Santa Barbara Dreamin’

Kayla at the top of 7 Falls Trail Almost everything in Santa Barbara, from the beautiful buildings to the beautiful people, the beautiful seashore and the beautiful dogs, qualifies as eye candy. The “American Riviera” is the kind of place where you can ditch your car, leash up your dog and wander, perhaps finding yourself admiring Spanish colonial architecture on the podcast-guided Red Tile Walking Tour, or enjoying the plantings at the dog-friendly Santa Barbara Botanic Garden. The Santa Barbara pier and the multi-use path paralleling the beach offer lively perspectives, and at Arroyo Burro Beach you can unclip and let Rover run free. Read more.

Tiptoe Through The Tulips

Max at Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens. Photo: Vic Farley, Courtesy Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens There’s something about a carefully cultivated garden that brings on wonder, inspiration and wagging tails. Not all of California’s botanical gardens are dog-friendly, but these five extend a warm welcome to canine guests.   Read more.

Soak Up The Scenery in Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden. Photo Credit: Rachael Moore (CC) Just about everything about Santa Barbara, from the beautiful buildings to the beautiful people and the beautiful dogs, is a treat for the senses. Read more.

Central Coast Bloom-O-Rama

If you’re travels take you to the Central Coast, make time for El Chorro Regional Park between San Luis Obispo and Morro Bay. It’s home to a fenced, off-leash dog park as well as to the San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden, a work in progress displaying the plant life of the five Mediterranean climate zones around the world. Read more.

Charmed Existence

Beautiful buildings, beautiful people, beautiful landscapes, beautiful dogs...just about everything about Santa Barbara and the “American Riviera” is a treat for the eyes and the senses. Santa Barbara is the kind of place where you can ditch your car, leash up your dog and wander. Read more.

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