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.

Where to eat in Concord

Concord has a dizzying number of dog-friendly restaurants —nearly four dozen and counting! You’ll find several in the Concord Perro Trail guide, including Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar, Eureka!, Five Guys, Guadalajara Grill, La Piñata, Lima, Parkside Bar & Grill and Puesto. From burgers to tacos to pub fare and pizza (plus treats for furry family members, of course!), you&rs  Read more.

Tenaya Lodge for couples – summer

After spending a long day exploring the awe-inspiring Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, you’ll be ready to relax at the Ascent Spa at Tenaya Lodge. From soothing facial and body therapies to deep-tissue massage and relaxation time in the sauna, Ascent Spa has a full menu of calming services. Ready for dinner? Jackalope’s Bar and Grill features made-to-order burgers,  Read more.

Tenaya Lodge’s four-paw accommodations

You’ll fetch a trip you’ll both enjoy at Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite. If you're planning to visit Yosemite National Park, including Badger Pass and other areas in the park that have restrictions on dogs, you have the option of reserving a limited spot at Tenaya Lodge’s indoor dog kennel.  Read more.

Soak up spring in Greater Palm Springs

Spring is officially here, and there's no better time to plan a getaway to Greater Palm Springs. This Southern California oasis offers a blissful, sun-kissed escape, and you'll find plenty of opportunities to get outside, enjoy the fresh air, and soak up some rays with your furry friend in tow.  Read more.

Wag your way through Old Sac

Sacramento’s No. 1 tourist destination is as popular with locals as with visitors. And now that masks are off and smiles are on, it’s crazy hopping with activity again. The Old Sacramento Waterfront is loaded with history – it played a major role as a jumping off spot and supply center during the 1849 Gold Rush. With its waterfront location, wealth of historic buildings and prote  Read more.

Walk, wag and wine taste through Santa Cruz County history

DogTrekkers tell us they like to look through the destinations we cover through a historical lens, and Santa Cruz County has it all. From the impeccably restored 19th century Victorians to old lime kilns that helped build San Francisco, Santa Cruz County has many unique and historical treasures waiting to be discovered, enjoyed, and sniffed – sniffed? Yes! Bring the pup along as yo  Read more.

Wine taste at a historic winery

Sip award-winning wines as your leashed pup enjoys the creekside courtyard of Bargetto Winery. Located in Soquel, Bargetto has been producing handcrafted wines in the Santa Cruz Mountains for nearly 90 years. Another local wine favorite with a touch of historical intrigue is Soquel Vineyards. Soquel Vineyards was established in 1987 by members of the same Bargetto family. Want to continu  Read more.

Take a walk in the historical downtown district

Just a short stroll from the contemporary shops of downtown Santa Cruz, you’ll find some of the city’s most elaborate Victorian homes along the charming, tree-lined Walnut Avenue. For more detail, download a hugely informative walking tour map from the City of Santa Cruz. After you strolled the historical neighborhood, head back downtown for some dog-friendly patio dining at&  Read more.

Can you Suisun? If you haven’t, go soon!

While Napa and Sonoma bask in California wine-country publicity, Solano County’s “Rustic Wine Country,” aka Suisun Valley, deserves a place on your dog-friendly bucket list, too. The “hidden” valley is just off Interstate 80 near the dog-friendly city of Vacaville (40 miles from Sacramento, 33 from Davis, 52 from San Francisco), which you’ve likely zoomed past m  Read more.

Enjoy the great outdoors in Greater Palm Springs

If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to travel more (with your four-legged best friend in tow), then start planning a getaway to Greater Palm Springs. With more than 300 days of sunshine annually, this Southern California oasis offers a blissful, sun-kissed escape during the winter months, and you’ll find ample opportunities to get outside, enjoy the mild weather and soak up some rays.  Read more.

Fall is prime wine time

Visiting dog-friendly California wineries is a favorite DogTrekker activity. Even during the second year of the pandemic, summer saw crowded tasting rooms, packed patios and sold-out tours and special events. Find tips and insights on dog-friendly wine areas ripe for visiting: Vacaville for visitors: packed with surprises Hiding in plain sight: the Santa Clara Valley Wine Trail Cruz Your  Read more.

Cruz Your Way to a Wine Heaven

There are so many wine-tasting choices in Santa Cruz County – more than 70 small-production wineries and tasting rooms in all – that narrowing down a dog-friendly itinerary can be a delightfully difficult exercise. Might as well pick a region, a theme and a “wine trail” to stay on course. There’s the Organic Wine Trail showcasing organic vineyards, for example.  Read more.

Celebrate 10 winery areas in Mendocino County

Nothing like a change of scenery to cleanse your soul of the pandemic blues (but don’t forget your mask)! If wine tasting is on your agenda, know that Mendocino County is home to 10 American Viticultural Areas (AVAs) lumped together under the Mendocino County label.  Read more.

Vacaville for visitors: packed with surprises

Maybe you know Vacaville in Solano County as a place you see exit signs for as you zoom past on Interstate 80. But if you and your four-legged companion have never checked it out, you can’t know what you’re missing! Vacaville is an affordable base camp for DogTrekkers keen on visiting Northern California wine country. And, it's very dog-friendly!  Read more.

Hiding in plain sight: the Santa Clara Valley Wine Trail

The city of Gilroy is part of the historic Santa Clara Valley, one of California’s oldest wine growing regions and home to more than 35 family-owned wineries and tasting rooms, many of them dog-friendly. Even though some of Gilroy’s wineries have been around since the turn of the century, the region is still one of California’s best-kept secrets when it comes to wine tasting!  Read more.

Chow down with a view

Many dog-friendly restaurant decks and patios in Mendocino County will contribute to making your trip more memorable. A favorite: the second-story Harbor View Bistro and Bar at the Noyo Harbor Inn, overlooking a large marina in one direction and the Noyo River in the other. You can also dine indoors with your dog at our vegan/vegetarian choice, Ravens Restaurant at the Stanford Inn; or have dinner  Read more.

Tail-waggin’ fun in Folsom and surrounding areas

Just up Highway 50 from Sacramento, the city of Folsom is a superb dog-friendly destination with a handsomely renovated Old Town just a block or two from the Sacramento River. Cuddle up in dog-friendly lodging and spend a weekend exploring with your four-legged friend.  Read more.

Explore Sacramento’s ‘Big Back Yard’ with your pup

As the seasons change and the smoke from Northern California wildfires gives way to crystal-blue skies, opportunities for exploring Sacramento and the destinations in its “big back yard” expand. Make the state capital your home base and take off from there. Here is the best of dog-friendly Sacramento and neighboring communities: Capital canine discoveries East to the foothills an  Read more.

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