Pets deserve luxury, too!
PET FRIENDLY HOTELS
With pet-friendly hotels and resorts that offer outstanding facilities and amenities such as special menus, in-room massages, welcome gifts and chew toys for your pets coming up all over the USA, you don’t need to leave your pets behind the next time you plan to hit the road. This list introduces you to the best pet-friendly hotels in Orange County.
Ritz Carlton, Laguna Niguel
Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel is one of the best options for pet owners. It offers a pet-friendly first floor that allows up to two pets in each room. Your canine friends enjoy amenities such as chew toys, a special doggie menu, dog waste bags, a hand-painted water dish and a plush doggie bed. The hotel also hosts monthly pet events such as the Cocktail Hour where guests are allowed to come with their pets and wine and dine with each other.
Hilton Orange County, Costa Mesa
This pet-friendly hotel is located in the heart of Orange County and is known for its award-winning restaurant, upscale interiors, excellent services and refreshing amenities as well as complimentary add-ons such as transfers from the John Wayne Airport. Hilton Orange County offers a special package for pet owners that lets them stay in luxe hotel rooms while treating their pets to special amenities.
Casa Laguna Inn & Spa, Laguna Beach
Casa Laguna Inn & Spa operates as a family-style resort that is perfect for the entire family, including your furry friends. Built on a terraced hillside, Casa Laguna presents a romantic vibe and relaxed ambiance that lets you get away from all the hustle-bustle for a stress-free getaway. The hotel is dog-friendly and each room can host up to two dogs (maximum 40 lbs each). Each dog also gets a pet welcome kit that includes special treats, chew toys, local pet information and a water bowl.
Holiday Inn, San Clemente
Overlooking the breathtaking Pacific Ocean, Holiday Inn San Clemente is a full-service hotel located within walking distance from the San Clemente Farmers Market and the 300+ stores and restaurants that occupy the area. Apart from offering guests a luxurious haven, Holiday Inn San Clemente also offers an oasis for your pets. And there are no pet weight restrictions.
Shorebreak Hotel, Huntington Beach
Shorebreak Hotel feels like a beach house that has a sense of style. It presents a surf-inspired décor that truly sets the tone for one of the best beach getaways of your life. Located steps away from the shoreline, the hotel is a perfect place to enjoy a laid-back holiday with your furry friends. It allows guests to bring along up to two pets of any size for no additional fee. Each room at the hotel is pet-friendly. Apart from surfing, playing volleyball or sunbathing, one can also hit the shops and restaurants of Main Street, located within walking distance from the hotel.
WALKING TRAILS FOR PETS
OC might be most famous for its sports teams, natural beauty and roller coaster rides, but we are also home to excellent walking trails and parklands that offer humans, as well as their pets, the perfect retreats to spend some valuable time with each other. Orange County boasts of some of the best dog-walking trails in the country and all pet owners are invited to explore the great outdoors with their pets. Here are some of the top walking trails for pets in Orange County.
Laguna Beach Dog Park, Laguna Beach
The historic Laguna Canyon hosts a beautiful wilderness preserve that beckons dogs and their owners. Leash laws are strict, so your pets might have to relinquish some of their freedom, but the route is always exciting enough to keep them entertained. And when your pets start feeling constrained, let them run free in the dog park located nearby.
Huntington Beach Trail, Huntington Beach
The Huntington Beach Trail stretches for three miles between Bolsa Chica and the Huntington State Beach. It offers well-maintained pathways that present a lengthy exercise for dog owners and their pets. Dogs are allowed on multi-use trails only, so you might have to contend with bikers, hikers and other walkers as well. A word of advice: dogs are not permitted in the beaches at any time and must be kept under a leash at all times.
Irvine Regional Park, Irvine
Some of the most recognizable parklands in Irvine are also its most welcoming ones for your pets. Irvine Regional Park offers an ideal setting for a walk with your dogs. The park is home to an abundance of wildlife together with miles of equestrian trails, making it an ideal option for nature lovers as well. Note: dogs must be kept on a leash at all times in all areas of the park.
Corona Del Mar State Beach, Corona Del Mar
Corona Del Mar is home to one of the most breathtaking dog walking areas in Orange Country. Dogs are allowed on the state beach between 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM, provided that the owners restrain their dogs and keep them well behaved on a leash.
Yorba Regional Park, Anaheim
Anaheim isn’t just about roller coasters, exotic parks and fantasylands for your kids. It is also home to exciting adventures for your pets. Located in the heart of Orange County, Yorba Regional Park is the perfect place to visit with your dogs. The park is full of all kinds of trails that are used by cyclists and pedestrians and can also be used by dog walkers, provided that their canine friends are always kept on a leash.
San Diego Creek Trail, Irvine
San Diego Creek Trail is considered to be the heart and soul of Irvine’s extensive network of bike lanes and trails. It starts in Newport Beach and ends near the junction of Route 133 and Interstate 405. The trail is home to a number of parks and pathways and a multi-use trail that can be used by dog owners and nature lovers. Many of the city’s shorter trails also cross the San Diego Creek Trail at some point, making it possible to create all kinds of loop trips.