For pet-lovers, the sunshine state is so much more than palm trees and sand beaches. California’s mountain vistas and wildflower-filled valleys are among the world’s best fetch arenas and the Bay Area’s rocky beaches were built for four-legged runners. If Southern California is modern and laid back, Northern California’s chill is of an older variety. From San Francisco to Arcata, the region contains some of the world’s oldest trees which rise up in old-growth forests that have been designated as World Heritage Sites, to be preserved in perpetuity. A fine-dining culinary experience at a Michelin-star restaurant and and a tour of ancient geological land are, just casually, part of a typical day in Sonoma County. The onset of longer days brings spring flowers and invites visitors and their loyal companions out of doors. Book a pet-friendly luxury tree house or beachside cottage to share your California getaway with your favorite beast.