Explore the impressive collection of pre-20th-century European art that fills the rooms of The Getty Center. Nestled in the hills overlooking Los Angeles, the six-building complex, notable for its new-age architecture and expanse of landscaped gardens, features exhibits of 19th- and 20th-century photographs, sculptures, and paintings. Take your time wandering through the museum’s sculpture garden, or have your picture taken with Van Gogh’s "Irises." Pack a picnic to have in the gardens while taking in a panoramic view of the city. While admission to the center is free, you must pay to park a car. Put The Getty Center at the forefront of your travel plans using our Los Angeles trip itinerary maker site.
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Great, free afternoon activity. We aren't big art fans but enjoyed seeing recognizable pieces and exploring the special exhibit (Flesh & Bones).
Great, free afternoon activity. We aren't big art fans but enjoyed seeing recognizable pieces and exploring the special exhibit (Flesh & Bones). more »
If you like architecture and a great setting plan for 3 hours. If you like the art and displays then allow more time. A nice trip up the hill in the train. Great place to enjoy great views of the...
If you like architecture and a great setting plan for 3 hours. If you like the art and displays then allow more time. A nice trip up the hill in the train. Great place to enjoy great views of the... more »
BEST MUSEUM in the West Coast!!! The collection and architecture are absolutely TOP NOTCH and WORLD CLASS!!! When you’re visiting Los Angeles, skip the tourist traps and Visit Getty instead - this place is a must, and you will not regret it! It’s only a few miles from the LAX but for convenience you need a car or take a ride share. On clear day, you’ll be amazed by the view from the tram. When you need a break, head to the grand cafeteria with an expansive view. It is pricey as expected in a museum of this caliber. There is so much space to roam around and be sure to check out the garden and various decks that offers panoramic views of the greater Los Angeles. Prepare to spend at least 3 hours to really appreciate what the place offers. Thanks to philanthropic vision of Mr. Getty, this place is a treasure open to all. If you have more time in Los Angeles, I highly recommend a visit to the Getty Villa in the Malibu area. Enjoy!
My girlfriend and I consider ourselves incredibly lucky to live in Southern California, as there are so many amazing hiking trails, breathtaking vistas, and utterly stimulating places to visit that many don't have the luxury of being in their "back yard". The LA Zoo, the LA Arboretum and Botanic Garden, the Griffith Observatory, the Mt. Wilson Observatory/CHARA Array, and of course the fantastic Getty Museum! We always have a fun an fascinating time here and could literally spend days combing over all the paintings, sculptures and photographs that this museum has to offer. Not only is the collection of art top tier, but the venue and location itself yields many amazing moments. I highly recommend that you take a day to explore the Getty Museum. It's an unforgettable experience through the long human history of art!
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