Find tons of fun for Fido!
Thinking about taking a trip, but don’t want to leave your four-legged friend at home? There are plenty of dog-friendly destinations to create the perfect vacation that you and your furry BFF will be sure to enjoy! Here’s the perfect itinerary for a weekend with Fido in Ventura County Coast.
Choose where to stay! Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach is a dog-friendly hotel; pups of any size are welcome for an additional $75 fee. Be sure to call before booking to make sure a pet-friendly room is available. Located steps away from the beach and just minutes from Ventura Pier and the downtown area, Crowne Plaza is the ideal spot. Bring your dog to the beach for a day of play; leashes are required, so add one to your packing list.
Eat and Play!
Ready to chow down and explore? Take the free trolley from your hotel for a short ride to Ventura Harbor Village. Grab lunch at The Parlor, a vintage-themed restaurant featuring a 1940s-style soda fountain, burgers, hot dogs, and more! They even have a “Paw-lor” menu with dishes made just for dogs.
Dogs will enjoy a stroll down the Promenade, which has plenty of doggie bag stations, a grassy lawn area, and a water fountain and photo booth designed just for them! If you’re feeling a little adventurous, go for a ride on the water. You can rent an electric boat, pedal boats, kayaks, and standup paddle boards from Ventura Boat Rentals. There are also several shops, including art galleries, boutiques, and gift shops to browse.
Is it time for a pick-me-up? Take the trolley back toward your hotel to Downtown Ventura and stop by Palermo Coffee for delicious coffee, tea, gelato, pastries, chocolates, and gourmet dog treats! Take a moment to relax and eat your treats outside on the dog-friendly patio.
Coffee not your thing? No problem. On the same street, you’ll find Anacapa Brewing Co., a craft brewery that also serves great food. There is dog-friendly outdoor seating so you won’t have to worry about not having a drinking buddy!
If your stomachs are still rumbling, grab a bite at Barrel House 101. Humans and dogs alike are welcome to dine on the patio and enjoy burgers, sandwiches, salads, tacos, and drinks from their selection of 101 draft beers.
Good morning! Food? Who said food?! Head over to Noah’s New York Bagels in Ventura and try one of their amazing freshly baked bagels. They offer water bowls for furry friends and even serve doggie bagels.
About a 20-minute drive from Crowne Plaza, Camarillo Grove Dog Park is an enclosed dog park open from 7:00 a.m. to dusk. It features lots of shaded areas and a doggie drinking fountain. Dogs are allowed off-leash in the enclosed dog park. There are great trails throughout the park as well.
Watch the planes fly in and out while you enjoy lunch at The Waypoint Cafe at the Camarillo Airport. With plenty to see from the dog-friendly patio, it’s a fun experience that’s worth the wait!
Check out the Camarillo Premium Outlets featuring 160 shops and services. The outlet mall offers a wide variety of shopping opportunities and dining. It is dog-friendly as long as dogs remain on a leash.
Located in the beautiful Channel Islands Harbor, The Waterside Restaurant and Wine Bar is the perfect spot to end your trip. It serves the freshest ingredients sourced locally from Ventura County vendors and offers spectacular views of the harbor.