Brandy and pups in Concord. Photo by Mario Lopez.
The city of Concord features all the elements of a memorable California getaway: think culinary treats, craft beer, cultural gems, rich heritage, and pretty parks in every direction.
Plan ahead for snow trips.
Some dogs adore climbing snowdrifts and romping in fresh powder. If you're planning snow-season adventures with your favorite pup, don't forget to winterize!
Mt. Shasta from Lake Siskiyou.
Snow-capped peaks set the backdrop for glorious winter outings in UpState CA. Redding sits at the heart of this eight-county Shasta Cascade region that’s rich with forests, mountain ranges, parks and pure adventure.
Autumn is the perfect time to visit the park.
The open road beckons, the journey begins. Mariposa County is located within easy driving distance for most Californians.
Photo by Visit Mendocino County.
In sun-dappled Mendocino County, summer is in full swing! You’ll find plenty of room to roam here, whether you venture to the coast for cool, clear air, or head inland for … Continued
Frankie & Storm hiking in the Eastern Sierra Nevada. Photo by Stephanie Clemens.
Looking for a road trip that will have your dog wagging her tail the whole way? Free up four or more days for a leisurely junket on the federally designated Eastern Sierra Scenic Byway (Highway 395). It runs 150 miles between Topaz, just over the state line in Nevada, and Bishop in Southern California, skirting the Eastern flank of the Sierra Nevada, including our friends at Mammoth Lakes.
Dogs love to play in the Eastern Sierra. Photo by Visit Mammoth.
It’s just 30-minute drive from Lee Vining to Mammoth Lakes, the major tourism hub in the Eastern Sierra. There’s giant ski resort here (dogs welcome on the Panoramic Gondola to the summit, but you’ll have to hike down) and tons of dog-friendly hotels, resorts and amenities, but the big attraction is the great outdoors.
Bailey & Maddie swimming in the Eastern Sierra. Photo by Genessa Hager.
Keep your eyes on the road, because the next major attraction is Mono Lake, a geological anomaly preserved as a natural reserve to protect its tufa towers, calcium carbonate knobs and spires formed by the interaction of freshwater springs and alkaline lake water. The lake has no outlet and is said to be twice as salty as the ocean.