Robertsville is a neighborhood located in San Jose, California, a city which is pawsitively packed with dog-friendly fun!
Hungry? Head to Erik's DeliCafe, a casual deli that serves up a variety of dishes. You can enjoy homemade soups, signature sandwiches, fresh salads, and so much more here, and Fido can join you at the outdoor tables. A drive-thru window is also available if you don't want to leave your dog tied up outside while you go in to order.
Want to try something a little different? Big E Cafe is a pet-friendly, family-owned coffee house and empanada cafe. Try one of the cafe’s specialty empanadas, and wash it down with a coffee or smoothie. Then, work off all those calories at Butcher Dog Park, a fully-fenced park with separate areas for small dogs and big dogs, benches, shade trees, astroturf and mulch areas.
Or, try the Los Gatos Creek Trail. It spans approximately 11.2 miles and passes through several cities between San Jose and the Lexington Reservoir. The trail is made up of asphalt, dirt, and gravel. You will find water fountains along the way, but no restrooms. You’ll need to keep your dog on a leash no longer than six feet.
Los Gatos Creek County Park is 10 miles from Robertsville. It offers fun for the whole family. You will find that there are tons of activities for the whole family to enjoy, including a playground for the kids. You can walk the trails or have a picnic. There are two separate fenced in areas for Fido to play with his fur buddies. One is for smaller dogs or dogs that are afraid of other dogs. There are cleaning stations as well as watering stations so that you can clean up after Fido and leave the park as clean as you found it.
Just under 7 miles lies the most fun that you will have in a single day. You need to go to Almaden Quicksilver County Park. This place actually encourages Fido to dig! It is full of mining history that allows you and your dog to jump right in and get your paws dirty. You will have to keep your dog on her leash, but with all these trails, she won’t mind at all. There is a lake to enjoy, but please don’t eat the fish -- they will make you sick. Bring a picnic or grill some hot dogs instead; the park is already set up for it.
Butcher Dog Park is also a great place to visit that is only about ten minutes away. There is a ton of green space for Fido to run and play in. He can get off his leash within the fenced in area so that he can play fetch with his buddies. Don’t worry if you forgot Fido’s ball; there are plenty more around the space. There are also watering stations for you and your dog so that you can stay hydrated in the sun. You will love that there are cleaning stations inside the fenced in areas as well. This is a great park with great amenities.
It is a little bit of a lengthy drive to head over to Pearson Arastradero Preserve. It will take about half an hour to get to this preserve, but you can easily spend the entire day here. You will need to bring your dog’s leash, but there is so much to do, see, and smell that he won’t even notice he’s on it. The beauty of it all is that the space has been left untouched so that you get to experience clean nature at its finest. Make sure that you bring plenty of water along for the trip.
Did you know that just ten miles from Robertsville is one of the best places to eat with your dog? Come on and let’s go to Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery. This place is incredibly fur-friendly and will even bring Fido his very own water dish as soon as you sit down. Steak is on the menu here, as well as burgers, pizzas, and even sandwiches. Ya know, all Fido’s favorites! Try to resist his puppy dog eyes when your server brings out your food. He’s sure to beg for a bite or two (or three).