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.)