It might still be winter everywhere else, but California enjoys sunny days all year. If you and your dog have been feeling the cabin fever set in, it might be time to take a little road trip to the sunny state. There are several pet-friendly locations all over Los Angeles. Explore the city and discover where you can have doggy dates.
Pet-friendly Spots to Visit in Los Angeles
Whether you’re coming in from a different city or out of state, you should prepare accordingly. Determine the cost for a dog transport service if you’re taking public transportation or if your car isn’t big enough for your pet. It will help you plan your budget for the trip.
The following pet-friendly spots include accommodations, restaurants, and places to have fun. Discover what Los Angeles can offer you and your dog.
Where to Stay
One of the biggest challenges to taking a vacation with your dog is finding accommodation that allows pets. Fortunately, several places in Los Angeles meet this need.
- The Fairmont Miramar Hotel and Bungalows near Santa Monica Beach allows pets without any additional charges.
- The iconic Beverly Wilshire goes the extra mile by providing your dog with a bed, food and water bowls, and delicious treats.
- The Kimpton Everly Hotel in Hollywood provides guests with an itinerary for themselves and their pets.
Where to Eat
Another challenge to vacationing with your dog is finding a place to eat. Most restaurants and cafes require owners to leave their dogs leashed outside. The following are pet-friendly restaurants that both of you can enjoy.
- Plan Check Kitchen + Bar in West Los Angeles has dog-friendly patios, allowing customers to enjoy their burgers with their dogs.
- Ashland Hill in Santa Monica hosts special events where a special menu for furry customers is provided.
- Golden Road Brewing has a “doggy deck” where pets can rest and munch on treats while you enjoy some drinks.
What to Do
Now that you have a place to stay and know where to eat, it’s time to plan where you’re going to explore and have fun.
- Belmont Shore in Long Beach has a place called “Rosie’s Dog Beach.” This is a leash-free zone. Dogs can run around freely to enjoy the sand and water.
- Griffith Park has a hiking trail that leads to Griffith Observatory. Take a walk with your dog and enjoy one of the city’s most iconic landmarks.
- The Grove is one of the most popular shopping centers in the city. This open-air mall allows leashed pets to accompany their owners while shopping.