Santa barbara pet friendly

Summertime travel is on the move… Are you considering traveling with your pet this summer?  Perhaps you’d enjoy visiting Santa Barbara.

Below are some pet friendly venues, wineries, and beaches to explore.  Cici and I have NOT visited these pet frendly hotels.  If you go, please let us know.

Santa Barbara County offers miles and miles of beautiful beaches. But enjoying the outdoors in Santa Barbara means more than sand and surf. Santa Barbara is also home to some 50 public parks and picnic areas. Santa Barbara is located between Los Angeles to the south (about two hours) and Solvang to north (about an hour).

Santa Barbara is about 95 miles north of Los Angeles, California. The area is known for its beautiful beaches and its breathtaking views from Santa Ynez Valley, where many a grape has been turned into a enjoyable wine. Stearns Wharf is just one of the popular places to take a pet, and there are several pet-friendly hotels and motels where you can unwind.

There are farmers markets, tons of shops, and last time we went, a Fatburger (one of my favorite places to have a turkey burger). Oh no, I just googled and it appears that Fatburger’s is closed there and also in Palm Springs, and Las Vegas. But LA Fatburger’s appear to be open since there is a recent press release on their website that Meryl Streep ate a Fatburger.

Almost all restaurants with outdoor seating will allow well-behaved pets on a leash. Just ask.

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If you and your dog are visiting Santa Barbara and want to venture beyond the lovely beach at the Four Seasons Biltmore, here are some great options:

Arroyo Burro Beach Park, 2981 Cliff Drive: On and off leash.  Locals call it Hendry’s Beach, and dogs call it heaven.  Self-service dog washing stations available.

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Fess Parker Hotel

there is a $25 per night non-refundable fee for pet rooms

guest dining, room service menu and patio outdoor dining

All sizes welcome

senior rates/discounts

Discover the  Santa Barbara Wine Country

There are dog-friendly beaches a short drive away.

Located on the California Central Coast, Fess Parker’s Doubletree Resort is 90 miles north of Los Angeles and 360 miles south of San Francisco. Encircled by the Santa Ynez Mountains and directly across from the Pacific Ocean, this impressive Santa Barbara beach resort is a 24-acre paradise

Off-Leash Areas

Dogs are not allowed on Santa Barbara city beaches, with or without a leash. But they can cavort off-leash east of the slough at Arroyo Burro Beach. Dogs also run and play leash-free at the Douglas Family Preserve, a fabulous open space on the tree-studded bluffs above Arroyo Burro. Or stroll on-leash toward the west to enjoy more scenic views.

For a list of county park off-leash dog areas, visit .

dog friendly places, parks, beaches in santa barbara

pet friendly wineries

Santa Barbara County

Buttonwood Farm Winery & Vineyard

1500 Alamo Pintado Road

Solvang, Calif. 93463

(805) 688-3032

Lincourt Vineyards

1711 Alamo Pintado Road

Solvang, California 93463

(805) 688-8554

Douglas Family Preserve

2981 Cliff Dr.

Santa Barbara, Calif.

(805) 687-3714

Four Seasons Biltmore

1260 Channel Drive

Santa Barbara, Calif. 93108

(805) 969-2261

Casa Del Mar

Pet charge is $15/nt for each pet.

“Continental-Plus” breakfast, and an evening wine & cheese available from 5 to 7 pm daily

offers a variety of in room spa treatments


Walk to the Santa Barbara Harbor for sunset cruises, charter fishing and sailing, or Santa Barbara whale-watching. The historic Santa Barbara Stearns Wharf, the Santa Barbara Dolphin Fountain, and the Santa Barbara Sunday Arts & Crafts Show along the Santa Barbara Cabrilloo Boulevard are just steps away. A convenient Santa Barbara city shuttle bus departs every fifteen minutes, taking you uptown for Santa Barbara shopping, the Santa Barbara Art Museum, or to visit the famous Santa Barbara Zoo.

Canary Hotel

The Canary Hotel welcomes visitors and their pooches with treats, dog beds in the hotel rooms, dog toys, shampoo and conditioner bottles and a flying disc for outdoor fun. Visitors should expect to pay a flat fee that fee covers the duration of the entire stay if they wish to bring their pets along. Canary Hotel 31 W. Carrillo St. Santa Barbara, CA 93101 (805) 884-0300

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One response to “Santa barbara pet friendly

  1. This place is so dog friendly, they have a menu just for dogs.The menu features all of the goodies your dog loves, but probably can’t have at home, which is why we eat out, right? plz visit on Dog Friendly Restaurants Santa Barbara (

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