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Dog-Friendly Spots

Load up your four-legged friends to join you in exploring and enjoying the vibrant city of Ventura. Plain and simple, we LOVE dogs (please note caps) and, frankly, we want their vacation to rival yours. Truth is, if you can find a more dog-friendly town, we’ll rub your stomach.

If you’re anything like us, you have a profound appreciation for dogs. So why leave your four-legged friend at home? Ventura is an extremely dog-friendly city where you can experience the beach, as well as various restaurants, with your precious pet.

Relax at the beach or at the park. Surfer’s Point, Marina Park, Harbor Cove beach, Arroyo Verde Park, and Harmon Canyon, all welcome dogs — though please check their websites for specifics (on leash/off leash; where dogs are/aren’t allowed). And thank you for cleaning up after your loved one.

Puppies can chow too

Looking to fetch some lunch with your dog in tow? Many restaurants downtown and at Ventura Harbor Village welcome collared companions. Not only do they welcome them; some — The Parlor and Barrelhouse 101 — have a menu for them. Will they want to share their “Pawlor” Hot Dog out of gratitude? Doubtful.

Plenty of pet-friendly hotels in Ventura. Crowne Plaza, Ventura Beach Marriott, and Four Points by Sheraton all understand what it means to include your pet in your Ventura adventure. And there are so many stores in Downtown Ventura that put out bowls and offer treats that dogs can pretty much eat and drink their way up and down Main Street.

That includes the Ventura Visitors Center where we have a jar chock full of dog treats at the ready. Why wouldn’t we warmly welcome them?

They’re visitors too.

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