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Los Angeles to Carmel drive with pets

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Pet-friendly stops from Los Angeles to Carmel

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Here's a sample itinerary for a pet-friendly drive from Los Angeles to Carmel with your dog or cat. If you're planning a road trip to Carmel, you can research locations to stop along the way. Make sure you check road conditions to double check the weather. Find the best dog parks, pet-friendly accommodations and hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members and GoPetFriendly. Scroll down to see all the pet-friendly stops along the way.

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 Day 1

11:00 am  start in Los Angeles
drive for about 49 minutes

11:49 am  eat at Six Flags Magic Mountain
eat at Wolf Creek Brewery
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:49 pm
drive for about 57 minutes

1:46 pm  Grapevine
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:46 pm
drive for about 1 hour

3:52 pm  Lost Hills
stay overnight at Motel 6 Lost Hills
leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 3 hours
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 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Motel 6 Lost Hills
drive for about 1 hour

11:07 am  Cass Winery
eat at Chubby Chandler's Pizza
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:07 pm
drive for about 1 hour

1:19 pm  King City (California)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:19 pm
drive for about 50 minutes

3:09 pm  Salinas
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:09 pm
drive for about 31 minutes

4:41 pm  arrive in Carmel

day 2 driving ≈ 3.5 hours

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What are pet-friendly stops along the way?

Six Flags Magic Mountain  (10 mentions)
    Six Flags Hurricane Harbor  (1 mention)
    Stevenson Ranch Veterinary Center  (1 mention)
    pet-friendly restaurants around Six Flags Magic Mountain:
        Wolf Creek Brewery

Grapevine  (4 answers)
    Fort Tejon State Historic Park  (1 mention)
    Mountain Aire Veterinary Hospital Inc  (1 mention)

Lost Hills
    pet-friendly hotels around Lost Hills:
        Motel 6 Lost Hills
        Lost Hills RV Park
        Days Inn Lost Hills

Cass Winery
    Chumeia Vineyards  (1 mention)
    Santa Margarita Recreation Area  (1 mention)
    Petco Pet Store - Paso Robles  (1 mention)
    pet-friendly restaurants around Cass Winery:
        Chubby Chandler's Pizza
        Big Bubba's BBQ
        Good Ol' Burgers

King City (California)  (2 answers)

Salinas  (4 answers)
    Animal Hospital of Salinas  (1 mention)
    Animal Health Center  (1 mention)
    Romie Lane Pet Hospital  (1 mention)
    All Pets Hospital  (1 mention)
    Portola Animal Hospital  (1 mention)
    Oxton Kennels  (1 mention)

Where's the best place to eat in Carmel?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

GoPetFriendly suggests Nico Restaurant.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Plaza CafĂ© & Grill  (1 mention)
Patisserie Boissiere  (1 mention)
Bistro Beaujolais  (1 mention)

Want to research more popular restaurants in Carmel? Click the blue button below.

What are some things to do in Carmel?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

These are some of the places people talk about on GoPetFriendly:

Carmel Plaza  (1 mention)
Diggidy Dog  (1 mention)

Of course, Trippy is the perfect place to ask questions because there's an entire community of travelers talking to each other and sharing tips and advice. Trippy is where you can get answers personalized for your tastes, budgets, trip dates & more!

For example, here are some questions people have asked about Carmel. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Nancy from Morro Bay asked:
Favorite Restaurants & Wineries  (2 answers)

profile  Kate from Hermosa Beach asked:
Luxurious but not pretentious hotels and any restaurant recommendations  (2 answers)

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Do I really have to go back home?

Yes, even this step is optional, because if you're on vacation who wants the trip to end? It's okay, you can start planning your next trip!

Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a Carmel to Los Angeles drive with pets, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

Looking for ideas for more destinations within driving distance of Los Angeles? Try searching for places within 5 hours of Los Angeles.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Los Angeles to Carmel. Or get a full Los Angeles to Carmel flight plan.

Don't forget about exploring your own hometown with a staycation. You can also find some cool day trips or get away for a weekend. Maybe try typing in a faraway location like London, Hong Kong, or Sydney, and get inspired for your dream trip around the world.

And if you know Los Angeles well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Los Angeles!

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 323 miles
driving time of 5 hours, 9 minutes
612 Los Angeles travel answers
4 Grapevine travel answers
2 King City (California) travel answers
4 Salinas travel answers
102 Carmel travel answers


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