Revered for its year round pleasant weather and admired for its shorelines that are sprawled to the farthest one can see, San Diego is not reckoned “America’s Finest City” for nothing. Apart from offering you opportunities of sunbathing, soaking and surfing under the bright blue skies and on the glistening white sands, San Diego has got more than what you can think of to surprise you. Actually, not just you; the Californian city is nothing less than a dream destination for your furball as well. With a number of welcoming restaurants, lush bars and ample hotels that allow pets, you won’t have to worry even a bit about where to stay along with your pet in the city. Hospitable staff, economical prices, 24/7 concierge and essential amenities are intrinsic to the hotels of San Diego but them being friendly to furry pets is the cherry on the cake.
It is undoubtedly hailed as a pet paradise thanks to the presence of plenty of pet-friendly hotels in San Diego. From welcoming four-legged creatures at no additional fees and none of the weight & size restrictions to VIP program under which your pooch is bestowed with treats and toys, separate bedding, food and water dishes, and what not; the hotels make sure that your canine companion feels at home and has the time of his/her life.
Needless to say, however, that each hotel has its own set of policies regarding pets and you should be completely acquainted with it to steer clear of any trouble that may arise in future. You may not be allowed to leave your pet unattended in your room or for instance, it has to be kept in a carrier while accessing public areas of the hotel; there might be some rules you’re expected to follow to enjoy your stay to the fullest.
Don’t forget to buy your furry munchkin some trendy outfits, tasty munchies and chew toys, for pampering remains incomplete without going on a shopping spree. Muttropolis, Petco, Paw Pleasers and Dexter’s Deli are the places to sniff out a bargain at. But shopping can be tiring and leaves you with empty stomachs, isn’t so? When hunger strikes, make your way to any of these best eateries in town, namely Indigo Grill, Sally’s Fish House & Bar, Pier Café, The Regal Beagle, The Prado at Balboa Park, Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery, and Backyard Kitchen and Tap.
Spend some time kayaking in the waters of La Jolla Park or have doggy’s day out at Dog Beach on Fiesta Island in Mission Bay or run over sand dunes to fetch Frisbee at Coronado Beach, San Diego certainly knows how to steal the hearts of the furry travelers. Needless to say, humans’ hearts as well.
Staying in a pet-friendly hotel with your pooch may cost you as low as $50 for a night’s stay or can go up to $1800 depending on the number of amenities and the level of comfort you choose to have access to. Some hotels even allow pets to stay without charging an additional fee.
Some of the best pet-friendly hotels in San Diego are Hotel Indigo, Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego, Hotel Republic San Diego, Westin Gaslamp Quarter San Diego, Kimpton Solamar Hotel, Hilton San Diego Resort and Spa, Catamaran Resort Hotel & Spa, Ocean Villa Inn on Dog Beach, Empress Hotel of La Jolla, and La Valencia Hotel.
San Diego has a myriad of off-leash dog parks, such as Grape Street Dog Park - South Park, Morley Field Dog Park - Balboa Park, Capehart Dog Park - Pacific Beach, Dusty Rhodes Park - Ocean Beach, Nate's Point - Balboa Park, Cadman Community Park - Clairemont, Doyle Recreation Center - La Jolla, Wells Park - El Cajon, Rancho Bernardo Off Leash Dog Park, and Rancho Peñasquitos Dog Park.