As the San Francisco Bay Area continues to move forward in the reopening process, the safety and security of our residents and visitors remain our top priority. As a destination, we understand the importance of following sanitation and safety protocols, and we all have been working extremely hard in order to reach these goals. Learn more about the latest reopening updates in San Mateo County and Palo Alto.

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Pet-Friendly in San Mateo County & Silicon Valley

Dog-Friendly restaurants, hotels and more!

Whether you are looking for fun things to do with your dog, or places to stay with a pet, traveling with a companion animal can be an exciting adventure here in San Mateo County and Silicon Valley. Our destination is extremely pet and dog friendly, from our beaches and parks to restaurants and hotels - you will find lots of great things to do and places to stay with your pet here!


From hip and sophisticated dog-friendly hotels, like the Four Seasons Silicon Valley, to the quaint Half Moon Bay pet-loving cottages and hotels, there is no shortage of great places to stay with a pet in San Mateo County and Silicon Valley. In the heart of Silicon Valley, pet-friendly hotels in Palo Alto such as the Crowne Plaza Palo Alto, allows you to stay with your cat or dog, or you may also consider the gorgeous Dinah’s Garden Hotel, and enjoy a special getaway with your pet. Meanwhile, pet-friendly hotels in Half Moon Bay include the luxurious, Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay offers pet-friendly perks, and they donate a portion of the pet deposit to our local animal shelter too! To see all of our Pet-Friendly places to stay, click here.

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With so many amazing dog-friendly restaurants in San Mateo County and Silicon Valley, it’s hard to make a choice! If you are looking for dog-friendly restaurants in Half Moon Bay with ocean views, try the Half Moon Bay Brewing Co, Miramar Beach Restaurant, or Sam’s Chowder House. Or head over to Moss Beach Distillery and enjoy a fun evening with your furry friend out on their dog-friendly patio. If you are near SFO International Airport, you must try 7 Mile House, who was voted “Best Dog-Friendly Restaurant” by SF Weekly - by the way, you can also host doggie birthday parties there too! Our destination also has unlimited options for pet-friendly wineries, breweries, and distilleries. Ghostwood Beer Co. and Freewheel Brewing are both great dog-friendly options in Redwood City, or you can visit the spectacular pet-friendly mid-peninsula wine trail featuring wineries such as Russian Ridge Winery and Flying Suitcase Wines, where you can walk with your pooch from winery to winery! If you are in Pacifica, be sure to bring Fido to Tripp Distillery and you will get a free shot of booze when you bring your dog.

Enjoying a beer with your dogs at Moss Beach Distillery's dog friendly patio

Photo by Moss Beach Distillery


With 60 miles of coastline and beach and 30 miles of bayshore, your dog will be in heaven hiking or walking one of our many pet-friendly outdoor areas. A few noteworthy trails to check out are Arastradero Creek Loop located in Palo Alto, Devil’s Slide Trail located in Pacifica, and Pulgas Ridge Reserve in Redwood City. You may also go on a hike and let your dog swim at Waterdog Lake, then grab a bite to eat at Waterdog Tavern and soak up some sunshine on their pet-friendly garden patio. If you are heading to the beach, make sure to grab the leash and bring your pooch, they will love you for it!

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Our Pet-Friendly Guide offers information on places to visit with your furry friend. From restaurants and hotels to dog-friendly parks and beaches, you'll find it all!

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