If you're a dog-loving resident of the Bay Area, Point Isabel Regional Shoreline is probably already on your short list. If you and your canine pal are visiting, you owe it to yourself not to miss this internationally known, 23-acre place for off-leash doggie fun. Views of the sights you came to see, from the San Francisco skyline to the Golden Gate Bridge, are spectacular, and that's just the beginning.
At Mudpuppy's Sit & Stay Café adjacent to the parking lot, humans enjoy food and drinks at patio tables while dogs relax at their sides, perhaps enjoying a Frosty Paws treat from Mudpuppy's Tub & Scrub next door. Let Jake off leash and watch him swim (check a tide table to avoid mud), or head for a field and play ball. Since it's pretty difficult to be grouchy amid hordes of happy, free-running dogs, you'll find your fellow humans very congenial.