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How Dog Friendly is Ventura? 🐶💛

location_onVentura Beach, Ventura, CA
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Ventura Beach

4.7 star(497 Google reviews)
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Ventura, CA

Here’s the thing about being a dog. We get a lot of attention but we’re rarely asked for our opinion. Ventura caters almost as much to dogs as humans.

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Coastal Cone, at Ventura Harbor? 🍦

location_onCoastal Cone & Parlor, Ventura, CA

Coastal Cone & Parlor

4.6 star(576 Google reviews)
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1583 Spinnaker Dr
Ventura, CA

Open daily until 8:00 PMsee hourshide hours

Monday:

10:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Tuesday:

10:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Wednesday:

10:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Thursday:

10:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Friday:

10:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Saturday:

10:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Sunday:

10:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Well, they love us so much it’s almost embarrassing. Pay attention (I know it’s hard for you Labs) … among other things, they offer Pupcreams (ice cream made specifically for pups), a pup-friendly patio, and, contain yourselves, pup community socials where your best friends can bring you pups in for free Pupcreams and pup toys, plus arts and crafts and raffle drawings (their next one is March 1st, in time for Mermaid Month at the Ventura Harbor Village).

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Beaches??? 🌊

location_onVentura Pier, Ventura, CA

Ventura Pier

Ventura, California, United States

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Yeessssssssssss. Ventura has tons of them, and we’re welcome on plenty of them on-leash (I’m not pointing paws, but some of us can’t be trusted off-leash).

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Parks?? 🌳

location_onVentura Botanical Gardens, Inc, Ventura, CA

Ventura Botanical Gardens, Inc

4.5 star(567 Google reviews)
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567 South Poli St
Ventura, CA

Open daily except Mondaysee hourshide hours

Monday:

Closed

Tuesday:

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Wednesday:

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Thursday:

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Friday:

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Saturday:

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Sunday:

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Yep, reams of them too. Cemetery Park may be the place to cavort — lots of other dogs and a nice ocean view for your owner (just don’t let them wander off without you). Camino Real Park has dog-sized water fountains and — contain yourself, excitable sorts — a dog area where you’re allowed to run freeeeeeeee. Arroyo Verde Park has off-leash hours every day from 6:00-9:00 am, Tuesday through Sunday.

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Craft Breweries? 🍻

location_onVentura Coast Brewing Company, Ventura, CA

Ventura Coast Brewing Company

4.7 star(186 Google reviews)
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76 S Oak St
Ventura, CA

Open dailysee hourshide hours

Monday:

12:00 – 9:00 PM

Tuesday:

12:00 – 9:00 PM

Wednesday:

12:00 – 9:00 PM

Thursday:

12:00 – 9:00 PM

Friday:

12:00 – 10:00 PM

Saturday:

12:00 – 10:00 PM

Sunday:

12:00 – 8:00 PM

If your best friend is like mine, they might have a weakness for beer — and Ventura has lots of places to drink great beer. It’s called craft beer, and each place has their own recipes, and people love them. That’s nice for people, but the important thing is you won’t get left out. Beer people are open-minded people, and they love dogs — almost all of Ventura’s breweries are dog-friendly.

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Shopping? 🛍️

location_onDowntown Ventura, Ventura, CA

Downtown Ventura

Ventura, California, United States

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Dogs aren’t much for shopping, but, being amenable, we’re happy to tag along. And Ventura makes it worth our while. I mean you’ve never seen so many dog-friendly shops in downtown Ventura, from places where they’ll just scratch your head (which is good) to places where they’ll ruffle your head and hand you a treat. Again, for a full list, the best thing to do is stop by the Visitors Center. And, yep, they start you out with a treat.