Start your day at Sit Stay Cafe, a Downtown Huntington Beach favorite that loves canines and coffee alike. Conveniently located about one mile from Dog Beach at 11th and Orange streets, the cozy cafe invites dogs and their owners to enjoy the front patio. Sip a hot cup o' joe and fill up on a breakfast sandwich while your pup sips from complimentary water bowls and nibbles on courtesy treats. If you're visiting around the holidays, "Santa Paws" traditionally makes an appearance in early December.
Romp through the surf at Huntington Dog Beach, a sandy pooch's paradise. This stretch of beach spans 1.5 miles along Huntington City Beach between Seapoint and Goldenwest streets. Canines gallop freely along the water's edge, fetching frisbees and giving chase to new friends. Waterdogs paddle out with swimmers and surfers.
Nestled inside Huntington Beach Central Park along Goldenwest Street, Park Bench Cafe reigns supreme as the best dog-friendly restaurant in town. It not only features abundant outdoor seating and complimentary water bowls, it also serves up an entire "Canine Cuisine" menu of sweet and savory treats. Order up the Hound Dog Heaven (juicy ground beef) or the Wrangler Roundup (lean ground turkey) for that doggy on a diet, plus a Peanut Butter Puppy for good measure.
Hit the dirt at Huntington Central Dog Park, situated on the edge of Huntington Beach Central Park at Edwards Street and Talbert Avenue. With separate dog runs for large and small pups, the fenced-in space offers something for every wagging tail, including donated balls, water stations, agility obstacles, artfully painted benches, and plenty of space to run wild. Before or after, leash your canine companion and stroll the various trails weaving through the rest of the picturesque park.
Perched at the corner of Main Street and Pacific Coast Highway, Fred's Mexican Cafe hosts "Doggie Date Night" every Monday from 6 pm to midnight on the patio - with a stunning view of the pier and Pacific Ocean. With your purchase of an entree, your pup scores a complimentary dinner, including generous bowls of kibble and water. Any other day of the week, walk a few quick blocks up Main Street to Pizza Lounge, lauded for its artisan pizzas, craft beer selection, and dog-friendly front patio.
There's always room for dessert - especially if you've got four legs and a tail. Walk off dinner and grab something sweet at Pacific City's Top Dog Barkery, serving up doggie treats like personalized cakes and pastries. Relax and recap your "pawfect" day at Zimzala, Kimpton Shorebreak Hotel's mellow restaurant and bar, which welcomes pups on its patio and comes complete with a dedicated "Four Legged Children" menu.
Waterfront Beach Resort, a Hilton Hotel
Thanks to the Hilton's pet-friendly program, "Wag It At The Waterfront" provides care packages, recognition by name on their "Doggie Reader Board," pet beds, feeding bowls, treats, cleanup bags, petsitting services, and even a pet room service menu. A pet fee for dogs and cats applies.
Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa
Dogs weighing 50 pounds or less are welcome in designated pet-friendly rooms for an extra fee at the Hyatt Regency. Amenities include food and water bowls, a pet pillow, and dog treats available for purchase.
Paséa Hotel & Spa
Upon entering Paséa, your pup will be welcomed by Moonshine, French Bulldog Pet Concierge, who can tell you all about the hotel's dog amenities, like luxurious pet beds and food and water bowls - available for a nominal fee - along with free pet cleanup bags. Dogs weighing 50 pounds or less are welcome for an additional fee per stay.