18 Cool Things to Do in San Francisco with Your Dog

It’s a new year, a new you, and you need a new bucket list of cool things to do with your furry friend in one of the most dog-friendly cities in the country, San Francisco. Allow us to suggest some awesome places that will help you explore the city throughout the year, make friends and create lifetime memories.

  1. Naturally, taking a selfie at the Golden Gate Bridge is a must. One of the most iconic places in the city (and country) is a breathtaking spot for a picture with your dog.
  2. Get a makeover. San Francisco has dozens of dog groomers who will help your pup look and feel her best.
  3. Go to the Embarcadero and enjoy a one-hour Bay cruise with your best friend.
  4. Enjoy a fancy Sunday brunch on one of Outerlands sidewalk tables. Pancakes, eggs, and mimosas at a dog-friendly restaurant to celebrate your loyal friendship.
  5. Run a mile with Fido: Crissy Field for some sand and surf and an easy run, Golden Gate Park for something more difficult, and Twin Peaks if you are really up for a challenge.
  6. Treat you and your pup to a decadent San Fran shopping day at Union Square.
  7. Spend a weekend at a pet-friendly hotel. There are numerous accommodations that will fit most any budget and let you and your dog visit San Francisco in comfort.
  8. Explore some of the coolest dog parks in San Francisco. The city has 28 official off-leash parks where you and your pal can run free and make some new friends.
  9. Enjoy a sweet treat at Le Marcel Specialty Baking for Dogs.
  10. Visit a dog-friendly bar and enjoy a cold brew with your pup by your side. The Homestead, Holly Water and Benders are a few of the watering holes that will be happy to see your dog.
  11. Attend the biggest dog event in San Francisco, the annual DogFest Pet Festival, Carnival & Parade at Duboce Park.
  12. Frolic on one of the beautiful Bay Area beaches. Baker Beach, Ocean Beach or Crissy Field are just a few of the perfect places to waste away a lazy Sunday.
  13. Get fit. In San Francisco you can find dog-friendly gyms where you and your friend can get a tough workout in.
  14. Hop in a convertible. San Francisco is the perfect city for a driving tour. Your dog will love the wind in its face and the thrill of the famous steep streets as you do some unique sightseeing.
  15. Bust a move. For Hard French, El Rio turns its heated patio into a dog-friendly daytime disco dance floor, a perfect dating scene for humans who have dogs.
  16. Get healthy and bond with your pet with some Doga (Dog Yoga).
  17. Need to get out of the city? Take a day (or a weekend) and make the short drive to Napa Valley, where there are a number of dog-friendly (and wine-filled) spots for you to wet your whistle and have fun with Fido.
  18. Finally, be prepared for any special San Francisco occasion with your pup with the right outfit, toy or leash. We’ve got you covered there!

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