Dog-friendly Road Trips
Welcome to California's dog-friendly Road Trips page, brought to you by the all-new Audi Q5. Our Woof Wagon®
roams the highways and back roads of the Golden State sniffing out the safest and most dog-friendly places for you and your pup. We check out the fun spots to hike and splash, places to stay and dine, attend dog shows and rescue adoptathons.
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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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Heading north along highway 101, about 90 miles from San Francisco, you'll reach the beginning of Mendocino County's wine country. The quaint and quiet historic town of Hopland is your starting point and as you continue to Ukiah and then to the Redwood and Potter Valleys, you will discover small family-owned tasting rooms where pets are considered part of the family.
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, (a.k.a Surf City, USA) welcomes our four-legged children with open arms at restaurants, parks, and hotels; along its paved beach path; and even dedicates a long stretch of beach to salty dogs. You're sure to have a Beach Boys sound track playing in your head as you and your pup travel around town.
Here's what a day would look like for you and your best friend.
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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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DogTrekker’s Calaveras County Wine Trail
sports 24 listings and growing, with many wineries and tasting rooms situated in or near the hip and happening town of Murphys on Highway 4. Stroll down Main Street, and you’ll be amazed to find more than 20 opportunities to wine-taste with your pup by your side!
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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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