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Traveling With Your Pet: Pet Friendly Hotels, Restaurants and Activities in San Diego

San Diego, CA- Our animals are usually not just a pet, but a beloved family member, and there is no question about whether or not they are a part of the family vacation. When it comes to planning a trip with the family pet it can sometimes be difficult to find accommodations. Thankfully, San Diego is known as a very pet friendly city, and there are many pet friendly hotels, restaurants, and attractions to accommodate a pet and its family.

Pet Friendly Hotels

Hotel Indigo Downtown San Diego - One of the most pet friendly hotels in San Diego, Hotel Indigo welcomes pets with open arms, tasty treats and water throughout the entire hotel. Hotel Indigo goes above and beyond for their pet guests, with a doggie pool and grass area outside, plus dog beds available for overnight stays. Also be sure and check out the Level 9 bar for the monthly event Canine Cocktails, a mixer for pets and humans alike.

The Sheraton La Jolla - This pet friendly hotel accepts all pets under 80 pounds to stay with their families. Upon arrival, pets will be greeted with a goodie bag and bed in the room. The Sheraton La Jolla is conveniently located just 15 mins from the popular Del Mar Dog Beach.

Pet Friendly Restaurants

Table 509 at Hotel Indigo - The ambiance at Table 509 sets the mood for the perfect meal, with food that is continually rated with high regard, but the best part of all is that it is pet friendly, so don’t forget the pooch!

O-Bistro - Located on the same street as the Dog Beach at Ocean Beach, O’Bistro is the perfect spot to head to after a day at the beach. With a very large outdoor seating area, dogs are welcome to join and will receive a fresh water bowl and treat.

Pet Friendly Attractions

Dog Beach at Ocean Beach - The original dog beach, located in Ocean Beach, offers dogs a great place to run around off leash, and is also a great place to bring the whole family. Dogs can run in the sand, play in the waves, or in the calm of the canal, while families can relax on the beach just like any other beach, making this a great spot for the whole family to enjoy a day in the sun.

Cowles Mountain - This 1.5 mile hike to the top takes hikers to the tallest peak in San Diego and offers 360 degree views! The trail is dog friendly year round as long as dogs are on the leash.

Mission Beach/Pacific Beach Boardwalk - Although dogs are only allowed before 9 a.m. or after 6 p.m, this is a great place to bring any and all pets. There have been sightings of pet pigs, snakes, birds, cats, and other animals on the Boardwalk making it apparent that all pets are welcome.

Always be sure to clean up after your pet and be mindful of the rules so that establishments continue to embrace being pet friendly.

SanDiego.com is one of San Diego’s largest websites, known as the local authority for all things San Diego. The author of this blog, Erica James is a native San Diegan who truly believes that there is no place more superior than beautiful San Diego!