Where To Take Your Dog In San Francisco
San Francisco is a great city for dog owners, with dozens of off-leash dog parks and other dog-friendly attractions. Some of the best places to bring your dog in San Francisco include:
Baker Beach: Only about a mile south of the Golden Gate Bridge, Baker Beach has a wonderful view of the landmark. Dogs must be leashed south of Lobos Creek, but can be off-leash north of the creek.
Bernal Heights Park: The Bernal Heights Dog Park is located on top of Bernal Hill. The park was once a rock quarry but is now 39 acres of open fields and trails. Dog-owners can hike with their dogs or relax on a bench and enjoy a beautiful panoramic view of the city.
Buena Vista Park: Located between Haight Street and Buena Vista Ave, Buena Vista Park is the oldest park in San Francisco. Although the area was originally a barren hill, after a tree planting effort in the late 1800’s, it is now one of the most densely wooded areas in the city. The park has little open spaces, but is great for hiking with your dog.
Golden Gate Park: Golden Gate Park is San Francisco’s largest and most popular park. It attracts people of all interests, and although most areas of the park are on-leash, there are four off-leash dog runs. With over a thousand acres, Golden Gate Park is an iconic location in San Francisco and a great place for dog owners who are willing to keep their dog leashed.
Mission Dolores Park: Founded in 1905 in the Mission District, Mission Dolores is one of the oldest parks in the city. The park consists of open grassy fields where your dog can run off-leash, and the view of the San Francisco skyline is unbeatable.