1. The high population of grinning dogs on the boardwalk
So LA hardly has a monopoly on man’s best friend. But somehow, the Venice Beach Boardwalk has perfected the relationship to the point where the lines between the species are starting to blur. Nowhere else will you find more pitbulls, smiling those massive smiles as they pull their owners down the path on their longboards. And when the dog gets a turn at pushing himself, you can’t help but smile just as wide. Step up your dog game, New York.