North Panhandle and the greater San Francisco area both have mild climates. This means it usually is never freezing cold or sweltering hot and you are more likely to experience mild temperatures with a light breeze coming off the Pacific Ocean. It does get quite chilly in the evenings, so be sure to pack a sweater or jacket before setting off on a walk if you need to.
As a small neighborhood, North Panhandle is bordered by Turk Street and Fulton Street to the north, Divisadero Street to the east, Fell Street and Panhandle Park to the south, and Stanyan Street and Golden Gate Park to the west. Masonic Avenue is another major roadway and pedestrians may wish to avoid this more high-trafficked area as fast-moving, noisy cars may spook a pup that is particularly sensitive to sound and movement. Stick to residential sidewalks for a calmer walking experience.
Panhandle Park, however, connects directly to Golden Gate Park which is one of the largest greenways in downtown San Francisco. Golden Gate Park is home to multiple different sports fields and facilities, a botanical garden, playgrounds, a Japanese tea garden, and general recreation areas. There are also four off-leash areas in Golden Gate Park, one of which is only half a mile away from the North Panhandle neighborhood. Outside of these areas, remember to be courteous to other locals and visitors and keep your pup tethered on their leash to avoid wandering where they shouldn't be.