After being cooped up inside due to rain, Fido will be raring to put paws to the path and run off some steam. Use the liquid sunshine as an excuse to discover awe-inspiring waterfall hikes. Marin County, just north of the Golden Gate Bridge, sports many waterfalls that gush during the winter/spring rainy season. Two of our favorites are Cataract Falls
, on the north slope of Mount Tamalpais; and Cascade Canyon Falls
, a mile from downtown Fairfax.
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Dreaming of a weekend getaway? Why not head north to Mendocino County
, where you and your four-legged friend can romp together on beaches, marvel at the redwoods or just curl up in a cozy Inn. We’ve rounded up a quick weekend getaway full of beachcombing, hiking and places to lay your head in one of the most dog-friendly areas around.
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Tahoe is great for a getaway no matter what the season, but weather plays a big part in what you can do and where you can play. If you’re visiting on a weekend, when traffic can be heavy, it’s best to pick region—North Shore, South Shore, East Shore, West Shore—and stick to the area to maximize your playtime. We’ve rounded up the summertime-oriented Top 10 Ways to Have Fun With Your Dog at the lake and here offer some suggestions for winter fun. Sorry we can’t suggest any dog-friendly restaurants; whether or not dog-friendly patio dining with your pooch is available depends entirely on the weather and how brisk business is or isn’t on the day of your visit.
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While Sacramento County might not immediately conjure up images of grapes ripening on the vine, there are more than 200 wineries and tasting rooms situated within 75 miles of the state capital, many which are dog-friendly.
Fancy a day of wine tasting off the beaten path? Follow DogTrekker's wine tasting itinerary in and around Sacramento County. From dog-friendly Amador to frog-jumping Calaveras and the foothills of El Dorado, we have your paw path set.
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The Wine Road Northern Sonoma County introduces visitors to northern Sonoma County wineries and the devoted winemakers who call this area home. Discover this beautiful and unique region with your four-legged co-pilot next to you.
Follow this dog-friendly itinerary based on the treasure map that is Wine Road Northern Sonoma County and uncover the individual wineries of the Alexander Valley, Dry Creek Valley and Russian River Valley.
Each of the three valleys has a unique feel that complements, but is separate, from one another. The Russian River Valley is known for it's Pinot and Chardonnay; Dry Creek Valley shows strong in Zinfandel and Sauvignon Blanc; while the Alexander Valley is where you go to find Cabernet and Merlot. Besides these standouts there are dozens of varietals grown in all three regions, enough for even the most discerning palate to find one or two or three.
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Beginning in Southern Mendocino County, Highway 128 stretches a very scenic 55 miles from Cloverdale in the south to the coast where it meets Highway 1. Along the way, you’ll travel through the Yorkville Highlands and Anderson Valley wine regions. Warm summer days and cool evenings make these areas prime for growing grapes. Dog-friendly wineries abound as you travel the road from Yorkville to Boonville to Philo to Navarro.
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The River Road Wine Trail
is an association of Monterey County
winery tasting rooms, located primarily along the River Road/Foothill Road corridor, on the Santa Lucia Highlands bench above the Salinas Valley. Charming and intimate, these tasting rooms specialize in limited release vintages and for DogTrekkers, over-the-top HosPETality.
Conveniently situated just east of Monterey and Carmel, and about 70 minutes south of San Jose, the River Road Wine Trail has become one of the Central Coast’s premiere wine touring destinations.
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Pismo Beach offers the perfect pairing of wine and waves in a warm an inviting atmosphere. Beautiful beaches and a taste of California wine country are at your fingertips with Oceanfront hotels and distinct restaurants. Visitors can learn about the local culture and discover new varietals produced here in the historic winemaking regions of Edna valley, Arroyo Grande and Avila Valley all of which are located just 30 minutes outside of downtown Pismo Beach and area attractions. Our wine country offers a refreshing perspective and insight on artisanal winemaking by some of the most respected winemakers in California. Additionally, Pismo Beach restaurants feature locally grown wine county inspired cuisine to be perfectly paired with their extensive wine lists and cellar collections.
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As one of California’s oldest wine regions, the Tri-Valley, just 33 miles east of San Francisco and 25 miles north of San Jose, is home to 53 wineries, almost half of them dog-friendly, stretching from Mount Diablo in the north to Livermore Valley in the east and Pleasanton in the south. It has played a pivotal role in shaping California’s wine industry and driving the growth of the Tri-Valley region’s economy.
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