Los Angeles is a dog-lover’s paradise. It’s pretty much always sunny here and there are endless opportunities for outdoor exploration. The people are friendly, the food is amazing, and yes, there really are celebrities everywhere.
There are more free, dog-friendly activities in Los Angeles than you think. Here are eleven of our favorite.
1. Hang out at Lake Hollywood Dog Park
The Lake Hollywood Dog Park considered the cream-of-the-crop of L.A. dog parks. It’s not off-leash (we won’t tell if you won’t!) but there is a killer view of the Hollywood sign.
2. Amoeba Music
Browse for old school vinyl at the world’s largest independent record store, Amoeba Music, where pets are welcome and Nickleback requests are not.
3. Rosie’s Dog Beach
4. Stroll through the Art’s District
Stop in at a dog-friendly brewery or two along the way. Not free, technically, but when has a craft beer ever not been worth it?
5. Laurel Canyon Dog Park
Go celeb-spotting with your furry friend at the Laurel Canyon Dog Park in Studio City, a hot spot for the who’s who. Watch out for coyotes at dusk, though.
6. Muddy Paw Coffee
Meet a friend at Muddy Paw Coffee, where the official slogan is, “Buy a cup, save a pup!” Dogs are the real V.I.P.s here.
7. Eat See Hear
Catch an outdoor movie put on by Eat See Hear on one of the area’s notoriously temperate nights. Free dog treats upon entry!
8. Hollywood Walk of Fame
Measure your paw prints against famous celebrities’ on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, where leashed dogs are always welcome.
9. Westfield Century City
Go window shopping at Westfield Century City, an open-air, dog-friendly shopping destination. Some individual stores even welcome pups!
10. Escondido Falls
If you find yourself near Malibu, take your dog to see the “secret” of Escondido Falls, one of SoCal’s most over-the-top waterfalls.
Check out the Pawsapalooza festival in West Hollywood if you’re in town during late spring. Food, crafts, dogs…need we say more?
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