Sherman Heights is a central San Diego, California neighborhood. It is less than a 10-minute commute by car from the downtown and entertainment districts and 45 minutes on foot. There are many local restaurants and shops in the neighborhood and plenty of amenities and services in the adjacent neighborhoods that residents can reach on foot. Adalberto's Mexican Food is a popular local eatery that allows your pup to join you in their outdoor seating area.
San Diego has beautiful weather that is ideal for dog walkers and their pets to enjoy. Winters are mild with temperatures well above the freezing mark, so you can walk with your pet even during the cooler season. However, there is some rain and fog in the spring. Use caution when fog impairs visibility in this busy urban area. Summer days can see very hot temperatures and you may need to avoid the heat by walking with your dog in the morning or evening when temperatures are more moderate.
Sherman Heights has been designated as a historic neighborhood and there are many historic homes and buildings with lots of interest and character. There are also a multi-story apartments and commercial buildings in the region. Landscaping is limited in this urban area but there are some trees and landscaped properties providing greenery in the area. Shade may come in short supply, so be sure to carry enough water to keep you cool.
The terrain has some gentle hills, but no overly steep areas and you and your dog should be able to walk around the district without difficulty. Sidewalks line streets and provide safe, separate walkways for pedestrians and their pets.
Sherman Heights itself does not have greenways or parks, however, there is a small neighborhood park in the Grant Hill neighborhood just a few blocks to the east. The Grant Hill Neighborhood Park has open lawns and trees, a basketball court, and a playground. There is a paved walking path in the park which makes an excellent dog walking location.
Just a 20-minute walk north, pet owners can take a hike through Balboa Park. To reach this park, you must cross a freeway on a local overpass. This large urban greenery has hundreds of acres and miles of trails to enjoy with your dog. Your dog should remain leashed on the park trails, however, there are three off-leash dog parks available to you. Two of the dog areas are large and have many amenities, but are not fully enclosed. Nates Dog Park, however, is fenced and has shade and doggie drinking fountains to keep your pup's thirst quenched.