Dog friendly attractions in Santa Barbra

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden

1212 Mission Canyon
Santa Barbara, California 9310
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Local Phone: (805) 682-4726

The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden is an educational and scientific institution fostering stewardship of the natural world through inspired learning, rigorous scholarship, and premier displays. With an emphasis on plants native to California, the Garden advances the knowledge and understanding of plant life and provides a rewarding experience for visitors.

Dogs must be on leash.
Sixty five acre garden with 5.5 miles of trails.

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Conan goes wine tasting, Solvang, CA - Photo Credit: @lilyandwong
Conan goes wine tasting, Solvang, CA - Photo Credit: @lilyandwong
When the weather outside is frightful, the dog-friendly welcome in Santa Barbara County is still delightful. If it’s not a beach day, make it a wine day – and maybe an urban wine day, at that. Start, perhaps, in the Santa Ynez Valley enclave of Solvang, that one-of-a-kind village, founded as a Danish colony, that through architecture, bakeries, restaurants and merchants offers a taste of Denmark in California. Walking through the picture-perfect town is something of a Disneyesque experience, sure to put a smile on your face and a wag in your dog’s tail. more »
Dog on trail in Santa Barbara
Kayla at the top of 7 Falls Trail
Almost everything in Santa Barbara, from the beautiful buildings to the beautiful people, the beautiful seashore and the beautiful dogs, qualifies as eye candy. The “American Riviera” is the kind of place where you can ditch your car, leash up your dog and wander, perhaps finding yourself admiring Spanish colonial architecture on the podcast-guided Red Tile Walking Tour, or enjoying the plantings at the dog-friendly Santa Barbara Botanic Garden. The Santa Barbara pier and the multi-use path paralleling the beach offer lively perspectives, and at Arroyo Burro Beach you can unclip and let Rover run free. more »
santa barbara botanic gardenIf you’re travels take you to the Central Coast, make time for El Chorro Regional Park between San Luis Obispo and Morro Bay. It’s home to a fenced, off-leash dog park as well as to the San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden, a work in progress displaying the plant life of the five Mediterranean climate zones around the world. more »
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