Not all dog owners love being outdoors all the time. This why central Chula Vista is perfect for some. Sometimes you just want to take your dog to lunch with you or let them tag along while you run errands. You can end your busy day in central Chula Vista at the local dog park, Eucalyptus Dog Park. The park has multiple zones for small and big dogs. These zones are fenced in so you are able to remove your dog’s leash, allowing them to run free! The only drawback of this park is the lack of seating for dog owners, so make sure you take your own blanket or chair.
Who doesn’t love the beach? Even if you don’t like getting your toes wet, your dog will love the warm water and soft sand. Near the San Diego Bay you will find the J Street Marina Bayside Park. This large park has a large grassy area, picnic tables and a large volleyball court. Many people visit this park to walk, run and jog with their dogs. The park and beach are even open at night so you can see the lights of Tijuana shining in the distance. For a perfect day make sure you take snacks, water and a leash.
When you need to get away from the bustling center of Chula Vista, head down to the southern part where you will find one of the most underrated hidden gems of the city. The Otay Valley Regional Park is not a dog park but it contains a staggering amount of wildflowers, open grasslands and water sources. It takes about two hours to walk each trail of the park. Although this is not a dog park, it is extremely welcoming of all dogs. Once you’re done walking through Chula Vista you can drive only a few short minutes to the beach and continue having a pawsome day!
Sometimes it is a lot more fun to get away from the city of Chula Vista and the hordes of beach-goers. If you’re finding yourself in a rut, drive a little inland to the neighborhood of Bonita. There you will find one of the best parks in the state, Sweetwater Regional Park. Although this is not a dog park, it is very dog friendly. The park is huge so if you don’t want to be near other people, there are plenty of spaces where you can relax with your dog. The park also has many small pools where children and dogs play.
Every once in awhile it's a good idea to get out of your town and visit someplace new. If you feel like you’re in a rut, take a 13-minute ride to National City. In the heart of the city you will find a quaint park full of character, Kimball Park. Locals know this park as the heart of their city. It is home to multiple shaded spots perfect for having picnics and a popular event location. You’ll find dogs and their owners relaxing under the trees on a hot summer day, waiting for the ice-cream truck to pass by.