Whenever possible in my travels, Ms. BrooklynHound travels with me.
Finding dog-friendly places to vacation can be a bit of a challenge, but knowing she is with us instead of in a kennel gives us peace of mind. And frankly, we love traveling with her.
Since we moved to Arizona, we’ve found that Ocean Beach in San Diego, California makes for a perfect long weekend getaway. It’s a totally do-able six hour drive. And Ocean Beach is one of the most dog-friendly places I’ve been to. Ever.
There’s a huge beach where dogs can run free, off-leash.
There are dog-friendly hotels and Airbnb rentals just steps from the sand.
Even restaurants here are dog-friendly, which means we can enjoy some delicious grub with our pup.
And better than that, many restaurants even have a dog menu, featuring “pupsicles” and dog bones and even full dog-friendly meals.
There’s even a pet shop with a dog wash, so you can give your pup a scrub after a lazy day at the beach.
When we go to San Diego, we do a whole lot of not much. Maybe some swimming. Maybe some eating. Maybe some napping on the beach. That’s all just fine by BrooklynHound.
If you’re looking for a great vacation getaway that you can enjoy with your dog, Ocean Beach in San Diego, California is a tail wagger. Brooklyn gives it four paws up. We’re heading out there soon again, and the whole RollerbagFam can hardly wait.
Charish Badzinski is an explorer and award-winning travel and food writer. When she isn’t working to build her blog: Rollerbag Goddess Rolls the World, she applies her worldview to her small business, providing strategic communications, media relations and writing support to her clients.
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