While the Bay Area offers boundless ways to spend quality time with your favorite four-legged friend, look beyond the bay for great day trips and fun in the California sun with your pup. Everything from a float down the river to wine tasting with the pooch is within just a few hours’ drive from home. Pack up the dog, a leash, poo baggies and a water bowl to head out of the bay for some fantastic fun with Fido.
Any traveler would be hard pressed to find another California city with such history, scenic beauty and romantic mythology. It’s all just a tank of gas away. Enjoy the stunning Monterey Bay Aquarium, eat at the restaurant locals wish you didn’t know about, and be sure to stop and snag a parting gift from the perfumer to the stars on this awesome one-tank trip to Monterey.