3 Days of Pet Friendly LA

Dog Friendly Los Angeles - Yoshi Nakanishi
Laika goes to Hollywood | photo: Yoshi Nakanishi

With hundreds of hiking trails and wide open parks across the city, Los Angeles is one of the best cities for hanging with your four-legged friend. Restaurants and bars are dog-friendly, too - many offer water bowls and doggie treats for your pup. Ready to add to your furry family? Book a session at a dog or cat cafe and you might meet your new bestie.

NOTE: Hours and opening dates change frequently. Check individual websites for updated information.

Day 1

Start with breakfast in Venice and a coastal drive to Leo Carrillo State Park in Malibu. After lunch at celeb favorite Gjelina, cat lovers can spend an hour in "purradise" while doggies head to Kenneth Hahn Park. Enjoy a French inspired dinner at Simonette, then pick a winner at the famous turtle races at Brennan's.

Dogs enjoying brunch at The Rose Venice
The Rose Venice

Start your day on the patio of this Venice favorite.

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Leo Carrillo State Park

One of the few LA beaches that allows on-leash dogs.

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Malibu Country Mart

Shop till you drop with your leashed fur baby.

The patio at Gjelina on Abbot Kinney in Venice

Celebs love to hang out with their dogs on the sunny patio.

Elizabeth at CatCafe Lounge in West LA
CatCafe Lounge

Cat lovers, book your one-hour session right meow!

Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area at sunset
Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area

Enjoy five miles of trails and beautiful sunset views.

Django and Chloe enjoying Happy Hour at Simonette | Photo: @django_and_chloe, Instagram

Ooh la la, French cuisine and a dog-friendly patio!

Siberian husky on the patio at Brennan's in Marina del Rey

Come for the turtle races, stay for the special puppy menu.

Day 2

You're definitely getting your steps in today, from hiking the wildly popular Runyon Canyon to exploring Griffith Park and playtime at Lake Hollywood. Later on, it's dinner and a movie at Tom Bergin's and a pint or two at Wirtshaus.

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Runyon Canyon Park

The 90-acre off-leash Dog Park is LA's best (and busiest).

Dog at The Trails Cafe in Griffith Park
Trails Cafe

Pastries and sandwiches for you, and treats for your pup.

A dog sits on a Griffith Park trail with the Hollywood Sign in the background.
Griffith Park

Explore 70 miles of trails, LA landmarks, and hidden gems.

Dog on the patio at Alcove Cafe in Los Feliz
Alcove Cafe

The huge patio is perfect for groups of furry families.

Lake Hollywood Park
Lake Hollywood Park

Playtime with friendly locals under the Hollywood Sign.

Doggie cookies at Muddy Paw Coffee in Silver Lake
Muddy Paw Coffee - Silver Lake

Doggie cookies and proceeds donated to local shelters.

Free water for Brutus the Bulldog at Tail O' the Pup
Tail O' the Pup

Free water for your pup at the beloved Tail O' the Pup.

Dog on the patio at The Cat & Fiddle in Hollywood
The Cat and Fiddle

Doggie menu and a paw-some Happy Hour on the patio.

Dog on the patio at Tom Bergin's on Fairfax
Tom Bergin's Tavern

Irish Coffee, pub grub, live comedy and outdoor movies.

German beer in the Biergarten at Wirtshaus

35+ German beers offered in the dog-friendly Biergarten.

Day 3

Today you'll explore the vast playground of the Valley, including two off-leash parks and beautiful Lake Balboa. Add a pic of your pup to the Blue Dog Beer Tavern's Wall of Fame, then test your archery skills at Woodley Park and relax with a pint at MacLeod Ale Brewing Co. End your night in NoHo with dinner and drinks on the patio at Idle Hour, home to the giant bulldog.

Patio at The Oaks at Lakeside in Encino
The Oaks at Lakeside

Brunch with a view under the oaks at this Encino favorite.

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Sepulveda Basin Off-Leash Dog Park

This dog run has lots of space and an obstacle course.

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Lake Balboa

Take a stroll with your leashed dog, but no swimming!

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The Blue Dog Beer Tavern

Add your pup's pic to the Wall of Fame.

Woodley Park Woodley Lakes Golf
Woodley Park

Activities include a golf course and archery range.

MacLeod Ale Brewing Co.
MacLeod Ale Brewing Co.

Calling all Anglophiles and fur babies for British Cask ale!

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Whitnall Off-Leash Dog Park

Three-acre park has a separate area for smaller dogs.

Bulldogs at Idle Hour in North Hollywood
Idle Hour Bar

Enjoy an al fresco dinner with Fido and a giant bulldog.