Part 1 – Santa Monica

I have just got back from an amazing trip – 10 days away with 2 of my best friends, so I thought I would share with you where we visited which hotels we stayed in and what we got up to on our mini adventure!

First stop was LA, we flew from Heathrow with Virgin Atlantic and stayed in Santa Monica for 2 nights in The Ocean View Hotel, this is the part of the trip I definitely wish we had extended however we squeezed lots in in these few days. We hired a car for the duration of our trip which definitely made getting around a lot easier and meant we could see more, our hotel had parking as well we just had to pay for it when we checked out on our last day.

Our hotel was literally on the beach, right by the Santa Monica Pier so on our first night we walked down the pier and went on the Ferris Wheel and grabbed some dinner. I’d definitely recommend paying a little extra and booking the sea view room as they all have balcony’s on too.

On our first full day in LA we hired bikes and cycled along the beach path to Venice Beach, walked along the fishing harbour and had lunch on a terrace balcony bar in the sun. In the evening we drove to the Observatory to see the Hollywood sign at sunset, if this is something you decide to do leave plenty of time as the traffic is crazy, on our drive there though we got to see a lot of Hollywood and then we had a pit stop at In N Out burger to see what all the fuss was about, it was definitely worth the queue!

On our second day we drove along the coast up to Malibu, where we had booked a table at Nobu, I’d definitely recommend going just for the views and the cocktails as you are literally over the water.


I can’t wait to go back to explore more of California! See more photos from my trip over on my Instagram – _rebeccajaynee

Part 2 coming soon – The Coachella Edit




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