After taking the dogs on a long walk in the morning around our neighborhood, we put them in the car and drove to Malibu for a walk along the trails of the Malibu Bluffs. We had never been there before; it has several short trails with gorgeous panoramic ocean views, large green fields, lots of picnic tables and importantly (and rare for Malibu), free parking.
The dogs loved hiking: sniffing around the plants and wildflowers,puzzling at geckos and random insects. I'm excited to take them on more hikes in the area; Los Angeles has lots of hiking trails that are dog friendly. It's a nice way to escape from the city.