While the neighborhood is known for its Latin American and Mexican restaurants, the dog-friendly El Rio is actually a great barbecue place. With a large heated outdoor patio, you and your furry friend can grab a quick lunch on Mission Street.
Weather in San Francisco tends to be on the mild side with little to no snowfall. Settled in closer to the Bay Side of the city, the neighborhood is not always at the mercy of weather coming off the Pacific.
This is also a pretty heavily metro area. Guerrero St. merges into San Jose Avenue to the south as a pretty major thoroughfare in the neighborhood. Sidewalks are present throughout the neighborhood, but on-street parallel parking is the norm, reducing visibility for crossing. Use great care with your furry friend, don't cross in between parked cars, and don't allow your pup to lunge out into traffic.
Mission Street is a bit quieter, but you will not find many treescapes or green spaces in this small neighborhood, so expect it to be an artificial, sidewalk experience.
The park is an off-leash area for your pup, but it is recommended that they remain on their leash toward the evening hours as coyotes have been spotted from time to time. Many people climb to the summit and let their pups off-leash there on the flatter terrain. Keep your dog's ability in mind when letting them off their leash. they need to know and obey basic behavior commands, especially 'Come!'