What you'll do
Welcome to the best adventure the East Bay has to offer. Are you ready to strap on your sneaks and go off-roading to visit local art in the great outdoors? Great! Pack a water bottle and your best fur baby and let's go. If you don’t have a dog to bring, Mary is happy to be your best friend for the adventure. We start in the ancient village of Temescal (a former Ohlone sweat house village along a creek) now a multi-ethnic, bustling gourmet neighborhood. Close to MacArthur Bart and the 24 Freeway, you’ll have no trouble finding our meeting spot, the Temescal Alley. We’ll load up in my trusty honda fit, tunes, filtered water and an overview of the afternoon. Make a mental note of which treat you’d like to have, post-hike. We will then drive to an amazing off leash park and beach in the east bay (20 minutes generally), where You can expect stunning natural settings with great views and a ton of interesting art to be found. Be certain that we will take some fun photos too, Mary is currently in Circus dog training school so she knows some cute tricks and she can def pose for and with us. I’ve been a photographer for 20 years so we can be sure to catch your best angle. I’m happy to give you information on the creation of our special place. If you prefer to enjoy in tranquility, that is just as beautiful. I’ll follow your lead and be sure to check in.
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I've been a photographer for 20+ years and have been working with dogs for the past 4. I’ve also worked as a tour guide mainly for Brazilian tourists visiting the Bay Area. I have an amazing and very photogenic sidekick, Mary (Instagram @mary_puppers) and we like to explore the East bay a few times a week and if you are a dog lover, you’ll be delighted to join us! I'm gonna take you to a special place by the bay, which has lots of funky art from reclaimed materials and stunning views of the bay, as well as a doggie beach. We can explore, play fetch, take photos and we will end up back in the Temescal Alley where I will give you a rundown on this vibrant Oakland area and we can fuel up on coffee or ice cream! If you’re traveling with a furry friend you’re welcome to bring it along as well, granted it’s friendly and does well off-leash.
Bring a reusable water bottle, I will have filtered water. I can loan you one if you let me know. Our destination has…
I will drive us to the to the destination, in my awesome vintage van Betsy.
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Where you'll be
We will meet in the Temescal neighborhood then go to an off leash dog park in the east bay, where there will be a doggie beach, funky art incredible and breathtaking views of the city. If you are a dog lover you will rejoice at this experience without a doubt! These walks bring me so much joy and surely you'll feel the same way. We will then go for a quick stroll around Temescal, ending the experience at the Alley.
Things to keep in mind
For a full refund, cancel at least 7 days before the experience is scheduled to start or within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 4 guests ages 6 and up can attend.
You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.
Wear comfortable shoes, wear layers (it gets windy by the bay!) and don't forget a hat and sunscreen. Be prepared to walk 2-3 miles, maybe more depending on group’s stamina and interest. In case of rain, experience will be cancelled. Note: If you want a date that isn’t offered, send me a note!
East bay hidden gems with a Circus dog