San Benito County welcomes you with rich history, beautiful bay views and various outdoor and recreation activities in Hollister area. This is a place to visit with your family, even if your family is just a furry friend on a leash. Hollister is very dog-friendly! Take a walk with your pooch in the park, and stay safe and healthy with five veterinary clinics in the area.
Come visit Brigantino Park in the eastern part of the city, which is a spacious multipurpose recreation area. You are free to take a walk or ride a bike with your leashed mutt by your side. Or you can enjoy yourself picnicking, playing fetch, or exercising in the grassy area surrounded by a dirt track.
Don't want to limit yourself to options that require you to keep your mutt on their leash? Let your pal play off-leash at Hollister Airport Bark Park! This is a spacious, fenced designated area with lots of room to run and plenty of local dogs to socialize with!
If you decide to stay in Hollister, don't miss the opportunity to treat yourself and your pooch at Ridgemark Golf Club and Resort! The place provides a number of special amenities for visitors (apart from roomy and bright accommodations), and charges no additional fee for dogs.
Located on the outskirts of Hollister, Beverly Drive is not just a street in a quiet neighborhood. If you look around, you will spot a fire station, a few convenience stores, churches, and parks. You'll definitely want to pay a visit to Frank Klauer Memorial Park at Beverly Drive in the Sunnyslope Village Subdivision. Apart from 5 acres of recreation area with walking trails and playgrounds, the park has a specially designated area for your mutt to have fun off-leash fun running and playing with other canine friends. Want to have more fun? Make sure to take some water and toys with you!
The Elkhorn Slough, home to hundreds of species and one of California’s largest wetland areas, is happy to welcome you in Moss Landing’s downtown area. This is a popular place for nature watching, surfing, and swimming. You should definitely check out Moss Landing Beach, offering miles of sandy area and lots of fun in the water. The beach is divided into two spots – the off-leash dog area, where your mutt is welcome to play, frisk and sniff as much as he likes, and the state beach area where pooches are not allowed. Stick to the rules and have fun with your mutt, watching him swimming and enjoying the nice weather and soft sand around. If all that playing makes you hungry, Moss Landing has two dog-friendly cafes in downtown worth visiting, including Haute Enchilada Café with an outdoor patio and a spirit of art in the air!
Natividad Creek Park in the northeastern part of Salinas is a pawesome spot for outdoor recreation in an area suitable for adventure seekers and escapists alike. Bring your mutt to explore numerous walking trails spread all over the park, and let him run off-leash in a specially designated area for pooches. This dog park is a popular place among locals and visitors who let their pooches exercise and socialize in a friendly atmosphere. No wonder: the park provides a safe 1-acre area, a watering station, picnic tables, and separate sections for small and large breeds.
The southeastern part of Marina is a fairly remote area from the city center with quiet streets and rarely a passerby. Heading off Imjin Parkway, you will find yourself in a serenity of green at Tennis Court and Schoonover Park. The park is also known as Marina Dog Park and has a decent reputation as one of the best dog parks in the area. But don't just take the locals' word for it, let your mutt try the place out! The park has everything a pooch may need: a roomy area to run and romp divided into two sections for small and large breeds (or timid and active pooches, if you will), water to drink and splash, and grass and sand to sniff and dig. If socializing is your pup’s first priority, Marina Dog Park is a must-see!
Whether you prefer dog-friendly activities, shopping, or a food tour of the local restaurants, you'll find what you're looking for in this part of Morgan Hill. Start your adventure with a visit to Morgan Hill Community Park, featuring, apart from the main amenities, a spacious fenced dog park with two separate areas for small and large canines. Water fountains, benches, and shade trees are also available, so you don't have to worry about anything except your pooch having tons of fun! Hungry? Head on over to Erik’s DeliCafe, a casual-style eatery with outdoor pet-friendly tables and a drive-through window.