Whether your dog is itching to get his paws on the Walk of Fame or just needs a laid-back change of pace, Los Angeles has plenty to offer pets and people alike. You both will enjoy fabulous shopping, fine dining and celebrity spotting in this super pet-friendly Southern California city. Check out our top pet-friendly picks and share your own favorites in the comments below!
For the culinary hound: dog-friendly restaurants
The Fat Dog
801 N. Fairfax Ave.
Your best friend will feel right at home in this restaurant decked in dog-themed décor. Munch on some brunch or try the popular short rib French dip while your pup licks his lips in envy!
911 Seward St.
If you’re in the mood for “California comfort food,” look no further than Grub. With dishes like “Are You Yolkin’? Egg Sandwich” and sides like “crack bacon,” this gem of a spot is sure to get your (and your furry friend’s) tail wagging.
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The Sycamore Kitchen
143 S. La Brea Ave.
L.A. dog lovers agree that The Sycamore Kitchen is the place for outdoor dining with your pooch. The large patio is perfect for escaping the busy streets and grabbing a delicious breakfast or lunch.
For the outdoors-dog: dog parks
Redondo Beach Dog Park
190 Flagler Ln.
If your dog goes crazy over wide open spaces, bring him to Redondo Beach Dog Park and let him run to his heart’s desire. The three-acre park has separate areas for small and big dogs, drinking fountains and pooper scoopers for keeping clean.
image via Wendy Newell
Runyon Canyon Park
2000 N. Fuller Ave.
The famous Runyon Canyon Park offers unbeatable views of L.A., a challenging hike and an off-leash area for dogs. You’ll definitely get your workout in this park to see and be seen!
Rosie’s Dog Beach
Ocean Blvd. btwn Granada Ave. & Roycroft Ave.
Rosie’s Dog Beach is a clean, friendly, off-leash piece of paradise for pups who love to soak up some rays, catch some waves and dig their toes in the sand.
For the clotheshorse: dog-friendly shopping
189 The Grove Dr.
The Grove is more than a swanky outdoor mall – it’s an entertainment, people-watching hub that welcomes your dog in the outside spaces and some shops. Be sure to stop at the adjacent L.A. Farmer’s Market on the way out!
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D.O.G. Pet Boutique
346 N. La Cienega Blvd.
Bring your pup to the D.O.G. (dee-oh-gee) Pet Boutique for a real doggie taste of L.A. Where else can you find a “Chewy Vuiton” plush purse toy or “Koko Chewnel” plush perfume toy?
Third Street Promenade
1351 3rd St. Promenade
The Third Street Promenade shops have a little bit of everything for everyone – including your four-legged friend! If the crowds are a little much to handle, head to the nearby Santa Monica beach and pier.
For the traveling tails: pet-friendly hotels
10740 Wilshire Blvd.
All pets are welcome to stay at the glamorous Hotel Palomar – free of any extra charges! Not only will you find bowls and a bed ready in your room, but you’ll also see your pet’s name on the pet welcome board in the lobby.
Fairmont Miramar Hotel
101 Wilshire Blvd.
Your pet will be spoiled at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel, we’re he’ll be greeted with bowls, toys and other goodies. You’ll enjoy no extra charges while your pooch paws through the wag-worthy pet room service menu.
image via Rosemary McClure for LA Times
Loews Santa Monica
1700 Ocean Ave.
Any pet can get a taste of L.A. life at Loews Santa Monica. Their Loews Loves Pets program includes toys, bedding, treats and more – all the better to spoil your little California king or queen.
For the up-for-anythings: other activities
Balanced Fitness BowWow Workout
Runyon Canyon Park (Fuller entrance)
Lace up and bring your dog to this workout led by personal trainer Bruce Gilbert in Runyon Canyon Park. You’ll both be panting after an energizing mix of hiking, cardio and strength training.
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Two Hands Four Paws
2240 Federal Ave.
Two Hands Four Paws is primarily a physical rehabilitation center for dogs, but they also host “Fun Swims” on Sunday for those pooches wanting to get their doggie paddle on! Is your pup a bit wary of the water? Not to worry, they have canine swim lessons, as well.