Wegan Travels USA: LAX, Beverly Hills & Santa Monica Ultimate Guide

We said goodbye to Kisses and Wegan Manor on Friday 01 September 2017 and headed to London Heathrow to embark on our USA adventure!

We enjoyed a delicious breakfast and obligatory glass of Champagne in Virgin Atlantic's gorgeous lounge before heading to our departure gate. Virgin took great care of us and we thoroughly enjoyed our journey in Upper Class style. Who can say no to a bar on a plane?! (Hello more champagne). The odds were also in our favour as Michelle Visage, judge from Ru Paul's Drag Race, was also on our flight. We had a lovely conversation before heading off into the sky. We just adore her & Ru! (Catch up on or vlog from Drag World here!)

4 hotels in 4 days!


We landed in LA at approx. 3.30pm local time, which is 11.30pm UK time and somehow managed to get out of the airport with 2 big suitcases, 1 medium suitcase & 1 carry on suitcase... & a carry on bag, 2 hand bags AND ours wedding dresses!! It was a sight to see...

On our first day we wanted to stay local to the airport as we were picking up our Hertz rental the next day. We opted to stay at the affordable but chic hotel Cambria LAX. If you're looking for a hotel nearby the airport then we highly recommend this hotel. Such a comfortable bed, great shower and instagramable areas!

Oh & we may have popped into In N Out on our first evening...

Beverly Hills

On Saturday we picked up our car from Hertz (shout out to Eric & Sylvia for your fab service) and headed on our way to Beverly Hills. We chose to stay at the W Hotel West Beverly Hills for one night as we love this chain of hotels; each hotel has great and unique decor. (You have to try their twice baked potatoes at STK, yuuuum!)

We popped into a healthy & tasty spot for lunch, Fresh Corn Grill. Literally never tasted better corn in our lives! Whitney had the salmon tacos and I had the fresh griled corn salad. YUM!

We also had to stop by Apple store to fix Whitney's phone (her screen just went blank) at the new Westfield, and we also found our wedding perfume!(Stay tuned for our post about getting our nails done at the fab Olive & June.)

Sunday morning we enjoyed breakfast (pancakes & coffee) in bed while watching Legally Blonde. We then hopped out of bed to catch some rays at the pool and enjoyed watching an exercise class around the pool, complete with a DJ!

Later that day we headed to the Avalon Beverly Hills (oh my gosh the bed is so comfy). It's a great location, only 6 minutes drive from the centre of Beverly Hills. We had visited the Beverly Hills & Hollywood sign last year, so this time round we chose to chill at the pool. We enjoyed our first lazy Monday with a tasty Acai bowl and healthy breakfast pool side.

Santa Monica

We chose to spend one night in Santa Monica and absolutely fell in love with our stunning hotel, The Viceroy. We enjoyed (yet another) glass of champagne upon arrival and then went for a walk to the pier and along the beach. So many people on bikes!

So far we are absolutely loving our experiences in California and in our first few days, we managed to experience 4 different hotels over 4 nights.

We'll be uploading our vlog from our trip so far soon as well as frequent blog posts.

More posts about West Hollywood, Newport Beach & Temecula to come!

Thanks for joining us on our journey!

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Whitney's instagram: @wbacon11
Twitter: @whatwegandid

*Thanks to our travel partner Hertz for assisting us with our fab road trip! 

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