In Ocean Beach, Ocean Villa Inn (5142
W. Point Loma Blvd.) gets two paws up for
being a Frisbee toss from Dog Beach,
while Kona Kai Resort & Spa (1551 Shelter
Island Drive) on family-friendly Shelter
Island welcomes four-leggers under 25
pounds. In La Jolla, La Valencia Hotel
(1132 Prospect St.) provides dog owners
with a complete list of pet-friendly restaurants and activities at check-in, and pups
are welcome at on-site restaurants. Estancia
La Jolla Hotel and Spa (9700 N. Torrey
Pines Road), a sprawling former ranch,
has plenty of green space for Fido to explore. Downtown, both the newly remodeled Hotel Solamar (435 Sixth Ave.) and
Hotel Palomar (1047 Fifth Ave.) welcome
all pets, regardless of weight, breed, or
size, and can assist with pet-sitting and
dog-walking for a fee.
Dogs will have a ball at San Diego’s many
dog parks and outdoor recreational spaces,
like the Encinitas Community Park (425 Santa Fe Drive), which
boasts two acres of fenced-in grass for romping, and dog runs
in Balboa Park such as Morley Field Dog Park, where dogs can
roam off-leash. Several local beaches also cater to four-legged
friends, like North Dog Beach Run in Coronado, Fiesta Island
in Mission Bay, Del Mar Dog Beach and Dog Beach in Ocean
Beach. Or, bring the pups along on a stand-up paddleboard
tour, offered by The SUP Connection in Liberty Station behind
the Courtyard Marriott hotel (2592 Laning Road).
From pup-friendly patios and pooch-
pampering hotels to dog beaches and
plenty of green-grass parks to play in,
San Diego is downright dog friendly.
and swim in
the sea off
leash at Del
Labor Day till
The Patio on Goldfinch
Enjoy cheese and charcuterie paired with wine and
your pup at this dog-friendly eatery.
4020 Goldfinch St., Mission Hills
Liberty Public Market
Pooches are welcome on the gourmet
market’s 3,000-square-foot patio.
Grab a Bottlecraft beer, a Wicked
Maine Lobster Roll and healthy treats
for your pup at Howlistic.
2820 Historic Decatur Road, Point Loma
Post up on the sidewalk patio for frozen cocktails and a
plate of chips and guac with your best friend.
560 Fourth Ave., Gaslamp Quarter