Expect the Unexpected When Traveling with a Dog to Los Angeles
Los Angeles, home to Hollywood, Beverly Hills and miles and miles of beaches filled with golden sunshine is a vacation paradise for both man and beast. The options for dog friendly travel in the City of Angels is as diverse as the landscape the sprawling urban landscape inhabits. From dog beaches to dog bars to dog hikes and parks, Los Angeles has it all for a vacation with your hound. And, you have to admit a picture of your pooch next to Lassie’s and Rin Tin Tin’s stars on the Walk of Fame would be a paws-itively awesome souvenir of your trip to the Southland.
L.A. is a city where, if you really want it, your dog can be analyzed by a doggie psychiatrist, have his canine tarot cards read, receive a massage made for our four legged friends, or hang out with you on the patio at the Chateau Marmont. That’s right, the venerable West Hollywood Hotel is dog friendly and dining with your pooch on their beautiful patio is a must do during your stay in L.A. Silver water bowls are provided for canine customers and dog’s dig the Marmont’s meatballs, served up on a literal doggie platter.
If celebrity sightings are on your L.A. trip’s To Do List, then you and your dog should gear up to hike the trail at Runyon Canyon. This L.A. institution is a hot spot for spotting celebs out hiking with their dogs. Jessica Biel, Jennifer Aniston, Matthew McConaughey, Eva Mendes and Justin Timberlake have all been spotted on this steep but moderate hike with their canine companions. If hill treks are not your cup of tea, the Los Angeles basin is home to many beautiful and large off leash dog parks. Check out the Silver Lake dog park, which is nestled below the Hollywood sigh with amazing views of the iconic landmark. Griffith Park has a large off leash dog area as does the Laurel Canyon area. Long Beach and Huntington Beach (just over the OC county line) have dog friendly beaches. Hiking trails throughout Los Angeles country provide scenic vistas (some with ocean views!) and beautiful flora and fauna to take in. All these fun things are listed on the Los Angeles Travel Guide designed specifically for pet owners.
If you want to relax with your dog and grab a cocktail head to the Fairfax district where the newly opened Fat Dog, boasts of its dog friendly policy. Pretty much any restaurant in the city with an outdoor patio will be dog friendly as LA is a city whose residents are pawesomely dog crazy. From West Hollywood to Santa Monica’s Third Street Promenade – you can’t go wrong stepping out with your pooch. Take note that the infamous Venice Beach boardwalk is off limits to dogs from Memorial Day through Labor Day.
Vacation Pet Friendly posted a feature on the Paradise Dog Ranch and it really is a doggie day care and boarding facility like no other. Take a look at the hotel listings for pet friendly Los Angeles lodgings in Vacation Pet Friendly’s directory. There is something for every price range and every part of the city. Los Angeles is notoriously in love with its dogs and it shows in the liberal pet policies at hotels like the Standard Downtown LA, the iconic Sunset Tower in West Hollywood, The Hyatt Regency at Century Plaza, the W Hollywood, Sheraton Universal and oodles more. When traveling with a dog to Los Angeles you’ll see a friendly, warm and open side of the city that most tourists overlook.
Remember, booking early is essential when traveling with pets. See what’s available today so you get the best deals. Start your search for pet friendly hotels in Los Angeles here. Then sit back and think of all the fun things you can do when you get there!