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6 Dog Friendly Attractions in Orange County

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If you live in Orange County and you don’t have a dog, well you’re missing out on a lot of great excursions and fun that can be had. But if you do have one, then you know the great weather and beautiful surroundings makes the OC a great place to spend time outdoors with your furry pal.

The activities listed below can find you in a harbor riding around a rented boat with Spot or taking Daisy to a bakery that caters specifically to her canine palette.

Is your pup acting out at home because he’s been cooped up too long? Take him out for a change and traverse down one of the hiking trails in The Irvine Ranch area – i.e. Jeffrey Trail, Quail Hill Preserve, and other great locales.

Huntington Dog Beach

The Huntington Beach dog beach is the place to take your dog to. Dog owners here tend to be very conscious about any waste their dogs may leave behind so don’t worry about any mishaps. Your dog will feel right at home here whether it is on its leash or running free!

Helpful Tip: Go earlier or later in the day as parking can become quite hectic during the peak hours.

Upper Newport Bay Regional Park

This great open space in the heart of Newport Beach is the perfect locale for a long hike, run, or bike ride with your furry pal. The Park is made up of over 1,000 acres of open space that is home to a wide variety of animals such as the Light Footed Clapper Rail, Peregrine Falcon, and many more.

Quail Hill Preserve

The Quail Hill area is, for lack of a better word, unforgettable. From the scenic views to the wildlife, the Quail Hill Preserve even has its very own podcast that will guide you through the trails and teach you more about the sanctuary.

Helpful Tip: Watch out for the rattlesnakes that like to blend into the brush.

Balboa Boat Rentals

Go for a boat ride around Newport Harbor with your trusted companion! Rentals include: Duffy Electric Boats, Kayaks, Paddleboards, and more. Best part, there’s no additional charge to bring your dog along with you.

Irvine Central Bark Dog Park

Need somewhere to take your dog so he can play with his own species? Check out “Central Bark” in Irvine! The location even has a secluded area just for elderly and/or frail dogs.

Helpful Tip: Keep in mind that the park is closed on Wednesdays for maintenance.

Top Dog Barkery

Treat your dog to a decadent meal all to himself! Top Dog Barkery in Newport Beach caters to your dog’s big eyes and appetite with custom created creations with your dog’s health in mind.

The areas above are just a few of the places you and Spot can go to together; there are countless shopping centers and other outdoor areas in Orange County where you can spend your mornings, afternoons, and evenings.

Finding an apartment that accepts pets can be a bit of a daunting task if you don’t know where to look, but we have made your search easier by compiling a list of dog friendly apartments in Orange County!