Kayla on the patio at Cypress Inn
Part of the fun of visiting Carmel with your four-legged BFF is sharing the village with other people holding a leash. You’ll meet plenty of kindred spirits of both the two- and four-legged varieties at the dog-centric Cypress Inn, which hosts daily “yappy hours” that include soft jazz entertainment around the Living Room fireplace on weekends.
At other times, the Garden Courtyard is the place to relax with a libation or a meal in the company of other DogTrekkers. Ask to see the Culinary Canine menu, which features goodies like Chowhound Chicken, Buster Burgers and Muttloaf.
Another great place to chow down with your pup is Forge in the Forest, which has been part of Carmel’s history since 1944. The Forge is known for its dog-friendly patio and special doggie menu featuring the “quarter hounder.”
For more on dog-friendly Carmel:
Sleeping With Sparky
Chow Down With Charlie
Holy Grail of Dogdom
Carmel Sweet Spots