San Diego truly was a dog-friendly city; however, we were surprised to find out how difficult it was to find a patch of grass for our pup to do her business on the streets. Downtown San Diego in particular is a concrete jungle, so we were so happy to be so close to the park behind the Petco Park Stadium. If you ever take your pooch to travel with you in downtown San Diego, this is the spot to go!
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Hotel Indigo in downtown San Diego is one of the most pet-friendly hotels. They offer endless dog treats and will lend doggie beds and bowls if needed (we brought our own). The hotel amenities were nice too -- they provide a Kreuger coffee/tea maker and Aveda bath products. The room was very clean and modern. It's a block away from Petco Park. Dogs and owners alike can enjoy a stroll in the park area behind the actual stadium. The room offers HBO if you want to stay in, too :) There are minor down sides to this hotel: 1) they only offer valet parking ($39 per night), 2) if you're close to the 9th floor (roof bar), sensitive people may have a difficult time sleeping soundly (I'm a deep sleeper so it doesn't bother me), and 3) be weary if you walk around downtown by yourself; there were a LOT of homeless folks (although most of them are harmless unless provoked). Overall, it was a very pleasant experience for us and I'd recommend this hotel if you plan to travel with your dog in San Diego :)
The next few posts will consist of our first family trip together :) First stop: Fiesta Island, San Diego, CA. Fiesta Island is one of the largest dog beaches in San Diego (at least to my knowledge). It was cleaner than the beaches in the South Bay. Our pup enjoyed playing catch and diving in the water!
This past weekend, my friend and I spent some much needed quality time together and explored Eaton Canyon in Altadena, CA. They allow dogs on the hike, so my beagle tagged along. It was her first time experiencing water (other than baths), so I was really curious to find out her reaction-- she loved it! She was cautious at first when she came across a stream, but splish-splashed her way across with ease. I was a proud mama. After about an hour and a half, we came to the end of the hike and had a zen moment with the waterfall (even amidst all of the crowd). The trail itself is not too strenuous, but you will most likely have to cross several streams to get to the waterfall (the main attraction), so it can be a bit challenging (but fun!). I definitely recommend this trail. A friendly tip-- bring a towel and flip flops and leave them in your car. I was so glad I did :)
Before the hike (excited).
We made it!
Eaton Canyon waterfall
After the hike (pooped).