The days are longer and the temperatures are warmer, which means one thing—summer is in full swing! Summer is a great time to hit the road with your family and take a much-needed (and well-deserved) vacation. And for pup parents, it’s the ideal time to vacation with your dog.
If you’re taking a vacation with your dog this summer, there are few better destinations than the City of Angels—Los Angeles, California. Dog-friendly Los Angeles is a must-visit for travelers and their pups; the weather is perfect, there’s plenty to explore and there are a ton of cool places in LA and its surrounding areas to take your dog.
“Los Angeles is the ultimate pet-friendly destination offering memorable experiences for every member of the family, including our furry companions,” says Jamie Foley, vice president of global communications for Discover Los Angeles. “Whether looking for dog-friendly hotels … alfresco dining options, trails … or beaches, LA has it all.”
Here are five reasons to make your next vacation with your dog a trip to Los Angeles.
One of the biggest obstacles when traveling with your pup can be finding dog-friendly hotels. But in LA, that’s not a problem.
Whether you’re staying on the East Side or West Side, Hollywood or Malibu, you can easily find a hotel that will welcome you and your pup with open arms. Here are some of the best dog-friendly hotels in Los Angeles:
In addition to providing plenty of dog-friendly places to sleep, LA is home to great pet-friendly restaurants to grab a bite with your pup! Whether you’re in the mood for a casual burger or a more upscale meal with your four-legged friend, LA has got you covered.
Here are some pet-friendly restaurants you’ll want to check out in LA:
If you’re the outdoorsy type, you won’t find a better city to explore with your pup than LA. There are so many opportunities for hiking with dogs that your biggest challenge will be narrowing down your choices.
Here are some top picks for the best dog-friendly hikes in LA:
Nothing says vacation quite like relaxing on the beach. And in the LA-area, you can relax on the beach with your canine companion by your side!
While you can’t take your dog to every beach in Los Angeles County, there’s plenty of prime oceanfront real estate to explore together. Here are some dog-friendly beaches you’ll want to check out during your trip:
If you want to get your shop on, LA has fabulous opportunities to indulge in retail therapy—with your pup in tow. The City of Angels is known for its outdoor shopping pavilions, and many are dog-friendly.
There are plenty of cool places in LA for your pup—from the dog-friendly hotels and the epic hikes to the pet-friendly eateries and outdoor shopping. It’s no surprise that dog-friendly Los Angeles is one of the best places you can vacation with your four-legged friend.
By Deanna DeBara
Featured Image: via oneinchpunch/Shutterstock