Eat. Play. Stay. Dog-Friendly Attractions in Ventura County Coast

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.

Day 1

Stay!

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.

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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!

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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.

Day 2

Eat!

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.

Play!

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.

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Eat!

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!

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Shop!

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.

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Eat!

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.

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Visit these regions of Ventura County Coast

Camarillo
Oxnard
Ventura
Port Hueneme
Channel Islands National Park

Regions

Ventura County Coast

Ventura County Coast is a string of four communities that radiate warmth from welcoming people and California sunshine. The region embodies the casual and active spirit of classic, where the seafood is fresh, the beer is handcrafted and the weather is the kind you dream about. Spend the day exploring miles of beaches, incredible harbors or lush green golf courses. Hop on a boat for a day trip to the Channel Islands National Park, where you can see breathtaking views of the Southern California coastline. With a bustling culture, high end and vintage shopping, a lively culinary spirit and beautiful outdoor experiences, Ventura County Coast calls on every visitor to find their vibe. From hiking and biking to sailing and snorkeling, from shopping and dining to just plain relaxing, Ventura County Coast will fill your days with a lifetime of memories.

Camarillo

Camarillo

An hour north of Los Angeles, Camarillo is nestled at the base of the Conejo foothills surrounded by verdant green fields and cool ocean breezes. With more than 300 days of sunshine a year, enjoy Camarillo alfresco. From outdoor shopping and concerts, to delicious dining and fun events, Camarillo has it all. With small town charm and a rich history, it is the place for romantic weddings and corporate venues. Visit the historical sites and museums during the day, and walk along Old Town for dinner and drinks at night. A great getaway for everyone, Camarillo is the ideal place to Come for the Sun, Stay for the Fun.

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Oxnard

Oxnard

Rally your tribe and head for the Central Coast. California cool, panorama-perfect, culturally authentic and vibrant beyond measure. Oxnard is home to miles of pristine white sand beaches, electric nightlife, some of the best taquerias in the state, historic Victorian era architecture, the California Strawberry Festival, and an expansively picturesque harbor that serves as the closest access point to the Channel Islands National Park. Just sixty miles northwest of LAX and in close proximity to Santa Barbara and other major destinations, Oxnard is one of California’s best kept secrets.

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Ventura

Ventura

A place that embodies a casual soul and unexpected allure, Ventura is a vibrant town that checks stress and pretense at the door.  Its artistic culture, enduring history and privileged locale is crazy-inviting, very much alive, and refreshingly human.

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Port Hueneme

Port Hueneme

Just sixty miles northwest of Los Angeles, in the heart of the Central Coast, you’ll find Port Hueneme, the friendly city by the sea. Port Hueneme is the place for travelers looking to dig their toes in the sand, take a long walk, drop a fishing line off the pier or just kick back and relax. With walking and biking trails winding throughout the city and a perfect climate almost year round, you can revive your soul in Hueneme.

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Channel Islands National Park

Channel Islands National Park

Channel Islands National Park is an American national park that consists of five of the eight Channel Islands off the coast of the U.S. state of California, in the Pacific Ocean.

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