Best for Pets in San Diego

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Suggested One-Day Itinerary for Traveling with Pets
Day One

  1. Even with only one day to spend in San Diego, there is so much you can do with your fury friend (we will call him Ollie)! Start the day off right with a healthy breakfast at Fig Tree Café Pacific Beach, a quaint little eatery covered in vines with a charming feel.

  2. After you are both energized and ready for some adventure, head out to Del Mar Dog Beach. Here, you can enjoy the beautiful San Diego weather and stunning views, while Ollie has loads of fun running around playing with the others!

  3. Next, head to Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve to hike along the cliff with some of the best views overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

  4. If you and Ollie get hungry after all the excitement, head to Pacifica Breeze Café for lunch or stop and have one of the notorious sandwiches at Torrey Pines Gliderport where you can also watch the gliders soaring along the cliff.

  5. After lunch, head to Balboa Park, one of the most picturesque places to see in San Diego, which is also a great place to take Ollie around for a walk! Spend some time taking pictures, enjoy the scenery, and relax in the grass if you want to take a rest.

  6. If you are looking for somewhere to eat or hangout later in the evening, Lazy Dog Restaurant and Bar is the perfect place to treat yourself AND Ollie. Their dog menu allows pups to have a scrumptious meal too!

Suggested Three-Day Itinerary for Traveling with Pets
Day One

  1. Start the day off right with a healthy breakfast at Fig Tree Café Pacific Beach, a quaint little eatery covered in vines with a charming feel.

  2. After you are both energized and ready for some adventure, head out to Del Mar Dog Beach. Here, you can enjoy the beautiful San Diego weather and stunning views, while Ollie has loads of fun running around playing with the others!

  3. Next, head to Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve to hike along the cliff with some of the best views overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

  4. If you and Ollie get hungry after all the excitement, head to Pacifica Breeze Café for lunch or stop and have one of the notorious sandwiches at Torrey Pines Gliderport where you can also watch the gliders soaring along the cliff.

  5. After lunch, head to Balboa Park, one of the most picturesque places to see in San Diego, which is also a great place to take Ollie around for a walk! Spend some time taking pictures, enjoy the scenery, and relax in the grass if you want to take a rest.

Day Two
  1. Spend some time walking around the Gaslamp Quarter in downtown.

  2. Stop for lunch at Seaport Village where there are plenty of pet-friendly restaurants with views of the water. San Diego Pier Café, a New-England style landmark built in 1980, is one of the favorites!

  3. Later in the afternoon/evening, take Ollie for a sunset hike at Cowles Mountain. This is a very dog-friendly trail that offers perfect sunset views over San Diego.

Day Three
  1. Head to breakfast at The Patio on Lamont Street in Pacific Beach.

  2. After breakfast, take a walk down the boardwalk to look around, shop, and enjoy the surfing, laid-back, California vibes of “P.B.”

  3. Next, check the visitor info for the Cabrillo Tide Pools to see if it is low tide. If your timing is right, head South to Point Loma to visit! Please note that Ollie will have to remain on the leash here.

  4. If it is not optimal time to visit the tide pools, head to Sunset Cliffs to walk along the coast and enjoy the stunning views.

  5. If you are looking for somewhere to eat or hangout later in the evening, Lazy Dog Restaurant and Bar is the perfect place to treat yourself AND Ollie. Their dog menu allows pups to have a scrumptious meal!

Suggested Five-Day Itinerary for Traveling with Pets
Day One

  1. Start the day off right with a healthy breakfast at Fig Tree Café Pacific Beach, a quaint little eatery covered in vines with a charming feel.

  2. After you are both energized and ready for some adventure, head out to Del Mar Dog Beach. Here, you can enjoy the beautiful San Diego weather and stunning views, while Ollie has loads of fun running around playing with the others!

  3. Next, head to Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve to hike along the cliff with some of the best views overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

  4. If you and Ollie get hungry after all the excitement, head to Pacifica Breeze Café for lunch or stop and have one of the notorious sandwiches at Torrey Pines Gliderport where you can also watch the gliders soaring along the cliff.

  5. After lunch, head to Balboa Park, one of the most picturesque places to see in San Diego, which is also a great place to take Ollie around for a walk! Spend some time taking pictures, enjoy the scenery, and relax in the grass if you want to take a rest.

Day Two
  1. Spend some time walking around the Gaslamp Quarter in downtown.

  2. Stop for lunch at Seaport Village where there are plenty of pet-friendly restaurants with views of the water. San Diego Pier Café, a New-England style landmark built in 1980, is one of the favorites!

  3. Later in the afternoon/evening, take Ollie for a sunset hike at Cowles Mountain. This is a very dog-friendly trail that offers perfect sunset views over San Diego.

Day Three
  1. Head to breakfast at The Patio on Lamont Street in Pacific Beach.

  2. After breakfast, take a walk down the boardwalk to look around, shop, and enjoy the surfing, laid-back, California vibes of “P.B.”

  3. Next, check the visitor info for the Cabrillo Tide Pools to see if it is low tide. If your timing is right, head South to Point Loma to visit! Please note that Ollie will have to remain on the leash here.

  4. If it is not optimal time to visit the tide pools, head to Sunset Cliffs to walk along the coast and enjoy the stunning views.

  5. If you are looking for somewhere to eat or hangout later in the evening, Lazy Dog Restaurant and Bar is the perfect place to treat yourself AND Ollie. Their dog menu allows pups to have a scrumptious meal!

Day Four
  1. On day four, if you need one day for yourself, drop Ollie off at Camp Run-A-Mutt or Paw Commons Pet Resort for a few hours.

  2. Or spend some time in North Park. Have lunch at Swami’s Café and then take Ollie to Dexter’s Deli for some healthy delights.

  3. If you want to opt for an afternoon/evening hike, head to Iron Mountain, which offers a trail, rich in bio-diversity and amazing views at the top!

Day Five
  1. End your trip with a day for Ollie to run around and you both can enjoy the views. First stop, Fiesta Island Off Leash Dog Park.

  2. Once Ollie has run off some energy, head to Fred’s Mexican Café for lunch.

  3. Last, you can head to Kate O. Sessions Memorial Park for a gorgeous view of San Diego and chances are there will be some other furry friends for Ollie to play with.


Best for Pets in San Diego

1. Hotel Indigo


The Hotel Indigo San Diego Gaslamp Quarter hotel is at one with the neighborhood. Our award-winning, green hotel is LEED certified, with an eco-roof garden.



2. The Keating Hotel


The Keating Hotel is a luxury boutique experience like no other in downtown San Diego.



3. Mancheseter Grand Hyatt San Diego


Discover the vibrant culture and natural beauty of Southern California right outside your door at Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego. Ideally situated on San Diego Bay between the San Diego Convention Center and the city’s popular Seaport Village, our hotel offers a spectacular waterfront resort-like setting, complete with shopping, dining, and entertainment venues.



4. Paradise Point Resort & Spa


Tucked away on gentle Mission Bay in the heart of San Diego, Paradise Point Resort & Spa features comfortable bungalow-style rooms amidst lush, tropical gardens, tranquil lagoons, and one mile of sandy beach next door to SeaWorld. Scattered across our 44-acre island, you'll find plenty of room to roam and relax with five swimming pools, beach bonfire pits, a marina, five dining venues, an award-winning spa and endless recreation options.



5. Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa


A premiere La Jolla hotel, Estancia features a beautiful early California rancho-style setting with elegantly appointed accommodations and luxurious amenities.



6. La Valencia Hotel


2016, celebrating its 90th anniversary, La Valencia Hotel is the epitome of vintage coastal luxury in beautiful La Jolla, California. Also known as “The Pink Lady,” this Mediterranean style, oceanfront resort is romantic, playful and eternally enchanting – a rose colored gem in the jewel of San Diego.



7. Loews Coronado Bay Resort


Perched on its own 15-acre peninsula, Loews Coronado Bay is a private oasis of tranquility with views of the shimmering bay waters and the San Diego skyline.



8. Empress Hotel La Jolla


Enjoy a charming hotel that combines the beachside style of Southern California with exceptional customer service and deluxe amenities.


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