San Diego is a great destination to bring along your four-legged friends.  From dog friendly beaches, restaurants, and hotels to water sports here are a few ideas to plan the perfect pet-friendly getaway.

Spend the morning at Del Mar Dog Beach, where dogs can run leash-free in the North Beach area.  Head out at for low tide for an extra half mile of beach.  Next, give your dog a good scrub down at the self-service bath Dirty Dogs Solana Beach just a few blocks away. Then, take your pup over to Del Mar Village and dine at one of their many dog-friendly restaurants including local favorite Zel’s or Sbicca offering fresh California cuisine with a notable wine list.

Take a stroll on Cedros Avenue, where most shops are dog-friendly including the specialty pet store, Muttropolis, a stylish doggie boutique.  Stop in at Pillbox Tavern in Solana Beach for the best wings and an outdoor patio.

Ever think about taking your pet out on the water?  The SUP Connection in Point Loma offers SUP (stand-up paddle boarding) lessons for owners and their dogs.  Book an hour lesson with SUP Pups San Diego and everything you need from paddle boards to life vests (for you and your pup) is provided.  You’ll even have GoPro photos to take home from your adventure on the water.

Many of the craft breweries throughout San Diego County are pet-friendly making for perfect end of the stop for a craft beer, dog friendly treat and ample space for your pet to roam while you sample local brews at Coronado Brewing Company, Culture Brewing Co., Mission Brewery or Green Flash Brewing Company to name a few.

Finally, when it is time to turn in for the night, Hilton offers several dog-friendly hotels to choose from many offering four-legged guests special treats during their stay including:

  • Hilton San Diego/Del Mar: Enjoy a special welcome gift for pups from Muttropolis (goodie bag with $5 gift card) as well as dog beds, bowls, and toys and a designated pet area.  Wind down at the end of the day at one of many fire pits and enjoy a glass of wine or craft brew with your best friend at your side.
  • Hilton San Diego Bayfront: Bring you furry best friend downtown to Hilton San Diego Bayfront where it pays to bring your pet.  Book the pup package for special treats when you check in included a branded bandana and dog dispenser. The hotel will also make a donation to the Humane Society for every package that is booked.

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