Wow, Fancy This!

Our tails are wagging!

Our tails are wagging!

The puppy gurus at Dog Fancy magazine have released the results of their fifth annual Dog Town USA contest and guess where tops the list? 

Yep, for the second time, San Diego was rated the best big city in the country for dogs and the people who love them.  Editors and readers loved San Diego’s dog beaches and parks and our wide array of pet-friendly hotels, restaurants and more.

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About Kate

I own, and use, a library card, a record player, a sewing machine and a meat smoker.  Ride my bicycle every day and will, sometimes, wear my roller skates in the house. Have a wealth of useless knowledge – for which you will be thankful when we’re teamed up in Trivial Pursuit.

How would you describe your ideal San Diego day?

Hike through the spring wildflowers in the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. Watch the July 4th fireworks over San Diego Bay. Eat Julian Apple Pie a la mode and check out the autumn leaves. Ice skate and enjoy the twinkling holiday decorations at the Hotel del Coronado. All in the same day.

If you were invisible, where would you go?

I’ve always wanted to be able to stop and restart time like that Twilight Zone episode back in the 80’s, “A Little Peace And Quiet,” but, you know, without the a-bomb at the end. Basically, I just want to avoid waiting in lines.

What is your favorite San Diego outdoor activity?

Brunch, without a doubt. Also, cocktails by the pool, outdoor movies in Balboa Park, scouring the swap meet for vintage finds, hanging out on the patio at the Casbah between sets, lawn games and backyard barbecues.

Do you prefer burgers and beer or linguine and red wine?

Give me uni plucked from the sea by local divers, a warm, crusty loaf from Bread & Cie, luscious Carlsbad strawberries, sweet local lobster in season and creamy Fallbrook avocados. And, most definitely, a grass-fed beef burger with Winchester gouda and a cold San Diego craft brew.

Latest music purchases for my iPod/MP3 player are…

Honestly, I buy my records at the thrift store and depend on my husband to download new music. Lately he's been stacking the deck pretty heavy with 90's indie rock, bluegrass covers and drone metal.  Go figure.

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7 thoughts on “Wow, Fancy This!

  1. Having lived in San Diego for a number of years, I can vouch for how dog friendly that town is. Most grocery stores, public parks, and even a large number of restaurants (due to the mild climate) allow dogs.

  2. I agree that it is lovely. My husband is a native, and loves to “go home”. The cooperation of pet owners in such basic courtesies as picking up after dogs is critical to keeping the friendly in “pet-friendly”, so keep up the good work. You have a lot to be proud of!

  3. This is good information to have, since my husband and I have recently adopted a rescue dog and we plan to take him with us on vacations. I know that more and more places are pet friendly these days, and it is good to know that your area is at the top of that list.

  4. Indeed San Diego is one the best places to visit, not only in the USA but also around the world.
    And those of us who have pets, know that a vacation without them are never the same. San Diego is one city which has some of the finest luxury and 5-Star Hotels which are pet-friendly and offer professional pet services…

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