The DogTrekker.com research and editorial teams are experts at California dog travel, with great stories about the best lodging and camping places across the state to stay where your dogs are as welcome as you are. Get the scoop on dog-friendly hotels and lodging, from luxury resorts to economical motels, rustic cabins to campgrounds, vacation rentals to B&B’s.

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.

Book now for Lake Tahoe’s best-in-show dog camp

Wild Blue Dog Camp. Photo by Sharon Eide.
Four-paw fun at Lake Tahoe? While helping a dog-focused nonprofit? We're all ears... Wild Blue Dogs is now booking its 2023 camp experiences, and you’ll enjoy exclusive rates when you register and make a deposit by March 15 (summer camp) or April 30 (fall camp).  Read more.

Brews and views in Humboldt County

Trinidad, Humboldt County. Photo by Humboldt County Visitors Bureau.
Humboldt County is best known for its Redwood National & State Parks, freshwater lagoons and rivers, beautiful beaches, and Bigfoot. Whether your BFF (Best Furry Friend) is a forest explorer, a river runner, or a beach babe, Humboldt County has everything for the perfect pet-friendly adventures.  Read more.

An unforgettable ride in Mendocino County

Kayla ready to board the Skunk Train. Photo by Dave Kendrick.
Mendocino County is known for its breathtaking beaches, wineries and even some redwood forests. Hop aboard a historic train with your pup. This adventure takes “Wanna go for a ride?” to epic excitement levels. The century-and-a-half-old Skunk Train starts in Fort Bragg and winds through redwood groves, panoramic trestles and along a stunning river canyon. Pups are welcome on both open and clos  Read more.

Wags and wine in Lake County

Lake County is known for its crystal clear lakes and explorable wineries. In fact, they have the most dog-friendly wine country in the U.S. with over 30 wineries that welcome your dog. Discover 3,000 acres of private trails at Six Sigma Ranch & Winery. There is plenty to sniff out, from grapevines and moss-covered oak trees to wild turkeys (and of course, wine for their people).  Read more.

A bird’s eye view for your pup in Del Norte County

Pups can ride the SkyTrail gondola. Photo by Visit Del Norte County.
Del Norte County is known for its Redwood National & State Parks, sprawling beaches and two wild rivers with plenty of trail fun, but check out some of their most unique dog-friendly attractions, trails and lodging.  Read more.

Dog-approved adventures in California’s North Coast region

Frenchie hiking the redwood forests of the North Coast.
Our pups have discerning tastes: good sleeps, good eats and plenty of play. Just north of San Francisco, the ‘North of Ordinary’ counties of California – Lake, Mendocino, Humboldt and Del Norte – offer plenty of fun for both you and and your dog on the North Coast in Northern California.  Read more.

Yosemite reopens Saturday after snow closure

Photo by Tenaya at Yosemite.
After being closed for three weeks due to excessive snowfall and damaging storms, Yosemite is finally set to reopen this Saturday March 18. Visitors are advised to bring warm, waterproof … Continued  Read more.

Committed to accessibility and awareness

Welcome to Concord, a proactively ADA city.
Concord is an inclusive city that welcomes guests of all abilities. Families whose loved ones live with sensory challenges—someone on the autism spectrum or with a diagnosed sensory sensitivity, for example—can apply for a free, one-night practice hotel stay through Visit Concord.  Read more.

Hotels with a pup-friendly pedigree

Hunter at an Oakland dog-friendly hotel. Photo by Visit Oakland.
Oakland hotels extend a warm welcome to four-legged family members, whether you choose a trendsetting boutique property or stylish resort.  Read more.

Noyo Harbor Inn is inviting you this spring and summer!

Photo by Noyo Harbor Inn.
Year after year, DogTrekkers tell us that the North Coast is their favorite California coastal getaway and Fort Bragg is a popular home base for enjoying spring and summer canoe routes, coastal trails, photo walks and Skunk Train rides. Welcome to the Noyo Harbor Inn where dog-friendly rooms overlook the tree-lined Noyo River. The inn features waterfront patio dining, spa services and auth  Read more.

Leave Only Paw Prints® when visiting Yosemite

Leave Only Paw Prints when you visit Yosemite.
The Redwoods in Yosemite and Tenaya at Yosemite, featuring Tenaya Lodge and Explorer Cabins, are members of the Yosemite Mariposa County Tourism Bureau (YMCTB), the destination marketing organization for Mariposa County.  Read more.

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