Gallery Row is the centrally-located arts and culture neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. It overlaps and is adjacent to the New Downtown neighborhood. With over 50 art galleries and public art installations, Gallery Row prides itself on being diverse and pedestrian-friendly. There are always gallery crawls and art festivals for residents to attend.
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With a mild climate, residents can access a plethora of galleries, art installations, and theaters by foot. A drier city, Los Angeles generally has the majority of its rainfall in the winter season. Temperatures range from 59F to 76F, so the perfect climate for a long walk or a game of fetch in the park—without the fear of heat exhaustion!
Gallery Row is an entirely urban neighborhood, as it is surrounded by high-rises and newer developments, like apartment complexes and businesses. Most of your walking routes will likely involve urban roads and sidewalks. The Gallery Row neighborhood is several blocks away from any major freeways or highways, meaning dog walkers only need to navigate stoplights and crosswalks—without fearing high-speed traffic.
Unlike the surrounding areas, downtown Los Angeles and Gallery Row are relatively flat, although they were not always that way! Originally, downtown Los Angeles was surrounded by hills with tunnels running through or around them. However, during the 20th century, the city ultimately decided to begin construction to remove the hills, remove the communities that had built upon them, and make way for new developments. And now you have a flat, easy terrain to take your pup for a walk on the town! Don't hesitate to explore while you're in this trendy neighborhood as it won't be too much of a challenge.
Gallery Row is a little sparse in greenways; however, the larger New Downtown neighborhood is home to Spring Street Park, Pershing Square, and Maguire Gardens. However, just a short walk either north or south, dog walkers can also found larger parks including Grand Hope Park and Grand Park. Some parks are next to local businesses or the library and are more decorative in nature. However, other parks have playgrounds, small recreational areas, and seem to be more dog-friendly, so it's a good idea to check out a few different options to see what suits your needs. Spring Street has a small area for dogs towards the back of the park and Grand Park, to the north of Gallery Row, has a dog run that is frequented by locals. Otherwise, all pets need to be leashed and attended at all times. Besides these parks, much of Gallery Row is roads and sidewalks—so be careful with your pet’s sensitive pads on hot days.