Bel-Air is a high-end residential neighborhood located in the beautiful foothills of the Santa Monica Mountains on the west side of Los Angeles, California. The scenery coupled with Bel-Air’s, mild, warm, dry weather makes for excellent dog walking opportunities. Rain or inclement weather is seldom a concern when walking your canine companion in Bel-Air, and the proximity to the mountains and elevation moderates the temperature somewhat, making it more pleasant for physical exercise than some of the lower, hotter areas of the city.
California’s coastal weather can be hot, however, no matter the elevation, especially in the summer. Don't forget to take water along on your dog walking excursions, and take breaks if it is warm so you and your dog don’t become overheated on warm days. Getty View Park on the west side of Bel-Air is dog friendly and offers beautiful trails, scenic vistas, and excellent walking trails. There are several pet supply stores to the south of Bel-Air, near the junction of Highway 405 and Highway 2.
Bel-Air is an exclusive neighborhood, with architecturally unique homes, celebrity residences, mansions, and wonderful gardens and grounds, containing mature and immaculately kept landscaping. There is always an interesting home to admire, many trees, towering, sometimes ornate gates to private homes, grande terraces, and large pools. Because Bel-Air is located in the foothills and at a higher altitude than surrounding areas, it boasts wonderful views of the mansions of Bel-Air, the city of Los Angeles, and the surrounding hills and Santa Monica Mountains.
Be sure to bring good footwear as you will be walking up and down steep inclines if you and your dog decide to go walking through Bel-Air, and a camera to capture the spectacular scenery! There is always something interesting to see, whether it is magnificent homes or natural scenery, and because it is a quiet neighborhood with relatively low traffic on residential streets this area makes for an excellent outing with your dog.