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Discover LA: The Getty Center

For this month’s Discover LA series, we visit the legendary Getty Center.

If you’ve ever done any driving in LA, odds are you’ve seen The Getty Center perched high on a hill, clearly visible from the 405 freeway. Opened in 1997, the Getty Center has been a must-do for Los Angelenos and tourists for decades. From the beautiful art and photography exhibits, to the massive structure itself, The Getty is a place that needs to be on your to-do list. Take the day to not only enjoy the expansive range of art, but also stroll through the incredible gardens.

Chock full of things to do, The Getty offers enjoyment for the entire family. Plus admission is always free! Almost every day of the week, The Getty offers enlightening lectures, fun family events, and live performances. Or perhaps just simply exploring the architecture, art, gardens, and enjoying the locally sourced delicious eats is more your thing. Either way, a day trip is a must.

After you’ve finished your day at The Getty Center, travel a few miles to The Getty Villa in Malibu for more priceless works of art!

The Getty Center is one of the most visited museums in the entire United States. FYI.

Check it out below!

Most people’s favorite part of this world famous museum are the gardens. The garden’s designer has stated that the Central Garden “is a sculpture in the form of a garden, which aims to be art.” As you walk around it for yourself, you will find that his aim is on point. In addition, the grounds feature contemporary and modern outdoor sculptures throughout. Every part of the large outdoor experience feels like art.

When you need a break from walking, order a cappuccino at the on-site café, kick up your feet, and take in the incredible LA view. On a clear day, you can see as far as the ocean!

Have you been to The Getty? We’d love to hear about your experience!

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