Dog-friendly Road Trips
Although sprawling El Dorado County
has quite a few craft breweries, it’s better known for its wine, apples and other fresh produce. The EDC Wine Trail features more than a dozen wineries on both sides of Highway 50 that welcome dogs and provide scenic rural vistas in the process.
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Stretching from Roseville to Lake Tahoe, Placer County
is an up and coming wine region as well as a recreation magnet. Most of the 20 dog-friendly wineries and tasting rooms on the Placer County Wine Trail
are north of Interstate 80 around Lincoln, Loomis and Auburn.
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, a suburban community on Highway 50 about 15 miles east of downtown Sacramento, is a great jumping-off place for forays into the Sierra foothills, but it’s also a beer-lover’s destination in itself with six dog-friendly craft breweries or taprooms and a tap-happy restaurant (Brookfield’s
) with dog-friendly patio seating.
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Just a blink up Highway 50 from Rancho Cordova, Folsom
is a Gold Country gateway rich in pioneer history. It boasts tons of recreational opportunities, a captivating Old Town district with vibrant dining options
, and four beer trail
havens for DogTrekking brew lovers craving a taste of local ale.
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might be situated smack in the middle of the Central Valley, but its location on the Sacramento and American rivers made it a central player in the 1849 Gold Rush, when a waterfront boomtown (now preserved as Old Sacramento) sported saloons aplenty catering to thirsty prospectors headed to and from the Mother Lode.
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With vineyards dating back to the 1800s, Carmel Valley is a rugged, rustic region west of Monterey and Pebble Beach.
The Carmel Valley’s terrain and climate is ideal for creating rich, full bodied wines; the Bordeaux varietals are favorites here, with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot comprising more than 70% of the grapes grown in the district.
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Monterey County was voted as one of the top five worldwide wine destinations by the Wine Enthusiast. With over 18 wine tasting rooms located in Carmel-by-the-Sea, you can stay in Cannery Row and easily visit intimate venues that feature local wines from one of California’s premier wine-producing regions.
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Vacaville, a familiar name on Interstate 80, is one of Northern California's most charming communities. Get off the highway and you’ll find plenty of fun things to do with your four-legged co-pilot.
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The River Road Wine Trail
is an association of Monterey County
winery tasting rooms, and 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 dog-friendly wine touring destination for DogTrekkers who want to experience over-the-top HosPETality.
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We can’t begin to count the ways you and your pup will be enchanted and entertained in the heart of Gold Country, but we can start you off on the Tuolumne County Wine and Craft Beer Trail
, where we highlight five dog-friendly establishments, one of which is actually a lush, 160-acre preserve producing hard- and spirits.
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