Top 10 Dog-Friendly Date Ideas in Los Angeles, CA


So you find yourself in LA on the day of love this year and you want to include your fur-baby in the festivities. What do you do? You check out our ultimate guide of totally pup-friendly Valentine's date ideas, that's what!

In a city as diverse as Los Angeles, there's sure to be something for every blooming couple (and their puppers, of course!). Peruse these activities to pin down the best outing for you and your sweetheart this Valentine's Day and spread the love to your furriest family member in the process.

Go out for a pint at Golden Road Brewing

For a date idea that everyone can get behind, take your valentine to Golden Road Brewing. Sip beer and munch on yummy eats out on the patio while your furriest family member sits at your feet. It's an experience everyone can enjoy, and did we mention they even offer a brew called "Wolf Pup Session IPA"?

Shop your heart out at The Grove

Care to bond with your love while you dish out your dollars? There's no better place to spend some cash than The Grove. Many of the shops at this outdoor mall cater to puppers, with some even selling treats and goodies made especially for our four-legged friends.

Spend the day at Rosie's Dog Beach

If your idea of romance includes sandy shores and blue waves, Rosie's Dog Beach has you covered! There's no place better to let your pooch splash about while you sit back with your honey and soak up the sun. Remember to pack a leash to get you to the beach from the parking lot, and get ready for a day filled with fun!
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Trek the trails at Sandstone Peak

Adventurers need not worry this Valentine's Day -- an afternoon filled with hiking at Sandstone Peak is a great way to make sweet memories. Journey to the top of the Santa Monica Mountains and let your doggo tag along for the excursion as you and your love take in the breathtaking views of the surrounding hills.

Start the day with brunch at The Waffle

To kickstart your Valentine's Day, be sure to check out The Waffle, a breakfast joint with bright decor and a pooch-positive attitude. While the humans shovel omelets and pancakes into their faces, leashed canine patrons are permitted to munch on "woofles" out on the patio! And really, what says "I love you" better than brunch?

Have a play date at The Dog Yard

If nothing brings you and your valentine more joy than seeing your wee woofer having a great time, The Dog Yard could be the spot for you! This indoor doggy playground lets pups interact in a controlled setting and provides really cool perks like set-up agility courses at no extra charge. They even offer a host of classes to suit your pooch's individual needs!

Bond over bands at Amoeba

Explore your musical side this Valentine's Day and plan a date at Amoeba Hollywood. Browse through all the vinyl you can handle, and don't forget your fur-baby, as the shop welcomes barky buddies inside with open arms. It's a great way to switch things up, and you might even walk out with some new tunes to spin.

Help save shelter pooches at Muddy Paw Coffee

Are you and your sweetie addicted to coffee? Celebrate your love of caffeine by making Muddy Paw Coffee your coffee stop this Valentine's Day. Not only are puppers welcome to come and enjoy the patio with their people, but profits from every cup sold benefit lonely woofers spending Valentine's Day at local shelters!

Deck out your dog at Blue Collar

Do you and your Valentine like nothing more than completely spoiling your fur-child? A great place to do just that is Blue Collar Working Dog, a pet supply shop that encourages pups to get in on the experience. Let your woofer wander around the aisles, or lead them through the agility courses set up in the store!

Be tourists at the Walk of Fame

Switch up your regular dog walk this Valentine's Day and make an outing with your love interest at the Hollywood Walk of Fame. See how many of your favorite actors you can find while Fido trails along (leashed, of course). You may surprise yourself with how much fun you have -- plus, this date is very wallet-friendly!