Take in spectacular views walking along the Scenic Road path in Carmel-by-the-Sea. In the afternoon, book massages or surf lessons followed by Yappy Hour in town. Plan to stay at Carmel Valley Ranch, a 500-acre playground, where you and your pet can sniff, hike and experience the great outdoors.
Afterward, drive south to Santa Monica. Stroll on the boardwalk, enjoy VIP pampering at the best spas and run off-leash at Herb Katz Dog Park. The brand-new Santa Monica Proper will be happy to host you and your pet. The hotel will even donate 10% of your pet fees to the Best Friends Animal Society, a pet rescue and advocacy organization.