The City of Poway is less than 15 miles north San Diego, that boasts some interesting history. Artifacts found along the bed of Poway Creek all indicate an early Diegueño native American presence here. Pictographs adorn many of Poway's boulders that date to the 16th century or earlier. Poway also has a love for its resident dogs, and boasts thirteen veterinarians and clinics ready to respond any and all of their needs.
Enjoy Silverset Park's .33 mile jogging track with your leashed pup and take in the exercise stations along the way that range from stretching to pull ups for you. The huge grass area is a pawsome spot for some fetch or Frisbee in this active park. During the Christmas season, you'll be treated to holiday decorations and Christmas ornaments hanging on trees and on bushes around the walking track. For further outdoor exploration, don't miss a chance to hike the Blue Sky Ecological Reserve which contains one of the many trails hat can be found in Poway.
Drop by Daphne's California Greek for authentic and refreshing Mediterranean-inspired dishes or dig into prime rib and a loaded baked potato at the Mainstream Bar and Grill where your pup is always welcome to join you at the outdoor tables. If you're hankering for a plate of kebabs, Kasi's is the place you're looking for, and Fido is welcome to join you at the outdoor tables.
The 10-acre Aubrey Park has softball fields and plenty of grass where your pup is sure to enjoy a leashed walk with you. Take a stroll down the jogging trails or through the grassy areas. The pond at the entrance of the park promises a sniff-tastic adventure as you scout for small animals who often visit there. The park is a great place for picnics, and is just across the street from the train, so be aware if your dog is adverse to loud noises from time to time. The nearby Veterans Park can provide a short, leashed walk around and through the permanent tribute to the veterans of the United States Military.
Enjoy a peaceful hike at the Hilleary Park with a huge open grass field perfect for lots of pawsome activities. The park is next to a creek that your pup would love to sniff! There is a shaded picnic area for a picnic after your walk, and plenty of play structures for children. Enjoy the concrete paths around the park, or just strike out on the grassy area for a pawsome leashed walk. Players Sports Bar offers sandwiches, burgers, pizza, and a variety of craft beer. Treat yourself and your pup who is welcome in the outdoor seating.
Enjoy a walk on the 3.2-mile Rattlesnake Creek Trail with your leashed pup. There are two routes, one designated easy and one designated hard that offers steeper ascents for a better workout. The dog-tastic trail takes you to a beautiful view of the city below. The trails also allow you to enjoy the gorgeous scenery along the way, which is often painted with the brilliant colors of wildflowers in the spring. Be aware that the trails do not have facilities or services, so be sure to bring your own water. Take a snack along with you, but hikers typically can walk out and back in the morning after breakfast and return before lunch.
Poway Creek Trail runs along the creek and the Poway Community Park for a dog-tastic easy walk with your pup. Fido will want to visit the 175-acre off-leash Poway Dog Park adjacent the trail. The dog park has 3-fenced-in areas. Each area has a dog lick faucet, picnic benches, and plenty of space for play. Dogs must be on leash enroute to the dog park, but can run unfettered inside its borders. After a big day outdoors, stop by for a sweet treat at Baskin-Robbins, or try a burrito bowl at Chipotle Mexican Grill. Both restaurants allow you to sit at one of the outdoor tables to enjoy your food with your pup.