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.

Ruffing it in Yosemite

Tenaya Lodge in Winter. Photo by Tenaya Lodge.
Winter in Yosemite National Park means quiet landscapes and five-star fun for four-pawed travelers and their human companions. Leashed dogs are welcome on most fully paved roads and paths within the park (at many park campgrounds, too), so there’s lots of room to roam.  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.

This winter, find a cozy place to stay at Yosemite

Yosemite National Park is a four-season playground with dog-friendly appeal. The destination shines during the quieter winter season, when sunshine sparkles off snowy peaks and icy waterways. Frosty forests set the backdrop for snowshoeing, skiing, skating and more. Some lower-elevation trails are plowed, too, so it’s easy to explore Yosemite Mariposa County with four-legged friends.   Read more.

What to do near Wawona and The Redwoods

Robbins unpacking. Photo by The Redwoods In Yosemite.
While Yosemite Valley headliners like Half Dome, El Capitan and Bridalveil Fall attract many visitors, Wawona is a lesser-traveled gem that promises one-of-a-kind experiences  Read more.

Four-paw winter accommodations

Photo by Tenaya Lodge.
In the Sierra Mountains, you’ll find places to explore and activities to enjoy, with one-of-a-kind, pet-friendly lodging at Tenaya Lodge.  Read more.

Lodging specials from our Mendocino partners

Thanksgiving is a time for gratitude and our dog and human families at DogTrekker are so thankful to have such a supportive, engaging, and responsive group of dog parents to share our California dog-travel stories and insight throughout the year.  Read more.

‘Tis the season at dog-friendly Stanford Inn

Holiday welcome at Stanford Inn. Photo by Stanford Inn.
Fall is a wonderful time to travel, especially to the North Coast of California. This holiday season, the Stanford Inn in scenic Mendocino is your “natural” choice for the entire family—including dogs, of course.  Read more.

Fall moments await at Tenaya Lodge

Dogs welcome at Tenaya Lodge Explorer Cabins. Photo by Tenaya Lodge.
As the season changes, an entire new world opens up in and around Yosemite National Park. It is a great time of the year to hike, explore, relax and enjoy the fall foliage. Now is the perfect time to plan your fall getaway at Tenaya Lodge with family and friends, including your four-legged ones.  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.

To Bridgeport and beyond in the Eastern Sierra

Bodie at Mono Lake. Photo by Cathy Crnkovich.
Oh, so many dog-friendly overnight choices! The town of Bridgeport, about 100 miles south of Carson City in Mono County, offers multiple options: The historic Bridgeport Inn (dog-friendly rooms are in a motel-style building out back, but you can both enjoy dinner on the porch); the Ruby Inn, Big Meadow Lodge and Walker River Lodge.  Read more.

Fort Bragg: Affordable and uniquely dog-friendly

Northern California is known for dog-friendly adventures, and one destination really rolls out the red carpet for pups: Mendocino County. Coastal Fort Bragg is a great basecamp for exploring the region. You’ll find affordable nightly rates, modest pet fees, and standout amenities for furry family members at all three Beachcomber Hotel Group properties.  Read more.

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