Dog Friendly Activities in Venice, CA

There are 9 dog friendly activities in Venice. 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 Venice.

Pet Friendly Westminster Dog Park
Westminster Dog Park Dogs are welcome off-leash at this small Venice dog park. The park is open each day from sunrise to sunset, but closed every Tuesday, 6:00 AM to 10:00 AM for regular maintenance See Details
Pet Friendly Venice Beach Walking Tour with Rescue Dogs
Venice Beach Walking Tour with Rescue Dogs 'Venice Beach Walking Tour with Rescue Dogs' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Ryan. Bohemian Venice Beach is the perfect setting to lend a hand to dogs in need and get them seen by the public for adoption. Start off with a leisurely stroll through the canals, as your host tells you about the dogs and local residences. Then, your pack will make your way to the famous Venice Beach sign and the boardwalk. Don't forget to let Ryan know that you're bringing your dog along before reserving a spot on the walk. The experience lasts 2 hours and can accommodate up to 8 guests ages 2 and up. Rates start at $35 per person. See Details
Walking Photo Tour of Venice Beach 'Walking Photo Tour of Venice Beach' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Barbara. This experience is a guided tour of Venice Beach, which could include unique sights like famous Muscle Beach, Dogtown's Skate Park, murals, famous movie locations and studios, historic landmarks, exciting street performers and more. Dogs are welcome to join the tour on a leash. The experience lasts 2 hours and can accommodate up to 15 guests ages 10 and up. Feel free to message me about days that aren't listed as I'm probably available. Rates start at $30 per person. See Details
Exclusive Venice Beach Photography Tour 'Exclusive Venice Beach Photography Tour' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Josh. Take a stroll with your pooch as you are guided to all of the most iconic spots in the area. Your host will help you capture the best angles for photographs at each location. You and Fido will see sights such as the Venice Sign, the skatepark, the strand, Muscle Beach, the Venice Pier, and more then ending with sunset at the beach. The experience lasts 2 hours and can accommodate up to 10 guests ages 18 and up. Rates start at $44 per person. See Details
Venice Beach Walking Tour Hidden Gems 'Venice Beach Walking Tour Hidden Gems' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Alison. You and your pooch will take a guided walking tour of of Venice Beach. Explore sights such as the iconic Venice sign, the boardwalk, Muscle Beach, Venice Canals, Washington Square, and other famous landmarks and hidden gems. Your host will also show you movie and TV filming locations, and you may meet some local characters, or watch artists creating public art. Please ensure your pup is leashed at all times. The experience lasts 1.5 hours and can accommodate up to 10 guests ages 18 and up. Guests should be comfortable walking for 90 minutes. Rates start at $30 per person. See Details
Santa Monica / Venice Instagram Shooting 'Santa Monica / Venice Instagram Shooting' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Tutku. If you don't mind using your own car, Fido is welcome to come along on this photoshoot where your host will take photos of you with either their iPhone 11 Pro, or with your phone/camera. Capture West Coast memories at locations such as Santa Monica Pier, Route 66 sign, Venice sign, boardwalk and canals, and more. The experience lasts 2 hours and can accommodate up to 4 guests ages 2 and up. Rates start at $60 per person. See Details
L.A. Photography Masterclass 'L.A. Photography Masterclass' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Josh. Your well-behaved pooch is welcome to join you at this deep dive into photography session. Your host will design the session around your level and the type of photography you want to do. You will discuss equipment, light, composition, lens choice and working with talent. You will also look at masters work to gain an understanding of how to see the world specifically for the purpose of creating unique images in your own style. The experience lasts 4 hours and can accommodate up to 2 guests ages 18 and up. Rates start at $275 per person. See Details
The Santa Monica Venice Tour 'The Santa Monica Venice Tour' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Taranjit. You and your pooch will take a customized walking tour of the Venice area, visiting sights such as the Venice sign, boardwalk, Venice Canals, Muscle Beach, Santa Monica Pier, 3rd Street Promenade, and other famous landmarks and hidden gems. Your host is happy to be your photographer throughout the day so that you can get some great photos with Fido at each stop. Please contact host prior to booking to notify them that you will be bringing a pup. The experience lasts 4.5 hours and can accommodate one guest ages 21 and up. Since I recommend the best of the places to eat and drink, please have your valid IDs along. Rates start at $100 per person. See Details
Sound & Light Bath with Crystals 'Sound & Light Bath with Crystals' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Jenny & Seth. Well-behaved dogs are welcome to enjoy this light and sound bath, and experience the spectrum of colors and musical notes, as well as Reiki, crystals and aromatherapy. The experience lasts 1 hour and can accommodate one guest ages 18 and up. You are welcome to bring your partner or one friend. Rates start at $150 per person. See Details
Solstice Canyon Bring your leashed pup out for a bit of exercise on this mild hike, which afford breathtaking views of the ocean. Solstice Canyon in Malibu 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
Forrestal Nature Reserve With some of the best remaining native wildlife habitat and hiking trails, this 155-acre dog-friendly Reserve in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, is a key component of the Peninsula's natural environment and a significant part of the Palos Verdes Nature Preserve. See Details
Runyon Canyon Park Runyon Canyon Park is a 160-acre, dog-friendly city park near Hollywood and the Hollywood Hills in Los Angeles, CA. 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
Westridge-Canyonback Wilderness Park Your pup is welcome to join you as you hike the trails of Westridge-Canyonback Wilderness Park in Encino, CA, 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
Mildred E Mathias Botanical Garden The Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden (MEMBG) is a 7-acre public garden on the UCLA campus and open free to the public. Leashed dogs are welcome. Located on the beautiful campus of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), this garden maintains one of the most important living botanical collections in the United States, with plant specimens from all over the world. See Details
Zoom Room Redondo Beach Zoom Room Redondo Beach is a dog-friendly event center for hosting dog-friendly meetings, parties, social events, or fundraisers. Dog-training and doggie retail products are also available, as well as a private gym for some quality exercise time with your dog. See Details
Hollyridge Trail at Griffith Park Many trails in Griffith Park lead to the iconic Hollywood sign and Hollyridge Trail is just such a trail. Hike with your favorite furry friend along this 3.5-mile path to the summit of Mount Lee for gorgeous views of the sign and the city below. 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
Arts District Dog Park Arts District Dog Park is a small, private, non-profit dog park with separate areas for small or timid dogs. The park is run run by volunteers in the community. See Details
Lower Canyonback Trail Spend a couple hours out on the trail with Fido on this 4.2-mile hike, ascending Canyonback Ridge and enjoying beautiful view of west LA, Santa Monica Bay, the Santa Monica Mountains, and the Getty Museum. See Details
Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area in Los Angeles, CA, is dog-friendly. Fido can join you on the five miles of trails at the park. The recreation area is also home to native coastal sage scrub habitat, lawns and landscaped areas, picnic sites, playgrounds, a fishing lake, and a lotus pond. Dogs are permitted in County parks and on trails as long as the dog is on a leash, no longer than 6 feet in length and under the full control of the owner. See Details
Hollywood Walk of Fame Leash up your pup for a stroll down Hollywood's Walk of Fame in West Hollywood, CA, learning more about the celebrities honored by each star. If you're lucky, or plan ahead, you and Fido might even be able to catch an induction ceremony. Please keep your dog leashed at all times. See Details
Echo Park Lake Echo Park Lake is dog-friendly! Leashed dogs are welcome on the paths around the lake at this East Los Angeles park. The park is open daily from sunrise to sunset. See Details
Hermosa Valley Greenbelt Hermosa Valley Greenbelt is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in Hermosa Beach! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Hermosa Valley Greenbelt. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit TrailLink.com. See Details
Sullivan Canyon Trail Explore the sycamore-filled Sullivan Canyon with Fido on this 8.5-mile round trip trail. See Details