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Costa Mesa, CA, USA

Pet-Friendly Hotels in Costa Mesa

Costa Mesa is pet friendly! A variety of Costa Mesa hotels are ready to welcome you and your furry friend to stay in Costa Mesa. Please check with the hotel prior to your arrival for information on their pet policy.

 

Pet-Friendly Activities in Orange County

Take a look at our Costa Mesa Parks section to see all the great places you can take your pet, including the Costa Mesa Bark Park!

You can also explore Costa Mesa’s Fairview Park and Talbert Regional Park. Both parks are great natural preserves, showcasing Southern California’s natural habitat on several acres of serene trails. Just a few miles over is 10.5 miles of trail at Upper Newport Bay, where your pet can walk along the water.

Take a short drive to the coast from Costa Mesa to experience Huntington Dog Beach, one of the only dog beaches in Southern California. Pet owners regularly meet up to help their dogs make new friends, or meet dog owners of the same breed for annual meet-ups like Corgi Beach Day and Aussie Beach Day.

Pet-Friendly Shopping in Costa Mesa

Exercise isn’t the only pet-friendly activity in Costa Mesa. Your pet is welcome to join you at several shopping centers around Costa Mesa, including The LAB, The CAMP and SOCO and The OC Mix. All three outdoor shopping centers offer several unique boutiques and restaurants with pet-friendly patios.

Pet-Friendly Dining in Costa Mesa

With more than 150 restaurants, Costa Mesa is a foodie’s paradise. If you’re bringing your pet along, there are several of pet-friendly restaurants to be found around town. Try out patio dining at Old Vine Café, Taco Asylum, 2145 Pizza, Rooster Café, Mendocino Farms or The Crack Shack, to name a few.

For casual bites and drinks, try out Gunwhale Ales, the Wine Lab, Vitaly Caffé, Sidecar Doughnuts, George's Cafe at Segerstrom Center for the Arts or the Westin Lounge patio, all of which have outdoor space for your pet.

10 Tips for traveling with your pet

 

1) Do a trial run – before heading out, try taking some short drives with your pet to see how he or she responds.
2) Pack the essentials – leashes, water bowl, Fido’s favorite bed or blanket and toy
3) Research nearby vet clinics, just in case!
4) Traveling is a great way to explore, but it can sometimes be stressful for pets. Make sure they get plenty of exercise during the day to reduce anxiety and give you some extra R&R.
5) Find the designated potty area – ask at check in where the designated potty area is to make sure you’re ready when nature calls.
6) Need a break? There’s always doggy day care!
7) Research which parks and hiking trails are dog friendly in advance of your trip.
8) Make sure to pack plenty of your pet's regular food
9) Research pet-friendly restaurants or call ahead to make sure your pet is invited
10) We know you’re on vacation to get away from your daily routine, but try to stick to your pet’s!

 

 
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