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The Getty Center, Los Angeles

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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  • The setting is what makes this museum. High in the hills overlooking Los Angeles out to the Pacific Ocean, the buildings draw you in. Staff were very helpful and informative. Definitely worth the...  more »
  • beautiful large art collection of both fine art and decorative, with large beautiful garden. the entire museum is free and only pay for parking, but can arrive using public transportation.  more »
  • We had a great day at the Getty as the art was outstanding and the gardens were beautiful. Perfect place for a nice picnic which we will do next time. Glad to see LA opening back for everyone to...  more »
  • Absolutely gorgeous. This place doesn't feel real. It's so beautiful. It's free for all, has a shuttle to get you there, two cafes and some trolleys for snacks, lovely staff, and it's so well maintained. Adam and I didn't do the audio tour and we quickly went through the exhibits. We found the real glory of this place to be the scenic views. It's amazing how much of LA you are able to see, the gardens are also breathtaking (my favourite is the cactus garden but the sculpture garden is where we got the best view for the sunset). A perfect day of walking and admiring topped off with a gorgeous sunset and a cup of hot chocolate. Definitely something to do on a beautiful day, or a rainy day if you like fancy art paintings and audio tours.
  • I love this FREE art museum! The architecture, garden, and grounds are beautiful, and that is just the beginning. Once you enter the museum, the amount of spectacular paintings, sculptures, and other art pieces is just amazing! I went here for a birthday trip with friends, and it was perfect. If you have the chance, go! It was such an amazing experience and I can't wait to go back. ♥️🥰
  • The Getty Art Museum is an art piece itself. If you are planning a visit do not short change yourself with time. The grounds are magnificent. There are breathtaking views everywhere. And the architecture has as many ways to view it as do the art pieces themselves. Even a whole day there will leave you wanting more. Parking is in the structure at the bottom of the hill the Getty sits on. From there you can walk an easy mile up or catch a free tram to the top. They run all day. Getty generously shared his collection with the public after his death. We are so much richer for his generosity. Be sure and stay for the sunset at the end of the day.
  • L-O-V-E this place! Beautiful views of LA as well as the gorgeous architecture of the museum itself. There is also,of course, amazing artwork and exhibits. We went around sunset on a Saturday and was pleasantly surprised that it is open later on Saturdays. And if you go later, there are discounts on parking, which is the only fee to pay. It is a fun spot to wander and enjoy art, meet up with friends/family, or cozy up to a hot date.
  • The museum is a little remote from downtown LA, but definitely worth the journey. The tram ride up the hill to the entry is unlike any other—a fun little experience. The museum offers a lot of great art and really pleasant outdoor spaces to sit and relax. The cafe options were pretty limited when I visited, and beset by long lines. But I was willing to take my time and enjoy the experience. It was worth it.

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