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“Great place to take a break from LA in LA.”
Review of The Getty Center

The Getty Center
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$15.00*
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Los Angeles Getty Scavenger Hunt Adventure
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$107.50*
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20-Minute Santa Monica Air Tour
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$249.00*
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Private Custom Los Angeles Tour with Venice Beach and Hollywood Sign
Ranked #1 of 590 things to do in Los Angeles
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Spectacular museum boasts a most impressive collection by such luminaries as Van Gogh, Monet and Cezanne, along with the architectural triumph of its six buildings and gardens.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Reviewed May 14, 2013

I have now been to the Getty Center 3 times once with my ex (not my ex at the time) once alone and once with my stepdaughter who is 10 (the most recent trip). The Getty does not disappoint no matter who you hang out with there. There are so many things to see whether it is canvas art or textiles, sketch work, gardens, sculpture. The only thing I really do not like about the center is the food court. The food is simply sub par (think school cafeteria) and very expensive.
However if you bring a sandwich and drinks you can eat well for much less!
It is peaceful and beautiful all around you're high in the hills but no worry the tram brings you up there. The parking is easy underneath however the outside areas of the Getty are super hot during the summer months. Still overall it is a wonderful experience for most ages.

Thank Charlie C
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Reviewed May 13, 2013

I have gone here many times (as a couple, with my parents, and with friends). It is definitely worth the $15 parking fee because you get to stay there all day. I suggest bringing a lunch and having a casual picnic, glass of wine and enjoy the architecture and the views.

Thank flubbie
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Reviewed May 13, 2013

Family friendly, options for young and not-so-young, this museum offers opportunities for single visitors, groups and families. There are plenty of spaces outdoors for picnics and options for purchasing food on site through food kiosks and the cafeteria. Besides the stellar exhibits, there are outdoor gardens to stroll through that provide for picturesque photo opportunities. Admission is free, headsets are free, parking is not free but worth the price ($15).

Thank Jettdi
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Reviewed May 13, 2013

this is a great place to bring yourh significant other and family! I've been here 6 Times and i never get sick of it!

Thank roadrageran
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Reviewed May 12, 2013

It took us about 1 hour on the bus to get up there, but once we did it was well worth it. A monorail will take you up the steep cliffs and the ultimate views of LA await you at the top. Surrounded by beautiful gardens, and with thoroughly interesting exhibitions, this should not be missed.

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