not permitted on the beach. 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
Rescue Dog Walk by the Bay 'Rescue Dog Walk by the Bay' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Ryan. Meet the pack of rescue dogs of all sizes and origins, and help your host exercise, socialize and publicize them! It helps these neglected dogs learn to trust people again, and socializes them for public adoption events! The experience lasts 2 hours and can accommodate up to 20 guests ages 10 and up. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age. Rates start at $40 per person. See Details
Seaport Village Seaport Village in San Diego, CA, is a dog-friendly, 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. See Details
Original Paw Pleasers Dog Bakery 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 with Fido! See Details
Aqua Adventures 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. See Details
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
Chollas Lake Recreation Area Take your pet for some on-leash exercise at Chollas Lake Recreation Area in San Diego, CA. This beautiful, dog-friendly, lakeside recreation area offers views of the peaceful water and local wildlife while you exercise. See Details
Marian Bear Memorial Park San Diego's dog-friendly Marian Bear Memorial Park offers plenty of wide open spaces for Fido to play on-leash. The park is located in San Clemente Canyon and provides a natural setting in the midst of a bustling urban area. Enjoy over three miles of mostly flat trails along the length of the canyon. More challenging hiking is available on the trails in several of the finger canyons leading up to the mesa tops. Major entries to the park are off Genesee Avenue and Regents Road where parking and picnic areas with restroom facilities are available. See Details
Tour & Hidden Secrets of Balboa Park 'Tour & Hidden Secrets of Balboa Park' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Deborah. This 90 minute tour will share with guests the beauty, history, and hidden gems around Balboa Park. Dogs are welcome on a leash in this Park. The experience lasts 1.5 hours and can accommodate up to 10 guests of all ages. All ages and abilities welcome. Rates start at $25 per person. See Details
Balboa Park 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. Located in San Diego, 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. See Details