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The Getty

Posted by Janet on June 3, 2009

My first weekend vacationing in California, I went to The Getty Center with some friends. The Getty Center is an art museum in Los Angeles with an exquisite collection in Western Art. We only stayed a few hours, but I especially enjoyed the works on modern photography. Located on top of a mountain, its architecture and view is like no other. Absolutely breathtaking. Parking is $10 but admission is free. From the parking garage, you have the option to take a tram or a 15 minute hike up to the museum.

Above: Standing in front of the entrance.

Above: The back end of The Getty overlooking the city of Los Angeles.

Above: Lots of cacti, also at the back end of the museum.

If this is somewhere you would like to visit, plan at least a full day visit. Parking can be slow depending time of day or week.

1200 Getty Center Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90049

Sunday, Tuesday-Friday: 10am – 5:30pm
Saturday: 10am – 9pm

(There is no admission requirements for The Getty “Center.” The Getty “Villa” in Pacific Palisades, another must-see place, is also free but does require tickets.)

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