Santa Clara is in the booming Silicon Valley of California near San Jose, and is most widely known for being home to some of the biggest tech companies in business today. It is home to the San Francisco 49ers and California’s Great American theme park. With all the attractions that Santa Clara has, it is also a great place for your dog too!
Santa Clara has 11 pawsome veterinary hospitals that you can take your dog to for a health screening. To get that energy out though, Santa Clara has a plethora of parks that your dog can have a nice walk around. Head over to some dogtastic places such as Fremont Park which has a rose garden,or Montague Park.
Awesome eateries that encourage you to bring your pup await you in this town! If Fido loves pizza, be sure to stop in at Pizza Chicago and grab a slice! Since the Silicon Valley is a popular place to stop, you won’t have to look to far for a place to spend the night with your pup. Hotels like Madison Street Inn, Quality Inn and Suites Silicon Valley, and Motel 6 Santa Clara are just a few of the places you can bring Fido along to stay with you.
The Reed Street Dog Park is a great spot to take your pup for a fun afternoon out with some off-leash playing. This fenced in dog park is 1.5-acres and has grass, hills for climbing, plenty of water, benches for owners to relax on, and trees to help provide shade. There are two parks to separate large and small breeds, and the park is usually busy during popular times. Make sure to bring your own clean-up bags since the park does not provide them for you. Locals love how friendly everyone and their pups are.
If you and your dog are foodies, then you need to check out the two pawsome eateries in the San Tomas Creek neighborhood that welcome your dog. Hula Dog serves up Hawaiian style hot dogs and has a dog friendly patio that you and your pooch can enjoy together. Mondo Burrito offers tasty Mexican food that you will be dying to try. Their outdoor patio is not only covered, but also 100% dog-friendly. If you need a place to stay in this neighborhood, then the Candlewood Suites Silicon Valley is worth checking out. For a fee, your dog is welcome to spend a relaxing evening with you if he is under 80 pounds.
Central Santa Clara is home to the Santa Clara Central Park, a beautiful 52-acre park that offers 2 playgrounds, athletic fields, and a swimming pool. If you and your pup want to have an afternoon picnic, the park has both BBQs and picnic tables to enjoy a day out. The middle of the park features a pond that is usually frequented with ducks or geese, so make sure your dog doesn’t try to splash in it. Remember to bring plenty of water for your dog to drink and some clean-up bags so nothing gets left behind.
Live Oak Park is a great spot to take your pup if you’re looking for a good picnic spot. While visiting, your dog needs to stay on leash always. The park has plenty of grass for fetch and rolling, plus a playground, restrooms, and picnic area. After a fun afternoon at the park, stop by two of the local dog friendly eateries by Live Oak Park and grab some food with your pup. Yan Can Asian Bistro has a huge outdoor seating area that welcomes your dog to join you. The Prolific Oven serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, plus they have an outdoor patio that welcomes your dog.
The Discovery Dog Park is in this neighborhood in San Jose, about ten minutes away from Santa Clara. The park has redwoods throughout it and features a tall fence that that dogs can’t jump. The park has water fountains for both dogs and dog owners, plenty of shade, and benches for owners to sit on. The park itself is big and not separated by size, so if you’re worried about your small dog running with the big ones, you may want to consider a different park. After a fun day, stop by Poor House Bistro for some tasty food. Poor House Bistro offers Cajun and Creole dishes and has outdoor seating that is dog friendly.