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Dog-Friendly San Luis Obispo & Cambria California

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

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San Luis Obispo from the Air
San Luis Obispo is located about half way between San Francisco and Los Angeles on Highway 101 or the Pacific Coast Highway (Highway 1). It is a region that would be a farming region except for the fact that there are a lot of tourists. San Luis Obispo is also home to Cal Poly University. The town’s population is 44,000. There are also a number of other interesting communities around San Luis Obispo. Cambria, near Hearst Castle, is a well-known and dog-friendly destination. Also well-known and dog-friendly are Pismo Beach, Morro Bay and Paso Robles which lies on Highway 101 to the north of San Luis Obispo. You and your dog can find a lot to do in this region.

The most well-known hotel in San Luis Obispo is the Madonna Inn, known for it’s multiple theme rooms. This hotel is not dog-friendly, unfortunately. There are other dog-friendly hotels. However, the Best Western El Rancho hotel is and offers a nice base of operations if visiting San Luis Obispo. For dog-friendly delight the Cambria Shores Inn in Cambria and the Las Serena Inn in Morro Bay will welcome your dog to their establishments. Also pet-friendly are the Cayucos Beach Inn in Cayucos, the SeaCrest OceanFront Hotel in Pismo Beach and the Morro Bay Sandpiper Inn. If you are looking for a dog-friendly vacation rental then try the Big Red House in Cambria or Central Coast Getaways for homes in the area. If you are camping in a Motorhome or travel trailer then consider the Pacific Dunes RV Resort of the Pismo Coast Village RV Park located right on the dog-friendly and car-friendly Pismo State Beach.

You can take your dog to a number of area vineyards or wineries if you would like to do wine tasting. The Changala Winery, Chumeia Vineyards, Tablas Creek Vineyard and Venteaux Vineyards are dog-friendly. Other attractions to take your dog to include the San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden and Lake Lopez Boat Rentals. There are a number of dog-friendly beaches in the area. Pismo Beach State Beach, the Cambria beaches, Cayucos State Beach and the Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Rec Area are some of the dog-friendly beaches. If you want to shop with your dog you can find dog-friendly stores and patio restaurants at the downtown shops in San Luis Obispo and Cambria and the Pismo Beach Premium Outlets.

Dog-Friendly restaurants are available throughout the San Luis Obispo region. Tognazzini’s Dockside Too in Morro Bay specializes in seafood and is located right on the water. Big Bubba’s BBQ and Good Ol’ Burgers of Paso Robles have dog-friendly patios. There are also quite a few additional dog-friendly restaurants in Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo and Pismo Beach. See DogFriendly.com’s directory for additional choices.

For off-leash fun there are a number of off-leash dog parks in the San Luis Obispo area. Heimann Dog Park in Atascadero, Cambria Dog Park in Cambria and Nipomo Park Off-Leash Area are some of these dog parks. There is also hiking with leashed dogs at Lake Lopez Rec Area, santa Margarita Lake Regional Park and Lake Nacimiento in Paso Robles.

Visitors with dogs to San Luis Obispo might consider a one hour trip south on Highway 101 to Solvang, a transplanted Dutch Village with delicous foods, neat shops and a great walking village.

Dog-Friendly San Luis Obispo

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

Been working like a dog? Your pooch knows it too, and he wants you to take a vacation.

Join us in San Luis Obispo County, located mid-way between San Francisco and Los Angeles, where our communities will make you and your best friend feel like top dogs — from laid-back surfing haven Pismo Beach and artsy college hub San Luis Obispo to rustic wine town Paso Robles.

What’s our secret? In addition to being a dog-centric community, we’re the sort of place you simply want to be on vacation. We’re often on those “happiest” and “healthiest” places to live lists because we don’t take ourselves too seriously and we make time for pure play.

We know every dog has its day. Here’s how you and Fido can get yours:

New Dog-Friendly Visit San Luis Obispo County BrochureSniff out the best places to roam with your pal in the “Treat Your Dog to Pure Play in San Luis Obispo County” brochure. Earn a chance to win a VIP Top Dog Getaway, which includes several of these pet-friendly hotspots now through April 22, 2013 with our Top Dog Photo Contest. Share your best dog photo for a chance to win a stay at Cayucos Pier View Suites, including a wine tour via The Wine Line.

Pet-Friendly Hotels

– You and Fifi will stay in style with the “Celebrity Pet Package” at SeaCrest OceanFront Hotel in Pismo Beach, which features a five-acre lawn and direct beach access for pets. Starting at just $179 a night you’ll get plush dog bed and bowls, Canine Concierge welcome brochure, star-worthy gourmet dog treats, tennis dog bone toy and $30 Gift Card. For just $50 more get a paparazzi photo shoot on the beach.

– Poodles James and Ruby — Directors of Pet Relations at the Cayucos Pier View Suites boutique beachside hotel – are on hand to remind travelers that it’s a dog’s life with their “Top Dog” special. Starting at $249 per night get a bottle of local wine, two Top Dog Coffee Bar & Cafe specialty drinks plus access to their Doggie Zen Garden and dog friendly beach.

– Some pet friendly hotels have restaurants on-site, such as Marisol at The Cliffs Resort and Lido at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa in Pismo Beach or Paso Robles Steakhouse at the Paso Robles Inn in Paso Robles.

– Personalized welcome amenities await Fifi at Dolphin Bay and Holiday Inn Express – San Luis Obispo, and turn-down Buddy Biscuits offered at Hotel Cheval in Paso Robles.

– Your pet may take home amenities, from the Fog Catcher Inn in Cambria (dog bowl with logo and biscuit) and Bayfront Inn in Morro Bay (blanket, treats, toy for dogs and cats).

– Many hotels offer pet-friendly accommodations for a fee, with bedding, bowls and biscuits, such as the Pismo Lighthouse Suites, Best Western Shore Cliff Lodge, and Best Western Shelter Cove Lodge. For more pet friendly Pismo Beach hotels check out www.dogfriendlypismobeach.com

Pet Friendly Activities

– Teach your dog a new trick and try surfing on Pismo Beach. Maybe you can get some pointers from other four-legged surfers, from dogs to famous surfing goats Pismo and Goatee.

– Savor a little hair of the dog that bit you with several VIP dog-friendly wine country tours in the Paso Robles or San Luis Obispo regions, such as Breakaway Tour’s private “Dog Day Wine Tour.”

– Take a Tiki-Boat Tour with your little tail wager aboard Bay Cruisers, exploring Morro Bay Harbor’s otters, seals, sea lions and birds.

– Eat alfresco under the sun or stars with your canine pal, or do some pet-friendly shopping in some of our charming downtowns.

– Check out pet-friendly attractions, such as the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden and Monarch Butterfly Trail.

– Feel like a kid again with a California bonfire, smores and drinks on Grover Beach with Beach Butlerz or other dog-friendly beaches.

– Go for a coastal hike in our many pet-friendly parks, such as Montana De Oro (“Mountain of Gold”), one of the largest state parks in California.

When you must leave your pet behind – such as “bucket list” spots like world-famous Hearst Castle® – he’ll feel like a lucky dog with our many great doggie day camps and pet sitters about town.

For more information to plan a trip to San Luis Obispo County with your pet, go to www.VisitSanLuisObispoCounty.com.

For DogFriendly.com’s San Luis Obispo and Cambria Guide, click here.