Where to Go with a Dog in Santa Cruz

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Despite the no-dog policy found at many Santa Cruz beaches, you don’t have to leave your pup at home! Instead, head to one of the many dog parks or grab a treat at a pet-friendly local restaurant. Below you’ll find more info on Mimi de Marta Dog Park, lots of restaurants and a dog-friendly hotel.


Mimi de Marta Dog Park  

In Santa Cruz, you’ll discover four-legged friends galore at the Mimi de Marta Dog Park. Situated along Broadway near Laurel Street, this dog park is completely fenced and pretty popular among visitors. The park’s trees provide nice shade, and water fountains are placed throughout the park. Although it’s not extremely big, this park doesn’t have wood chips- a plus if you’re worried about your dog getting injured from them.


Dog-Friendly Restaurants

After all of that running around at the dog park you and your pup will probably be hungry! Thankfully, Santa Cruz is chock-full of dog-friendly restaurants. Saturn Café serves up lots of fantastic vegetarian and vegan food & will happily provide your dog with a water bowl. Find traditional Hawaiian food at Pono Hawaiian Grill– for you and your dog! An open patio is available for comfortable seating, along with water bowls and dog meals (cooked upon request). The Walnut Avenue Café is another great outdoor eatery, serving some of the best brunch in Santa Cruz. Along with ample seating, Walnut Ave also has a special doggy menu.


Dog-Friendly Hotel in Santa Cruz  

Looking for a hotel in Santa Cruz where you and your pup are welcome? Then spend a night or two at Hotel Solares! Here are some reasons why you should choose Hotel Solares:

  • Hotel Solares is a dog-friendly hotel in Santa Cruz
  • It’s located minutes away from the Boardwalk and downtown Santa Cruz
  • There’s a great dog park just minutes away


Explore Santa Cruz without leaving your furry friend behind! The dog parks and dog-friendly restaurants in Santa Cruz will make your pup feel right at home. And as you plan your trip, don’t forget to book a stay at Hotel Solares, one of the best pet-friendly hotels in Santa Cruz.



Hotel Solares
Characterized by its bright yellow and blue hues, this pet-friendly hotel offers the best of Santa Cruz, located within walking distance of the iconic Boardwalk and downtown scene. 600 Riverside Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95060. 831.458.9660