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May 28, 2013

Carmel is the Ultimate Pet Travel Destination

Labrador at Carmel Beach

No, that’s not my Maya in the photo above. I wish it was. I think she’d really like to visit the beach in Carmel, California. I bet your dog would too. Carmel, California was voted Best City for Pet Travelers by‘s readers in 2013. Here’s why.

Check out how much fun these dogs (and people) are having at Carmel City Beach where dogs are allowed off-leash.

Garland Ranch Regional Park looks like a great place to take a nature walk. Check out this video of a beautiful dog named Lilly at Garland Ranch Regional Park.

Didn’t get in enough walking? Take your dog on a two hour walking tour through gardens, cottages, and more with the Carmel Walks walking tour.

There are also a lot of fun places to shop in Carmel. Several shops at the Carmel Village shopping area along Ocean Avenue are pet friendly. The PortaBella restaurant has a dog friendly outdoor patio on Ocean Avenue. There are a number of other restaurants in Carmel that have dog friendly outdoor patios, such as Cafe Stravaganza, Forge in the Forest, Plaza Linda, and Flaherty’s Seafood Grill and Oyster Bar.

After all that walking, relax with a nice glass of wine at Taste Morgan.  This is a winery where well-behaved leashed dogs are welcome.

Oh, we forgot to mention pet friendly accommodations. There are a number of them in Carmel, California. The Lodge at Pebble Beach is the only pet friendly accommodation we found on that doesn’t charge any additional pet fees.

I don’t think I’ve covered everything there is to do with your dog in Carmel. If you want to know more, check out and If you’ve already been to Carmel with your dog, tell us about it. Or tell us your favorite pet travel destination. Don’t forget, wherever you travel, be sure your best friend travels safe.



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4 Responses to “Pet Travel Destination Tuesday – Carmel, California”

  1. Flea:

    CA is so progressive. Looks beautiful!

  2. snoopy@snoopysdogblog:

    Hi Guys,

    Carmel is really close to where I live and I love to go there – can totally vouch for it! I like to eat at Forge in the Forest, they have a special dog menu and it’s very reasonable and yummy!

    I would advise though to allow plenty of time if you visit as it takes a long while to walk around because everyone is SO dog friendly they all like to stop and say hello, which I love! The last time Dad had to leave Mum and I whilst he went and moved the car cos he didn’t think we’d make it back before the clock ran out as it was taking so long to get anywhere – 🙂

    Have fun when you visit,

    Your pal Snoopy 🙂

  3. SephiAndMaya:

    Thanks, Snoopy! I had no idea you were so close to Carmel. That’s pawsome! 🙂

  4. Amy@GoPetFriendly:

    Snoopy is one lucky dog to live so close to Carmel – it’s a super place for pets to go!