We are in the midst of the dog days of summer so there is no better time than now to take your furry friend on adventures around town! Since it is not always easy to know where your pup is allowed, we are taking the guesswork out of it by compiling a list of 6 pet-friendly places throughout the city.
A dog-friendly destination in West San Jose, this premier Mediterranean-style shopping center boasts cutting-edge boutiques and culinary gems. With over 50 shops, 30 restaurants and 10 spas and salons, there is plenty to do. Just keep an eye out for the “paws welcome here” stickers on store windows so you know where your pup can shop. For a list of restaurants and cafes that welcome four-legged companions on the patios, visit The Row.
377 Santana Row, San Jose, California 95128
Currently located in Cupertino with one coming soon to San Mateo, Lazy Dog is a casual dining restaurant that serves hand-crafted American food and beverages. What sets it apart, however, is the dog menu it offers. Not only are pooches allowed in the patio, but they can enjoy a grilled hamburger or chicken breast bowl with brown rice, veggies, and a complimentary bowl of water.
19359 Stevens Creek Blvd, Cupertino, CA 95014
Featuring more than 50 different fondues, La Fondue offers a unique dining experience in a dog-friendly and upscale atmosphere! While pets must be leashed at all times, there are two patios with doggy tie-down areas and a complimentary filet mignon for all canine guests.
14550 Big Basin Way, Saratoga, California 95070
For German flavor, grab your pooch and head over to Ludwig’s German Table, a modern eatery and biergarten. You can enjoy a cold beer and delicious, authentic cuisine, while your four-legged companion is given water and a snazzy bandana.
261 N 2nd St, San Jose, CA 95112
Located in the Pruneyard Shopping Center, this classic brewery features a full-service patio that offers beer crafted on-site as well as gourmet burgers, sandwiches, pizza, steaks and salads. What is even better is that dogs are welcome in the outdoor seating area!
1875 S. Bascom Avenue, San Jose, California 95008
Hidden Beach Park
Treat your four-legged friend to Santa Cruz’s great outdoors! Fresh air, space to run and friends all around, your companion will love it! This small neighborhood park with grassy lawns, picnic areas, park benches and a kids playground allows dogs of all sizes as long as they are on leash. Hidden Beach is generally quiet and a short distance from the beach.
660 Cliff Drive, Aptos, California 95003
For dog-friendly beaches, check out the video below: