Small, quiet and laid-back, there’s a lot to like about Los Alamos, CA. The tiny town is only seven blocks long, but what it lacks in size it makes up for in charm. It’s famous for its wine tasting opportunities, vintage feel, and old west heritage. Don’t worry, though -- this town is big enough for the both of you! In downtown, you and your pup can feast your eyes on the many original and restored saloon-style shop fronts, or pay a visit to the last standing Pacific Coast Railway Stop. Los Alamos may be little, but there’s certainly room for a veterinary clinic, and emergency care is available only a short drive away in Orcutt.
Though there are no facilities for off-leash adventures in Los Alamos, you and your pooch can still have a doggone good time! Ferrini Park on Leslie Street is a furrific little spot for a walk, and trash cans and poo bags are provided on-site. The monthly Saturday Stroll through the town is aimed at promoting local business, and your pup is welcome as long as they’re leashed.
You’ll also find plenty of options for doggie dining -- Pico Restaurant, Plenty on Bell, Bob’s Well Bread Bakery, and Bell Street Farm all cater to canine companions. And, although you may need to drive a little to get the best exercise options for your buddy, you’ll find plenty of places to let your furry friend run free in the surrounding area!
Orcutt is home to the closest off-leash dog park to Los Alamos, and you’d have to be barking mad not to pay a visit! The dog run at Orcutt Community Park provides everything you and your pup could need: bags, water, toys, and plenty of shade for your pooch to run around and tire themselves out in. The community park itself is home to some fabulously scenic trails, most of which welcome leashed pets. Go in the morning and you can chow down afterwards at nearby breakfast joint Blenders in The Grass, a lovely local spot that welcomes doggie diners at their outdoor tables!