Central Valley

Central Valley

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The Central Valley is both California’s breadbasket and a jumping-off point for excursions to wine country, Gold Country, the Bay Area and Lake Tahoe.

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The Central Valley comprises parts of 11 counties and stretches from Kern County in the south to Vacaville and Yolo County just west of Sacramento, plus Glenn and Yuba Counties further north.

Check out the dog-friendly Yolo County Wine Trail
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Where to Chow Down With Your Pup in Vacaville

Nut Tree - Photo Credit: @tankjanssen
Nut Tree - Photo Credit: @tankjanssen

When it’s mealtime in Vacaville, you’ll find many casual, dog-friendly options, from pizza and barbecue to Mexican, Italian and sandwich shops. Your most engaging option, however, might be the Nut Tree, a 72-acre, mixed-use development with retail space and 26 food and craft-beer options, many with dog-friendly outdoor seating. more »

Hike, Sniff and Park It on the Alamo Creek Bikeway

Alamo Creek Bike Trail - Photo Credit: @makinusmile
Alamo Creek Bike Trail - Photo Credit: @makinusmile

Yes it’s primarily a bike path, but dog walkers will find much to enjoy along the shaded, 4.4-mile Alamo Creek Bikeway, which meanders through southern Vacaville and connects several municipal parks, including Nelson, Patwin and Beelard. Want to keep going? The trail intersects the Southside Bikeway connecting downtown Vacaville to the north and Al Patch Park (sports fields and restrooms!) to the south. more »

Gateway to Farm and Wine Country

Coco at BackRoad Vines <br/> Photo Credit: @coco.bean.frenchie
Coco at BackRoad Vines
Photo Credit: @coco.bean.frenchie

Taken aback by prices at Napa and Sonoma hotels? Stay in Vacaville at half the price and visit Napa, Sonoma or the nearby Suisun Valley Rustic Wine Country on a daytrip. At DogTrekker.com, we list nine dog-friendly lodging options, including the Hampton Inn & Suites Vacaville/Napa Valley, which doesn’t charge extra for pets, includes a hot breakfast in the rates and offers a “puppy love” package, as well. more »

Take A Stroll Through History

Lagoon Valley/Peña Adobe Regional Park <br/> Photo Credit: @itskalinotcali
Lagoon Valley/Peña Adobe Regional Park
Photo Credit: @itskalinotcali

Don’t you love it when you stumble upon something great that you never knew about before? That’s the feeling that takes over upon entering Lagoon Valley/Peña Adobe Regional Park, a 470-acre preserve just off Interstate 80 between Vacaville and Fairfield. more »

Lots New to See and Do in Rancho Cordova

Lucas at American River Parkway - Photo Credit: @_lucas.sacul_
Lucas at American River Parkway - Photo Credit: @_lucas.sacul_

Highway 50 buzzes right through Rancho Cordova between Sacramento and Folsom, so unless you pull off to explore, you won’t know what you’re missing. Start, perhaps with an overnight stay at a dog-friendly hotel and get a complimentary Sierra Foothills Wine Tasting Passport good for two people at eight regional wineries that welcome dogs. more »

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