La Jolla Heights is a mostly residential community on the north side of San Diego, California. There's a commercial area in the adjacent neighborhood of La Jolla Village which is within walking distance. This commercial shopping area has lots of local stores, services, and eateries.
Many of the restaurants here advertise that dogs are welcome in their outdoor seating areas so you and your pup can stroll on by for a bite to eat. There is also a large chain pet store and veterinary hospital that are accessible on foot.
San Diego weather is amenable for walking with your pet. Winters are mild, spring and fall are warm, and summers are hot, but this coastal location often enjoys breezes from the ocean which make summer temperatures bearable. Some fog and precipitation occur in the spring. Use caution when visibility is poor due to fog and have a light rain jacket available to keep the wet weather from dampening your daily outings with your pup.
Some residential areas have sidewalks, but some do not, which means you and your dog may need to share the road with traffic in some sections of La Jolla Heights. Make sure your dog is securely leashed and walk facing oncoming traffic.
There is a large recreation area located on a mesa nearby. When crossing busy thoroughfares to reach commercial areas, parks, or natural areas, use designated pedestrian walkways and crossings.
Cliffridge Park is centrally located and provides sports fields and recreational facilities. This recreational greenway is surrounded by rough natural terrain and is very scenic. There are restrooms located in the park and lots of activities to enjoy! Walking paths for dog walkers in this park are limited.
If you want your pup to enjoy some off-leash fun, drive to the Doyle Dog Park which is a short distance to the east. This off-leash park is fenced and has a separate area for large and small dogs. The surface is grass and there are water fountains and shade with seating.
Just southeast of La Jolla Heights is the Rose Canyon Open Area which has miles of great hiking trails to explore with your dog. However, dogs and their owners must traverse the freeway and train tracks to reach this natural space. Gilman Drive allows you to safely do so. Pedestrian trails provide access, but there is no controlled pedestrian crossing.