The city of Fort Bragg, California is a beautiful place to stop by. History tells us that mainly Native Americans roamed some of the area when the first settlers arrived. Fort Bragg was founded prior to the start of the Civil War, and has since become quite the tourist attraction. The beautiful view helps to get people coming and going in this town.
This gorgeous city has a few great places where you and your pooch sit down and you can enjoy your own thoughts. There are nine dog-friendly restaurants here, and all of the establishments have outdoor seating or patio seating available for the canine friends and their owners. These restaurants also serve a variety of different cuisines for their customers. You will never eat the same thing twice -- unless, of course, you choose to!
Want to enjoy dinner with a view? Head over to Silver at the Wharf. This establishment is located right on the harbor so you can gaze out at the water while eating your meal. They also provide doggy menus for your canine friend! Another spot to check out is Jenny's Giant Burger. They serve old-fashioned burgers and fries, among other things, but their signature item is the burgers. This Fido-friendly eatery is near the beach, so when you are done enjoying your meal at the picnic tables, you can work off those extra calories with a nice stroll down the shoreline!
There are also several different types of tours that you and your pooch can attend while you spend the day together in this city. If you've checked out all the dog-friendly amenities in Fort Bragg and want to find more things to do, take a short drive into the surrounding cities to find more puptastic activities!
This neighborhood has a great beach where you and Fido can have a great time. Noyo Beach welcomes dogs to get off their leash and feel the wind and surf in their fur! Your pooch is free to run and romp as much as he wants here, but you will need to be careful because the beach can get rocky in some areas. There are usually other canines here that want to play, so your pup is bound to make a few new fur-iends! You will need to bring water, doggy waste bags, and something for shade since you will be in the sun all day. Is there anything better than enjoying a nice, relaxing day by the ocean with your pooch? We don't think so!
Looking for something a little different to do with your dog? The Skunk Train tours welcome your pooch to accompany you as long as they are wearing a muzzle and leash. This particular train started running in the late 1800’s, and still goes by its original name. Your pup can sit on your lap, on the seat beside you, or lay on the floor during the tour. On this beautiful ride, you will get to see the redwood forest and maybe even some wildlife! You may want to bring water and supplies for cleaning up in case your pooch has an accident while you're here. And don't fur-get the camera!
The Ten Mile Beach Trail is part of the Rails-To-Trails Conservancy program. Its name is deceptive, though -- this paved trail stretches for just 3 miles, making it the pawfect place to enjoy a quick and easy hike. Be sure to stop along the way and check out some of the areas that are amazing for whale watching. You will want to bring along some binoculars, water, and supplies for cleaning up after your canine pal. Keep in mind that your pup should remain on a leash at all times on this trail.
This puptastic neighborhood is home to the Fort Bragg Dog Park. This dog park will help your pooch run off some of his extra energy. This park is an off-leash, fenced dog park with two separate areas for large and small breeds. Whether your pup wants to make some new friends, or would rather play one-on-one with you, you'll find plenty of space to do both here! You will want to bring water and doggy waste bags with you, since these aren't supplied here. Grab your pup's favorite toy and head on out to meet some local canines!