You will find Old Hilltown along Monterey Salinas Highway on your road trip in Monterey County, California. It’s a small, unincorporated community. Though it's small, Old Hilltown is a place where pooches feel welcome! There are several public city parks for outdoor fun and many more in the vicinity. Don't fur-get to check out Monterey Bay coast! In case you need a veterinarian while you're in town, you'll find several animal hospitals and veterinary clinics just north of town in Salinas.
Looking for a pawesome place to visit with your barking bestie that's not a community park? Toro Park, paired with Quail Meadows Day Use Area, is an impressive, almost 5,000-acre site with more than 20 miles of walking trails! The park is less than 10 minutes away from Old Hilltown. Here, you can challenge your pup on the difficult trails or play catch in the fields. Bring plenty of water with you.
Spreckels Memorial Park is a neighborhood park in Spreckels, a small and welcoming community located 4 minutes east of Old Hilltown. This well-maintained park comes complete with picnic areas and shade. There are plenty of local pups here to play with! Dogs are allowed to roam here off-leash as long as they respond well to voice commands.
The mixed-use area of Alisal is just west of downtown Salinas. Here, you will find neighborhood blocks, local shops, and tons of parks! And your buddy will be excited to visit them all! Where should you start? You can sniff around Closter Park, a neighborhood park with a fenced sports field. If there’s nobody around, you can play off-leash in the fields! E. Laurel Pocket Park is another small green area with a playground to check out. You'd be barking mad to miss out on Cesar Chavez Community Park, a beautiful open area with tons of outdoor attractions. Keep in mind that puppies must be on-leash in all parks.
Natividad is a northern neighborhood of Salinas. The mixed-use area features residential quarters, a shopping center, and even a dog training club! There are at least three neighborhood parks your Fido will be glad to sniff and play in. Natividad Neighborhood Park offers recreation activities, including sports fields and a playground. Farther south along Linwood Dr., you will find Laurel Neighborhood Park. It’s a small green area that's pawfect for a picnic and an on-leash walk! If you want to relax and make friends with the locals, paw on over to Sherwood Park. This is a large green space with sports facilities and lots of visitors -- both of the human and canine variety!
Salinas is a beautiful city in California with a welcoming downtown area. You won't have any trouble sniffing out a dog-friendly place to dine or relax here! Before you explore the commercial sector with museums, cinemas, and cafes, check out Central Park. It’s a green space on Central Ave. where your buddy will feel barkvelous! The park itself is about 8 acres. It features BBQs, grills, picnic tables and open grassy areas for playing catch or just wallowing in! There’s also an exercise course and a trail. Hungry? Patria is an upscale restaurant offering a variety of European cuisines. Small puppies and lap dogs are welcome inside!
Schoonover Park Apartments is a southeastern neighborhood in Marina, California. The community is a peaceful and family-friendly area with a vast city park! Marina Dog Park, within Schoonover Park, is a snifftastic doggy spot for Fido to make new friends. Here, you'll find two separate sections for small buddies and large mutts! You will also find seating, waste bags, trash cans and drinking water -- everything you need for the pawfect day at the dog park. Both enclosures are covered in sand -- Fido will pawsitively love digging, wallowing, and going dog wild with all his new canine companions at this pawesome park!
Monterey County is truly a pet-friendly place! The Mescal Corridor neighborhood in Seaside, a coastal city in California, is a pawfect example of the area's dog-friendliness. It’s a primarily residential area with local schools and churches, just steps from Del Rey Oaks and its parks! Pacchetti Dog Park along Kimball Avenue is located in the eastern part of the neighborhood. It’s a free community park run by the local volunteers. It offers ruffly 2 acres of open space for pooches! The park has an additional enclosure for small puppies and a beautiful walking path that provides gorgeous views of the coast and some nature for Fido to sniff out!