Travel Diaries Part I: How to Spend 3 Days in Los Angeles | Res Ipsa

We've spent the past 3 weeks on the road traveling. Along the way, we've made stops in a few great cities, including LA, London and Istanbul. This blog series is dedicated to highlighting our journey and providing helpful tips for your next trips to each city. Discover how to spend 3 days in and around LA. Enjoy our latest travel guide!



What to pack?

For a quick 3-day trip, luggage should truly be no more than a carry-on bag. Wearing at least one combination of an outfit below, you should fit everything listed nicely into a weekender bag + a backpack.

Aly Mang / photo
Photo/ @aly_mang on Instagram 
The list: 
 - Two white Oxford button up shirts or two blouses
- One stylish, light-weight layering sweater 
- One souvenir jacket
- Two pairs of Levi's jeans
- One pair of white chinos
- One vintage Hawaiian Shirt 
- One pair of white kilim lace-up sneakers
- One pair of kilim loafers 
- One pair of swim trunks or a bikini
- Accessories: Sunglasses, sunscreen, and a hat 

Santa Barbara

How to Eat (Semi-Healthy) in LA

It's easy to cheat every day of the week (our cheat day is Tuesday) while you're vacationing in sunny LA, and you might want to... 

Cole Crouch / photo

The list: 
IN-N-OUT BURGER (every other block)
Kye's Montana (15th and Montana, Santa Monica)
Loquita SB ( 202 State Street, Santa Barbara)
Ginger's Ice Creams ( 12550 W Washington Blvd, Los Angeles)
Walter's Cafe -- " Minimalist nook since 1949 offering a large menu of casual fare, a bakery counter & outdoor seating" (153 S.Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills)

What to do?

Santa Monica
We highly recommend the following activities and places to visit and shop:

- Day-trips: Santa Barbara/Montecito, Santa Monica, Venice Beach, and Ventura
- Shopping: Abbot Kinney Boulevard, Santa Monica, Brentwood Country Mart, West Hollywood (including RTH, GQ's 2016 Coolest Store in America), ROW DTLA

Let us know if you have other ideas!!