The Best Dog Friendly Santa Barbara Activities

These days, there’s no need to leave your dog behind when you go on vacation. Santa Barbara is a wonderful place to explore–whether you have four legs or two! Take your pup to enjoy the best dog friendly Santa Barbara activities and make their vacation as memorable as yours is!

Arroyo Burro Beach

If you’re in Santa Barbara, you need to take the time to visit the beach. And that shouldn’t have to change just because you have your dog with you! At Arroyo Burro Beach (also known as Hendry’s Beach), your dogs can run leash-free to enjoy the sand and waves. You can visit SB’s beautiful beaches–it’s only fair that your dog can, too!

Outdoor dining

Many places in Santa Barbara have dog friendly outdoor dining. Take your pup along for dinner and let them people watch while you enjoy a delicious meal. You can see a list of dog friendly Santa Barbara restaurants here.

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden

The Santa Barbara Botanic Gardens have something for humans and canines alike! You can stroll through the garden and enjoy the beautiful flowers and your dog will enjoy all the new scents. With plenty of native California plants, the botanic garden is a beautiful place to visit.

Santa Barbara Waterfront trail

This popular Santa Barbara trail is perfect for exploring with your pooch! All dogs must be kept on-leash while on this 4.8 mile out and back trail. This paved trail offers views of Leadbetter Beach, the Santa Barbara Harbor, plenty of wildlife, and the Bird Refuge.

Pet friendly hotel

If you’re exploring Santa Barbara alongside your canine companion, a dog friendly place to stay is a must! Marina Beach Motel welcomes you and your dogs to Santa Barbara with our pet friendly property. Relax in our comfortable rooms where your dog can stay at your side. View our amenities here and our pet policy here. For booking info, check here. We’re the perfect home base for whatever your vacation plans entail!

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