Once the Super Bowl is over, San Francisco can breathe deeply again (and hotel rates revert to normal, too). For true romantics who like to share their splurges with canine companions, we have two dog-welcoming suggestions: Inn at the Presidio and Cavallo Point Lodge. Both are historic properties that served as military officers’ housing back in the day, and both have been meticulously restored to provide contemporary amenities while still evoking 19th century charm.
The Inn at the Presidio Is tucked away in a quiet, forested corner of the Presidio, a historic military post transferred from the Army to the National Park Service in 1994. Dog people in the know head to the 24 miles of trails winding along the Presidio’s coastal bluffs, through shady forests and past historic sites and neighborhoods that seem a world removed from the bustling city below.
Cavallo Point Lodge offers lodging in impeccably restored historic structures arrayed around an expansive green space with Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco skyline views. Its Murray Circle restaurant offers dog-friendly outdoor seating, while hiking trails leading right from the property will take you up into the hills for even more pawsome sights.
Photo Credit: Cara Mia Lembi