Activities For Dogs In California On Nice Days

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Introduction

California is one of the most diverse and vibrant states in the whole of United States. Whether you are living in the northern or southern part, there is surely something for you to do. When looking for things to do, you do not have to leave your dog behind. California is considered as a pet-friendly state, largely due to the ideal climate and the active and outdoor-fueled lifestyle that the state’s residents have. Wherever you are in the state, California can surely offer loads of activities that are suitable not only for you but also your four-legged friend.

Dog-friendly Resort

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Sunny Day
Moderate
Easy
3 - 10 Hours
Items needed
Dog Toys
Leash
Food and Water
Activity description

California is home to a number of really nice dog-friendly resorts and hotels. With great, sunny weather, these kinds of resorts allow you to enjoy a bit of luxury and fun under the sun with your dog in tow. These places are spread all across the state, making it easy for you to find one that is conveniently located near you. There are lots of dog-friendly resorts to choose from, with rates ranging from affordable to expensive, depending on the resort’s features and facilities. You can easily spend a day or two in these resorts. Just make sure to follow the rules that they set regarding bringing of dogs.

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Research the resort
First things first – find a dog-friendly resort that you would like to visit. There are many factors to consider before settling on a resort depending on what you are looking for. Do you want a resort that has a poolside area? What is your budget? Are there any specific facilities that you need for you and your dog? These are some of the questions that you have to ask before you can decide on the resort that you will visit.
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Call the resort and reserve
After choosing, contact the resort of your choice and ask all the questions that you need answered. Find out about their rates, the rules regarding bringing along of dogs, how to reach their resort and other relevant questions regarding canine facilities and fun. The answers to your questions will help you decide if this is the resort that you want to go to or not. After you decide, book your reservation for the date of your visit.
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Enjoy your staycation with your dog
After you make a decision regarding the dog-friendly resort to visit, the next thing to do is head out to the resort. Pack all the stuff that you and your dog need and make your way to the resort. Do not forget to bring enough food and water for your buddy. Finally, and most importantly, have fun!
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Beach Time

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Sunny Day
Cheap
Normal
1 - 6 Hours
Items needed
Waste Disposal Bags
Food
Water
Toys for your dog
Flotation vest for dogs (optional)
Activity description

California is a coastal state that is known for its numerous beaches, most of which are pet-friendly. Californians are also known for being lovers of water sports, particularly surfing. Cities such as San Diego and Oceanside have lots of dog-friendly beaches where you can embark on many aquatic sports. If you are less active, you may sit back and relax by the shore while your dog is playing. The best time to hit the beach is naturally during the summer, when the sun is out and the weather is nice. Most of the public beaches in California are free, although some may come with a minimal fee. Be sure to do some research depending on which beach you will go to. 

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Decide on the beach
Whether you are driving a couple of hours to the beach or you already live close to one, visiting the beach can be a refreshing experience with your pup. With all the choices of beaches in the state, it might be overwhelming to choose which one is best. Like with most decisions that you make, your choice of beach will rely on a number of things such as proximity, facilities, leeway when it comes to your dog being off-leash, activities available and so on.
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Head on to the beach
After considering all the factors and finding the beach that ticks of all the boxes, hop on your car (or walk if you live close by!) and make your way to the beach. Put on a flotation vest on your dog if you wish and enjoy the sun and water. If you are a surfer, you can go and catch some waves with your dog. For non-surfers who want to try something new with their dog, the stand-up paddleboard is a good option. You can also play fetch or other games with your dog by the shore. After a long day of fun-filled activities, you may chill out with our dog. Remember to keep your dog hydrated and to follow all the rules of the beach you are going to.
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Shopping

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Sunny Day
Moderate
Easy
1 - 3 Hours
Items needed
Waste Pick Up Bags
Leash
Activity description

Shopping is one of the most enjoyable things that any person could do. However, it is made even more fun if you decide to bring your best buddy along. California is renowned for its impressive outdoor malls, such as The Grove, Rodeo Drive and Third Street Promenade. There are also countless flea markets spread across the cities. Most of these markets are open and outdoor. Moreover, they have specialty stores specific for dogs, such as dog bakeries, dog boutiques and the like. You not only get to do your own shopping, you can also use this activity as an opportunity to spend time with your dog and let your dog enjoy some shopping time as well. 

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Search for a shopping district or outdoor mall
It is a fact that Californians love to shop. Hence, the state is filled to the brim with shopping areas, districts and malls that sell just about everything imaginable. Do your research and look into the malls and check if there are some stores which your dog can enjoy. It shouldn’t be too difficult to find a mall that you and your friend can visit.
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Go shopping!
When you find the perfect mall to visit for the day, take your dog out for a walk and check out the malls. Shopping with pets is becoming a natural occurrence in California and you might find your dog socializing with others in no time. Make sure that you also shop for your dog and not just yourself. Some malls have dedicated stores for dogs, so try to find and visit such shops.
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Hiking

Other than its beaches, California also boasts some impressive hiking trails of all difficulty levels. Regardless if you are a casual hiker or an experienced one, there is definitely a hiking trail in the state that you can go on with your dog. Always prepare a map, first aid, food, water and other basic needs for you and your pup before you go on a hike.

Dine Out

California is a chic, up-to-the-minute state with lots of trendy restaurants and places to eat out. Why not take time off and enjoy a meal out with your dog? Restaurants in various California cities have outdoor areas where you can dine and your dog can hang out. Some even have a menu that is specifically for dogs. In case the restaurant does not offer dog-friendly meals, always make sure that you have a collapsible bowl for your dog’s food and water.

Conclusion

With its perfect climate, gorgeous attractions and variety of things to do, California is a top state for dogs and their owners. Nice days are frequent in California and dog owners should take advantage of the state’s ideal weather. Whether you are a resident or simply passing by as a visitor, it is easy to find fun things to do with your pooch.