All Paws Lead to Carlsbad is a pet-friendly tourism initiative designed to make travel to Carlsbad, California with your four-legged friends a breeze. All Paws Lead to Carlsbad brings more than 20 local business offerings, special packages and experiences for pets and their humans to enjoy together this spring. See below for a list of PAW-some activities that will be available at Carlsbad hotels, restaurants, attractions, shopping centers and retail businesses from February to May, 2023.
Cape Rey Carlsbad Beach, a Hilton Resort and Spa
Looking for a coastal resort that locals love? Cape Rey Carlsbad Beach, a Hilton Resort and Spa is hosting fun, pet-friendly activities this Spring. Walk the Carlsbad coastline, then come relax on the Sunset Terrace at Chandler’s Oceanfront Dining to refuel with the resort’s special Puppy Chow menu and doggie treats, available throughout the “All Paws Lead to Carlsbad” promotion. During your visit, stop in at The Break – Sun, Surf & Sand Essentials off the lobby to find fur-baby toys and treats. Cape Rey will also host three “Yappy Hours” from 5pm-7pm at Chandler’s, the resort’s ocean view restaurant on Wednesdays, March 1, April 5 and May 3, 2023. The “Yappy Hours” will include pet friendly dishes, pup-tails, games and more fun for your furry friends during their Happy Hour for humans too. Visit Cape Rey Carlsbad Beach website >>>
The Cassara Carlsbad, Tapestry Collection by Hilton
The Cassara Carlsbad is an oasis of relaxation in a SoCal setting. Escape in style with beautiful coastline views and a serene atmosphere. Bring your furry friend along to this pet-friendly property! The resort is offering a “Pet-cation” package for guests from now until the end of May, including a goodie bag which consists of treats, water, toy ball and a roll of scented potty bags. The Cassara has a 25 pound weight limit for furry friends and maximum of two pets per room, in addition to a non-refundable pet deposit. Visit The Cassara Carlsbad website >>>
Hilton Garden Inn Carlsbad Beach
It’s time to spend the weekend at the newly renovated Hilton Garden Inn Carlsbad Beach with your furry best friend. Take in coastal beach walks and enjoy multiple grassy areas perfect for lawn games for both humans and doggies alike. After some outdoor fun, enjoy snacks at sunset at Coast 6450. They will also host a “Yappy Hour” on Friday, March 17 from 4pm-6pm with special treats, games and fun for the pets, all during a St. Patrick’s Day event at Happy Hour for the humans too. Visit Hilton Garden Inn Carlsbad website >>>
Omni La Costa Resort & Spa
Spring getaways are more fun with furry friends. Omni La Costa Resort & Spa is home away from home for people AND their pets. As part of the “All Paws Lead to Carlsbad” initiative, guests are invited to take advantage of “Pup Perks,” a reservation add-on option that includes up to 50% off pet fee for up to two dogs, plus a luxe, handcrafted blanket and toy gift set for your pup from the acclaimed eco-friendly brand Jax & Bones. During your stay, be sure to stop in Marketplace for a sweet puppuccino served with a mini treat and enjoy dog-friendly dining al fresco at one of several restaurant patios throughout the property. To book, visit the Omni La Costa Resort & Spa website and choose Pup Perks from the Customize Your Stay page.
Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, Golf Club & Spa
The resort is offering complimentary pet amenities for guest’s furry friends including a dog bowl, bed and a complimentary Park Hyatt Aviara branded dog bandana. The in-room pet menu offerings will give guests the opportunity to pamper their pets with special dog treats handcrafted by the on-site culinary team. Also a special “Bark at the Park” cocktail will be served at Pacific Point, Ponto Lago and Ember & Rye, with 10% of cocktail sales donated to the San Diego Department of Animal Services in Carlsbad. 10% of in-room pet menu sales and 50% of the standard pet fee will all be donated to the San Diego Department of Animal Services in Carlsbad. Visit Park Hyatt Aviara website >>>
The Carruth Carlsbad, a tasting room for Carruth Cellars, San Diego’s largest urban winery, will feature some fun experiences at their dog friendly location in Carlsbad Village. Wednesday, March 1- Sunday, April 30: Look for Carruth Carlsbad’s special photo contest on @carruthcellars with a custom “I need a drink” doggy bowl. 5pm – 8pm on Thursday, April 20, Carruth Cellars will be hosting their quarterly “Corks for Cause”. A portion of these proceeds from this evening will be donated to Rancho Coastal Humane Society. carruthcellars.com
Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation
With one of the largest systems of nature trails in San Diego Country, Carlsbad offers endless trails to explore. The Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation (AHLF) Discovery Center is the perfect spot to learn about dog-friendly routes in Carlsbad. All visitors and furry friends who come to experience AHLF in March and April will be offered a superhero themed dog bandana and dog friendly trail map (while supplies last). Learn about a new dog-friendly trail each week! AHLF will be highlighting a new pet-friendly trail every Tuesday on their social channels for people to take their dogs to explore. Visit @aguahedionda for more information. Also, the annual AHLF Tip Top Run on Saturday, March 18 is a dog friendly experience. Visitors are encouraged to bring their furry friends to run/walk and enter them in AHLF’s dog costume contest. AHLF will be offering a pet-friendly shuttle back to the starting line from the finish line. For more information or to register, click here.
Yoga Your Way
Yoga Your Way, a SUP (stand up paddleboard yoga) class, will be featuring dog friendly treats and donations to the San Diego Department of Animal Services in Carlsbad during their 9AM Sunday classes. The cost for each SUP class is $30; register here. Enjoy a special SUP Yoga Flow and bring home a treat for your furry friend. yogayourway.fitness
Carlsbad Premium Outlets
The Carlsbad Premium Outlets, Carlsbad’s outlet shopping destination, will be installing two pet photo stations throughout the dog friendly shopping center that encourage families to shop with and snap photos of their furry friends. Monday, March 6 – Monday, April 10: Carlsbad Premium Outlets’ visitors who share their photos via Instagram and tag @carlsbad_po will be entered for a chance to win a $200 shopping spree. From 10am – 1pm on Saturday, March 25, join the Carlsbad Premium Outlets and the San Diego Department of Animal Services in Carlsbad for their Pet Fair which will feature an Adoption Event and Microchip Clinic. premiumoutlets.com/outlet/carlsbad
This pet-friendly ceramic studio will have dog bowl making workshops from 2pm – 4pm on Saturday, March 25 and Saturday, April 15. Sign up for the workshops here.
Carlsbad Pet & Feed
Treat your pet to a “Splish Splash Spa Day” on Friday, March 10, Saturday, March 11, Friday, April 7 and Saturday, April 8, 2023. Spa day includes self-wash stations, complimentary nail trim, free doggy treat bag and vendors on site. carlsbadpetandfeed.net
At Fired Up Ceramics Studio guests and their pups can create “Clay Keepsake Paw Prints” on Saturday, March 18, Sunday, March 19, Saturday, April 22, Sunday, April 23, 2023. These classes will include paw prints clay impressions (with a $10 discount offered), ceramic choices, doggy goodie bags, refreshments and dog snacks. For more information on Fired Up, visit firedupsanclemente.com
Pure Project Carlsbad
Join us with your furry friend for a paw-some Yappy Hour from 3pm – 5pm on Friday, March 10 and Friday, April 7, 2023. On the map – Pure project will be offering beer specials, fun photo backdrop and will be entered into a raffle for a gift pack. Special yappy hour raffle for pure pawject gift pack. Boozy Bones will be on site. purebrewing.org/location/carlsbad
The Forum Carlsbad
The Forum Carlsbad loves pets and is gifting two lucky pet parents a $500 gift card to enjoy a shopping and dining day with their furry friend! Follow along on Facebook and Instagram for all the details on how to enter the giveaways in February and April. Don’t forget to snap a photo of your dog at The Forum Carlsbad for extra entries. www.theforumcarlsbad.com
The Shoppes at Carlsbad
The Shoppes at Carlsbad offer customers a unique blend of coastal hospitality, world class (and pet friendly) shopping for visitors, providing the ultimate California shopping experience. Make sure to stop by The Shoppes at Carlsbad from 2pm – 6pm on Friday, April 14 for a Doggie Bake Sale! The baked goods for sale will be provided from Carlsbad Cookie Company and a portion of proceeds will be donated to the San Diego Department of Animal Services in Carlsbad. theshoppesatcarlsbad.com
Carlsbad Cookie Company
Carlsbad Cookie Company is a specialty bakery producing homemade, hand-crafted shortbread cookies for pet parents and dog treats for our furry friends. Heathie’s Treats (dog treats) are available in flavors including Peanut Butter Coconut Crunch, Peppermint Carob Chip and Chicken Liver and Bacon. Order today online here.
Looking for a new furry friend? The San Diego Department of Animal Services in Carlsbad has dogs, cats and other animals waiting to find their forever homes. For more information on adoptions, visit: @sdanimal services (Instagram) or https:/www.sddac.com
During March 2023, the Carlsbad location will have educational tours available at 3pm on Fridays. Questions? Call (619) 767-2675. The San Diego Department of Animal Services is located at 2481 Palomar Airport Road in Carlsbad.