East Bay Area
, Contra Costa
Counties are collectively referred to as the East Bay. We add to that Tri-Valley and the cities of Oakland, Concord, Pleasant Hill
. Recreational opportunities with dogs find high expression in the East Bay Regional Park District
, which includes 1,200 miles of trails in Contra Costa and Alameda counties.
Dog-loving residents of Oakland have it all: tons of bars and restaurants with dog-friendly outdoor seating, an overall welcoming attitude toward canines, and a wealth of open-space trails.
Solano County is filled with farms, wineries, wildlife areas and coastal trails, all dog-friendly and ready for you and your dog to explore together. The city of Vacaville
has a pack of dog-friendly restaurants and lodging properties and the historic town of Benicia has been named one of the nation’s most accommodating dog-friendly towns.
Mary Bowerman Trail
Concord prides itself on being a proactively ADA-accessible city offering many ways for visitors with disabilities to experience and enjoy the region. more »
The short answer: Lots and lots of things to get tails a-waggin! Start off with a romp at Baldwin Dog Park or the Paw Patch dog park in 126-acre Newhall Community Park, then hit the trails at one of the East Bay Regional Park District preserves just minutes away. more »
Sure, you can get takeout food delivered by DoorDash, Uber Eats, Grubhub or another service, but who wants to eat out of cardboard or Styrofoam when you don't have to? Instead, why not get yourself and your pup out of quarantine and enjoy some local-motion at a restaurant serving meals at outdoor, dog-friendly tables. more »
Four of Concord's hotels will welcome you back with your pups once the time is right. All have been certified under the California Hotel & Lodging Association's "Clean & Safe" guidance program for the hotel industry. more »
Concord Hotel Dog
Concord and the rest of Contra Costa County are in Phase 2 of the state's reopening plan, meaning outdoor seating at restaurants, camping, picnic grounds, dog parks and more are now available. more »