I think many people would agree that Los Angeles is one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world. Just in the LA you have Koreatown, China Town, Little Italy, Beverly Hills, North Hollywood, West Hollywood (trust me when I say they are very different), and that’s just to name a few. Not only does LA provide culturally diverse groups in its neighborhoods, it also provides some pretty amazing museums to stop off and learn more about areas outside of the US of A. If you are a history buff (like me) and love learning about different cultures around the world, The Getty is a must see stop in LA.
Right next to the 405 and on top of a beautiful hill in the middle of LA, The Getty is not a sight to miss. The museum itself is free with a $30 charge to park. In my opinion, that $30 fee was definitely worth seeing the artwork, architecture, and view that The Getty brings.
The Getty is filled with beautiful pieces of art ranging from drawings, paintings, antiquities, and photography. As photographers, Ian and I spent most of our time in the photography gallery (big surprise). I love photography because I feel a single image can tell an amazing story. The exhibition featured when we went to The Getty was photography in Argentina. Absolutely stunning work.
Just so you know, The Getty is consistently changing out their exhibitions to feature more. Check out a list of the next few exhibitions here.
The grounds of The Getty are something you should definitely leave time to browse around. There is a beautiful garden in the back that is perfect for enjoying a relaxing lunch, a nice afternoon stroll, and of course, a great spot for pictures (Instagram envy anyone?).
All in all, I would plan to spend around 3-5 hours at The Getty when planning your trip. Also, leave in time for traffic because this is LA and is located right off one of the busiest highways in the city. If you have been to The Getty or any other museums in or around LA, comment below!