Looking for some food and wine? DogTrekker has sussed out the stories of many dog-friendly restaurants, wineries, breweries and more for you here. Whether you want to take a tour of the vineyards, sip some ciders in a cozy spot, or just enjoy a dog-friendly patio dining experience—we have it all! So whether you’re looking for something close by or somewhere new and exciting, DogTrekker’s got you covered.

Find your oasis in Greater Palm Springs

Photo by Visit Greater Palm Springs/@visitgreaterps.
If your vision of a perfect Southern California vacation includes endless blue skies, awe-inspiring mountains, sparkling pools, swaying palm trees, and lots of tail-wagging fun in the sun, you've come to the right place.  Read more.

Happy New Year from DogTrekker.com

The new year is like a blank book, and the pen is in your hand. Or, maybe it’s in the paw of your four-legged best friend. However you document your 2023 travel aspirations and dreams, you can count on DogTrekker.com.   Read more.

Sip and savor with your pup: Fall winery-trekking

It’s fall! Besides cooler weather, ‘tis the season for wine-tasting experiences with your pup by your side. So why not celebrate the winding down of harvest and crush seasons by trying something new? Explore an unfamiliar wine region or two, snag a picnic table or a fire-pit seat, talk wine, be social (you and your pup) and be informed.  Read more.

Temecula: A Southern California wine oasis

Temecula Valley. Photo by Leigh Castelli.
Think Southern California, and beach towns, mountains and desert landscapes come to mind. But wine country? Yep, that’s what you get in Temecula, a high-desert town about 60 miles north of San Diego.  Read more.

Woof it up in Vacaville

So…what do you and your pup know about dog-friendly Vacaville and its slice of Solano County? Maybe not much if all you’ve done is zoom past the exits on Interstate 80.  Read more.

Capital sipping experiences

Sacramento is not only the star on the map of California, it’s a fabulous base camp for exploring wineries in and within a short distance of town (check out our list of great dog-friendly places to stay).  Read more.

Raise a glass to the dog-friendly Delta

Just 15 miles south of downtown Sacramento, the scenic Sacramento River Delta opens up, city life slows to a crawl and the Clarksburg American Viticultural Area offers all kind of dog-friendly, small-batch wine-tasting experiences, along with a few good places to eat.  Read more.

Vacaville is wine country with an affordable twist

Dreaming of a wine country getaway without the premium lodging prices of Napa Valley and Sonoma County? Here’s an insider’s tip for DogTrekkers: Base yourself in Vacaville. Close to both established and emerging wineries, this Northern California community lives up to its “Small. In a Big Way” tagline. Find more dog-friendly things to explore in Vacaville: A hotel for ev  Read more.

Wag your way through wine country

Vacaville is an ideal basecamp for touring wine country with your dog. Nearby Sonoma County and Napa Valley get all the attention, but this region is also home to one of California’s best-kept secrets. The laid-back Suisun Valley is rustic wine country charm at its best, with vineyards dating to the 1880s and standouts like Vezer Family Vineyard and Wooden Valley Winery. Sunshine and landsca  Read more.

Fresh produce and new food trails

From high-end outlet stores to the dog-friendly Western Railway Museum to cafes catering to four-legged family members, Vacaville is a dynamic place to discover something new. There’s a budding food culture here, thanks to the surrounding agricultural bounty, and restaurants dish up fresh, unpretentious fare. Hop on the all-new Vacaville Taco Trail to sample the community’s diverse Mex  Read more.

Mountain wineries that lead the pack

Santa Cruz County is synonymous with sand and surf, but the county has an impressive variety of other gorgeous landscapes, too. Cruise inland for sprawling redwood forests, dozens of mountain wineries, and nearly that many microclimates. Out here, you and your canine companion can sip and chill, with wine for you and water for your pup. The highly regarded Santa Cruz Mountains appellation&nbs  Read more.

Santa Cruz: waves, wine and wilderness—plus woof, of course!

Summer is here! What better way to celebrate than by hitting “cruz” control and having some fun? Load up your pup and visit sunny Santa Cruz County, the coastal destination with all kinds of adventures for you and your furry best friend. From running through the surf on a sun-streaked beach to chilling out at a local winery or brewery, and from hiking in the redwoods to dining on a pet  Read more.

Coastal Mendocino: sustainable by nature

Fresh sea breezes. Fido-friendly paddling, pedaling and hiking. Sustainable practices and cleaning products. Local wine and produce plated hours after harvest. Simple suggestions for living well. Enjoy highlights like these at dog-passionate Stanford Inn by the Sea, a historic farm and eco-resort on the Mendocino coast. Here is why we love Stanford Inn: Wellness by the sea Activities for every  Read more.

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