The Getty Center
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- 98%Art & Design Lovers
- 97%Family Travelers
- 69%History Buffs
- 68%Budget Travelers
- 64%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 63%Luxury Travelers
- 61%Adventure Travelers
Member Reviews (139)
- The Getty CenterMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsFamily TravelersFoodies+ 2Aug 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.
- The Getty CenterMember ofHistory BuffsLocal 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 ofHistory BuffsLocal CultureBudget Travelers+ 2Jul 05, 2012
Park at the base of the hill and take a little tram ride up/down the mountain and get a peek at some rather large houses along the way. At the end of the short ride is a historian/art lover's paradise. If I were ever to become a teacher, I'd try to get in as many field trips here as possible. Grab some food and lunch by the water. Heck, if I had the money, I'd move right in to the Victorian/Elizabethan era suites.
- The Getty CenterMember ofHistory BuffsBudget TravelersFoodies+ 1Oct 12, 2013
Love the Getty Center! The exhibits are always changing and the parking is free after 5PM. In the summer they host "Concerts off the 405" and it's a great place to catch up and coming bands.
- The Getty CenterAmbassadorMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 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 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)
- The Getty CenterMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsOct 22, 2013
Perched high up on a sculpted ridgeline north of the city (and reached via a mini-tramway!) the Getty Center is unparalleled for its architecture and natural setting. With great hilltop views over the Pacific and the sprawl of Los Angeles, the complex of rough-quarried white marble and surrounding gardens is nothing short of stunning. The museum's collection runs to European and American painting, sculpture, and photography, and it frequently plays host to outstanding travelling exhibitions; a Jacques Louis David retrospective I saw here in 2006 blew my mind.