The Getty Center
Medieval artwork, unparalleled architecture, stunning gardens, and some of the best views of Los Angeles—completely free.
The Getty sits high up in the hills about Westwood, an expansive campus of modern white stone quarters. This museum displays art belonging to the Getty Trust—the fortune of an unfathomably rich family willing to share their gifts with the public (and for free!). Ever wanted to see an expression of wealth that rivals the opulence of Versailles? Ride to the mountaintop in one of the Getty’s own cable trams. You’ll be met with a literal palace, decorated with fountains and manicured gardens, that overlooks the city of LA.
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Best things to see at The Getty Center
Check out everything from Hellenistic marble to illuminated manuscripts to contemporary photographs. Stare in awe at artwork dating back to the 1600s in one of four Museum Pavilions, each containing a carefully curated selection of pieces. You can even try your hand at capturing the beauty of the art pieces in front of you at the Sketching Gallery. Immerse yourself in nature and sculpture in the Central Garden, a 134,000-square-foot garden that changes with the seasons. Or head out on one of the Getty Center’s architecture tours that takes you throughout the breathtaking campus.
The Getty Center directions and parking
Best way to get to the Getty Center
The Getty Center is located in West Los Angeles near Bel Air. By car, the Getty Center is just west of the 405 and is only accessible via the Getty Center Dr. and Sepulveda Blvd. intersection. The #734 and #234 bus lines will also take you.
Best parking near the Getty Center
There is parking at the Getty Center for a fee.
The Getty Center FAQs
Is there a coat check?
There is a coat and bag check at the Museum Entrance Hall.
Is there Wi-Fi?
Yes, there are some seating areas with free Wi-Fi.
Is there cell service?
Yes, but not consistently so be sure to plan ahead.