a pet-friendly guide to san francisco
There’s a little something for every two- and four-legged visitor to The Golden Gate City. If you’re traveling with pets, check out the places below and you’ll see why it’s easy to leave your heart in San Francisco. Do you have a favorite pet-friendly place in SF? Be sure to share it in the comments!
For the culinary hound: dog-friendly restaurants
4001 Judah Street @ 45th Avenue
Bring your pooch to the porch at Outerlands to enjoy this cozy American-style breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner spot that features favorites like cast-iron grilled cheese.
65A 29th Street
Pull up a rocking chair alongside your best friend and prepare for a southern (read: fried, filling and fabulous) meal that’ll have you howling with delight.
3499 16th Street
Your furry friend will beg for a bite of Millionaire’s Bacon® while you indulge at this much-loved spot for the most favorite of meals (brunch!).
1 Tillman Place
Hop on over for good beer, good times and good friends (including the four-legged variety!) and make yourself at home at this hospitable hot spot.
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2298 Union @ Steiner
A breakfast pizza for you; a biscuit for Fido – dine with your dog outside at this charming bistro and you can enjoy his company while he enjoys a special treat!
For the outdoors-dog: dog parks
Fort Funston Road
Pups put the fun in Fort Funston – explore the hiking trails, dash on the dunes and admire the hang gliders with your best friend.
1199 E Beach
Take in breathtaking views of the Golden Gate Bridge, dip your toes in the Bay and trek on the trail at this historic spot – it was a former military airfield!
Bernal Heights Boulevard
Head up the hill to get a panaromic view of the city and take refuge from the hustle and bustle in this tranquil spot teeming with natural grasses and wildlife.
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Sun and surf abounds at Ocean Beach – dive into the waves and kick up some sand with your canine companion at this wide open piece of paradise.
Fulton Street & Great Highway
Explore San Francisco’s largest and most-treasured park, packed with trails, lakes, gardens and scenery for both two- and four-legged friends to discover.
For the clotheshorse: dog-friendly shopping
3979B 17th Street
Pack up the paws and get a taste of San Francisco in this SF-themed boutique. Sniff out home goods, jewelry and clothing while your best friend buddies up with the store dog, Charlie!
2512 Sacramento Street
The posh-est pooches will get a pampering with the gourmet treats and chic supplies that abound in this pet boutique. Be sure to celebrate your pup’s special day with one of their adorable doggie birthday cakes.
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1590 Bryant Street
Feeling up for adventure? Bring your four-legged partner to any of the six Sports Basement locations for sporting goods and outdoor gear perfect for exploring The Golden State.
1634 Jerrold Ave
Whether you’re honing your green thumb or admiring the horticultural designs, your gardening companion is welcome to smell the roses at this beautiful garden shop.
2150 Polk St
Shop the selection of pet products while your furry friend gets a grooming at this one-stop pet shop. Is your shopping buddy a little unruly? They offer dog training, classes, too!
For the traveling tails: pet-friendly hotels
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495 Jefferson Street
Ahoy, matey! Four-legged skippers of all shapes and sizes can take sail at this nautical-themed hotel in Fisherman’s Wharf – with no size restrictions or extra fees.
500 California Street
This luxurious hotel in the heart of the city is not only a perfect romantic getaway, it’s also an elegant escape for your darling pooch! Pets up to 25 lbs. are welcome.
550 Geary Street
Don’t forget Fido when you stay at the sophisticated Hotel Adagio! Hit the nearby dog parks with all four paws by day, and cozy up to a complimentary doggie bed and treat at night.
450 Powell Street
Stay at this historic hotel and your furry companion will be treated like royalty. The pet-friendly package includes a dog bed, bowls and treats at no extra charge, leaving your best friend feeling like a king.
405 Taylor Street
get the whole kitten-caboodle when you stay at Serrano Hotel with your furry family members. All types of pets will be pampered to the max with bowls, beds and treats.
For the up-for-anythings: other activities
Hop aboard the Blue & Gold Fleet’s one-hour Bay Cruise Adventure with your (leashed) best friend to soak in the scenery, “aaarrrp” with the sea lions and learn more about the city.
701 Cortland Avenue
Get fit with Fido at this pet-friendly gym! While you work out, your dog can romp with new friends in the Dog Lounge or explore the outdoors on the Dog Walk.