Dog Friendly Activities in Vista, CA

There are 3 dog friendly activities in Vista, and 52 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 Vista.

Pet Friendly Brengle Terrace Park
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
Pet Friendly South Buena Vista Park
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
Ebullition Brew Works Ebullition Brew Works is a dog-friendly tasting room and music venue in Vista. Fido is welcome to join you both indoors and out while you enjoy tasty craft beers and listen to live bands. Order a pint of the Attaboy Irish Red Ale, and bowl of water for your pup. 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
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
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
Savagewood Brewing Company Located in the heart of Scripps Ranch, Savagewood Brewing Company is easy to get to from pretty much anywhere in San Diego. They have a wide range of beers from strong IPAs to smooth lagers. Any brewery that boasts their own pack, “Dogs of Savagewood,” is a must visit for any beer and dog lover. Their dog-friendly tasting room offers a chill vibe, cool dogs and good music. See Details
Mount Woodson Trail The Mt. Woodson trailhead is located on the east side of Lake Poway. Beginning from the Lake Poway Staging area, the hike to the Mt. Woodson Summit is an extremely challenging 2,000 foot climb in elevation. This 8 mile round trip hike may take 3 to 4 hours on average and is only recommended for experienced hikers looking for a strenuous workout. Please note that some popular trails are dangerous to hike in the heat. 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
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
Iron Mountain Trail Iron Mountain Trail is a dog-friendly, moderately easy, 5.75 mile hike in Poway, CA, 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
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
Santa Margarita River Trail Santa Margarita River Trail is a dog-friendly, 5-mile trail in Fallbrook, CA. Enjoy varying terrain and beautiful views. Visitors are often surprised to see so many broad water impoundments along the river which are the work of the California golden beaver. Dogs must be leashed at all times. 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
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
Gershon Bachus Vintners Dog-friendly Gershon Bachus Vinters in Temecula offers seated wine tastings in their events room, where special attention is paid to each taster. Leashed dogs are welcome! 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
Orpheus Park Orpheus Park in Encinitas, CA, is a beautiful, dog-friendly, neighborhood park that boasts gorgeous ocean views and where Fido can enjoy off-leash fun with you at designated hours on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays. Visit the website for the current off-leash hours. See Details