Menlo Park in the busy Bay Area is a less heavily urban area perfect for dogs and dog lovers. Though geographically small as most Bay Area towns are, Menlo Park is full of amenities that every pup craves. For example, there are six veterinary clinics and hospitals just within the city limits! Animals in Menlo Park are treated with the care they deserve every time. What better place to bring your dog?
If you’re looking for delicious food from breakfast to dinner, try Bistro Vida in Menlo Park. Dogs can join you at their curbside outdoor tables for delicious crepes, raw oysters, and a variety of French-inspired cuisine! If you prefer quick and casual Mexican, Una Mas is the place to go. Order delicious burritos, flavorful plates, and other Mexican meals that focus on freshness and flavor. Just bring a friend to hold your pup, as you have to pick your order up yourself.
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The Menlo Park neighborhood of Sharon Heights is home to Sharon Park. This adult park is an oasis in the city, with a water feature in the center and a great set of walking paths that make the most of the small space. It’s perfect for working up an appetite for another key attraction of the neighborhood: Madera. This restaurant has a dog-friendly patio and upscale food offerings perfect for the discerning palette. Enjoy a duck salad or something from the wood-burning grill. Your dog can enjoy his fine selections of water bowls, and an evening in the company of his favorite human.
Downtown Menlo Park is packed with things to sniff, places to romp, and food to enjoy. Start early in the morning with an off leash romp at Nealon Park. From 8am to 10am, pups are welcome to play off leash in the baseball field, and it’s quite the social hour! After that, enjoy a meal at Left Bank, known for their house made sausages and pate. If you want something else, Stacks is an All-American breakfast and lunch restaurant that’s sure to please your pup. Finish with an on leash walk at Burgess Park for the perfect exercise-food-exercise day sandwich.
Bayfront Park in the Bayfront neighborhood is the place to take your high energy dog. Your pup has to stay on leash, but there’s enough to see and do at this park that that won’t even matter! Bayfront Park is a rambling, large park full of trails. You can walk down by the water for spectacular views of San Francisco Bay. If your dog wants something tougher (and you can keep up), there are also a selection of challenging trails for someone looking to get their workout in today. No matter what trails you’re enjoying, bring your own water and water bowl for your pup, as it’s pretty far from the nearest fountain out there!
Downtown North in Menlo Park has Willow Oaks Dog Park, and it’s a great destination for your dog! One word of warning for small dog owners: the park is one area for all, meaning large dogs and small dogs share space. If your pup gets overwhelmed by giants (or if you have a big dog who loves to chase the littles) this may not be your perfect park. Most dogs, however, love the chance to be social. The park itself also has tennis courts and a small playground outside of the dog area. It’s truly a destination for the whole family!