Explore the impressive collection of pre-20th-century European art that fills the rooms of The Getty Center. Nestled in the hills overlooking Los Angeles, the six-building complex, notable for its new-age architecture and expanse of landscaped gardens, features exhibits of 19th- and 20th-century photographs, sculptures, and paintings. Take your time wandering through the museum’s sculpture garden, or have your picture taken with Van Gogh’s "Irises." Pack a picnic to have in the gardens while taking in a panoramic view of the city. While admission to the center is free, you must pay to park a car. Put The Getty Center at the forefront of your travel plans using our Los Angeles trip itinerary maker site .
Tours to The Getty Center
Los Angeles VIP Grand Helicopter Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $319
Duration: 1 hour
Los Angeles Romantic Helicopter Night Flight BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $269
Duration: 40 minutes
The Getty Center Reviews
I didn't realise how much time that you could spend here! The place is massive. Make sure you arrive early when it's less busy and prepare to spend most of the day. Get a map and work your way around ... more »
Ein ABSOLUTES MUSS!!! Dieses Museum bzw. diese gesamte Anlage muss man gesehen haben! Architektonisch absolut traumhaft, wunderbare Gartenanlage! Die Exponate stehen für sich - Gemälde, Skulpturen abe... more »An ABSOLUTE MUST!!! You have to see this museum or this whole complex! Architecturally absolutely fantastic, wonderful garden! The exhibits stand for themselves - paintings, sculptures and also photographs, which are simply impressive! Turner, Van Gogh, Giacometti, Gaugin,.... And all this at a mad price - 20 dollars parking fee!!!!! Thank you for all this!!!
A must visit in Los Angeles! You can park your car in the garage and then there is a free tram you take that takes you to the top. At the top there are multiple exhibits and galleries, with a stunning view of the city. There's also a cactus garden and larger flower garden with lots of green spaces for people to enjoy. You can also bring picnic lunches and sit on the lawn to enjoy the space. Best part is everything is free
A must see in the area. Everything about this museum and complex is well thought out and strikingly beautiful. Get there early, because you can easily spend an entire day here. Lots of places to eat, and it's worth a trip for the architecture alone! So many noteworthy pieces of art here. You won't be disappointed.
Places to stay near The Getty Center
Plan your trip to Los Angeles
Get a personalized planA complete day-by-day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
View all >
Side trips from Los Angeles
Hidden gems in Los Angeles
View all >
View all >
Nearby attractions in Los Angeles
Plans to The Getty Center by other users
60 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM March, popular sights PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 16 days in Las Vegas & California BY A USER FROM ARGENTINA May, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, museums, shopping, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: May, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced 15 days in California BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, popular sights PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 22 days in United States BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE November, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 21 days in United States & Vancouver BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 10 days in California & Disney BY A USER FROM MEXICO December, popular sights PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium