The Most Pet-Friendly Places in San Diego

Given our abundant sunshine, relaxed vibe, and countless pet-friendly establishments located throughout our 100-plus neighborhoods, you won’t find a better place to hang out with your “best friend” than San Diego. If you’d like to get out and enjoy “America’s Finest City” with your furry pal this winter, we’ve put together this handy guide to great places where you and your buddy can get out and enjoy the metro. Check out this guide to the best parks, beaches, restaurants and other pet-friendly San Diego activities.

Beaches and Parks

Nate’s Point (2.9 miles away)

Located near Balboa Park, the two-acre Nate’s Point off-leash area has entertained vivacious pups since the mid-nineties. Owners and their dogs are welcome here every day of the week.

2500 Balboa Dr, San Diego, CA 92103

Photo credit: @izzyloaf

Dusty Rhodes Park (4.6 miles from the hotel)

Dusty Rhodes Park houses a fenced-in dog park, along with a grassy field where you can play with leashed pups. There’s even a dog festival, the Canine Carnival, held here each year.

2469 Sunset Cliffs Blvd, San Diego, CA 92107

Dog Beach in Ocean Beach (5.3 miles away)

Dog Beach is San Diego’s original dog-friendly beach, founded in 1972 as a welcoming and inclusive place for canines and their companions.

5156W W Point Loma Blvd, San Diego, CA 92107

Photo credit: @teddythefullbernese

Fiesta Island (5.5 miles away)

Fiesta Island is a park on a peninsula in Mission Bay that’s often home to races and charity events. It’s also a favorite spot for dog lovers to congregate and unleash their furry friends.

1590 E Mission Bay Dr, San Diego, CA 92109

Cabrillo Tidepools Trail (10.3 miles away)

Cabrillo Tidepools Trail offers amazing scenery and plenty of terrain where dogs and their owners can take in the ocean views and historic monuments.

1800 Cabrillo Memorial Dr, San Diego, CA 92106

Del Mar Dog Beach (19.3 miles away)

Dog Beach in Del Mar designates four blocks to off-leash dogs in early mornings during the off season. Leashed dogs are allowed on all other area beaches, including the state beach at Torrey Pines.

3200 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014

Photo credit: @charlie_mutt_superpup


Regal Beagle (2.3 miles away)

The Regal Beagle is an alehouse and grill with a dedicated dog patio, as well as an extensive menu and weekly trivia nights.

3659 India St, San Diego, CA 92103

Firefly Eatery & Bar (4.8 miles away)

The signature restaurant at our sister property The Dana on Mission Bay is proud to offer all pups a treat and a bowl of water on our outdoor patio.

1710 W Mission Bay Dr, San Diego, CA 92109

Voltaire Beach House (4.9 miles away)

Voltaire Beach House in Ocean Beach is an indoor-outdoor café with an entire menu for dogs, making it a particularly sought-after restaurant for pet parents..

4934 Voltaire St, San Diego, CA 92107

Photo credit: @voltbeachhouse

Paw Pleasers Bakery (4.7 miles away)

Paw Pleasers Bakery is North Park’s original dog-and-cat bakery, baking peanut butter, pumpkin, and bacon-flavored dog-biscuit birthday cakes shaped like squeaky toys and more.

2818 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92104


SUP Pups Paddleboarding

What could be cooler than learning to paddleboard with your pal? SUP Pups offers stand-up paddleboarding lessons where you and your buddy can learn this fun fitness activity together. 

2592 Laning Rd, San Diego, CA 92106

Surf Dog Competition At Imperial Beach
Photo credit: @sup_pups

Surf Dog Competition at Imperial Beach

Dogs don’t just love paddleboarding, they love surfing, too! This annual competition sees the world’s best canine curl-cutters facing off snout-to-snout to see who takes home the prize for best tail-wagging wave-rider. 

940 Seacoast Drive, Imperial Beach, CA 91932

Bark at the Park With The Padres

Petco Park honors its roots with this dog-friendly annual event. Bring your buddy to the ball game, and root-root-ROOF for the home team! Dogs even get a special baseball-themed bandanna to commemorate their special day. 

100 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101 

Dog Days

Days Inn San Diego Hotel Circle

We’re happy to be one of the newest and best pet-friendly hotels in San Diego! When traveling with your best buddy, simply notify the front desk at the time of your reservation, and we’ll make sure to make special considerations to accommodate you both. Check out our Amenities page, and if you do stay with us, then make sure to tag us on social at @daysinnhc. We look forward to welcoming you!