Located in San Mateo County, Burlingame is a coastal city that sits on the San Francisco Peninsula. The city is commonly referred to as “the city of trees” because of the large number of trees located within the city, and the numerous eucalyptus groves that Burlingame has. Since Burlingame is sitting on the beautiful San Francisco coast, it is the perfect spot to take Fido for a weekend adventure or even a fun day out.
Burlingame is filled with a whopping 18 parks that your dog can enjoy and explore. Be sure to check out Pershing Park which has a great walking path and a nice area to play fetch with your dog or Ryder Court Park which gives you an amazing view of the ocean.
Burlingame has three veterinarians that you can take your pup to for a healthy checkup. Since Burlingame is located so close to a beach and San Francisco itself, it is a great place to grab a hotel and spend a weekend lounging with your pup. Hotels like Crown Plaza San Francisco Airport, Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport, and Doubletree by Hilton San Francisco Airport are just a few of the dog friendly hotels you can check into.
Washington Park allows your dog to run around off-leash to help stretch his legs and get out some energy. The park is not fenced in, so make sure your dog has a good recall and is good with other dogs approaching him. With great amenities like botchy ball, a rose garden, benches to relax on, and beautiful walking paths, this is the perfect spot to spend the afternoon. Your dog will love the big open grassy area that Washington Park has because it is perfect for fetch. Make sure to bring water for your dog and clean up after him in this public park.
Bayside Dog Exercise Park is a fantastic park on the coast to take your dog to for a fun day out. The park is ¾ of an acre, and is open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. The park has a sitting area for owners, water and water bowls for dogs, plus a shaded area so dogs can relax and cool down. There are two parks to separate large dogs and small dogs from playing together, and both parks offer plenty of space to run around. Beware that this dog park is located right by the San Francisco Airport, so if your dog is skittish of loud sounds, he may not like the park.
Downtown Burlingame is home to three dogtastic eateries that welcome your pup to grab a bite to eat with you. II Fornaio serves classic Italian cuisine with a Mediterranean twist. Their outdoor patio gives you an awesome sea breeze, and welcomes your dog to join you. Blue Line dishes out salads, sandwiches, and Artisan pizza for you and your dog to enjoy together. Their outdoor patio has a beautiful setting and welcomes your pup, but call ahead because their patio can get filled up. Copenhagen Bakery and Café sells delectable desserts and pastries plus breakfast, lunch and dinner. Their outdoor patio is a great place to hang with your dog and enjoy brunch.
If your dog is looking for a fun trail to hike with you, then head over to Coyote Point Recreational Area, home to the Bay Trail. Your dog is only allowed in the Coyote Point area to access the trail and cannot wander anywhere else in Coyote Point. The trail is 1.2 miles long, and is paved the entire way. Hiking the Bay Trail will give you a beautiful view of the coast and the wildlife that frequents the San Francisco Bay. If you and your dog are beginners in hiking, then this is a great trail for you since the elevation is only 22 feet. Be sure to keep your pup leashed throughout.
Bayfront Park is a fantastic park to take your dog to for a fun day out, and to get a beautiful few of the ocean. The park has a great walking path for the two of you to enjoy, plus you both can sit down, relax, and watch the airplanes fly by. The park is popular with runners and other dog walkers, so your dog will have plenty of time to socialize. Here, you'll also find benches to sit on, but make sure to bring water and clean-up bags for your dog. Locals have complained that parking here is a bit of a hassle, so be prepared and patient when you arrive.