Valencia is a cute neighborhood in Santa Clarita, which is located within Los Angeles County. Valencia’s development began in 1967, and has yet to be complete. Luckily, the town is currently home to four veterinarians that your dog can visit for a checkup, or any other medical need.
If you and your dog are foodies, Valencia is home to twelve different restaurants that allow your dog to enjoy a nice meal with you. Check out Original Tommy’s Hamburgers which serves up awesome hamburgers and hot dogs, plus they have an outdoor patio that your dog is welcome to join you at.
Valencia offers three dog friendly hotels that you and your pup can stay at if you are visiting from out of town. Check into Residence Inn by Marriott Sana Clarita or Best Western Valencia Inn for a good night’s rest with your pup before you continue onto your next adventure.
Although Valencia is a smaller neighborhood within Los Angeles, it is surrounded by a plethora of activities to do while in the vicinity. Throughout the rest of Santa Clarita are great amenities, such as parks to explore or hiking trails to sniff around. Head over to Central Bark if you’re looking for a close off-leash dog park for Fido to explore.
The Valencia Heritage Park is a lovely place to take your pup for a great walk and a nice area to explore. The park offers BBQs and picnic tables, restrooms, tennis courts, and a play area. They also have a huge lighted multi-purpose field which is perfect for a fun game of fetch. After a fun adventure at the park, head over to Marston’s for some pawsome food. This casual eatery serves breakfast and brunch-style dishes and has an outdoor patio that welcomes your dog to join you. If you’re craving some pizza, then pop into California Pizza Kitchen and create your own tasty pizza with your pooch by your side.
If you and your furry friend want to get your grub on, then head to the West Hills neighborhood and explore the dog-friendly restaurants the two of you can eat at. Chronic Tacos serves specialty tacos, and they have generous portions. Pieology allows you to personalize your own pizza to just the way you and Fido like it. Italia Panetteria and Deli is an Italian deli that serves lots of different hot and cold sandwiches. All of these pawsome restaurants have dog friendly patios and are just a few in the area that welcome your pooch with open paws!
Twenty miles out of Valencia is the Vasquez Rocks Trail in the small town of Agua Dulce. If you and your pup are a beginner to hiking, then this trail is perfect for you as it is only 1 mile and takes about an hour to complete. The trail will take you to a beautiful rock formation that was created by the San Andreas fault line. If you and your pup decide that you want to continue your hike, the trail connects to the Pacific Coast Trail for a longer adventure. Make sure to bring plenty of water for you and Fido while hiking, and don’t forget your clean-up bags.
Twenty minutes out of Valencia in the town of Chatsworth is the Garden of the Gods, a dogtastic park and garden which has amazing rock formations. This park is a whopping twenty-three acres and your dog can explore all of it if he stays on leash. The park is extremely popular since it was once used by Iverson Movie Ranch and has appeared in numerous movies over the years. After hiking for about ten minutes, you will stumble across Stoney Point where you and your pooch can watch people rock climb. Make sure to bring plenty of water for you and your dog since it does get hot, and always be cautious of the wild animals around you.
Head south of Valencia to this neighborhood of Stevenson Ranch to find the pawtastic Santa Clarita Woodlands Park. With 4,000 acres of sniffing
fun, your dog will love to explore this place! The park is made up of numerous trees, streams, and rolling hills that your dog and you can climb together. If you and Fido are there after dark you don't have to worry because their fields have lights, so it will be bright enough for the two of you to play fetch. The park also has other great amenities like BBQs and a picnic area plus restrooms for owners to use.