It’s nice to have time to yourself while traveling. No one to bother you. No one to ask you pesky questions about your future goals. Just you and your own thoughts. But hey, it doesn’t hurt to have a friend along for the journey. A friend who never disagrees with you and thinks the universe revolves around you. One who can melt your heart with a stare from those puppy-dog eyes. And when you’re ready to take a trip, northern California’s most beloved city is perfect for the two of you. Go for a walk through Fisherman’s Wharf where the seals bark louder than your pooch and then ride the cables throughout town. Our dog friendly hotels in San Francisco like the Hotel Zephyr will be a safe haven to unwind after a long day running around the “City by the Bay.”
Can you swim in San Francisco Bay?
Yes, you can swim in San Francisco Bay and bring the dog. Don a pair of swimming trunks and make your way down to Aquatic Park Historic District and set up your beach camp in the sand. When you’re ready to get wet, wander into the man-made lagoon where you’ll be able to swim in the cool water alongside a steel-hulled full rigged ship called the Balclutha. Go for a few laps and let any stress you have drift away with the current.
It’s easy to swim around a man-made, protected lagoon. The water is calm and the current is minimal. But if you’re feeling extremely adventurous in the sense that you feel like freestyling in the open water of the bay, there are ways. There are a number of swim clubs located throughout the city that host Alcatraz swims year-round and they offer you a great way to test yourself against forces of Mother Nature. Two of the best known swims are put on by the Dolphin Club and the South End Rowing Club. When you finally emerge from the chilly waters, what’s better than curling up with Spot back at one of our pet friendly hotels in San Francisco?
Any advice on how to ride the trolley in San Francisco and is it pet-friendly?
The only way to ride the trolley in San Francisco is to get a pass and board one of the most iconic forms of public transportation—and yes, they are pet friendly. There are three different cable car lines you can take around the city:
- The Powell-Hyde Line: Start on Market Street with a stop in Union Square. The Powell-Hyde takes you through the Russian Hill neighborhood and passes at the top of the topsy-turvy Lombard Street.
- The Powell Mason Line: This runs through the North Beach neighborhood and passes at the bottom of Lombard Street. Plenty of photo opportunities abound.
- The California-Van Ness Line: The third line runs east to west from the Financial District and cruises through Nob Hill. Hop off at the California Street stop and check out the Cable Car Museum.
Do you know what would make your trip to The Paris of the West that much better? Bringing along your most-trusted four-legged friend. Travelocity’s great selection of San Francisco pet friendly hotels like the Handlery Union Square are more than suitable to keep you and your best friend cozy and comfortable. Just make sure you wear some flowers in your hair…or fur.