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Roam: Star watch with your pup in Los Angeles

Los Angeles is a cool place to visit for any travel enthusiast—the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Disneyland, Hollywood Boulevard, and even the hopes of seeing your favorite movie star allure us “average Joes” to the land of cinema. And your pup may want to join in on the fun too.

Good news: Los Angeles loves dogs! Here are some fun places to visit while roaming the city with Fido in tow.

Pet Friendly Eats

Where do we even start? Los Angeles has countless eateries that welcome pups. So, we will just have to share our top faves:

Fred 62 offers a pleasantly unusual fusion of Asian and Mexican breakfast lunch and dinner—it just works! The sidewalk space is dog friendly, and waiters come out to your table, so there’s no worries about having to have an extra person there to watch Fido. Expert opinion—try the French toast or the breakfast enchilada.

Grub gets five bones on Bringfido.com, because of its phenomenal patio area with plenty of shade. Servers go out of their way to love on your babies too, creating a really fun atmosphere. Food ranges from the super healthy, to the crazy indulgent, but it’s all done with California flare. How can you go wrong with Fruity Pebbles French Toast or jalapeno bacon macaroni?

The Oinkster, known for their “slow fast food”, it’s so tasty it has been featured on Food Network's "Diners, Drive-ins and Dives". Juicy burgers, flavorful pastrami sandwiches and tender rotisserie chicken will have yours and your dog’s mouths watering. So yeah, you can bring your pup to enjoy a famous eatery while lounging under a patio umbrella.

Pets At Play

Los Angeles is brimming with pet friendly beaches, from Granada, Del Mar, Huntington and Rosie’s dog beach, to name a few. You’ll have no problem finding the perfect sandy spot.

Westridge-Canyonback Wilderness Park is the place to go for a hike that features views of downtown Los Angeles. Various trails offer different glimpses, but overall dogs love the challenge of hopping rocks and exploring. There aren’t restrooms for humans onsite, so plan accordingly.

And finally, what could be a better activity while on your Tinsel Town trip than hiking up the hills on which the Hollywood sign resides? Talk about some serious photo ops. Mount Hollywood Trail is only three miles, and is open to pups on leash. Views are literally out of a movie—you’ll remember this moment forever.

The Arts District Dog Park is one of the highest rated in the city, because of its environmentally friendly mentality, clean grounds and separate space for more delicate fur babies. The large space offers plenty of running terrain, and the fun dog paintings along the surrounding walls are a cute touch.

Sit And Stay

Outdoorsy Los Angeles is a whole new take on lodging with your pet—motorhomes, swanky vans and airstreams are available to rent through the accommodation platform, thousands of which are pet friendly. Individuals own each super sweet vehicle, so some rules are more lenient than others. Needless to say, it’s a pretty amazing way to experience the area.

Kimpton Hotel Palomar Beverly Hills allows pups, and cats, to visit with their mom or dad at no charge, and are even allowed to stay in the room solo, which can often be prohibited at other hotels. Kimpton is always a wonderful hotel line when it comes to being over and beyond welcoming to furry friends, and here you’ll receive a welcome bag filled with goodies.

That leads us to another location within the chain, the Kimpton Hotel Wilshire, where the rules are the same as the latter, and there’s a great area to walk pooches right out back.

We could gab all day about L.A., because the town really is an incredible stop for dog lovers. Spend a few days here while traveling the coast, or just fly directly in. The land of the rich and the famous is calling.


Karyn Wofford is a “Mom” to her fluffy, sweet dog Halli. She spends much of her time traveling and advocating for Type 1 diabetes—and Halli sometimes accompanies her on her adventures. You’ll find Karyn’s work on sites like Mother Earth Living, and in magazines such as Diabetes Forecast.

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