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
Miner's Leap Winery - Photo Credit: @russ_hooper
The San Joaquin-Sacramento River Delta is a boater’s paradise that in places feels like anther world. But you don’t need a boat to explore this rich agricultural region marked with old-time lift bridges, small towns and miles of levees that in the id-1800s transformed a once trackless wetland into 55 agricultural islands that still produce food for Northern California (pears and wine grapes are the main crops). Numerous winery tasting rooms have cropped up over the past decade on both sides of the river, all of them dog-friendly. more »
Wooden Valley Winery - Photo Credit: @egoldswo
When it comes to dog-friendly wineries, Suisun Valley wineries in Solano County are just a hop-skip away from Vacaville, San Francisco and Sacramento. This unpretentious “Rustic Wine Country” is one of California’s best-kept secrets and holds many surprises, including regional parks, a half-dozen dog-friendly tasting rooms and lots of farm-stands selling fresh regional produce. more »
Get your tails to Centennial Park in Vacaville to attend its dog park leash-cutting ceremony! The ceremony is on June 29 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. There will be two parks: one for smaller dogs, and one for bigger dogs.
Be one of the first 50 park-goers and take home a free gift for showing up. And make sure to use the hashtag #dogsofvacaville on your socials - you might be featured in Visit Vacaville’s galleries! more »
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 »
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 »