From the iconic Hollywood to acclaimed Michelin-starred restaurants, endless cultural and scenic attractions and more, Los Angeles (a.k.a LA) has truly earned its name as one of the most vibrant entertainment capitals of the world. With so much to see and do, we don’t blame you if your bucket list of activities is getting a little overwhelming. Whether you’ve just moved to or are planning to relocate to LA, we have no doubt that you’re in for a ride, pun intended.
A ruff guide: Pet-friendly things to do with your dog in LA
A pet-friendly hub, what better way to explore LA than with your trusty four-legged mate? From dog-friendly restaurants to hikes and beaches, we’ve compiled a few of the must-do LA pet-friendly activities for you and Sir Barks-a-lot/ Madam Gimme-Treats for an easy kick start.
Dog-friendly outdoor activities LA
1. Runyon Canyon Park
Located near Hollywood, this park features a 90-acre off-leash dog park with lots of hiking trails for you and your pup to explore. The perfect escape from the bustling LA city life, the dog-friendly Runyon Canyon Park boasts majestic views of Los Angeles from up hire.
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2. The Boneyard Dog Park
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Nestled in the middle of Culver City Park, the Boneyard is a sweet off-leash spot for your pooch to meet and play with new four-legged pals. With both a small and large dog area, this 1-acre dog park features benches, trees and water fountains for your pup to play to their heart’s content.
For more information on The Boneyard Dog Park, click here.
3. Rosie’s Dog Beach
The only legal off-leash dog beach in LA County, Rosie’s Dog Beach is a paradise for pooches that love the sun, sand and sea. Located along Long Beach between Granada Avenue and Roycroft Avenue, bring your furry mate along for some fun in the sun between 6am to 8pm daily.
For more information on Rosie’s Dog Beach, please click here.
Dog-friendly restaurants LA
1. In-N-Out Burger
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Arguably one of America’s most beloved fast food chains with over 350 locations, In-N-Out boasts a cult following with celebrity chefs, Gordon Ramsay and Anthony Bourdain, amongst its fans. ‘Hidden Menu’ hot tip: Order the ‘pup patty’ to treat your doggo to a plain, salt-free burger patty (without bread and toppings) while you dig into your own delicious meal.
For more information on In-N-Out Burger, click here.
2. Muddy Paw Coffee
With a slogan “Have a Cup, Save a Pup”, Muddy Paw is just one of LA’s many dog-friendly cafes. Serving organic, fair trade coffee, delicious nibbles and yummy dog treats, their mission is to raise money for local animal rescue centres. Started off on Sunset Boulevard and now a second location on Eagle Rock Boulevard, Muddy Paw is sure to get a tail wag from your pup.
For more information on Muddy Paw, please click here.
3. The Fat Dog
Home to a mouthwatering mix of pub grub alongside a delightful selection of craft beer, North Hollywood’s The Fat Dog is a dog-themed restaurant with a pooch-friendly outdoor patio. Kick back and relax with your four-legged BFF by your side.
For more information on The Fat Dog, please click here.
Dog-friendly bars & breweries LA
1. The Lincoln
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Featuring a gorgeous outdoor setting, The Lincoln one of the most popular dog-friendly bars in Venice, LA. The perfect spot to get your drink on with your furry BFF, this industrial chic bar also hosts rescue events from time to time.
For more information on The Lincoln, please click here.
2. Golden Road Brewing
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Boasting a massive patio that’s perfect for pooches with clingy pawrents, the Golden Road Brewing is widely known as the most dog-friendly brewery in LA. With a slew of craft beers on tap and a large outdoor space complete with fake grass, shaded doggie deck and plenty of water bowls for your four-legged companion of choice, lounge in style at this brewpub.
For more information on Golden Road Brewing, please click here.
3. Blue Dog Beer Tavern
Serving up classic pub favourites and an array of artisanal beers, the Blue Dog Beer Tavern has something for everyone. Situated in Sherman Oaks, this sports bar has endless framed dog photos lining their walls, as well as an outdoor patio that offers plenty of shade and iced water for your doggy if you don’t want to drink alone. Plus you can order burger patties for your pooch pal for some major brownie points!
For more information on Blue Dog Beer Tavern, please click here.
We hope our list dog-friendly activities for Los Angeles sparks some inspiration for you to line up a couple of pawsome dates with your favourite pooch pal. Thinking of moving to LA but haven’t quite decided? Bite the bullet and see how Jetpets can help you with your pet’s transport to USA.