Settled between the beautiful hills of Northern California, Tracy may seem like an odd place to stop for some dog-friendly fun, but trust us when we say it is a great place to visit. Originally populated by the Yakuts tribe, Tracy helped build the Central Pacific Railroad in the mid-1900s. Tracy soon became popular with the agriculture business which gave working dogs a job on all the farms nestled inside of it.
With 13 veterinary hospitals, your dog will have many options to choose the vet he likes to see. If you are from out of town and looking for a nice place to stay with Fido then look no further then Motel 6 Tracy, Ecoco Lodge Tracy, or Best Western Luxury Inn. All three hotels welcome your dog and are close to down town and restaurants you can bring your dog to.
Tracy is filled with numerous parks that your dog can explore, like Kenner Park which is perfect for a nice game of fetch or Hastie Park which has a great walking trail. If these two parks aren’t your cup of tea you are in luck since Tracy has at least 20 parks that you and your pup can visit.
If you’re looking for a pawsome place to let Fido run around off-leash, then look no further than the El Pescadero Dog Park. The park has a mixture of grass and wood chips, perfect for fetch and running, plus it offers clean-up bags, benches for relaxing, and water fountains to help keep your dog hydrated. El Pescadero Dog Park also has agility equipment that your dog is more than welcome to use and let out some extra energy. The park is divided into two sections, one for small and one for large dogs, and the large dog park has more than enough room for fetching and long-distance running.
Lincoln Park is a great spot to take Fido for a game of fetch or a nice walk. The park is a great size so your dog won’t feel crowded and has plenty of grass for activities. There are restrooms available, plus a splash yard and a playground. The park also has a plethora of events, like concerts in the park, that the two of you can enjoy. If walking is more your pup's style, there is an asphalt path surrounding the park. Water is available here to stay hydrated. The park is across the street from a high school, so it may get busy with cars and kids during the school time.
If you and your pup are walking around Downtown Tracy and get a rumble in your tummy, be sure to stop by Delta Brews. Delta Brews is a craft brewery that focuses on local beer, but also serves other beers from the US. Besides beer, they have live music on some nights. Their outdoor patio is small, but welcomes your dog to join you for a good beer and great time, regardless of his size. If you would rather grab a cup of joe, then check out Barista which has a dog-friendly patio and serves great coffee.
Powers Park is a beautiful park to let Fido explore. The park has a walking path throughout it with picnic areas to stop and grab a bite to eat, or benches to rest on. There are plenty of beautiful trees to help provide shade and some water fountains to grab some water for your dog. There are two closed in tennis courts and even a pool at this park, so it does get busy at times. One cool feature is the giant train that sits in the middle of the park which is perfect for snap a cool photo of your dog while you’re visiting.
Ten minutes out of Tracy is Lathrop which is home to the Lathrop Dog Park. This dogtastic dog park has two separate sections, a small one for dogs under 25 pounds and a larger one for dogs over 25 pounds. Both areas have benches to sit on, water fountains, and clean-up bags. The large dog park is big enough for fetch, and has some agility equipment. Both areas have grass, but be careful at the large park since it does slant downhill and has rocks. The dog park is on the levee of the Delta, and if your dog doesn’t feel social, you can leave the park and easily walk on the levee instead.