Dog owners can access the B Street Veterinary Hospital on foot and, while strolling in the region, you and your dog can stop for a snack at local dog-friendly restaurants which include Krakatoa, Pizzeria Luigi, and Giorginos. Many commercial establishments are concentrated on 25th Street on the west side of Golden Hill and a park with many attractions is located immediately to the north.
San Diego boasts beautiful weather for walking with your dog most of the year. Sunny, dry, and warm weather is common, winters are mild, and although some overcast and rainy days occur in spring, these are short-lived with weather usually clearing later in the day.
The 32nd Street Canyon runs north-south on the east side of the Golden Hill neighborhood and creates another impediment to foot traffic, although a much more scenic one! The canyon can be crossed on C Street or using natural trails through the rough terrain.
Much of the area consists of residential dwellings with low rise apartments and single-family detached homes on well-landscaped properties with plenty of large trees. This is a historic neighborhood and has architecturally interesting vintage homes and buildings. The terrain is hilly and there are elevation changes to navigate.
The Grape Street Dog Park is the largest of the designated dog parks with five acres of unfenced, open fields that are bordered by mature eucalyptus trees. The park has two dog water fountains and public restrooms.
Morley Field Dog Park is another off-leash area with a large field, dotted with trees. Dogs in the open off-leash areas should have good recall to play loose safely. This park is near the access to the Florida Canyon nature trails which you can explore with your leashed dog. Nate's Point Dog Park is the third dog park in the area and is enclosed, so your dog is contained. This park is 2.3 acres and has picnic tables and a drinking fountain
The southern section of Balboa Park is referred to as Golden Hill Park and has a historic stone foundation which is an original feature as well as a children's park and aviary. This park area has walking trails and is the closest section to the Golden Hill neighborhood.