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Type: Art Museums, Museums
The Getty Center is the legacy of billionaire J. Paul Getty, a gorgeous paean to the arts. Perched high in the Santa Monica Mountains, the Richard Meier-designed complex is stunningly beautiful both... Read More
The Getty Center is the legacy of billionaire J. Paul Getty, a gorgeous paean to the arts. Perched high in the Santa Monica Mountains, the Richard Meier-designed complex is stunningly beautiful both outside and in. The museum's vast collection includes works by Van Gogh, Monet, Manet, Renoir, Cezanne and many other artistic masters, as well as ancient antiquities, modern sculptures, illuminated manuscripts and more. Art lovers ready for a little romantic interlude will find the gardens particularly inviting (stop and smell the roses!) and the Restaurant at the Getty offers up locally sourced fare with an amazing view. The permanent collections are always on view as well as constantly changing special exhibitions. Admission is always free, but note that parking is $15.
- Tue-Fri,: Sun; 10am-5:30pm
- Sat: 10am-9pm
- Admission Free;
- Best for Romantic Things to Do Because: With views of the Pacific Ocean one way and downtown L.A. the other, the Getty Center is a wonderful photo op spot.
- Best for Museums, Best Attractions & Activities Because: One of the world's great art museums, the Getty Center is worth a visit simply to see the Richard Meier-designed building and the spectacular views.