Dog's Day Out » Los Angeles, CA

Dog's Day Out in Los Angeles, CA

Pack up your four-legged friend and plan the perfect day for you in your pooch with our guide to your dog's day out in Los Angeles, CA.
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W Los Angeles Westwood

You and your pooch will be welcomed in style when you stay at the pet-friendly W Los Angeles Westwood. Custom pet beds, food and water bowl, special treat at turndown, and more are complimentary; a special pet menu and pet provisions can be purchased on site. Looking for a dog-sitter, dog walker, or other dog-related service? The Concierge will be happy to arrange it. However, if you and your pooch decide to take a stroll, you'll find this residential area location offers plenty of lawns and bushes to sniff. Although pets are restricted by weight, if your four-legged friend exceeds the max, try asking; they have been known to let a few doggies in without hesitation.

Airport Park

Located in Los Angeles County, the Airport Park in Santa Monica is an exclusive dog park. Amazingly serene for being located in an airport, part of the charm of the water fountain and picnic table-surrounded space is that all dogs must be licensed in Santa Monica to enter. Non-residents are welcome to get a permit from the Santa Monica Animal Shelter, and can do so by calling 310-458-8594. With separate areas for big dogs and little dogs, as well as dog-friendly public restrooms, it is ideal for a family-fun afternoon with the beloved dog. 

Alcove Café & Bakery

Nestled in the Los Feliz area, this dog-friendly eatery is known for its ambiance, scrumptious fare, and friendly staff. You and your furry friend can dine on the patio, complete with sprawling umbrellas for warm days and heaters for chilly mornings. Alcove's famous brunch brings diners in droves on Sundays, so get there before 10 am to beat the crowds, especially if you have your pup in tow. Love to people watch? Celebrities sightings have been known to occur at this converted cottage café! Valet parking is offered behind the café, or you can opt for free parking on a side street - just watch for street cleaning signs.

Annual Haute Dog Howl'oween Parade

Dress up your doggie and support animal welfare programs! More than 400 costumed pups are expected at the Halloween weekend event, although the spectacle draws spectators in the thousands -- even sans dogs. There is no charge to watch, but Haute Dog hopes to raise thousands of dollars for spay and neuter programs, Operation Santa Paws and Haute Dogs. Past awards that have been bestow upon four-legged participants and their human companions include bets costume on a dog, best costume on a human, and best float. But, this event isn't only for four-legged fellas; a SoCal Kids Costume Contest will also take place.

Elysian Park

One of the biggest parks in Los Angeles, the 600-acre space is full of trails, scenic landscape, a children's park area, a barbeque pit, and even a man-made lake. Founded in 1781, this Downtown Los Angeles Park makes it easy to forget that the entire family is in the middle of a big city–the park is that serene and clean. The family dog will love to run around, just be sure that the leash is nearby and that the dog is never left alone. The park's large, wide-open spaces can be as dangerous as fun, so ensure the latter result by sticking together for a day of fun.