Traveling to Western Fertility Institute

Located in Encino, California, Western Fertility Institute has the advantage of being in one of the best domestic and international destinations for IVF and third party reproduction. California is a surrogacy friendly state and as such Patients from across the United States and around the globe travel to Western Fertility Institute for their fertility care. We specialize in offering domestic and international patients access to a wide range of family building options. Regardless of where in the world you live, we believe everyone deserves a family.
Traveling to Western Fertility Institute is convenient and the city of Los Angeles offers a wide range of activities and accommodations to make your stay enjoyable and comfortable. Many hotels, restaurants and entertainment venues are within short driving distance to Western Fertility Institute, allowing you to find plenty to do during your stay.

Below is a list of resources that you may find helpful before and during your stay:

Airports

LAX and Bob Hope are the two closest airports to WFI. Below are links to the websites for these airports.

www.lawa.org: This website connects you to the LAX Airport and has a lot of useful information for travelers – parking, ground transportation, traffic, maps, and flight schedules.

www.bobhopeairport.com: This website connects you to the Burbank Airport. This airport is closest to our facility and provides service for domestic flights only.

These sites are available to help you locate shuttle service to and from the airport.

Road Runner Shuttle: www.rrshuttle.com
Super Shuttle: www.supershuttle.com
Prime Time shuttle: www.primetimeshuttle.com

These sites are available to help you locate taxi/car service to and from the airport or different destinations during your stay.

Uber: uber.com/cities/los-angeles
Lyft: lyft.com/cities/los-angeles
Yellow Cab Company: layellowcab.com
United Taxi Service: unitedtaxi.com

Private Car – A private car service is available with an Escalade ready to chauffer you to your destinations in style and comfort. Please contact the staff at Western Fertility Institute for further information regarding this service.

Hotel Accomodations

Courtyard Marriott, Sherman Oaks (within 2 miles of Western Fertility Institute)
15433 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks, California 91403   
Phone: +1-818-981-5400
Fax: +1-818-981-3175
Price Range: $225 – $370 (based on average rates)

Best Western Plus Carriage Inn, Sherman Oaks (within 2 miles of Western Fertility Institute)
5525 Sepulveda Blvd., Sherman Oaks, California 91411 
Phone: +1-818-787-2300
Fax: +1-818-908-0639
Price Range: $155 – $217 (based on average rates)

Hampton Inn & Suites, Sherman Oaks (within 2 miles of Western Fertility Institute)
5638 Sepulveda Blvd., Sherman Oaks, California 91411
Phone: +1-818-785-2211
FAX: +1-818-785-2212
Price Range: $224 – $333 (based on average rates)

Below are a few sites available that will allow you to do a search and locate lodging accommodations other than those we provided above.
For long term stay accommodations:
Air BNB:airbnb.com
Vrbo: vrbo.com

For short term stay accommodations:
Hotels.com: hotels.com
Trivago: trivago.com
Priceline: priceline.com

Fun things to do while visiting WFI

Universal Studios Hollywood
(within 8 miles of Western Fertility Institute)
100 Universal City Plaza
Universal City, CA 91608 – (800) 864-8377
Price Range: $100 (based on average rates)
Universal Studios Hollywood is one of the oldest and most famous Hollywood film studios still in use. It was initially created to offer tours of the real Universal Studios sets. Please visit the website for information on purchasing tickets, theme park hours, parking and any other questions regarding visiting the park: www.universalstudioshollywood.com

Disneyland
(within 50 miles of Western Fertility Institute)
1313 Disneyland Dr.
Anaheim, CA 92802 – (714) 781-7277
Price Range: $100 (based on average rates)
Disneyland, known as the happiest place on earth, was built by Walt Disney in 1955. The park attractions include: Main Street, U.S.A., Adventureland, Frontierland, Fantasyland, and Tomorrowland, and New Orleans Square. Please visit the website for information on purchasing tickets, theme park hours, parking and any other questions regarding visiting the park: https://disneyland.disney.go.com

Santa Monica Pier
(within 15 miles of Western Fertility Institute)
401 Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica, CA 90401 – (310) 917-5050
Price Range: Admission is free
Enjoy a beautiful, sunny day at the pier. A mix of amusement rides, games, and restaurants can be found at the pier. Please visit the website for information on hours, parking and any other questions regarding visiting the pier: http://santamonicapier.org/

The Getty Center
(within 22 miles of Western Fertility Institute)
1200 Getty Center Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
Price Range: Admission is free
The Getty has one of the best views of Los Angeles. It also has some of the best art, architecture, culture and gardens. Bring a lunch and enjoy a stroll in the gardens. Please visit the website for information on hours, parking and any other questions regarding visiting the museum: www.getty.edu

Need other ideas?

Venice Beach:
www.venicebeach.com – the world famous Venice Beach & Boardwalk.

Reagan Library:
www.reaganfoundation.org – the presidential library and final resting place of Ronald Wilson Reagan, the 40th President of the United States (1981–1989).

The Getty Villa:
www.getty.edu/visit/villa – the Getty Villa is a recreation of an ancient Roman country house. It has some of the best art, architecture, culture and gardens.

Huntington Gardens:
www.huntington.org/gardens – 120 acres of gorgeous botanical gardens.
La Brea Tar Pits: www.tarpits.org/la-brea-tar-pits – looks at the fossils from the La Brea area to get an idea of what life was like during the ice age.

Griffith Observatory:
griffithobservatory.org – southern California’s gateway to the cosmos! Visitors can look through telescopes, explore exhibits, see live shows in the Samuel Oschin Planetarium, and enjoy spectacular views of Los Angeles and the Hollywood Sign. 

Los Angeles County Museum of Art:
www.lacma.org – holds more than 150000 works spanning the history of art from ancient times to the present. 

Farmer Market LA:
www.farmersmarketla.com – sprawling historic market features a range of trendy shops, restaurants & gourmet grocery purveyors.

The Grove LA:
www.thgrovela.com – trendy, outdoor shopping where you may see a celebrity or two!

Grammy Museum:
www.grammymuseum.org – the Grammy Museum, is an interactive, educational museum devoted to the history and winners of the Grammy Awards.

Underwood Farms:
www.underwoodfamilyfarms.com – enjoy a true farm experience. Pick fruits and vegetables, shop at the farm market and meet some farm animals.

Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills:
www.rodeodrive-bh.com – the most luxurious shopping, dining & hotel destinations in the world.

The Los Angeles Lakers:
www.nba.com/lakers – Los Angeles national basketball team

The Los Angeles Clippers:
www.nba.com/clippers – Los Angeles national basketball team

The Los Angeles Kings:
www.lakings.com – Los Angeles national hockey team

The Los Angeles Dodgers:
www.dodgers.com – Los Angeles major league baseball team

The Los Angeles Galaxy:
www.lagalaxy.com – Los Angeles major league soccer team

Have Questions

To speak with a team member or for more information, please contact our office at 1-888-261-4574