Beverly Hills is a popular tourist destination, an affluent residential and shopping district in the northwest area of Los Angeles, California. The area boasts many mansions, estates and residences of famous people. The community includes the exclusive Rodeo Drive shopping area, which attracts many tourists to the region, and services such as hotels, restaurants, shops and entertainment to provide services to both tourists and locals are plentiful on the main thoroughfares of Beverly Hills.
The surrounding area to the north features the Santa Monica mountains, with numerous wildlife areas and the iconic Hollywood sign to the northeast of Beverly Hills. The residential and natural areas to the north provide great walking opportunities for pet owners and the weather is usually cooperative. The area experiences hot, dry weather year round. Due to its proximity to the mountains, this area can be cooler than some more central Los Angeles neighborhoods, and there is some rainfall in the winter with more moderate temperatures. However, most days are pleasant and conducive to enjoying walks with your best furry friend.
Many local cafes and businesses cater to pet owners, and dogs are often welcome in shops and on cafe and restaurant patios. Check with your favorite local establishments to see whether your dog is welcome to join you there.
Beverly Hills has two distinct topographical regions, the residential homes in the hills of the north towards the mountains and the area in the flats at the base of the foothills. These areas are divided by Santa Monica Boulevard and are referred to as north or south of the “tracks” referring to the train tracks that once existed along this thoroughfare. The northern area features exclusive homes with large grounds, gates, landscaping, fountains and pools that provide interest for local dog walkers. If you are walking in the northern part of Beverly Hills there can be some steep climbs and you will need good walking shoes. Commercial and more developed areas tend to be on the flats of Beverly Hills and are more easily walkable with more accessible residential neighborhoods. Residences in the flats display interesting architectural styles along with walled gardens, mature landscaping, and beautiful yards that can be enjoyed from laneways and sidewalks for pedestrians in the area.
Enjoy a jaunt through residential areas or visit nearby developed commercial areas with your canine pal, depending on what suits your fancy!
This exclusive area features many beautiful parks including the Beverly Gardens Park, Reves Park, Roxbury Park, Oakhurst Park and many other green spaces, recreation and sports fields, and school yards that are numerous in the area. The large and notable Los Angeles Country Club is located to the west and has 16 acres of golf course and recreational area. There are large green spaces between residences and businesses in this luxurious area.
If you are looking for some less developed and maintained green space, the wilderness areas in the Santa Monica mountains are ideal for exploring with your dog. The Franklin Canyon Park just north of Beverly Hills features 605 acres of natural area with native plants and animals, an interpretive nature centre, trails, and picnic sites. The park provides a great opportunity for exploring the wilderness located right on the doorstep of Beverly Hills. Keep your dog leashed in parks to be respectful of other users and in wilderness areas to protect both wildlife and your dog.