Moreno Valley, CA is not a ruff place to be a dog! There are five vet’s offices, including animal hospitals, within the city itself, and dozens more in the surrounding urban sprawl. Pups with skinned paws in Moreno Valley don’t have to wait around. Don’t worry about disaster, though: kick off your Moreno Valley trip with lunch at Ono Hawaiian BBQ, where traditional Hawaiian meals are served to dog-friendly outdoor tables.
If you want an all day challenge, your dog will love Box Spring Mountain Reserve Park. This 1,100 acre park has everything from challenging hikes to gentle walking trails, and leashed dogs are always welcome. For something closer to civilization, Sunnymead Park has something for the whole family, from sports fields to gazebo picnic areas and gentle paths to walk a less energetic dog. Either way, it’s fun stuff!
At the end of a long day exploring, take your dog to a hotel that makes him feel as pampered as we’d all like to be. Regency Inn & Suites, Econo Lodge Moreno Valley, and Comfort Inn Moreno Valley all allow pets to join you in your room for a small fee. Sleep tight so you can see more of Moreno Valley tomorrow!
Off leash fun is second to none for most dogs. If your dog loves to run and play with other pups, head up to Moonlight Rim. Hound Town Dog Park is a 3.5 acre space of off leash heaven. You can take your dog to the separate large and small dog areas so he finds the playmates that suit him best. The area is fully fenced with double gates so curious dogs don’t escape! Bring your own water bowl, as the area is mostly undeveloped. Also, be aware that once the sun sets there’s no light but Moonlight on Moonlight Rim!
Enjoying a meal with your best friend is one of the biggest perks of city living, and Sunnymead is a great neighborhood to try it. Start your dining trip at Sunnymead Burgers, where breakfast and burgers have been served daily since the 60’s! Your pup will love the outdoor patio seating, and you’ll love the food. You could also visit Sunnymead for Margarita’s Grill Restaurant. This Mexican establishment serves casual, delicious Mexican comfort food and has a small outdoor dining area where dogs can join you. Call ahead during rush times to reserve your seat on the patio! Two paws up!
If your pup is a bit shy, or you just want to walk in nature without the crowds, leash up and head to Belvedere Heights own Hidden Springs Park. This area of natural beauty is comprised mainly of hiking trails. Many are a bit steep, but if you climb the surrounding hills, you get a great view of the entire area. There aren’t many benches or drinking fountains, so plan accordingly. If you want to take great pics and see the surrounding area, you can’t beat Hidden Springs Park.
If you’re looking for all day doggie dining, Mimi’s Cafe in City Center is the place to start. This cafe offers a large menu with classics from American and European cuisine. You can enjoy a classic burger and fries, or opt for their French shrimp dishes. Your dog can join you at an outdoor table and sample their finest bowls of water. If you’re a fan of sweets, head to nearby Polly’s Pies. This eatery offers a full menu of breakfast favorites, delicious salads, and savory soups as well as their signature pies. Enjoy your food at the outdoor dining area with your pup in tow.
If you want a hike that will put you through your paces without taking all day, head to the Perris Reservoir Area and take the Terri Peak Trail. This trail is only 3.5 miles, with a typical completion time of an hour and a half. However, the trail gains a lot of elevation during the climb and can be a real workout. If you’re looking for something less strenuous, the nearby Ridge Crest Park is a more family oriented park. Kids can enjoy the sports field, and dogs are sure to love the gentle walking paths and green open spaces for strolling or lounging.