You and your favorite four-legged friend prefer skies that are bright and sunny, and San Diego is the ideal destination for you both. The region is relatively smog free, compared to Los Angeles, its sister city, making for clear skies under which you can enjoy long sandy beaches and casual dining al fresco. Fido is fond of waiting with bated breath to glimpse the neighborhood squirrel population, but wait till your loyal companion catches sight of San Diego’s largest mammals. Whale season begins in early December and continues through March. March is also the time of the annual grunion run, when tiny silver-colored fish—thousands of them—swim to find mates by the light of the moon. The La Jolla Shores are the ideal spot to view the spectacular event. To enjoy San Diego’s glorious weather and robust marine life, book a pet-friendly seaside cottage or luxury airstream for you and your best beastie.