Dogs are our best friends. It’s only natural that we would want to do everything with them, but dog-friendly activities seem to center on outdoor pursuits. While it’s great to keep moving with your four legged BFF, sometimes you’d also like to chill out with a nice meal or a dog-friendly hotel room. Here are a few dog-friendly ways to spend some quality time with your pooch in Los Angeles.
Lots of L.A. restaurants allow you to bring your well-behaved fur baby along with you, but many take their dog-friendly policy one step further! Birds in Hollywood, for instance, even has a dog-friendly menu item: a meal deal consisting of doggie chicken and a fine selection of L.A. tap water.
In the mood for a lazy brunch? Head over to dog-friendly Tarzana eatery Cici’s Café. Dogs of all sizes are welcome at outdoor tables, and servers will happily provide all the hydration a hard-working hound could possibly need!
However, did you know that it’s actually not legal to eat at a restaurant with your four-legged buddy? Luckily people are trying to change that very un- dog-friendly law.
Of course, if you just want to enjoy some downtime with your pooch, the friendliest dog-friendly spot remains the drive-thru. Order a “secret menu” grilled cheese and animal style fries at In-n-Out and kick back with your buddy at home.
After you’ve filled up on grub, it’s beach time!
For those dog lovers who enjoy the outdoors check out this site is a great resource for dog-friendly beaches that let you go off-leash! Although there aren’t many dog-friendly beaches in LA County, your furry friends can get their swim on Rosie’s Dog Beach in Long Beach off leash and but will have to stay on leash while they sun bathe at Leo Carrillo State Beach.
A great resource for finding dog-friendly attractions in Los Angeles is Bring Fido. They have great traveling tips and options including hotels, vacation rentals, campgrounds and airline pet policies.
Still need more dog-friendly places? Check out this list compiled by the Hollywood Reporter of the 8 best dog-friendly restaurants. As a bonus, they even include 4 A-List dog-friendly hotels!
What are your favorite dog-friendly activities or places? I’d love to hear about them in the Comments!