If you are in the throes of planning a getaway to Napa Valley, there is no need to worry about what to do with your canine best friend. Bringing your pooch on vacation reduces the worry of what to do with your dog while away. Planning a trip with a dog in mind means you need to do your homework. Choose a destination with plenty of dog friendly activities - St. Helena perfectly fits the bill.
Napa Valley welcomes your four legged friends with open arms. From dog friendly restaurants and wineries to pet accommodating hotels. Both you and your dog will have a fun and relaxing vacation.
Your road trip from San Francsico to St. Helena could be a quick one hour and twenty minutes (65 miles), but it would be a shame not to take the slow route. Especially with a dog in the car, you’ll want to make frequent stops. The first leg of your journey begins on Route 1 aka the Pacific Coast Highway. Drive over the incredible Golden Gate Bridge, then make your first slight detour to the west to the . Dogs are allowed here, so it’s a good place for everyone (humans and animals) to stretch their legs.
You will eventually hit State Route 29, the gateway into Napa Valley. The scenery will change to rows and rows of grape crops - famous Napa Valley Vineyards. Stop at the for a quick bathroom break and run. Then make some pit stops at a few dog friendly wineries between Napa and St. Helena. , , and all allow dogs.