Welcome to sunny San Diego, where the weather is perfect for year-round dog walking! Whether you’re a local or just visiting, there are plenty of great places to take your furry friend for a stroll. From scenic beach walks to lush park trails, this city has something for every pup to enjoy. Here are some of the best places to walk your dog in San Diego!
In case you didn’t know, January is National Walk Your Dog Month and February 22nd is National Walking the Dog Day — so, what better way is there to celebrate than by checking out one or all of these fantastic places to walk your pooch in San Diego?
But first, we recommend outfitting yourself in Never Walk Alone gear from Dog is Good.
Mission Bay Park This is a beautiful and expansive park located in the heart of San Diego. It’s a great place to take your dog for a walk, with plenty of trails and paths to choose from. You and your dog will love the wide open spaces and the beautiful views of the bay.
Dog Beach (pictured above) If your dog loves the beach, then this is the perfect spot for you. Located in Ocean Beach, this beach is specifically designated for dogs, so you can let your furry friend off the leash and let them run and play in the Pacific Ocean.
Balboa Park This is a beautiful urban park located in the heart of San Diego. It’s a great place to take your dog for a walk, with plenty of trails and paths to choose from. You and your dog will love the wide open spaces and the beautiful views of the park. There are also plenty of grassy areas for your dog to run and play, so it’s a great spot for a leisurely walk or a more energetic play session.
Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve This large nature preserve is located in the northern part of San Diego and is a great place to take your dog for a walk. There are plenty of trails to explore, and your dog will love the opportunity to sniff around and explore the great outdoors. The preserve is home to a variety of plants and animals, so you and your dog are sure to see something new and interesting on your adventure!
Fiesta Island This island in Mission Bay is a great place to take your dog for a walk. There are plenty of trails to explore, and your dog will love the chance to play in the water. The island is a popular spot for fellow dog lovers, so you’re likely to meet some new friends. It’s a beautiful and peaceful spot, perfect for a leisurely walk with your furry companion.
As you know, taking your dog for a walk is a great way to get some exercise and spend quality time with your furry friend. Remember to always follow the rules and regulations of the parks and trails you visit, and don’t forget to clean up after your dog. Have fun and enjoy the beautiful outdoor spaces San Diego has to offer you and your four-legged walking buddy!
Be sure to visit the CityDog Directory for more great places to sit, stay and play with your pooch plus discover special deals and discounts from our CityDog Partners!
about the author
Brandie Ahlgren is founder and editor of CityDog Magazine. She, and her team of dog-loving editors, dig up the best places for you to sit, stay and play with your four-legged friends. Brandie, 12-year-old boxer Thya and Mexican foster failure Pancho, reside in West Seattle and can often be found hanging out at Westcrest Dog Park.