With the beach and plenty of pet shops to visit, Venice is a beautiful oceanside neighborhood to walk your dog. The city of Los Angeles stays warm all year round with average winter temperatures in the 60s and summer temperatures averaging in the mid-80s, so the weather is almost always ideal for a walk around the neighborhood. Just remember to stay hydrated in the California heat!
Venice's oceanside location makes it a very flat area with minimal incline - perfect for a leisurely walk with your dog. There is a lot of vegetation and natural foliage around the neighborhood. The Venice Canal Historic District, a pedestrian-only community bordering the Marina del Rey neighborhood, is a popular walking spot because of its peaceful and pretty views of the waterways and greenery. A two-mile walk through the entire canal district takes about one hour and dogs are welcome as long as they are on a leash.
Many of Venice's residential areas are for pedestrian traffic only, but the neighborhood's roads are still very congested, so be cautious when crossing the street in those areas. Kinney Boulevard is a bustling hub of shops and restaurants great for exploring and people-watching, but it can become crowded during tourist seasons. Despite the neighborhood's popularity, there are still many places perfect for a peaceful walk.
Away from the beach and on the other side of the neighborhood is Penmar Park, a recreation area with courts and fields for sports. Marine Park sits adjacent to Penmar Park and features picnic tables under shady trees that serve as a spot to rest.