Hollywood is known for many things -- most of all for being a symbol of the entertainment industry -- and beckons many tourists and locals alike. Some highlights include Paramount Pictures, historic music venues like the Hollywood Bowl, and Dolby Theatre, home of the Oscars.
Unsurprisingly, this famous and historic neighborhood is home to so many dog-friendly things to do and see that you and Fido won't know where to go first! Whether you want to hike, chow down, or even sniff out some new goodies in a dog-friendly store, Hollywood has you and your pooch covered!
Fuel up for your adventures in Hollywood at Loteria Grill. Water bowls are provided, along with a nice patio surrounded by planters shielding you and your best friend from the busy Hollywood Boulevard.
The Running Goose is a great place to check out if you want to sample some exotic cuisines. Come for a meal or just a drink on the patio that overlooks an organic herb garden during the day and is brightened by a fire pit at night. The patio is fenced, so you and Fido won't be sitting in the street. Dogs of all shapes and sizes are welcomed!
Griddle Café invites you to come and join your dog for some of the best breakfast that you can find in the city. From buttermilk pancakes that are made from scratch to French pressed coffee, this place has it all. Of course, you could just wait a little later and join them for a classic burger. Leashed dogs are welcome on the patio area. If you like music, you have to take your dog down to Amoeba Music. This store, which takes up an entire block, is filled with memorabilia as well as any artist you could look for. Leashed dogs are allowed to shop with you, but be aware that this store is usually crowded and noisy.
If you visit Hollywood, then you have to bring your dog to see the Hollywood Walk of Fame. As long as you keep them on their leash, you can visit every star that you want to see. There is always someone special hanging around, so be sure to keep your eyes open. Be sure to check out the official Walk of Fame website when planning your visit -- you may even catch an induction while you are here. This is the place where Hollywood history blends with the here and now to keep the stars forever young. Don’t forget to bring your camera!
Right in between Hollywood and Hollywood Hills, about 6 miles from Hollywood, you will find Runyon Canyon Park. This is no little dog park. It is 160 acres of off-leash room to run. There are a ton of hiking trails throughout the park. You will find watering stations and cleaning stations dotted throughout the area, but it is recommended that you carry your own water as well. The cliffs offer a panoramic view of the city below, so make sure you bring a camera to capture it. Please be aware that there are some points that could be dangerous, so you will need to make sure your dog understands voice commands very well.
Looking for somewhere Fido-friendly to get some grub? Mocafe is a great brunch spot. Breakfast is served all day here, alongside lunch staples like sandwiches and salads. Kung Pao Bistro serves up succulent Asian-American fare, and also offers vegan and gluten-free options. Both restaurants offer dog-friendly outdoor seating. Oh, and don’t forget to bring a leash; the Sunset Strip is just a skip and a hop away from this neighborhood, and it’s home to the William S. Hart Park & Off-Leash Area! Park goers rave that this park is a hidden gem that’s pawpular with the locals, so Fido is sure to make a new fur-iend here!