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Dog Areas in Gardena

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Located in the South Bay of the Los Angeles area, Gardena, California should definitely be at the top of your dog-friendly vacation destinations. Whether you take advantage of one of the seven dog-friendly restaurants in town, or opt to head out of city limits to one of the nearby natural areas, you're sure to find something purrfect for you and your furry friend to enjoy. If anything happens to your pup during your stay, there is one veterinarian within Gardena's city limits, plus more than 20 in the surrounding Los Angeles area. 

Begin your day with a hearty, delicious breakfast at local favorite: The Pan. Though it appears as though it's just another diner, step inside and prepare to be wowed by the chef's incredible cuisine. Enjoy fresh-brewed coffee along with a variety of pancakes, waffles, omelettes, hashbrowns and more. Your pup is welcome at any of the outdoor tables.

After breakfast, head five minutes west to Alondra Community Regional Park. This park is the largest in the area that is also close to the coast. It is ruffly 53 acres in size and was designed to offer a remote, rural experience within city limits. In fact, the park acts as a habitat for many migratory wetland and upland birds. There is also a lake within the park, featuring its own island where the birds like to congregate. Enjoy this serene, natural area with your pup for hours on end.

Gardena, California certainly will not disappoint! 

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Gardena

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    Population Density 10,030/sq mi

    #1 Downtown Gardena

    Located in central Gardena, the Downtown neighborhood is the purrfect place to continue your adventure. Trot over to the Gardena Willows Wetland Preserve for more natural beauty in an urban setting. Encompassing nearly 14 acres of land, this incredible slice of paradise will pawsitively show you and your pup a good time. When you visit the preserve, head to the Perimeter Trail, which is roughly 3/4 of a mile long. From here, you and your furry friend can view both the uplands and wetlands; plus, you'll have the opportunity to see some of California's coolest wildlife. There is also an Overlook Deck and the ZigZag bridge open to the public, which offers a closeup view without disturbing the environment.
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    Population Density 7,950/sq mi

    #2 Harbor Gateway

    Heading to the southern side of Gardena, you'll find the charming Harbor Gateway neighborhood. This is the purrfect neighborhood to stop for a tasty lunch at one of the area's dog-friendly restaurants. One of the local favorites is Gigi's Pizza, formerly named Bonello's New York Pizza. Locals report the pizza is still as delectable as ever, despite the name and ownership change. Choose from a wide array of specialty pizzas and enjoy it at one of the delightful outdoor tables with your furry friend. There is also a variety of other Italian-based cuisine options on the menu, including pastas, calzones and bruschetta. Harbor Gateway certainly will not disappoint!
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    Population Density 8,730/sq mi

    #3 Torrance

    Moving to eastern side of Gardena, you'll find the little neighborhood of Torrance. One of the neighborhood's hidden gems, Descanso Park, is the purrfect place to continue your fun-filled day. This beautifully landscaped park is another great place to escape the city hustle and bustle, if even only for an hour or two. Enjoy the grassy expanses with your furry friend, or pack a picnic and make camp at one of the many picnic tables in the park. There's also a running/walking track around the park so you and your pup can get some exercise in as well!
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    Population Density 7,170/sq mi

    #4 Pacific Coast Highway

    If you're itching to get out of Gardena's city limits, take a quick 40-minute drive south to the coast where you'll find the Pacific Coast Highway and Huntington Dog Beach. This incredibly beautiful beach is one of the area's few dog-friendly beaches. Pack a snack for you and your pup, a bottle of water and some doggie waste bags, and you guys will be set for a whole day of beach-side fun. Your pup is welcome to roam off-leash here, provided they are still under your voice control at all times. So put on your bathing suit, grab a book and a towel, and head down to this piece of tropical paradise!
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    Population Density 7,950/sq mi

    #5 Harbor Gateway North

    Moving on the northern region of Gardena, you'll find the Harbor Gateway North neighborhood. In this eclectic neighborhood, you'll find many things to do, including eating a delicious dinner at the At Home Kitchen. This delectable restaurant is known for it's gourmet Japanese cuisine in a casual setting. You and your furry friend can choose from a variety of foods, including salads, curry rice, noodles, sushi, rice bowls, sashimi and more. If seafood is more your style, head over to the California Fish Grill, where you can choose from an array of fresh, wild-caught and responsibly farm-raised fish. Your pup is welcome to join you in the outdoor seating section of both restaurants.
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