The Getty Center
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- 98%Art & Design Lovers
- 97%Family Travelers
- 69%Budget Travelers
- 65%History Buffs
- 65%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 64%Luxury Travelers
- 62%Adventure Travelers
Member Reviews (139)
- The Getty CenterMember ofAdventure TravelersLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 6Apr 04, 2013
In my opinion, two of the best reasons to visit the Getty are the architecture and the physical setting. The buildings are beautiful and so is the landscaping and the views. There are often some great temporary exhibitions, which is good because the permanent collection can be underwhelming. If you grab a bus or a hotel shuttle (some nearby hotels offer them for free), you will avoid the parking fee, which is the only charge for visiting. Have lunch in the cafe, where the food is good, or just grab a cookie (they're the best -- I used to work here and always had trouble staying away from them!).
- The Getty CenterMember ofAdventure TravelersLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 6Jul 04, 2012
This is a great place to spend half a day without spending too much. There is no admission fee, but just a parking fee of $8-10 per car. The museum is impressive both inside and out. The inside has an extensive art collection which covers all time periods. The water fountain and gardens in the outside of the museum are a great place to enjoy some sun.
- The Getty CenterAmbassadorMember ofAdventure TravelersLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 3Nov 21, 2012
$15 for parking?!?! WTF? But once I got over the shock of the price hike (since my previous visit), I told myself at least we don't pay for the clean, speedy shuttle uphill, or admission, and I guess I'm doing my part to support our broke-ass state. The Getty is my favorite museum. I love the pristine design and architecture, the gorgeous landscaping, and of course, the view. The collections are magnificent, and I have seen some truly wonderful traveling exhibitions here over the years. Of course, you can always see the Getty's permanent collections of Monet, Degas, Delacroix, etc. Tip: wear sunblock if you plan to check out the gardens or admire the view for long, I got a little pink.
- The Getty CenterAmbassadorMember ofAdventure TravelersLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 9Jan 29, 2014
WOW! Funny story...My friend and I were driving at night for the first time to the Getty. We saw the winding grey "road" and thought we had to drive up that path. Thank Goodness we didn't!
Instead, a lovely tram ride took us there while we enjoyed the night view up to the Getty.
I studied architecture so it was truly an experience as we approached the building. I love that there is a panoramic view available and seating areas for people to sit around the exhibit buildings.
My favorite part was the impressionist portion and the photography. There was one documenting the graphic lives of soldiers. It was extremely moving.
As a designer I was so inspired to see the beautiful masterpieces here. So inspired that it gave me new ideas to try!
Thanks Getty! I'd say this is pretty good for a museum in the US.
- The Getty CenterMember ofAdventure TravelersLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 2Nov 21, 2013
With collections ranging from the Middle Ages to the present, The Getty Center's J. Paul Getty Museum houses European paintings, drawings, sculpture, illuminated manuscripts, decorative arts and European and American photographs. The collections are displayed against a backdrop of striking architecture, tranquil (but for all the visitors) gardens, and panoramic views of the Los Angeles Basin. The museum is supported by one of the world's largest and wealthiest foundations, the J. Paul Getty Trust.
- The Getty CenterMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 2Nov 06, 2013
Picturesque architecture in a surreal atmosphere. The Getty Center has an seductive beauty that is almost out of this world.
The museum is huge and there is a lot to take in. Budget your time and prepare to spend (at least) a day here if you want to check out the exhibits. Don't made the same mistake I did. This is not a place you would want to rush through. Make sure you stay here to watch the sunset. The view was breathtaking.
If it is your first trip to LA, skip all the touristy spots and make time for Getty Center. It is unbelievable how such an amazing museum could be free. (You do need to pay for parking though)