Los Angeles is home to over 8,000 people per square mile, but that doesn't mean you and your pooch can't get away from it all. L.A. Live Dog Park is located downtown, tucked behind the highway, and is covered with wood chips and dirt. There's even a doggie water fountain with a few different spigots to ensure Fido doesn't go thirsty.
If you're looking to venture out a bit further and have some interest in checking out the Hollywood sign from a distance, make a day trip to the Runyon Canyon Park. There are three different trails marked by difficulty and plenty of other dogs to meet and socialize with. Griffith Park is another local spot that is an absolute treat. Be sure to take the long hike behind the observatory and soak in the city, the views are absolutely surreal at the right time. Griffith Park boasts over 4,000 acres and tons of different activities, including but not limited to soccer, tennis, swimming, golf, biking, horse riding, L.A. Zoo, the Merry-Go-Round and not to maybe most importantly, a concert at the Greek Theatre.
Staying in the city with your furry legged friends? The Hilton Los Angeles in Universal City or the Omni Los Angeles at California Plaza are both acclaimed and pet-friendly.
Located at the base of the scenic San Gabriel Mountains, the Pasadena neighborhood of Los Angeles is the perfect spot for those looking to be near it all. Grab your furry friend and head to the iconic swap meet held in the Rose Bowl. For a quick meal or leisurely urban stroll, the downtown Pasadena shopping area is notoriously dog friendly and home to a variety of doggie bakeries, yearly dog parades, and numerous outdoor, pet-friendly dining areas. If you’re looking to get away from it all, the Eaton Canyon Nature Preserve is your entrance to the Angeles National Forest and hours of hiking and outdoor adventure that is sure to be a barking good time for you and your pooch.