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There are actually quite a few animal-friendly places where you can bring your buddies.
  • If you want to get out and enjoy nature (very convenient year-round in San Diego!), you can pack up a lunch and some dog bones and head down to the beach or a nearby park. Oh, and here's the current weather:

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  • Or maybe Fido wants go out for a bite to eat for a change of pace? There are restaurants that will welcome him, and you, with open arms.
  • Feel like doing a little shopping?
  • Tired after all that exercise, food and shopping? We'll help you find a hotel or motel to crash in!


San Diego


Name Location Address Map Description
North Beach  Coronado  Off of Ocean Boulevard. Westernmost part of Coronado City Beach, on border of the Naval Station along Orange Ave.    Good for dogs who like strong surf. 
Mission Bay
Fiesta Island  Mission Bay    Click for map  The whole island is leash-free. You can explore the fields inland as well as the beaches. Very calm water. Watch out for boats and jetskis-choose an area off-limits to both. The least crowded dog beach, even on weekends. 
North County Coastal
Dog Beach  Del Mar / Solana Beach  Via Del La Valle & South Highway 101 to Camino del Mar and 29th St. to just south of Via de la Valle at the mouth of the San Dieguito River (next to the Del Mar Race Track).  Click for map  This beach is open to dogs Sept.-June only. Be aware that there are parking meters all along the road-bring change! Lots of surf, plus an inlet that's a bit calmer. Metered parking along Camino Del Mar with aggressive ticketing. Some free parking just south of the river. Between September 15th and June 15th only. 
San Diego
Mission Beach's Beach  Mission Bay       
Dog Beach  Ocean Beach  At the foot of Voltaire Street. W. Point Loma Blvd. and Abbot Street in Ocean Beach, right of the jetty.  Click for map  The most popular of the San Diego Dog Beaches. Best to visit in winter or on evenings or weekends- gets very crowded on summer weekends. Because it is the most accessable and well-known, you are more likely to run into aggressive or other trouble-making dogs here 

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Hotels & Motels

Name Location Address Map Description
North County Coastal
Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa   5480 Grand Pacific Drive
Carlsbad, California 92008
(760) 827-2400
Residewnce Inn by Marriott   2000 Faraday Avenue
Carlsbad, CA 92008
(760) 431-9999
Motel 6  Carlsbad - Central  6117 Paseo Del Norte
Carlsbad, CA 92009-1117
Click for map  Walking distance to the beach and stores 
Motel 6  Carlsbad - Downtown  1006 Carlsbad Village Dr
Carlsbad, CA 92008-1803
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Motel 6  Carlsbad - South  750 Raintree Dr
Carlsbad, CA 92009-3206
Click for map  Walking distance to the beach and stores 
Motel 6  Oceanside  3708 Plaza Dr
Oceanside, CA 92056-4621
Click for map  Walking distance to the beach and stores 
San Diego
Crown City Inn  Coronado  520 Orange Ave
Coronado, CA 92118
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Marriot San Diego Marina  Downtown  333 West Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101
(near Convention Center) 
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San Diego Marriott Suites  Downtown  701 A Street
San Diego, CA 92101
(near 7th Street) 
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U.S. Grant Hotel  Downtown  326 Broadway
San Diego, CA 92101
(between 3rd and 4th)
Click for map  Especially pet-friendly! Not only do they allow pets, but they welcome your pet (dog or cat) of any size with cookies, a water dish and a dog bed! Just ask for the Pet Program when you check in and they'll deliver the above mentioned amenities to your room. 
Ramada Inn San Diego North  Kearny Mesa  5550 Kearny Mesa Rd
San Diego, CA 92111
(near Hwy 163 and Hwy 52) 
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Residence Inn by Marriott Kearny Mesa  Kearny Mesa  5400 Kearny Mesa Rd
San Diego, CA 92111
(near Hwy 163 and Hwy 52) 
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Residence Inn by Marriott La Jolla  La Jolla  8901 Gilman Dr.
La Jolla, CA 92037
(near La Jolla Village Dr.) 
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Super 8 Mission Bay  Mission Bay  4540 Mission Bay Dr
San Diego, CA 92109
(near Garnet Ave) 
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Best Western Hanalie Hotel  Mission Valley  2270 Hotel Circle
San Diego, CA 92108
Click for map  Near Old Town State Historic Park 
Doubletree Hotel San Diego Mission Valley  Mission Valley  7450 Hazard Center Dr
San Diego, CA 92108
(near Hwy 163) 
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San Diego Marriott - Mission Valley  Mission Valley  8757 Rio San Diego Dr
San Diego, CA 92108
(near Hwy 8) 
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Vagabond Inn  Mission Valley  625 Hotel Circle South
San Diego, CA 92108
(near Hwy 8) 
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Good Nite Inn  San Diego  4545 Waring Rd
San Diego, CA 92120
(near Hwy 8) 
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Holiday Inn on the Bay  San Diego  1355 N Harbor Dr
San Diego, CA 92101
(near Ash Street) 
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Lamplighter Inn and Suites  San Diego  6474 El Cajon Blvd
San Diego, CA 92115
(near College Ave) 
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Ramada Limited  San Diego  1403 Rosecrans St
San Diego, CA 92106
(near Fenelon) 
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Westin Gaslamp Quarter Downtown 910 Broadway Circle
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 239-2200
  We happily welcome dogs up to 50 pounds; we offer our guest’s dogs a Westin heavenly dog bed, dog bowl and a doggie amenity which includes waste disposal bags.  At this time, there is no fee to have a pet stay with us, simply waiver for our program Westin, love that dog which outlines the rules for having a pet that must be signed upon check in. 
Staybridge Suites-Sorrento Mesa  San Diego  6639 Mira Mesa Blvd
San Diego, CA 92121
  Pet friendly, all-suite hotel featuring complimentary hot breakfast buffet daily and evening Sundowner Reception (Tues-Thurs). Full Kitchen Studio, 1-Bedroom and 2-Bedroom/2-Bathroom Suites.

San Diego


Name Location Address Map Description
North County Inland
Community Park  Poway  Designated area in the southwest portion of Poway Community Park, south of Civic Center Drive and west of Bowron Road.    These parks allow off-leash dogs. All other local parks require dogs to be on leash. Some cities (Carlsbad, Escondido) do not permit any dogs in parks! 
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Centennial Park & Tidelands Park         
Mission Trails Regional Park  Allied Gardens / Santee      Technically, dogs are not allowed off-leash in this park.
Huge park with many features, accessable from Allied Gardens and Santee. Try Kumeyaay Lake (formerly Hollins Lake), Old Mission Dam, or Cowles Mt. for starters. Watch for wildlife (coyotes, deer, etc.)! Be careful of rattlesnakes and ticks. 
Balboa Park  Balboa Park  The sunset side of Laurel Street; the west end of Grape Street, adjacent to the municipal golf course; and the area southwest of Morley Field tennis courts.
Three designated areas: 1) west end of Grape Street next to the municipal golf course, 2) an area south west of Morley Field tennis courts, and 3) an area at the west end of Laurel Street. 
Click for map  Morley Field: Behind the tennis club at the Florida Canyon trailheads in Balboa Park. Unfenced, no water available. Plenty of shade and grass.
Mt. Acadia Park  Clairemont  Mt. Acadia Dr. near Mt. Ararat, Clairemont.    Technically, dogs are not allowed off-leash in this park.
Nice fenced fields where informal dog play groups meet. 
Presidio Park  Downtown       
Old Town State Historic Park  Old Town  The park is located on San Diego Avenue and Twiggs Street
(619) 220-5422

  Old Town San Diego State Historic Park recreates life in the Mexican and early American periods of 1821 to 1872 
Marian Bear Memorial Park  San Diego  Genesee Ave. and Hwy. 52, or Clairemont Mesa Blvd. and Hwy. 52., San Diego.
  Technically, dogs are not allowed off-leash in this park.
Great hiking alongside a stream, under cottonwoods and sycamores. Lots of poison oak, so be careful! Despite nearness to the freeway, a quiet and peaceful hike. Lots of strategically-placed benches. Water available at Genesee Ave. restrooms. 
Otay Ranch Center        
Tecolote Canyon  San Diego  Can be accessed from many areas-check a Thomas Brothers map. Some points of access are a parking lot on Boyd Ave. off of Genesee near Fox Run, the end of Via Carancho off of Mt. Acadia, a small space on the roadside across from the Tecolote Golf Course on Mt. Acadia, Standley Park in University City, and the visitor's center at the end of Tecolote Canyon Rd.    Technically, dogs are not allowed off-leash in this park.
Another really sprawling park, mostly in Clairemont. Lots of nice trails. Watch for rattlesnakes, poison oak, and ticks. 
San Diego Inland
Harry Griffen Park  La Mesa  In back of Grossmont High School in La Mesa, off Water Ave.    Technically, dogs are not allowed off-leash in this park.
Large, grassy park with a nice jogging path. Very strict about dogs being on-leash-patrolling rangers. 
Lake Murray  La Mesa  Lake Murray Blvd. and Kiowa Dr., La Mesa.    Technically, dogs are not allowed off-leash in this park.
Don't take water dogs here- they can't go within 50 feet of the water! But lots of fun trails for landlubbers.

San Diego


Name Location Address Map Description
North County Coastal
Starbucks - Carmel Valley  Carmel Valley  3485 Del Mar Heights Rd.
San Diego, CA
  In the Del Mar Heights shopping plaza next to Ralphs. 
Board & Brew  Del Mar   1212 Camino Del Mar
Del Mar, CA
  Great dine in or take out for you and your pet friends. 
Bruegger's Bagels Bakery  Del Mar  1435 Camino Del Mar
Del Mar, CA
  Get a hot warm bagel for you and some special treats for your pets too. 
Cafe Americana  Del Mar  1454 Camino Del Mar
Del Mar, CA 92014
  Treats both for pets and their hungry companions. 
Del Mar French Pastry  Del Mar  1140 Camino Del Mar
Del Mar, CA
  Everything is tasty here.
Del Mar Plaza  Del Mar  1555 Camino Del Mar
Del Mar, CA
  A great place to shop or just window shop with you pet pals. Plenty of outdoor spots to relax, have a beverage and take in the view. 
Harry's Coffee Shop La Jolla 7545 Girard Ave  La Jolla, CA 858-454-7381
  Bring your pal to their outside area for great cup of coffee and good conversation.
Pacifica Breeze  Del Mar  1555 Camino Del Mar #209
Del Mar Plaza
Del Mar, CA
  A wonderful cafe in award winning Del Mar Plaza 
Sbicca  Del Mar  215 15th St.
Del Mar, CA
  A great place for dinner, lunch and breakfast. Both you and your pet will enjoy the treat. 
Starbucks - Del Mar  Del Mar  1435 Camino Del Mar
Del Mar, CA

  Grab your grande, non fat, decaf, miso and grab a spot outside with your favorite pet pals. 
Stratford Court Cafe  Del Mar  1307 Stratford Ct.
Del Mar, CA
  A european style cafe tucked away in old Del Mar. They offer pet goodies and water bowls too. 
San Diego
BeefEaters  Coronado  155 Orange Ave
Coronado, CA 92118-1491
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Cafe 1134  Coronado  1134 Orange Ave
Coronado, CA 92118-3400
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Kemo Sabe Downtown 3958 5th Ave
San Diego, CA 92103
  Features a Pacific Rim menu in the heart of downtown San Diego.  They have a heated, covered patio where they love to have dogs.
Kensington Coffee Co.  Coronado  1106 First St
Coronado, CA 92118-1407
(near Orange) 
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Prima Vera Pastry Caffe  Coronado  956 Orange Ave
Coronado, CA 92118-2610
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Rhinoceros Cafe and Grill  Coronado  1166 Orange Ave
Coronado, CA 92118-3428
Click for map  Especially pet-friendly! 
Hard Rock Cafe  Downtown  801 4th Ave
San Diego, CA 92101-6121
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Rubio's Baja Grill  Downtown  901 4th Ave
San Diego, CA 92101-6123
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Sally's Restaurant and Bar  Downtown  1 Market Place
San Diego, CA 92101-7714
(near Seaport Village)
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Sammy's California Woodfired Pizza  Downtown  770 4th Ave
San Diego, CA 92101-6935
(near F Street)
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Sidewalk Cafe  Downtown  326 Broadway
San Diego, CA
(near 4th Ave) 
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The Carriage Stop Cafe  Downtown  5th and F Streets
San Diego, CA 92101
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Trattoria Portobello  Downtown  715 4th Ave
San Diego, CA 92101-6934
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Girard Gourmet  La Jolla  7837 Girard Ave
La Jolla, CA 92037-4231
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Putnam's Restaurant and Bar  La Jolla  910 Prospect St
La Jolla, CA 92037-4144
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Roppongo  La Jolla  La Jolla, CA
Berta's Latin American Restaurant  San Diego  3928 Twiggs St
San Diego, CA 92103
(near Congress) 
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Carne Estrada's  San Diego  2502 San Diego Ave
San Diego, CA 92110
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Terra  Hillcrest  3900 Block of Vermont
(619) 293-7088 
  VERY dog friendly. They bring bowls of water and even have a doggie menu.
Fig Tree Cafe Pacific Beach 5119 Call Street
(858) 274-2233



Veloce Caffe and Bistro  Pacific Beach  4452 Ingraham Street
(858) 581-2233 
  A small Café in Pacific Beach and very PET friendly! We always have water and dog treats available. Unique crepes and panini for people too! Enjoy some gelato on our patio.
Otay Ranch Town Center Chula Vista   Dog park and restaurants with patio seating. The entire shopping center is very dog friendly.

San Diego


Name Location Address Map Description
East County
Carriages of San Diego  Lakeside  Lakeside, CA 92040
  We are pet friendly and available for all sorts of events, weddings, parades, birthday parties (included dog parties), etc. We offer rides by reservation only starting at $95 for one hour departing from Kennedy Park in El Cajon, CA up to the location of your choice for starting at $400. 
Otay Ranch Town Center Chula Vista   Dog park and restaurants with patio seating. The entire shopping center is very dog friendly.
Dog & Cat Boutique  Kensington  4153 Adams Avenue
(619) 283-5020 
  Unique Gifts, Quality Supplies and Great Customer Service
Will make home deliveries, FREE to the elderly and disabled within 2 miles of shop. 
North County Coastal
Dexter's Deli  Del Mar 


Click for map  Everything your dog wants and more! 
San Diego
Horton Plaza Shopping Center  Downtown  Located between Broadway and G Street, and First and Fourth Aves., next to the historic Gaslamp Quarter, in the center of San Diego's downtown    A beautiful open air mall with tons of national and local stores, including Nordstrom, Macys and Mervyns. No pet stores yet, but we'll keep working on them. 
Downtown Boat Rentals  Downtown - Marriott Marina  333 W Harbor Dr
Marriott Marina-Gate 1
San Diego. CA 92101
  Rent a sail or power boat and you'll find lots to see in the San Diego Bay, but remember you'll also be sharing the space with fishing boats and some Navy ships like aircraft carriers. Prices start at $25/hr for a 14' sail boat (up to 30' available) and $65/hr for a 17' power boat (up to 27' available). They say dogs are allowed as long as you clean up after them. Prices are subject to change. 
Cinderella Carriage Co.  Downtown - Pickups Seaport Village, Gaslamp (5th&F), Your Hotel  San Diego, CA    You and your dog can enjoy a carriage ride throughout downtown San Diego. Seaport Village pickups - 11am to 11pm and Carriage Stop - 6pm to 11pm
$15 for 10 minutes or $95 for 60 minutes - Gratuity is graciously accepted.
The Original Paw Pleasers  Near Downtown  1220 Cleveland Avenue, Suite M117    Especially pet-friendly they are a full service dog and cat bakery, featuring a line of fresh baked treats made with only the finest ingredients. No artificial perservatives. They cater to pets with wheat or corn allergies. Check out Bobo's Yogurt Bar.

My Best Friends' Pet Treats Mira Mesa 7536 Aegean Court
San Diego, CA 92126
(858) 271-0334

We have been in business for almost 5 years and offer a full line of unique and customized bakery products. Customers are welcome to order either online or by phone and schedule a pick-up time at their convenience.

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