Pet-Friendly Travel in Monterey County
Monterey, California is one of the most pet-friendly travel destinations to vacation with your furry friends. Don’t leave your pets behind on your next getaway! Read about all the top pet-friendly activities and attractions right here in Monterey County.
Portola Hotel & Spa
At the Portola Hotel & Spa, we know how important it is for each member of your family to enjoy a getaway together. We offer pet-friendly accommodations including on-site dining where your pets are welcome on our outdoor patio. Jacks Monterey and Peter B’s Brewpub, our on-site restaurants, also offer a dog menu so your pet can enjoy a meal with you.
A a tired pup enjoying our pet-friendly accommodations
Carmel-by-the-Sea, Monterey’s neighboring town is known as the #1 Dog-Friendly Town in America. Many Carmel businesses readily welcome dogs and even have dog amenities like water bowls, biodegradable bags, and dog biscuits. Take your dog shopping in the downtown area, then let them join you for dinner at one of the many pet-friendly restaurants.
Monterey County has a few dog-friendly beaches where you can take your furry friends for a walk. Del Monte Beach, Asilomar State Beach, and Carmel Beach are just a few great options in the area. Be sure to also check out the Monterey Rec Trail, where you can bring your dog for a scenic walk and enjoy some other popular beaches along the way.
A Portola Pup at Del Monte Beach
Monterey Bay Whale Watch
Bring your dog to see some of the most fascinating creatures of the sea with Monterey Bay Whale Watch. Well-behaved dogs are allowed onboard, so you and your pet will both get to go on an adventure in the Monterey Bay.
Mad Dogs & Englishmen Bike Shop
Enjoy a bike ride with your dog at Mad Dogs & Englishmen Bike Shop. Rent a bike with a sidecar, trailer, or dog basket, and have your pets feel the wind in their fur as you take a ride down the coast. Next time you bring your dog to Monterey, enjoy this Mad Dogs & Englishmen’s special discount for our readers! Receive 20% off your bike rental fee with code “portolapups” when you bring your dog on a bike ride. (Coupon code excludes holidays and holiday weekends. Expires Sep 30, 2022).
Dogs enjoying a coastal bike ride from Mad Dogs & Englishmen
Photo: Mad Dogs & Englishmen
Del Monte Shopping Center
Bring your shopping buddy with you to the Del Monte Shopping Center in Monterey. This beautiful, dog-friendly, outdoor mall has many popular retailers such as the Apple Store, Macy’s, Sephora, GAP, and Pottery Barn. It’s a great place to visit for a relaxed afternoon.