Other Dog Activities in California

Tired of watching Fido run laps in the dog park? We've got the scoop on lots of other dog friendly attractions in California too. You’ll find information on all of the dog friendly wineries, boat rentals, botanical gardens, drive-ins, and other offbeat animal attractions in California here.

Pet Friendly Kate O. Sessions Memorial Park
Kate O. Sessions Memorial Park This San Diego hidden gem is a wonderful place to take your leashed dog for a stroll. It's even a popular wedding spot! Leashed dogs are welcome. See Details
Disneyland Resort Kennel Club The Disneyland Kennel Club is located adjacent to the main entrance of the park. Dog owners may use the kennel club while they are in the park. Attendants are not permitted to feed, water, or walk pets, so owners must come back to attend to their pet's needs throughout the day. Owners must provide their own food, water, toys, blankets, and comfort items. Proof of vaccination paperwork is required. The Disneyland Resort Kennel Club opens 30 minutes prior to the earliest park opening time and typically closes 30 minutes after the latest park closing time. Kennels are available for your pets on a first-come, first-serve basis. Reservations will not be accepted. For more information, call (714) 781-7662. See Details
Rincon Park (County of Santa Barbara) Rincon Park (County of Santa Barbara) is a park on top of the bluffs, with picnic ramadas and a hiking trail. There is also another trail, and also a separate set of stairs which lead down to the beach. Dogs are allowed on the beach North of Rincon Creek. Your pet is welcome to join you at this fun park, as long as they remain on-leash. Dogs are not allowed on the beach South of Rincon Creek (Ventura County). See Details
Santa Barbara Botanical Gardens You'll love exploring this gorgeous botanical garden, and you're welcome to bring your pet along as long as they remain on-leash. The garden also host Trails 'n' Tails Day each year on National Dog Day. On this special day, visitors bringing leashed dogs get free admission to the garden and there are many dog-centric activities including a pooch parade, pet photo contest, and dog-friendly vendors and organizations booths. See Details
Galante Vineyards Tasting Room Galante Vineyards Tasting Room welcomes you and your pet to enjoy some of the finest wines in Carmel! They are passionate and knowledgable about wine and provide treats to visiting pooches. See Details
Angel City Brewery Angel City Brewery specializes in craft beer, and they welcomes dogs to join their humans in nearly every area, with the exception of the brewing area. Just keep your dog leashed at all times and clean up after them. See Details
Squaw Valley Aerial Tram The Squaw Valley Aerial Tram, one of Squaw Valley's most popular year-round attractions, is dog-friendly! There is a charge to ride up the mountain but, if you hike up to high camp (elevation 8200 ft) with Fido, the tram will give you both a ride down for free. The best way to hike up is the Shirley Lake Trail. It's a 3-hour hike with a rest stop at the popular dog-friendly swimming hole, Shirley Lake. The restaurant at the top of the tram also welcomes Fido at the outdoor tables. See Details
Orange County Great Park Bring Fido to Orange County Great Park and enjoy all the offerings of this incredible park including the famous Great Park Balloon. Soaring 400 feet above the earth, the Great Park Balloon is one of the largest tethered helium balloons in the world. Dogs are welcome at the Great Park, including in most areas of the special events. You can even bring your pup for a ride on the Great Park Balloon. Just keep your dog on a leash at all times. Bags are provided for picking up after your pet. See Details
Trees of Mystery and SkyTrail Trees of Mystery is a fun tourist stop with a giant Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox, gift shop, Native American Museum, trails through the redwoods with redwood "oddities and examples of growing patterns" and lastly, their very nice sky tram that takes you up through the redwoods to a lookout. Views of the ocean from up top as well as redwoods and wilderness - very beautiful. AND you can take your dog (they will lend you a leash) on the tram as well as the trails and into the buildings. See Details
Cool Patch Pumpkins and Corn Maze Looking for the perfect pumpkin? Chances are you will find it at Cool Patch Pumpkins and Corn Maze. Cool Patch grows fifty different varieties of pumpkins resulting in tens of thousands of pumpkins to choose from. Cool Patch is also home to a 53-acre corn maze, a yearly scarecrow contest, and a kid zone. Leashed pets are welcome to join the fun on Mondays-Thursdays. See Details
Del Mar Park Leashed dogs are welcome to join their owners at this 9-acre Morro Bay park's walking paths. See Details
Old Town San Diego State Historic Park 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. See Details
San Diego Wine & Culinary Center 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. See Details
Truckee River Rafting Truckee River Rafting offers self-guided rafting trips along a peaceful 5-mile stretch of the Truckee River for you and your pup. The scenic rafting trips are appropriate for nearly all ages and athletic abilities. The rafting trip takes 2-4 hours to complete. You are welcome to bring a small cooler with snacks and beverages to enjoy on your trip. Leashed dogs up to 50 lbs are permitted. See Details
Santa Barbara Winery The Santa Barbara Winery in downtown Santa Barbara is a great place to go and have some wonderful wine with your dogs. Wine tastings are available. See Details
Mammoth Mountain Gondola Travel to the summit of Mammoth Mountain on the scenic Mammoth Mountain Gondola. Well-behaved, leashed dogs are welcome to travel up the mountain on the gondola. Explore Mammoth Mountain with your leashed pet on one of the many scenic hiking trails. Enjoy a view of the surrounding mountains from over 11,000 feet above sea level. Dogs are only allowed on the Gondola during the summer months. See Details
Moorten Botanical Garden & Cactarium Leashed dogs are welcome to join you while you visit Moorten Botanical Garden & Cactarium. This historic botanical garden opened in 1938 and features several rare cacti. There is also a gift shop. See Details
Zoom Room Redondo Beach Zoom Room Redondo Beach is a dog-friendly event center for hosting meetings, parties, social events, or fundraisers. Dog-training and doggie retail products are also available. See Details
Vineland Drive-In Pull up, grab some popcorn, and enjoy a movie with Fido from the privacy of your car at this throwback drive-in movie theater. See Details
MUNI On the MUNI, non-service animals are not allowed to ride weekdays 5-9am and 3-7pm. 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. See Details
Arrowsmith's Wine Bar Arrowsmith's Wine Bar is pet-friendly. Enjoy a good atmosphere on the pet-friendly patio out front and over 200 different types of wine from around the world. They are open Wednesday through Friday from 12pm to 6pm, Saturday from 12pm to 8pm and Sunday from 12pm to 6pm. See Details
Lake Skinner Recreation Area The Park offers a true taste of the outdoors being just a few miles from the bustling communities of Temecula, Murrieta, Wildomar, and Menifee. Visitors regularly spot a wide variety of birds, such as heron, owls, and hawks. Other inhabitants of the park include rabbits, squirrels, and on those cold mornings, one might even spot a deer or two. Lake Skinner provides a place to enjoy many outdoor activities including camping, hiking, horseback riding, and sailing, however, its biggest attraction is the fishing. See Details
Grassini Family Vineyards Grassini Family Vineyards is a family-owned and operated, boutique winery which specializes in the handcrafted production of wines made exclusively from Bordeaux varietals. They focus on farming their vineyard using renewable and sustainable resources. Visit the tasting room in downtown Santa Barbara, next to the Wine Cask Restaurant, Au Bon Climat and Margerum tasting rooms. Final tasting of the day is at 5:30pm. See Details