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Sacramento to Ventura drive with pets

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 Pea Soup Andersen's
 Harris Ranch Inn & Restaurant
 Six Flags Magic Mountain
driving   /   2 days   /   pets   /   no RV

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Pet-friendly stops from Sacramento to Ventura

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Here's a sample itinerary for a pet-friendly drive from Sacramento to Ventura with your dog or cat. If you're planning a road trip to Ventura, you can research locations to stop along the way. 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 Sacramento
drive for about 51 minutes

11:51 am  Stockton
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:51 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

2:12 pm  eat at Pea Soup Andersen's
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:12 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

4:48 pm  eat at Harris Ranch Inn & Restaurant
stay overnight at Motel 6 Coalinga East
leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 4 hours

 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Motel 6 Coalinga East
drive for about 1.5 hours

11:36 am  Buttonwillow
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:36 pm
drive for about 54 minutes

1:30 pm  Grapevine
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:30 pm
drive for about 57 minutes

3:27 pm  eat at Six Flags Magic Mountain
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:27 pm
drive for about 59 minutes

5:26 pm  arrive in Ventura
eat at Anacapa Brewing Company
stay at Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach

day 2 driving ≈ 4.5 hours

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What are pet-friendly stops along the way?

Stockton  (4 answers)
    questions about Stockton:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Stockton?

Pea Soup Andersen's  (2 mentions)
    San Luis Reservoir State Recreation Area  (1 mention)

Harris Ranch Inn & Restaurant  (5 mentions)
    pet-friendly hotels around Harris Ranch Inn & Restaurant:
        Motel 6 Coalinga East
        BEST WESTERN Big Country Inn
        Travelodge Coalinga


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

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

Where's the best place to stay in Ventura?

Are you going straight to a hotel, or looking for a vacation rental or Airbnb?

The best resource on neighborhoods, areas, and hotels is the Trippy page on where to stay in Ventura.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach.

Here are some more pet-friendly hotels people talk about:

Vagabond Inn Ventura  (1 mention)

Want to research more popular hotels in Ventura? Click the blue button below.

Where's the best place to eat in Ventura?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

GoPetFriendly suggests Anacapa Brewing Company.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Cafe Nouveau  (1 mention)

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

What are some things to do in Ventura?

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:

Marina Park Beach  (1 mention)
Promenade Park  (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 Ventura. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Peter from Los Angeles asked:
What to see, do & eat in Ventura, CA  (4 answers)

profile  Abelardo from asked:
Romantic weekend events/entertainment  (1 answer)

Click the button below to explore more questions and answers related to Ventura.

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 Ventura to Sacramento drive with pets, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Sacramento to Ventura. Or get a full Sacramento to Ventura 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 Sacramento well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Sacramento!

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 392 miles
driving time of 5 hours, 47 minutes
58 Sacramento travel answers
4 Stockton travel answers
4 Grapevine travel answers
16 Ventura travel answers


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