The Getty Center
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- 98%Art & Design Lovers
- 94%Family Travelers
- 72%Budget Travelers
- 64%History Buffs
- 63%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 63%Luxury Travelers
- 61%Adventure Travelers
Member Reviews (140)
- The Getty CenterMember ofFamily TravelersFoodiesAdventure Travelers+ 1Aug 19, 2013
One of the coolest spots in L.A., the Getty Center sits up on a hill in west LA with views to the ocean. Even if you don't go inside the museum, it is worth the trip - the gardens are fantastic for strolling or laying in the grass to read a book. The architecture is stunning. All in all an amazing spot.Recommended for:
- The Getty CenterMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 4Apr 02, 2014
Typical museums are not everyone's "cup of tea," unless there is something one really desires, target specific groups, or been forced to by a teacher to write a research paper about it. Getty Center is one of the few museums where it does not take a lot to make people come here, and they love it!
The museum is more famous for their garden and the magnificent view of L.A. Downtown than its actual artwork collection. The artwork is not on par with LACMA, but is still the second most extensive museum collection in Los Angeles.
The art collection was mostly from Europe in the renaissance. I prefer the diversity of LACMA because I can see Mayan, Ancient Egyptian, and other ancient civilization's artwork.Recommended for:
- The Getty CenterMember ofFoodiesLuxury TravelersHistory Buffs+ 2Apr 02, 2014
A fantastic museum! Between the permanent collection and the rotating exhibits, you absolutely cant go wrong. Plus some phenomenal view for photo ops as you walk around the center and the gardens because the views are incredible...from everywhere! The architecture of the building are amazing! If you are into art (or just incredible locations), you have to go to the Getty.Recommended for:
- The Getty CenterMember ofWellnessGreen TravelersStudents+ 1Mar 19, 2014
If you only have time for one museum during your visit to LA, consider picking this one. Art + awesome views of the West LA cityscape, especially at sunset, when the white Travertine marble of these modernist buildings glows with pastel colors. Admission is free if you come by bus, or pay for parking (no reservations needed). The museum's cafe with panoramic glass windows is not half bad, though it is pricey.Recommended for:
- 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)Recommended for:
- The Getty CenterMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesLuxury TravelersMay 28, 2013
Maximize your time at the Getty by visiting on a Friday or Saturday, when this sprawling hillside art complex is open late—allowing you to take in sunset views. The light-filled museum interiors display an impressive collection of European and American art including Vincent van Gogh’s famous Irises. Debbie Dubrow of the family travel blog Delicious Baby recommends the Family Room’s interactive exhibits, giant illuminated manuscripts, and an art treasure hunt. “And whenever you need a break, just pop outside to the Getty’s fabulous gardens,” she says. While parking is admittedly expensive ($15), the Getty is also accessible by public transit.Recommended for:
- The Getty CenterJul 04, 2012
This is located off the 405 and parking has gone up to $15 now, but it's free on Saturday's after 5pm. Get there early though, because the line is long at that time to find a spot. The little train takes you up the hillside for a beautiful view of the city. Inside you'll find small exhibits that you can do in about an hour's time, so it's ideal for picking out a few things if you've only got 1-2 hours. The gardens are fantastic and sunset is my favorite time. They've got several gift shops and a restaurant. You can also take food up for a picnic outside with the whole family.Recommended for: