Animal-Friendly Spots in the Bay Area

As pet owners, you know how important it is for your furry friends to go outside and get active. But perhaps you don’t have the backyard space to fulfill your pets’ active needs.

There is nothing like spending time outside with your pet and having quality time with them. Luckily for pet parents, the Bay Area offers some excellent animal-friendly spots that you, and especially your pet dogs, can enjoy. Here are some good ones to spend a weekend getaway – or even a just a day out – with your beloved pet animals:

1) Lands End Trail

Located on Point Lobos Avenue in San Francisco, Lands End Trail has long been a favorite Bay Area place for dogs and their humans. Along the way, you will discover heart-stopping views and several historical landmarks. During the springtime, wildflowers will add a splash of color to what in any season is a stroll through breathtaking view another, all set to the sound of the crashing sea waves. However, most trekkers and their four-legged friends find it best to hike during the fall, where the weather is more stable.

The stunning trail also features a wild and windy path on North America’s coastline, complete with stunning vistas of the Pacific Ocean and the Golden Gate Bridge from many different angles. If you plan to go there, make sure that you keep your dog on a leash at all times.

2) Cavallo Point

If you and your pets are looking for some high-end pampering, Cavallo Point should be your next destination. Located in Sausalito, this luxurious hotel regales pets and their owners with lavish amenities. These include custom-made food and luxurious bedding. There is also a dog-friendly room (located on the first floor), where only up to two dogs are allowed, and a patio adjoining to a resort bar and a Michelin-starred restaurant.

3) Del Valle Regional Park

Located ten miles south of Livermore, the Del Valle Regional Park is a 5,000-acre part of the East Bay Regional Park District. It has 67 miles worth of trails from which you and your pooch will choose to hike to your heart’s content. Or if you don’t feel like hiking, you can hang out at the marina. Or camp for a few nights. Whatever you’ll choose, Del Valle has you covered.

4) Nick’s Cove and Cottages

Located on the northeastern shore of the pristine Tomales Bay, Nick’s Cove and Cottages is a welcoming place that makes you feel like you’re home away from home. With its rustic, style, the place gives off strong nostalgic vibes. It offers luxurious waterfront accommodations with 12 modern and private cottages, all featuring a waterfront deck, sandy beaches, an abundant wildlife, and a fantastic view of the rolling hills.

For guests with pets, they have a choice of four different cottages (all of which also feature a waterfront deck), a wood-burning stove, and a beach all to yourself and your furry friend. Plus, your pooch will enjoy complimentary dog treats courtesy of the resort’s pastry chef.

5) Shinn Pond

Specific dog breeds, such as the Golden Retriever, Labrador Retriever, and Newfoundland, are in love with the water. If your dog likes splashing and swimming a lot, Shinn Pond features a vast grassy area for your doggies to run around and a pond to swim and bathe in. There are also picnic tables and restrooms. And best of all, it’s free!

The above destinations in the Bay Area are places where everyone – two-legged and four-legged – are welcome. Make sure that you contact these establishments first regarding entrance or service fees, reservation details, as well as health protocols, if any.

Whether you enjoy time with your furry friends at one of the above locations, but more when staying at home, you want your pets to be healthy and happy. Custom Painting, Inc. can use low-VOC paints which are healthy for not only your pet, but you and your family, as well. Use the Contact form or call us at (925) 294-8062 to set up an appointment to discuss your painting needs.