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Romantic places for V-day

Most romantic towns and some of them are pet friendly too

I would add Carmel, Mendocino and Napa to this list, too (in terms of romantic AND pet friendly).

 

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No. 5 San Luis Obispo, CA

With mild year-round weather, fewer crowds, and affordable prices (at least compared to L.A. and San Francisco), this central-coast college town embodies California mellow, making for easy romance. It also offers easy access to great wine country (thinkSideways), laid-back Pismo Beach, and the grandeur of Hearst Castle. Readers ranked it at the top of the survey for its coffee—like the fair-trade, organic brews served at local favorite Blackhorse Espresso and Bakery.

No. 6 Aspen, CO

The A-list ski town has no shortage of plush hotels primed for romance—such as The Little Nell or the St. Regis—or sips to get you there: the Rocky Mountain state’s legendary craft beer scene helped rank this tony mountain town at the top of the survey for its local brews (such as Aspen Brewing’s pale ale called This Season’s Blonde). For a romantic dinner you can’t beat Cloud Nine Alpine Bistro, with big views—from 10,700 feet—of the Maroon Bells and European-style classics such as fondue and veal schnitzel. Readers also applauded Aspen for its variety of events, from the X Games to the high-minded Aspen Ideas Festival.

No. 8 Sonoma, CA

The surrounding wine country makes this bucolic town a no-brainer for romance—with the added couples-friendly enticements of dreamy hotels (such as the rambling Spanish Mission–style Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa) and a noted lack of kids. The foodie factor runs high, too, thanks to renowned restaurants (such as French-country The Girl & the Fig) and top-notch farmers’ markets, like the Sonoma Valley Certified Farmers’ Market on Fridays. Readers also voted Sonoma into the top 10 for having quirky locals, a plus on any memorable weekend getaway.

No. 18 Bend, OR

This Oregon ski town offers a casual alternative to a romantic wine country getaway: the Bend Ale Trail, which leads you to 11 craft breweries, such as the famed Deschutes, and a branch of McMenamins at theOld St. Francis School, a 1936 Catholic schoolhouse turned inn. Bend also won the survey for burgers, and locals swear by the classic versions at Pilot Butte Drive-In. (Go ahead, get two straws for that milkshake.) visitbend.com

http://www.travelandleisure.com/articles/americas-most-romantic-towns

 

 

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Pet Expo San Jose

So You Want to Travel to the Bay Area Pet Expo. Join the Club!

Think of the Bay Area Pet Expo and images come to mind: miles and miles of canine and feline and avian related tables filled with products galore, free product samples, contests, giveaways and happy dogs eating treats, wagging tails meeting other canines.

Before you attend this annual Santa Clara Fairground event (this year featuring Shorty Rossi and his pack of pit bulls), which takes place Saturday, January 11, from 10 am to 4 pm, here are some things to consider.

Get there early. There is no fee to attend but parking on the street fills up fast. Parking  is $8 and the lot is very busy.

Make sure that your pooch is able, willing and ready to attend an event with hundreds of strange canines, felines and people. I had to park Cici outside tied to a pole for five minutes while I ran around inside and she was not a happy camper. Neither was the alternative (bringing her inside where the noise and excitement of meeting so many people, canines and felines in an enclosed space was too much for her). She was and I was not prepared for the chaos of the event.

http://www.bayareapetexpo.com/bringing-your-pet.html

There is a new Wags Hotel for pooches in nearby Redwood City. Your dog can play with other pooches for a few hours while you peruse, talk to dog experts and meet and greet at the Expo.

Your pet must be immunized in order to attend the event (and also to play at the doggie daycare), please bring proof of rabies and other vaccinations.

If you do not live in the area, and must stay overnight: (some hotels have group discount rates)

Hotel Sofitel, Redwood City is half an hour away from San Jose

San Jose area hotels have pet friendly lodging including :

Hilton San Jose

300 Almaden Boulevard
San Jose, CA 95110
877-577-5760

Pet Policy - Large pets up to 75 lbs, USD $75. Non-refundable fee. Bed and bowls limited.

LaQuinta

2585 Seaboard Avenue
San Jose, CA 00000
4084358800

There are no deposits or fees. Up to two domestic pets (cats or dogs) per room. When you check in, please let the front desk staff know.

Doubletree Hotel

2050 Gateway Place
San Jose, CA 95110
408-453-4000

Pet Policy - $50 nonrefundable fee. Pets under 100 lbs. welcome.

Pet Amenities - Pet bed pillow upon request, water, food bowls with mat, pet treat.

Points of Interest - Walking trails, dog parks, pet store (all within 4 miles)

Rates - Single, Double: starting at $89

The Pet Expo website has a link to the Fairfield Inn, San Jose Airport area

http://www.bayareapetexpo.com/

Events:

Pet Contest, Free Microchipping and Low Cost Vaccinations, Pet Talent, Pet Agility Demonstrations, Musical Chairs and more.

Shorty Rossi, the pit boss, runs Shortywood Productions, a Hollywood talent management company for little people, as well as Shorty’s Rescue, his pit bull rescue group.

Be sure to catch Shorty onstage, discussing his passion – rescuing Pit bulls! Stop by to get an autograph or picture with Shorty,, his dog Hercules and help support his charities!

Please visit Shorty’s site for more information: www.shortyrescue.com

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Adopting a pet?

Bring a crate and/or leash with you for your new family member. Crates and pet carriers often sell out. Be a good girl scout and be prepared.

Directions:

Highway 101

Take the Tully Rd. exit West. Proceed 1.5 miles. The blue arch of the Fairgrounds is visible on the left.

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Hounds at Heavenly

Powder…cold, wet, white and fun to make snowballs and snowpeople with as well as to ski on. Our furry friends with four paws like snow as much as people do. And Lake Tahoe (north and south) is a perfect place to hit the snow trails and resorts. Lazy, couch potato puppies can sit by the fire while active animals can hike in the fluffy white stuff during the winter.

The mountains are alive with the sound of dogs frolicking in the snow. Taking your dog skiing might require some patience, practice and coordination. (Me, the only time I ever went skiing in my life, I failed at the bunny slopes in NY but there are plenty of people who ski and who knows, maybe Fido is a natural born skier).

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Check it out: Heavenly is ski resort in south tahoe has pet friendly trails with no fee

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Our favorite place to stay in South Lake Tahoe is the Three Peaks Resort. They have various kinds of lodging available from a motel type log  cabins to suites with kitchen and living room.

$25 pet fee

3peakshotel.com

The Lake Tahoe Basin offers level paths perfect for pampered pooches. Among the most scenic trails: Meiss Meadows, Echo Lakes, Angora Lakes, and Lily Lake.

Cross country ski areas, nordic trails and snowshoe trails are all pet friendly.

2 miles of trails

$50 season trail pass for dogs for cross county ski trails

tahoedonner.com

all of the trails in Truckee are pet friendly

restaurants with outside patios usually are pet friendly

call (888) 229-2184 visitors bureau

gotahoenorth.com

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All things Dog in North Lake Tahoe (this link is the best resource for travelers):

http://www.gotahoenorth.com/outdoors/all-things-dog

Dog Friendly skiing trails:

http://www.tahoedonner.com/cross-country/dog-trails/

http://www.tahoexc.org/dog_friendly_trails

Dog Friendly Lodging:

http://www.gotahoenorth.com/blog/2011/09/29/top-10-dog-friendly-lodgings-at-tahoe/

Squaw Dogs (Dog Friendly store at Squaw Valley):

http://squaw.com/the-village/shopping/squaw-dogs

PlumpJack Squaw Valley Inn (pamper your pooch in style at PlumpJack):

http://www.plumpjacksquawvalleyinn.com/rooms/lake-tahoe-dog-friendly

All dogs are welcome; a one-time, non-refundable $150 cleaning fee will be assessed upon check-in.

Dog Friendly Villages:

Squaw Valley, www.squaw.com

Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe, http://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/Properties/LakeTahoe/Default.htm

Northstar California, www.northstarcalifornia.com

Thanks for all of the info from the North Lake Tahoe Marketing Cooperative

Dogs must be on a leash and under an owner’s control at all times while on Northstar property and in the Village at Northstar. Any messes created need to be cleaned up by the dog’s owner.

On the Mountain

During the winter, dogs are not permitted on the mountain with the exception of the monthly Moonlight Snowshoe Tours.

During the summer, four-legged friends are welcome to ride the Gondola and hike with guests while on leash in the Mountain Biking & Hiking Park.

Dogs are not permitted in the lodging units at Northstar, Tahoe Mountain Resorts Lodging, and the Northstar Lodge-Hyatt® Residence Club.  Dogs are welcome in the lodging units at the Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe for a $125.00 non-refundable (one time) fee.

Main Phone: (530) 562-3000

Guest Fax: (530) 562-3001

Sales Fax: (530) 562-3024

Central Reservations: (800) 514-4685

http://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/Properties/LakeTahoe/Default.htm

http://www.northstarcalifornia.com/info/ski/trip-planning/pets.asp

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Laughlin & Mesquite Pet Friendly

You may visit Las Vegas on a regular basis. But there are a couple of other cities nearby that you might consider going to and taking your pooch with you.

Laughlin is about 1-1.2 hour south of Las Vegas , 90 miles south of Las Vegas,  Located along the Colorado River, Laughlin offers all types of water activities including camping, boating, jet skiing, fishing, etc.  The casinos that line the river offer live entertainment and casino gaming. And the atmosphere is of a small town rather than a large city. If your dog loves the water, this may be a fun place to visit. Probably the best time to visit is fall, spring or winter. Summertime is HOT HOT HOT outside, even hotter than Las Vegas.

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Pet Friendly Lodging

The Pioneer Hotel & Gambling Hall offers 416 rooms including 30 clean and comfortable Pet Friendly rooms and 80 overlooking the beautiful Colorado River.

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There is no size limit on pets, and pet rooms run $10 above the price of standard rooms. To reserve a pet room, you should reserve over the phone at 800-634-3469.

Rooms start at just $29.00 per night, plus tax.  Pet rooms do require a $100 cash deposit upon check-in and is returned after inspection at check-out.

http://pioneerlaughlin-px.trvlclick.com/pets.htm

I have stayed at Harrah’s Laughlin by myself pre-Cici and it is a wonderful property. Clean rooms with all kinds of amenities including fast food and a restaurant on the property. It is also very affordable to stay in the Central Tower.

Harrah’s Laughlin

Harrah’s Laughlin (harrahslaughlin.com) offers guest rooms in multiple towers, an on-site casino, pool, riverside beach, fitness center, day spa and on-site shopping. The PetStay program at Harrah’s allows only dogs, with a weight limit of 50 pounds, and comes with additional room amenities, including food and water dishes, treats, a mat and disposable waste bags. Upgrading to a pet room costs an additional $40 fee per night.

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PetStay Classic 

Scenic mountain view with one king bed or two double beds located in the Central Tower. Includes, pillow top mattress, granite counters, hairdryer and iron/ironing board. Our PetStay Classic rooms come with a welcome treat and a dog food and water bowl. Guests traveling with their dog will be asked to fill out a waiver form accepting responsibility for any damage and/or cleaning charges that may be incurred. Up to 2 dogs per room are permitted and each dog must weigh less than 50 pounds.

PetStay Premium

River view room with one king bed or two double beds located in the Central Tower. Includes pillow top mattress, granite counters, hairdryer, coffee maker and iron/ironing board. Our PetStay Premium rooms come with a welcome treat and a dog food/water bowl.

http://www.harrahslaughlin.com/hotel.html

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Outdoor activities

Dogs are allowed on some of the water taxis, depending upon the Captain and the dogs. Dogs are also allowed to walk on leash on the RiverWalk and at the beaches.

Dogs are allowed in the Lake Mead National Recreational Area, but must be kept on a leash (not to exceed a length of 6 feet).  Never leave dogs in the car as temperatures can reach 130 F. Pick up after your pet and don’t leave any trash along the trail.  There is a bathroom, and trash cans can be found in the parking lot at the entrance to the trail.

Grapevine Canyon is located south of Spirit Mountain, which is a designated wilderness area in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area.  It is about 15 minutes by car from Harrah’s. Spirit Mountain and the surrounding canyons are considered sacred grounds of the Yuman tribes including the Mohave, Hualapai, Yavpai, Havasupai, Quechan, Paipai and Maricopa.  The main attractions along the Grapevine Canyon trail are the petroglyphs, rock drawings created by Prehistoric Indians.

Grapevine Canyon is accessible from the Christmas Tree Pass Road, located off State Highway 163, six miles west of Davis Dam at mile marker 13. Turn right onto the dirt road. Two miles from the highway, a short spur road to the left leads into the parking area for Grapevine Canyon. Remember to carry plenty of water. Be sure to remove all your trash from the area. Remember this is a sacred area, take only pictures and memories, leave only footprints – on the trail! Source: www.nps.gov

  Laughlin Visitor Information Center

1555 Casino Drive, Laughlin, NV 89029

1-800-4LAUGHLIN (800-452-8445)

 

About 20-30 minutes from Laughlin are two cities in different states, Bullhead City, Arizona and Needles, California.

Best Western Bullhead City Inn

  • Best Western Bullhead City Inn, located within walking distance to the public boat ramps and minutes from the Laughlin casinos, gives its guests an opportunity to enjoy the Colorado River and gambling opportunities. The inn allows visitors to bring their pets for a small fee. The inn offers standard amenities, which include satellite television with premium channels, Continental breakfast, outdoor pool and spa, guest laundry and high-speed Internet access.
    Best Western Bullhead City Inn
    1126 Highway 95
    Bullhead City, AZ 86429-5400
    928-754-3000
    bestwesternarizona.com/hotels/best-western-bullhead-city-inn

GOOD NIGHT INN

2201 Rancho Colorado Blvd., Bullhead City 86426 928-758-1711   Toll Free   866-758-1718

Indoor Hotel with 3 floors, 71 rooms.  Free Parking & Wireless Internet.  Outdoor Pool Wheelchair Access and handicap rooms available.    24 Hours Front Desk, hotel elevator.    Air conditioning with daily maid service. Many room amenities, such as telephone, refrigerator, and cable tv.   Non smoking rooms & suites available (extra charge).  Pet Friendly (extra charge)

Travelers Inn of Bullhead City

1616 Highway 95, Bullhead City, AZ  86442 928-763-1002 or Toll Free 866-763-7110

118 rooms with connecting rooms available.  Indoor Hotel with Complimentary Breakfast. Free parking including boat & RV parking.   Amenities include Wireless Internet, Outdoor Pool, Wheelchair Access & handicap rooms. 24 hour front desk, fax service, AAA Discount, and Air Conditioning.  Winter Resident Rates Daily maid and wake-up service, telephone (free local calls), cable television & non-smoking rooms. Small Pet friendly, extra charge.  Smoking and Non-Smoking Rooms

America’s Best western 

1102 E. Broadway

Needles, CA 92363

United States

(760) 326-4501

Pets are allowed with manager’s approval.  All pets are allowed for a daily charge of $10.  have a garden for walking pets.

http://www.americasbestvalueinn.com/bestv.cfm?idp=809

Desert Mirage Inn

Needles CA

http://www.needleschamber.com/desertmirage.htm

AVI RESORT RV PARK

10000 Aha Macav Parkway

Laughlin, NV 89028

1(800)AVI-2-WIN

www.avicasino.com

166 spaces. Full hook-ups, pull thru’s, laundry, convenience store, gas-diesel-propane, boat launch, marina with fueling facilities, cable TV & telephone hook-ups. Largest private beach on the river, PWC rentals, smoke shop &fireworks, swimming pool. Pets welcome.

RIVERVIEW RV RESORT

2000 E. Ramar Road

Bullhead City, AZ 86442

928-758-5950

150 sites. Full hook-ups with cable TV. Laundry, showers, club- house, pool, golf, pro shop, gym, shuffleboard (indoor), billiards, jacuzzi, sauna, craft room, small pets OK.

Mesquite is north of Las Vegas and the weather is a bit cooler. There are fun places to visit along the way from Vegas to Mesquite. Also, you can easily drive to Utah from Mesquite. It is a small town atmosphere, too and lots of retirees live here.

I have stayed at the Virgin River and Cici may or may not have been with me during one visit (I cannot remember)… The hotel rooms are regular motel fare and affordably priced.  We also stayed at a local motel that was expensive. There were lots of places around town to walk Cici and parks to picnic.

Virgin River

The Virgin River offers affordable deals on conveniently located hotel rooms. getting to and from the Virgin River is a cinch— right off Exit 122 on I-15 in Mesquite Nevada, about an hour north of Las Vegas and a half hour south of Saint George, Utah.  The Virgin River is the best pet friendly hotel in Mesquite, and for just $10 extra per day and a $50 pet deposit, your beloved animal friends can enjoy their own vacation in one of their pet friendly rooms.

http://www.virginriver.com/

Holiday Inn Express

1030 West Pioneer Boulevard  Mesquite ,  Nevada   89027  United States

$20 pet fee per night

http://www.ihg.com/holidayinnexpress/hotels/us/en/mesquite/mfhex/hoteldetail

Best Western Mesquite Inn

The Best Western Mesquite Inn offers pet-friendly accommodations with complimentary high-speed Internet, cable television, and a continental breakfast. An outdoor pool and hot tub, in addition to the free parking that the Best Western offers, should please both business travelers and vacationers. The inn is minutes away from the airport, shopping centers, golf courses and casinos.

Best Western Mesquite Inn
390 N Sandhill Boulevard
Mesquite, Nevada 89027
(702) 346-7444
bestwesternnevada.com

Toll Free Reservations:

800-463-6302

Desert Palms Motel

Similarly to the Best Western, the Desert Palms offers pet-friendly accommodations with complimentary wireless Internet and cable television. The motel supplies each room with a microwave and refrigerator but is also minutes away from many restaurants and drug stores. The Desert Palms Motel is a short drive from golf courses, three casinos and some 24-hour shopping locations.

Desert Palms Motel
92 West Mesquite Boulevard
Mesquite, NV 89027
(702) 346-5756
desert-palms.com

http://www.visitmesquite.com/hotels/

Nevada Welcome Center in Mesquite Nevada

460 N Sandhill Boulevard, Mesquite, NV 89027

1-877-MESQUITE (877-637-7848)

Pet Friendly Hafen Trailside Park in Mesquite NV is known locally as the Dog Park and it has a fishing pond, too.  On Nov 23, the Nevada Dept of Wildlife is scheduled to deliver 150 lbs of rainbow trout to Hafen Pond – local residents enjoy fishing in this park, but those trout won’t last long!

Mesquite has several pet friendly parks – dogs have to be on a leash and you must pick up after them.  Yes, that means poop patrol – plastic bags are provided.

Desert Rose Park

Desert Rose Park, near West Old Mill Road, is designed for children and dogs. An interactive playground, with a sandbox, two sets of swings and bicycle rack, is featured in the main area of the park. More than 50 percent of the playground is located in the shade. Desert Rose Park has a public restroom and a group of both large and small covered pavilions with picnic tables. A barbecue is located to the side of each pavilion. Adult, child and dog drinking fountains are located throughout the park. Plastic bag dispensers for animal waste and trash stations are also located in the park. Desert Rose is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Desert Rose Park
251 Marilyn Parkway
Mesquite, NV 89027
(702) 346-8732
mesquitenv.com

Hafen Trailhead Park

Hafen Trailhead Park, near Grapevine Road, features a shaded playground with volleyball and basketball courts, fishing pond and both covered and uncovered picnic tables. Hafen is park of the city’s trailhead park system that provides paths to other parks and a dog park. Lighting allows guests to use the basketball and tennis courts and the barbecues and picnic tables. Four lighted tennis courts are also located at Hafen. The park is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Hafen Trailhead Park
450 West Hafen Land
Mesquite, NV 89027
(702) 346-8732
mesquitenv.com

Jensen Trailside Park

Jensen Trailside Park has covered lighted pavilions, barbecue grills, picnic tables and playground areas. Sports fields include open fields for soccer, football and basketball and volleyball courts. These have lights for evening and night play. Drinking fountains and dog waste disposal stations are also available at Jensen. The park is open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.

Jensen Trailside Park
220 Riverside Road
Mesquite, NV 89027
(702) 346-8732
mesquitenv.com

Library, Marilyn Redd, Pulsipher and Veterans Memorial Parks

The Library Park, near Desert Drive, Marilyn Redd Park, off Kitty Hawk Drive, Pulsipher, at the end of Second Street, and the Veterans Memorial Parks offer park basics of grassy areas, covered picnic tables with barbecues and a shaded playground. Redd Park has additional daylight-hour basketball and volleyball areas. Library Park is connected to the city trail system. The parks are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Library Park
121 W. First North

Pulsipher Park
303 Hafen Lane

Veterans Memorial Park
501 Hillside Dr.

Marilyn Redd Park
251 Marilyn Parkway
Mesquite, NV 89027
(702) 346-8732
mesquitenv.com

http://www.golflink.com/list_23570_parks-mesquite-nevada.html

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Longisland pet friendly

No, there should not be a space between long and island… as a Queens born and raised gal, we say longisland as one word…longyland…

I have written about NYC (the city aka Manhattan) pet friendly but that is not the same as the island and queens… so am going to write here about the choices of places that are pet friendly in my home neck of the woods.

Now when I think of LI, it is mostly Nassau county, there is also Suffolk and other counties, it is a BIG place most people do not know when they think of NYC.  Or they might have heard of Fire Island. There are also a lot of historic places, like Teddy Roosevelt and FDR lived.

 

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There are a bunch of pet friendly hotels, cannot recommend any until we choose one, or a few and go and stay in them but for now…

http://www.discoverlongisland.com/visitors/lodgingresult.aspx/minor/webhotlpet

pet friendly B&B’s

this one at the Hampton’s says it is dog friendly but does not specify policy, there are a few rooms that are dog friendly and there is a charge/fee

http://www.millhouseinn.com/

pet friendly with prior notice East Hampton’s, seems the most pet friendly

http://www.bassetthouseinn.com/

a few more pet friendly B&B’s at the Hampton’s

Southampton Inn

Pet Policy:  $49.00 pet fee per night, per pet. Please never leave your pet alone. Pets must be leashed when on the property.

http://traveltips.usatoday.com/pet-friendly-hotels-hamptons-new-york-56276.html

found another but it only allows 30 pound and under dogs and charges $100 fee, pet tolerant not dog welcoming

http://www.theinnatfoxhollow.com/pet-friendly-hotel-long-island.aspx

here are some near the wineries but do not specify which are pet friendly or not so you will have to find out

http://www.liwines.com/?cat=3

As a kid, we loved going to Jones Beach or Far Rockaway beach… are they pet friendly?  We also liked to visit Rocky Point, way way way out on LongIsland… is it pet friendly? How about Fire Island?

no pets allowed at Jones Beach, bah humbug

http://www.nysparks.com/parks/10/

Rocky Point, N.Y.

This Long Island town allows dogs on its beaches, within certain limits: They must be kept on a leash and are allowed to frolic in the waves only during the mornings and evenings in the summer. (Any time is fine in the winter.) Over time, the area has become more dog-friendly

http://money.usnews.com/money/personal-finance/slideshows/ten-best-places-to-live-for-pet-lovers/2

other dog friendly beaches on LI

 

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 Eugene Nickerson Beach Dog Run | Long Island 
The lesser-known alternative to the more popular Jones Beach and Robert Moses Beach, Lido Beach comes out on top for its privacy and dog-friendly policies. An enclosed dog park with separate areas for big and small dogs gives dogs of all sizes some room to roam. While dogs are not allowed on the beach, except on leash during the months of September through March, the dog run is an opportunity for socializing between your dog and some new furry friends.
How to get there: 
Take the LIRR to Island Park. Take a waiting taxi the 10 minute ride to Long Beach.

 Montauk Beaches | Long Island
With no leash laws in site, dogs are the masters of their domain on Montauk’s beaches. Before 9am and after 6pm, let your pooch parade around spots like Gin Beach and Hither Hills State Park. Enjoy a splash through beautiful Block Island Sound, favored by surfers for the consistent waves. Parks and beaches in Montauk are open from sunrise to sunset for your exploring pleasure.
How to get there:
 Take the LIRR or the Hampton Jitney to Montauk. Beaches will be about a 10 minute walk or bike ride.

http://offmetro.com/ny/2011/08/02/dog-friendly-beaches-nyc/

other pet friendly beaches on LI

http://www.longisland.com/pet-friendly-beaches.html

21 dog friendly beaches on LI

http://www.hikewithyourdog.com/Articles/21LongIslandBeaches.html

best doggie day trips

Fire Island

Barrett Beach, one of the narrowest parts of Fire Island, is one of the few beaches in New York that welcomes your puppy. Take a special charter ferry from Patchogue, Long Island and pay approximately $5.25 for your dog to ride the ferry. Take the easy stroll from the dock to the ocean-side beach, or head to the picnic area where you may kick back and enjoy a snack with Fido. To get some shade, follow the forest trail along the short boardwalk. Dogs must be on a leash no longer than six feet.

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/top-lists/best-places-to-take-a-doggy-day-trip-near-new-york/

loved to go ice skating and shopping at Roosevelt Field… is it pet friendly?

Roosevelt Field Mall
630 Old Country Road
Garden City, NY 11530
516 742-8000
only small dogs in strollers or contained dogs or service dogs are allowed in this mall
is Lake Success shopping center pet friendly???
here is a list of pet friendly stores on LI

pet friendly wineries

http://www.longislandwineryreviews.com/wineries/pet-friendly/

http://bottle-of-white.com/2011/08/01/wine-tasting-with-your-4-legged-friend/

pet friendly dining

Some pet friendly restaurants

http://www.longisland.com/pet-friendly-restaurants.html

pet friendly parks

http://www.longisland.com/parks/?at_id=723

LI pet friendly dog parks

http://www.lidog.org/li_dogparks.htm

http://long-island.newsday.com/recreation/parks/dog-friendly-parks-and-beaches-1.1267051

 

 

Upstate in the Adirondack Mountains where I went to camp as a teenager, at Camp Somerhill, near Lake George, in Warrensburg, there is a camping place with a swimming beach for dogs, called Daggett Lake. There is also hiking and vacation rentals that are pet friendly.

http://www.daggettlake.com/

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Fourth of July bucket list

Chocolate and pet friendly meals to Put on your bucket list

Some of the yummiest meals and specific foods I’ve ever eaten that you might want to devour over the Fourth of July this year or next r another time… and some of the places are even pet friendly… if I do not indicate a specific dish, it means ALL of the food is good, so try whatever appeals to you, it is all good, heave ho.

A vegan meal at Ravens, Stanford Inn, Mendocino, CA

A meal at The Farmhouse, Sonoma, CA

http://fathomaway.com/postcards/chill/farmhouse-inn-sonoma-california/

Eggs MacBenedict, Chocolate Extravagance, MacCallum House, Mendocino, CA

Apple pancakes, Strawberry Creek Inn, Idyllwild, CA

Ole’s Swedish Hot cakes, Little River Inn, Little River, CA

Greek pasta, chicken caesar salad, Dametra cafe, Carmel, CA

Chocolate Cocoa Lounge (Feb. 14), The Island hotel, Newport Beach, CA

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Chocolate for Breakfast, Oak Knoll Inn, Napa, CA

Hot chocolate, Silly Rabbit Chocolate, Ashland OR

Robin’s restaurant, Cambria, CA

Chocolate cake, Gnome, Idyllwild, CA

Fish n chips, The Boathouse, Bodega Bay, CA

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Calamari, Abalonetti Seafood, Fisherman’s Wharf, Monterey, CAfis

Calamari, fish n chips, Tognazzini’s Dockside Restaurant, Morro Bay, CA

Authentic Pad Thai from Thailand

NY pizza, pretzel, knish (street food)

German pretzel, spaetzle at Englischer Gartens in Munich, and a meal at the Kunstlerhaus

Masala dosa, southern India and meals

Gyro or a Souvlaki and shake at the Mad Greek diner, Baker, CA

Turkey Fat burgers or original with eggs and fries, Los Angeles

Chinese meal from NY or SF Chinatown

Pick your own fruit at Gilcrease Orchards, Las Vegas, NV

fish n chips and stuffed potatoes, London and the midlands

Patty melt, and doggie menu, Park bench cafe, Huntington Beach, CA

Mama’s Fish House, Maui, HI

French toast, Roughley Manor, 29 Palms, CA

world”s largest chocolate fountain, Jean Philippe’s chocolates, Bellagio, las vegas, nv

Omelette, Bagel sandwich, Bagel Cafe, Summerlin, Las Vegas, NV

Chicken and Rice, Mi Casa Too, Carson City, NV

Raw vegan food, Living Light Cafe, Fort Bragg, CA

Breakfast buffet, Top of the Riverfront, Millennium Hotel, St. Louis, MO

BBQ chicken, St. Louis, MO and Kansas City, MO

Turkey burger and fries, Sequoia Drive-in, Sebastopol, CA

other views:

http://www.nerdtravel.com/2013/west-coast-road-trips/#.UdG7z57BkKE.twitter

http://www.businessinsider.com/memorable-meals-to-eat-in-your-lifetime-2013-6

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http://www.sheknows.com/food-and-recipes/articles/962095/fourth-of-july-flag-lasagna-recipe?sk_ref=poptoday

 

and some yummy pet menus at various hotels

http://www.latimes.com/travel/deals/la-trb-dog-owners-hotels-20130705,0,5336075.story

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Save money on pet friendly travel

Gas prices may be soaring along with the temperatures but that does not mean that you have to spend a fortune on your summer vacation with Fido. Doing a little research, planning and strategizing ahead of time can save you both time and bucks without pinching too many pennies on safety and for pampering and missing out on all the fun.

Taking Fido with you means that you will start your vacation ahead of the curve by saving kennel and boarding fees ($30+ a night). Create a budget, bank the bucks and keep a reserve on hand just in case.

Book a reservation at a pet friendly venue during the week (Sunday through Thursday) that either does not charge a pet fee, one that charges a refundable fee or one that charges a small fee for the entire stay and for more than one pet, if you have more than one (rather than a daily charge). $10-30 for an entire stay is reasonable. $50 per pet per night is exorbitant. Avoid holidays and weekends when the prices soar. Take advantage of specials such as Very Important Pet Packages that include amenities and pampering activities such as massage, grooming, doggie menu items or spa time.

Booking with chains such as Red Roof Inn or LaQuinta that offer membership discounts, free WIFI and breakfast can also reduce costs. Or an all-inclusive resort may be the best way to go depending upon where you are traveling. Camping is another option for budget friendly outings.

Avoid expensive hotel fees for phone calls and WIFI by making calls on your cell phone, a prepaid cell phone and getting online at the library or other places that offer free WIFI.

Check out the best gas prices online using GasBuddy.com, http://www.gasnearu.com/ , http://www.gaspricewatch.com , http://www.motortrend.com or an app.

If you are a member of AAA, you can have one of their travel experts plan your trip. And you can obtain books with maps and information on your destination(s), including prices, that you can take with you.

Bring snacks, treats and water with you for humans and canines to munch on while traveling to cut down on stops at fast food places and road venues with higher prices. At each of the rest stops, you can easily feed the beasts and walk them.

Plan local dog activities that don’t bite into your budget such as swimming at the beach or lake, visiting dog parks, shopping at pet stores and malls that accept pets, tastings at pet friendly wineries, hiking trails and more. There may also be doggie special events, parades, and /or festivals that you can attend for free or low cost. You might splurge taking a class or two on surfing, agility or doggie yoga.

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If you are renting a car, be sure that it is with a pet friendly car rental place such as Hertz, Avis, Advantage, Dollar, Budget and National. Avoid extra fees for fur by covering up the seats with blankets and sleeping bags and/or put pooch in a kennel. And same goes with the hotel. There is no reason to pay extra hairy fees if/when you are prepared with your own doggie towels, sheets and plastic to cover the furniture. Rinse and wipe muddy / sandy paws outside the room.

 
Having Fido’s favorite bones, toys and chews on hand will also save you from having to pay extra fees for boredom and/or destructive chewing in inappropriate places such as hotel furniture.

Bring Fido’s food with you so that there are no upset tummies to deal with and no extra costs. Even when you eat at pet friendly restaurants (patios), your dog can enjoy their regular meal. The hotel concierge, local visitor bureau and/or pet friendly travel blog (such as Have Dog Blog Will Travel) should be able to provide a list of possible venues where you and Fido can eat together.

Research local doggie daycare and/or pet sitters in case you want to visit amusement parks, castles and/or other local attractions that do not welcome dogs. A few hours without Fido can still be fun without breaking the budget.

If you are traveling with a bully breed or a dog that LOOKS like a pit bull (whatever that means or another banned  breed such as Rottweiler, German Shepherd or Corso), steer clear of places that have strict Breed Specific laws such as Denver and Miami. And be sure the hotel has no breed, weight or size restrictions.

Be prepared for emergencies. Know where the local vet is and the cost of an emergency visit. And pack a first aid kit that can take care of minor incidents and keep Fido pest free. Research local flora and fauna and keep away from the poison ivy, oak, snakes, ticks and other possible bugs that can spoil your vacation.

 You and Fido deserve to have a fun and memorable holiday away from home. Using the tips above, you will be able to relax and enjoy your time together.  

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Dog dad’s day gifts

Father’s day is June 16

what better way to celebrate Fathers day then to give dad a few gifts from his best friend?

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What dog dad (and his dog) do not love bacon (and cheese, peanut butter and hot dogs?) Get your dog dad a mouthwatering gift box that he can share with his best friend as a thank you to dad for bringing home the bacon.

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Every dad needs a Wag More Bark Less baseball cap from Cloudstar…

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http://www.cloudstar.com/prodcat/wag-more-bark-less-oval-cap.asp

For those gardening dads, how about a zen dog garden sculpture?

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http://www.uncommongoods.com/product/zen-dog-garden-sculpture

What dad doesn’t like to run with his favorite furry pal? Or walk him at the dog park?  Pick up a pair of stylish running shorts from you know who as a reminder….

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https://theanimalrescuesite.com/store/ars/item/39649/purple-paw-running-shorts

For dads who are camera buffs, why not get dad an extra special video camera to take great shots of his doggie pal to post on his blog, Facebook friends, send to friends and loved ones?  You could also book a session with a professional pet photographer for the two of them to capture special memories. Create a photobook filled with images of the two of them.

You could also create your very own photo puzzle from a favorite photo… and/or win a photo puzzle creator from Piczzle here…

http://www.yesihaveacoupon.com/2013/05/piczzle-photo-puzzel-will-make-great.html

Book a massage for Dad and his dog, side-by-side on the table, with full treatment. Get a barber and dog groomer to give them both haircuts. After they’re both looking their best, take the Father’s Day guests of honor out for lunch or dinner at their favorite pet friendly restaurant.

Reserve transportation and a stay for Dad and his best pal at a pet friendly beach town perhaps San Luis Obispo, Carmel, Mendocino, Half Moon Bay, Huntington or Newport Beach. Surf, swimming, coastal hikes and other activities included. Or plan a pet-friendly excursion to dad’s favorite fishing hole that allows dogs. Fetch dad some new fishing gear, and his faithful sidekick ges a new ball, frisbee or rubber ducky to play catch.

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Supplies you’ll need for the excursion include traveling food and water dishes, a blanket to lie on and an umbrella to help shade from the sun. Include a new lead and stake for dogs that tend to wander, and a towel…gift your special duo their favorite meal. Pack it up in a picnic basket and let them enjoy a pleasant lunch..

Plan a barbeque for Father’s Day… Be sure Fido has a kiddie pool to splash in when it gets too hot… and since dad loves to cook/grill… the animal rescue site has some adorable doggie related gifts including these canine oven mitts…there are also canine decorated aprons and other goodies for the culinary  minded dad.

http://www.care2.com/greenliving/10-ways-to-cancer-proof-your-barbecue.html

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Dog dads need calendars to schedule their events, special holidays and vacations with their pooches (doggie daycare, trips to the dog park, groomer and vet) and more… Dad will love his 365 day doggie calendar, woof woof woof

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http://www.amazon.com/365-Dogs-2013-Page-A-Day-Calendar/dp/0761167110

Dad loves to read about adventures, training and inspiring stories about his best friend, right. Why not get him some doggie books about relationships of man and his best friend that will whet his attitude for having more fun with Fido… Books like the tale of Wallace, the world disc champion (who just passed his ninth month beyond the death

sentence he was given … doctors told Wallace’s guardians that he had life threatening cancer and Wallace was supposed to be over the Rainbow Bridge by now… but NOT Wallace !!!)

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http://www.wallacethebook.com/

http://www.vetstreet.com/our-pet-experts/wallace-jim-gorant-dishes-on-his-new-book-and-the-high-flying-dog-who-inspired-it

The Chet and Bernie mystery series by Spencer Quinn share the relationship of a working dog and his detective guardian (fiction) in a fun canine caper way is another good selection of the theme (man and dog).  You could start with the first in the series, Dog On It or jump to the last The Sound and the Furry, or get them all.  Really fun reads.

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http://www.chetthedog.com/buy-my-book

Or you could go old school/classic and get him Travels with Charley by John Steinbeck.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/04/books/steinbecks-travels-with-charley-gets-a-fact-checking.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

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Memorial Day pet friendly

We all have our favorite places to visit (perhaps a bucket list for you and the dog?) … if we were traveling this Memorial Day weekend, there are a few favorite places to visit easily from Monterey County… Half Moon Bay, Bodega Bay, Napa, Sebastopol, Healdsburg, Mendocino … We love them all… Still, here is a trip we are longing to explore again in a heartbeat…  beaches, wine and cheese and chocolate and redwood trees… who could ask for anything more?

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Wine countries

Our favorite pet friendly wineries…

Larson Family Winery 

23355 Millerick Road

Sonoma, CA

707-938-3031

Larson Family Winery

Navarro Vineyards 5601 Highway 128, Philo; (800) 537-9463; www.navarrowine. com. Doggie heaven. There are always treats and a bowl of water in the tasting room. Picnic tables are around the grounds, and there’s a fenced-in dog exercise area.

Toulouse Vineyards 8001 Highway 128, Philo. (707) 895-2828; toulousevineyards.com. Dogs are free to roam the big warehouse of a tasting room or outside on the loading dock.

(Contact me for a free list of pet friendly wineries in California)

Mendocino

Pet Friendly Avenue of the Giants

from Willits to Garberville is about 1 to 2 hours (twisty and windy) and then to Orick another 2-3 hours….very twisty and windy from Oregon to Crescent city (just beyond Orick)   Orick is north of eureka and arcata

and Trinidad is just before Orick, or south of Orick on the way to Eureka and Klamath is just north of Orick a few miles

if you take the 5 rather than the 101 north, you wind up in Medford, Oregon…

Ruffing it in the redwoods

If your dog has a certain affinity for trees – and what dog doesn’t? – they’ll certainly enjoy a fragrant stroll among the tallest in the world. Humboldt County has some of the few places where you can let your dog scamper among redwoods. And while other regions boast of having a single off-leash dog beach, Humboldt has six of them – one of which awaits at the end of a scenic 5-mile coastal trail.

http://www.redwoods.info/showrecord.asp?id=2685

Beaches

Several County Beaches allow dogs to run without a leash on the wave slope within voice command:

Clam Beach 

Big Lagoon

Moonstone

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Mad River County Park

Samoa Dunes Recreation Area

Leash only

Trinidad State Beach, 

Little River, and Dry Lagoon. 

http://www.friendsofthedunes.org/resources/dog/

http://www.treesofmystery.net/trails.php

Pet Friendly lodging

Motel Trees across from Trees of Mystery

http://www.treesofmystery.net/motetree.htm

$60 + per night

Humboldt Gables Motel

Rio Dell Clean, comfortable, AAA approved, & just a few minutes from the Wild and Scenic Eel River.

RATES STARTING AT $60

707-923-2721

Sherwood Forest Motel

Urban luxuries in a northcoast motel located in the center of a beautiful redwood forest.

http://www.sherwoodforestmotel.com/

 Travel Inn

Clean and comfortable stay at a reasonable price. Close to the redwoods. Travel packages for groups.

Econo Lodge Downtown

Humboldt County’s best in the budget segment. Close to Old Town. Indoor pool.

Bode Suites & Rentals

Perfect choice for a 30 day+ stay. Comfortable, convenient and affordable in the Eureka area.   53/day (30 day minimum).

stay far far far away from the eureka motel 6 worst place ever

 

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visit to the Humboldt Redwoods State Park Visitor Center in Weott, 6 miles south. The friendly staff will be happy to answer all your questions. Then it’s time to go! Hiking, biking are literally at your doorstep and golfing is just a short drive away. Fishing, swimming, kayaking and rafting are possible on one of our six spectacular rivers. Search for shells and agates on one of the many redwood coast beaches.

Traveling North from Redcrest

Visit the Victorian Village of Ferndale which is listed on the Historic Register. See the many turn of the century homes and shops. Many movies have been filmed there, the most recent being The Majestic, with Jim Carrey. Don’t miss the cemetery, it’s awesome.

In the “Good Ole Summer Time”, Fortuna, Eureka and Arcata have an old-fashioned farmers market once a week, featuring all home made crafts and home-grown produce. Stroll the boardwalk and visit the quaint shops in Old Town Eureka.

Visit picturesque Trinidad, a fishing town with a scenic harbor. Hike on Trinidad Head and stroll along the beautiful beach and view the historic lighthouse. If pulling the handle of a slot machine makes your day be sure to visit the Casino in Trinidad.

http://www.trinidadcalif.com/lodging.html

Orick is about 20 miles north of the town of Trinidad

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Sounds like music, reminds me of Orick, CA where we heard the elks mating

Visit spectacular Fern Canyon and Gold Bluffs Beach. Jurassic Park, The Lost World was filmed in the canyon, you don’t want to miss it. Watch out for the elk in the meadows at the Fern Canyon turn off and on Gold Bluffs Beach.

http://www.redwoodparkslodge.com/about/index.php

http://www.redwoods.info/

Traveling South from Redcrest

You don’t want to miss the Rockefeller Forest. Turn off of the Avenue of the Giants onto Mattole Road and drive through the largest virgin forest in the world, just 4 miles south of Redcrest Resort, where you will find the tallest trees in the world. Continuing on this road past Rockefeller Forest, the Lost Coast Loop will take you through Petrolia, where oil was first discovered in California. While driving the Lost Coast you will pass through the furthest western point of the 48 states. The Lost Coast Loop takes about 3 hours (you should start with a full tank of gas) and you will see the scenic back country, and end up in the Victorian Village of Ferndale.

Ever see a black sand beach? Take a drive to the scenic fishing village of Shelter Cove. Watch the fishermen clean their day’s catch. Watch the sea lions on the rocks or maybe you will spot a whale in the distance.

The rugged coastline of Humboldt County proved an obstacle to early road builders, and so Highway 1 gives up just north of Fort Bragg and heads inland to join up with Highway 101. This mostly undeveloped coastline became known as the Lost Coast. While some sections are only accessible on foot, there is one route, known as the Lost Coast Loop that provides a pleasant day drive that will take you through giant redwood forests, to the splendid scenery of the rugged coastline, and then end up in the Victorian Village of Ferndale. Works just as well in the other direction too. Just make sure you have a full tank of gas before you leave, as services are sparce.

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Mama’s day weekend in SLO

Mothers day is Sunday May 12… next weekend !!!

What’s cooking for Mothers Day?  Why not take your mom to dog friendly SLO for a week or the weekend?

San Luis Obispo County Has Tons of Dog Friendly Places to Explore

San Luis Obispo is located midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, and a few hours south of Monterey county. It is known as the Happiest City in America… According to Dan Buettner’s National Geographic book Thrive, “San Luis Obispo has snagged the top spot for happiest people in America.”

Below are some suggestions of dog friendly places to stay and visit while you are in SLO.

Take a dog friendly wine tour in Paso Robles or San Luis Obispo regions with a Breakaway Tours Dog Day Wine Tour.

www.breakaway-tours.com

Mom and dog can learn how to surf at Pismo beach with miles of lovely sand and waves. Amble along the boardwalk, fish from the historic pier, or explore Pismo Beach Monarch Butterfly Grove, which hosts an average 25,000 butterflies per season.

Lunch at the Splash Cafe (try the yummy clam chowder) is a must.

Mom and pooch will feel right at home at a pet friendly oceanfront hotel such as the SeaCrest OceanFront. Ask for their Celebrity Pet Package which includes a pet bed, food bowls, a pet concierge brochure, and a 5 acre lawn area for pets to do their business (with pet waste stations along the way) and direct beach access to the pet friendly Pismo beach.   More info at www.petfriendlypismobeach.com

Take a walking tour of the downtown of the Happiest City, SLO, visit Bubble Gum Alley, the dogs will LOVE the creek that goes through downtown, and dogs are even welcome at the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art. Also, check out the pet boutique Tails for yummy treats for the canines. Other pet friendly attractions include the San Luis Obispo Botanical Gardens.

Enjoy a leisurely dinner at a pet friendly restaurant such as Luna Red. Their patio is filled with guests and their four legged friends. And the food and wine is to drool for. Organic, sustainable fresh seafood and salads.   Crab lasagne, wild boar spare ribs and a variety of vegetarian fare.

http://www.lunaredslo.com/storage/Dinner%20Menu%20March%202013.pdf

After dinner, head on down to Grover Beach, and relax at a beach party with bonfires, wine and s’mores and all.  Beach Butlerz will set up bonfire pits, each with a good supply of seasoned firewood, luxe beach chairs, a Luxe Cabana (ultra style), tiki torches, and a 12–‐foot tall teepee decked out with plush pillows and all the fixings to create s’mores. The marshmallows are huge and the service is magical. All you need is a full moon to get the party started (and some lit bocci balls).

Beach Butlerz
(805) 878-4283; www.beachbutlerz.com

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Pooches all aboard on a Tiki Boat tour of the Morro Bay Harbor on the Lost Isles Cruise.  View the wildlife in their natural habitat, and sea otters, seals, sea lions, and a wide variety of birds in Morro Bay’s beautiful estuary. The dogs will love the sounds of the sea life.  www.baycruisers.com

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Lots of shopping and meandering after the cruise along the Embarcadero… Then enjoy a great meal of freshly caught fish, smoked oysters, calamari, fish and chips and more. at Tognazzini’s Dockside Restaurant. Tognazzini’s is also home to three beautiful and friendly white Labs.
www.bonniemarietta.com/Dockside-Restaurant.htm

Before you leave the coast, be sure to take a coastal hike at one of the many pet friendly parks such as Montana De Oro (Mountain of Gold).

After lunch, you may want to relax or head up the coast to San Simeon. Tour the infamous Hearst Castle (or save that for the next day). www.hearstcastle.org

Dogs are NOT allowed at the castle.  If you want to visit and do not want to leave the dogs alone, hire a pet sitter from Faithful Friend Pet Sitting Service.

You can also enjoy wildlife viewing including bird-watching, whale-watching, sea otter preserves, and elephant seal viewing and the dogs can roam along the beach.

Stay at the pet friendly Best Western Cavalier Oceanfront Resort, Cambria and San Simeon’s only oceanfront accommodation that offers direct beach access to dog friendly beaches and 14 acres for walking the dogs. A King room with oceanview has a fireplace and your very own patio. There is a hot tub/jacuzzi and pool on property and bonfires at sunset.

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Check out the artistic town of Cambria. Be sure to enjoy lunch or dinner at Robin’s Restaurant. The gorgeous garden patio will be a treat for the dogs and your mom alike. The food will please everybody. Unique starters such as Singapore chicken sate, fresh inviting straight from the garden salads and curried chicken and other sandwiches are what’s for lunch. For dinner, lamb curry, Tail Lobster Enchiladas, Malaysian chicken and Moroccan duck breast entrees, plus delectable desserts (hot fudge sundaes with coffee ice cream and pistachio nuts) , Robin’s seasonal menus are prepared from scratch.

www.robinsrestaurant.com

Top off the weekend with a visit to one of Paso Robles pet friendly wineries. Ecluse features Bordeaux and Rhone style wines, as well as their fabulous Zinfandel. Meet and greet Ecluse Winery’s blind dog Toby. www.eclusewines.com

Ecluse has a special love for dogs and produces “Blind Dog Wines” In honor of their assist dogs that both lost their vision, they have created an eclectic blend of some of the best Paso Robles reds. A percentage of proceeds from “Blind Dog Midnight Run Cuvee” will be donated to Dogs for the Deaf in Central Point, Oregon.

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Stroll through downtown Paso Robles after the wine tour and shop in stores like Sealed with a Kiss. Pet friendly retailers offer special treats and you can enter the Thomas Hill Organics dog friendly patio restaurant from this store. www.thomashillorganics.com

Brunch or lunch will be a feast of the eyes as mouth watering plates piled high will fill your tummy. The menu features organic produce from their farm and highlights unique wines from sustainable growers on the Central Coast. Thomas Hill Organics also provides local organic grass fed beef, lamb and free range organic poultry.  Smoked Salmon Omelette, PC Cattle Burger, Pumpkin Bread French Toast, and more. Gluten free bread upon request.

http://www.thomashillorganics.com/menu_files/Brunch%20Menu.pdf

Whatever you do, your dog and mom will feel lucky, refreshed and grateful for the great getaway.

Dog Parks

- Dinosaur Caves Park, Price St., Pismo Beach

- Elm Street Dog Park, Ash St., Arroyo Grande

- El Chorro Regional Dog Park, Dairy Creek Rd., San Luis Obispo

Dog Friendly Beaches

- Pismo Beach, To the left of the pier

- Port San Luis / Avila Beach, Between 2nd and 3rd pier

- Oceano Dunes, Off of Hwy 1 exit

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