Set in the heart of California’s Central Valley, Hughson, CA is technically the newest city in Stanislaus County. Don’t let that fact fool you, though -- Hughson has a long history. If you and your pooch take a wander around its quaint, picturesque downtown, you’ll find buildings that are over one hundred years old! Today, Hughson is mostly an agricultural area famous for its almonds.
That’s not the only draw though -- it’s easy to see why the town’s residents are "nuts" about living there! Hughson’s motto is "A Small Community with A Big Heart", and that spirit is clearly displayed in the regular events it hosts, from the farmer’s markets to the annual holiday season Parade of Lights.
Hughson doesn’t have its own dog park, but you and your pooch are still sure to sniff out something to do! The town has a couple of community parks that are ideal for leashed walks -- Fontana Park is a favorite of local pups and their owners, and Fox Grove Park has access to the Stanislaus River to boot. For doggy dining, check out Agave Azul, a local gem that welcomes wagging tails at outdoor tables. You might need to drive a little to get the best for your buddy, but don’t worry -- you’ll find plenty of off-leash exercise options a little further afield!