While walking the commercial area, you can stop for a bite to eat with your dog at the Wine Club, Pomodoro Harbor Town Pub, or Westside Tap House which allow pets in their outdoor seating areas. Pet owners can also access Our Pet Vet-Bayside Veterinary Hospital in the area.
Walks in this waterfront district and snacking on a patio with your pooch is possible most of the year, as San Diego has sunny weather year round. Winter may be a bit cool, but temperatures are usually well above freezing. On hot summer days, you may want to choose cooler times for strolls as high temperatures can make long hikes uncomfortable.
Roseville-Fleet Ridge is bordered by the San Diego Bay on the east side, Canon Street on the South, Chatsworth and Nimitz Boulevard on the north border, and Catalina Boulevard on the west. The Roseville area is more level and located along the water. It is known for having east-west streets named alphabetically after famous authors and north-south roads after trees. The Fleet Ridge area is to the east and is hilly. The terrain slopes upwards to the eastern section where roads curve to follow the terrain.
The Fleet Ridge section is residential with mid-century homes. While the commercial section has sidewalks, not all residential roads have separate pedestrian paths, so you and your four-legged friend may need to walk on streets. When sharing the road with traffic, walk facing oncoming vehicles. The waterfront has marinas and a waterfront promenade to stroll on to enjoy the view of watercraft coming and going, sea breezes, and a variety of great seafood restaurants.
The waterfront promenade makes an interesting waterfront hike, but access by dogs to beaches and piers may be limited to certain hours, so check local regulations.
For some off-leash play in the water, drive 10 minutes northwest to Ocean Beach where an off-leash dog area on the beach gives your canine companion the opportunity to play in the surf. There is also a grassy area here if the sand becomes too hot for your pup's paws! Be prepared to clean up after your dog in all area greenways.