Dog Friendly Activities in Santa Monica, CA

There are 17 dog friendly activities in Santa Monica. Use the links below to get an overview of each one, see pictures, print directions, and even read reviews from other dog owners. Coming from out of town? Get a discounted rate on pet friendly hotels in Santa Monica.

Pet Friendly Herb Katz Dog Park at Joslyn Park
Herb Katz Dog Park at Joslyn Park Licensed Santa Monica pooches will love to play off-leash at this 1.25- acre fenced park, which includes separate small dog area. Temporary permits available for non-residents. Closed for maintenance on Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM. See Details
Pet Friendly Fitness Class With Your Dog
Fitness Class With Your Dog 'Fitness Class With Your Dog' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Tracy. With Feet & Paws, you can work on your fitness and dog training goals at the same time. Start with a short consultation, before enjoying a 60 minute, all-level group exercise class that combines fitness training with dog obedience. The experience lasts 1.5 hours and can accommodate up to 4 guests ages 18 and up. Consult includes health screening. If you are concerned, please reach out to us before signing up so we can discuss this in more detail. Rates start at $25/person. See Details
Santa Monica Pier and Boardwalk Santa Monica Pier and Boardwalk is pet-friendly. This seaside destination boasts a range of shops and cafes, plus an amusement park and aquarium. Dogs are allowed on the pier as long as they are on a leash but they are not allowed into businesses or Pacific Park. Pups are also allowed on the surrounding
boardwalks, but not on the beach, as long as they are leashed.
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Pacific Street Dog Park Pacific Street Dog Park features an acre of off-leash area with shaded seats and human and dog water fountains. The park is closed for maintenance on Wednesdays, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM. See Details
Airport Park Dog Park Locals are welcome to bring their pets to play off-leash at this fenced dog park, which also includes separate small dog area. Non-residents may get a temporary permit. The park is closed for maintenance on Mondays & Wednesdays, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM. See Details
Memorial Park Dog Run Memorial Park Dog Run is a small, fenced dog run located north of tennis courts on the west side of Memorial Park where pets are welcome to play off-leash. Santa Monica license or temporary permit required. The run is closed for maintenance on Thursdays, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM. See Details
Third Street Promenade Third Street Promenade is pet-friendly. This pedestrian mall shopping, dining and entertainment complex in the downtown area of Santa Monica, California is a nice place to bring your pooch to stretch his legs. It is considered a premier shopping and dining district on the Westside and draws crowds from all over the Greater Los Angeles area. See Details
Atelier by Edward Avedis Atelier by Edward Avedis is pet-friendly. This jeweler is located inside the Fairmont Miramar Hotel and Bungalows. Dogs are welcome inside and can help you decide which bespoke dog tag they want for their next birthday. See Details
Malin+Goetz Malin+Goetz is a pet-friendly skincare store in Santa Monica. They specialize in products for humans, but they've also created a dog shampoo that is designed specifically for a dog's sensitive skin. See Details
The Bike Center Santa Monica The Bike Center Santa Monica is pet-friendly. Take your dog for a ride along the beach in a front loading electric assist cargo bike. Leave the car behind and get some fresh air while traveling to your dogs favorite destinations. Well-behaved pups are welcome to be your canine co-pilot. The Bike Center Santa Monica is open Monday through Friday from 11am to 5pm and Saturday to Sunday from 9am to 5pm. See Details
The Art of Palmistry and Tarot 'The Art of Palmistry and Tarot' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Tabitha. The class will begin with an explanation to each guest about the lines inside of their palm. Then, move onto the tarot cards and learn what it all means. Dogs are welcome to learn about these mystical skills, too. The experience lasts 1 hour and can accommodate up to 4 guests ages 18 and up. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age. Rates start at $20 per person. See Details
Secrets of Santa Monica 'Secrets of Santa Monica' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Vladimir. You and your pooch will take a walking and riding tour of Santa Monica to see places such as the oldest brick building, street and tree in the city, location of "Baywatch," the house of Marilyn, 3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica Pier and more. You will also get to hear about secrets of hotels, the presence of cannons in the park, and your host can also tell you about the best restaurants and bars in Santa Monica. The experience lasts 2.5 hours and can accommodate up to 7 guests of all ages. Rates start at $39 per person. See Details
Exploring Historic Homes of the Stars 'Exploring Historic Homes of the Stars' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Hadley. You and your pooch will take a guided, historical beachfront walking tour of this "Gold Coast" stretch of Palisades Beach Road in Santa Monica, known by many as “The American Riviera” or “Rolls Royce Row.” Discover the exterior architecture of these exclusive homes and hear about the history of this neighborhood. Please ensure your pup is OK with walking on sand. The experience lasts 1 hour and can accommodate up to 10 guests ages 13 and up. Rates start at $28 per person. See Details
Learn English & Santa Monica Food Tour 'Learn English & Santa Monica Food Tour' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Joanna. Dogs are welcome on this outside walking tour. Not all establishments will allow your pup inside, but there are many outdoor seating options along the way. Chat with your host in English and learn how to describe food and other things on your tour. The experience lasts 4 hours and can accommodate up to 6 guests ages 18 and up. Rates start at $79 per person. See Details
Iconic LA Sights in One Day 'Iconic LA Sights in One Day' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Javier. Carefully navigate the traffic filled streets of LA and enjoy your day at the famous locations you want to see in LA. Small dogs are welcome. Contact your host for details. The experience lasts 4 hours and can accommodate up to 7 guests ages 3 and up. Rates start at $98 per person. See Details
Santa Monica's The Dessert of L.A. Scavenger Hunt Tour Santa Monica's The Dessert of L.A. Scavenger Hunt Tour is pet-friendly. Walk from landmark to landmark to discover art, culture and history. Search plaques, statues and art to solve riddles that can only be found on location. If you can't find the answer, they'll guide you to the next location. Leashed pups are welcome to take part in this app-led hunt that can be completed at any time. See Details
Santa Monica Beach Lifestyle Photo Shoot 'Santa Monica Beach Lifestyle Photo Shoot' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Olya. Walk along the pier and beach with your pooch while your host takes photos of you. Capture some memories on the sand, in the waves, with the iconic lifeguard hut and more. You will receive a link to a private online gallery with all of the best high resolution edited photos, that will includes 35 photos. If you wish to download additional photos, the rate is $10 per photo. The experience lasts 2.5 hours and can accommodate up to 10 guests of all ages. Rates start at $150 per person. See Details
Westridge-Canyonback Wilderness Park Your pup is welcome to join you as you hike the trails of Westridge-Canyonback Wilderness Park and enjoy gorgeous views of downtown and the ocean. Mutt mitts are provided along many of the trails. The Westridge fire road provides trail access for hikers, mountain bikers and equestrians along the north-south ridgeline. The park is contiguous with the 20,000-acre urban wilderness park known as the “Big Wild.” The park is accessible from both the San Fernando Valley at San Vincente Mountain Park and from West Los Angeles, at the end of Westridge Road. See Details
The Grove The Grove is an ultimate destination for entertainment, The Grove offers shopping, dining, and enjoyment in a pet-friendly (and child-friendly) atmosphere. Also, check out the adjacent park and historic farmers market! See Details
Runyon Canyon Park Runyon Canyon Park is a 160-acre city park near Hollywood and the Hollywood Hills. The park features a 90-acre off-leash dog park with an abundance of hiking trails. Although Fido does not need to be kept on a leash, owners must clean up after their pets. Baggie stations are located throughout the park. See Details
Lake Hollywood Park Lake Hollywood Park is where the locals bring their dogs for playtime and socialization under the Hollywood sign. There are signs stating that dogs should be kept on a leash, and rangers do visit to enforce these rules. See Details
Solstice Canyon Bring your pet out for a bit of exercise on this mild hike, which afford breathtaking views of the ocean. Leashed pets are welcome. Solstice Canyon features several options for easy, moderate, or strenuous hikes through coastal sage scrub and riparian plant communities. Visitors can enjoy a picnic, a shady stroll along the Solstice Canyon Trail, or a more challenging climb up the Rising Sun Trail. The perennial waterfall is a popular hiking destination, and along the way you might encounter acorn woodpeckers, alligator lizards, fence lizards, or a red-tailed hawk soaring overhead. Dogs are allowed but must remain on a leash, not to exceed six feet, at all times. Please pick­ up after your dog. See Details
West Mandeville Fire Road Pets are welcome on-leash on the West Mandeville Fire Road - 10 miles of trails at this rarely crowded Brentwood park with beautiful views of the mountains and ocean. See Details
Mount Hollywood Trail at Griffith Park Mount Hollywood Trail is an easy, 3-mile hike in Griffith Park that will take about 1.5 hours to complete with Fido. This section of the mountain is owned by the city and offers what are quite possibly the best views of the Hollywood sign and the Los Angeles Basin. You will also enjoy the scenery as you look over at the San Gabriels or out to the ocean. Just make sure to keep Fido on a leash during the hike and clean up any pet messes. The trail can be accessed by parking at either the Griffith Observatory or at the Ferndell Trail in Los Feliz. See Details