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Pet Friendly OC

A great vacation often includes the entire family - including the four-legged family members. Whether you're visiting The OC for the first time or you're a SoCal local wanting to experience more fun-in-the-sun, rest assured that Orange County is one of the most pet-friendly destinations in America!

A warm welcome awaits you and your four-legged friends as soon as you arrive in Orange County, as pet-friendly John Wayne Airport offers many pet relief areas throughout the terminal. And as you venture out into The OC, you'll see that there are endless energizing activities for your pet, from playing on the dog beach to cruising the art museums. So take your favorite furry member of the family with you to enjoy the finer things of life.  Looking for pet-friendly hotels and places to stay in Orange County?

Dog beaches in Orange County are everywhere! Dogs are especially welcome in Huntington Beach, aka "Surf City USA." Huntington Beach boasts one of the best dog beaches in California, and one of the few dog friendly beaches where dogs are allowed to play in the water. Dog Beach is over one mile of pooch-paradise, where canines go to "unleash" hours worth of running, playing, swimming, digging, barking, sunbathing and, often times, even surfing! You don't have to have four legs to enjoy Dog Beach. Visitors often choose to visit HB's Dog Beach just to witness the sometimes hilarious displays of tennis-ball chasing, hole-digging, water-frolicking and general "dogs being dogs" behavior.

For residents, the County of Orange offers convenient pet adoptions online, complete with pictures and contact information.

 

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The Waterfront Beach Resort, a Hilton Hotel

  • 21100 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach, CA 92648
  • (714) 845-8000
  • Region: Huntington Beach
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The Waterfront, a AAA four-diamond rated resort perfectly situated overlooking the Pacific Ocean and miles of pristine sandy beaches. Featuring all ocean view guest rooms, this award winning ... more

The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel

  • One Ritz-Carlton Drive, Dana Point, CA 92629
  • (949) 240-2000
  • Region: Dana Point

The Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel invites renewal and discovery at every turn. A modern, playful approach to true California luxury fills the air at this distinguished Dana Point address, resting atop a ... more

Surf & Sand Resort

  • 1555 South Coast Hwy. (on the beach), Laguna Beach, CA 92651
  • (949) 497-4477  |  800LAGUNA1  |  Fax: (949) 494-7653
  • Region: Laguna Beach

Sunshine & Playtime. Martinis & Starlight. Sweet Dreams & Dreamy Views. At Surf & Sand Resort, you can have it all. The ultimate oceanfront escape, the resort is just steps from Laguna’s pristine ... more

The Duke Hotel Newport Beach

  • 4500 MacArthur Boulevard, Newport Beach, CA 92660
  • (949) 476-2001

The Hills Hotel, an Ascend Collection Hotel

  • 25205 La Paz Road, Laguna Hills, CA 92653
  • (949) 586-5000

The Tides Laguna Beach

  • 460 North Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, CA 92651
  • (949) 494-2494  |  (888) 777-2107  |  Fax: (949) 497-5677