This sunny coastal town welcomes pet travelers. From several dog friendly beaches to a wide range of restaurants with year-round patio dining, you’ll find plenty of do. The only problem will be figuring out how to fit it all in.
Claimed by the Spain in 1542, this city that borders Mexico retains a lively Latin presence. Whether you love learning about art, culture, and history or just playing on the beach, you and your pet will enjoy your stay in San Diego.
Best Time To Visit
Beach lovers will enjoy summer in San Diego. Long sunny days give you plenty of time to enjoy yourself in this lively city.
Of course the shoulder seasons of March through May and September through November will give you the best rates on lodging. And the ocean water remains warm into the fall.
Winter visitors will find mild temperatures with highs in the 60s. Maybe a little chilly for most humans. But your swim-crazed pup will probably still want to go for a dip.
Things Not To Miss
Did we mention San Diego has eight dog friendly beaches? You’ll definitely want to spend some time by the water. Fiesta Island has calm water, best for your timid pup. Or rent a boat to get a unique view of the city.
History lovers will enjoy learning about the city as they stroll the Gaslamp Quarter with its Victorian architecture. And art fans will enjoy visiting the Spanish Village Arts Center.
You’ll find plenty of restaurants with pet friendly patio of every cuisine you can imagine. Some even have gas heaters for chilly nights.
Or pack a picnic and spend the day strolling the lush paths, gardens, and trails in San Diego's 1,200-acre Balboa Park.