map
Map &
Directions
access_time
Hours
mode_edit
Been here?
Rate it
chevron_left
 
chevron_right

Top Tours

 
Private Sightseeing Tour of Los Angeles with a Vegan Touch
"On this tour you’ll be taken to the highlights of Los Angeles as well as dine on scrumptious vegan cuisine from your choice of LA’s top vegan restaurants including Au Lac Veggie Grill Café Gratitude Plant Food & Wine and Real Food Daily. After we pick you up in a brand-new luxurious SUV and get a fresh cold-pressed energizing juice in your hand
From $249.00
 
20-Minute Santa Monica Air Tour
"Enjoy an air tour experience over the Santa Monica Pier and Brentwood area. Your experience starts with departure from Van Nuys Airport southbound along the 405 towards the Sepulveda Pass while enjoying stunning up-close views of Stone Canyon Reservoir Bel Air The Getty Center Westwood and UCLA as we fly through the Pass. From there we’ll make a left turn over Brentwood to fly towards the Santa Monica Pier. On the way you’ll experience some views of Downtown LA Hollywood Hills
From $100.00
 
Half Day Hollywood and Beverly Hills Tour
"This tour is quite unique and will allow guest passengers flexibility of time in the maximum comfort and enjoyment of their ride through Hollywood and Beverly Hills. After meeting at the departure point you will go through Hollywood Boulevard over onto the famed Sunset Strip and Santa Monica Boulevard and finally through Beverly Hills to your destination on Rodeo Drive. There you will enjoy world-class shopping and dining for approximately 90-minutes before re-boarding for the return of the tour through West Hollywood and other Hollywood Areas. You will also receive discounts at select restaurants and cafes as well as shoppin the chauffeur will take the best route available for maximum sightseeing and enjoyment and comfort.""""Enjoy this unique experience in an open-air
From $50.00

Getty Museum Tips (1)

Getty Center

The Getty Center is a campus of the Getty Museum and other programs of the Getty Trust. The $1.3 billion Center opened to the public in 1997 and is well known for its architecture, gardens, and views overlooking Los Angeles. The Center sits atop a hill connected to a visitors' parking garage at the bottom of the hill by a three-car, cable-pulled hover train funicular.

The J. Paul Getty Museum and draws 1.3 million visitors annually. The Center branch of the Museum features pre-20th-century European paintings, drawings, illuminated manuscripts, sculpture, and decorative arts; and 19th- and 20th-century American, Asian, and European photographs. In addition, the Museum’s collection at the Center includes outdoor sculpture displayed on terraces and in gardens and the large Central Garden designed by Robert Irwin. Among the artworks on display is the Vincent Van Gogh painting Irises.

Designed by architect Richard Meier, the campus also houses the Getty Research Institute, the Getty Conservation Institute, the Getty Foundation, and the J. Paul Getty Trust. The Center's design included special provisions to address concerns regarding earthquakes and fires.

The 134,000-square-foot Central Garden at the Getty Center is the work of artist Robert Irwin. He said that the Central Garden "is a sculpture in the form of a garden, which aims to be art." Water plays a major role in the garden. A fountain near the restaurant flows toward the garden and appears to fall into a grotto on the north garden wall. The resulting stream then flows down the hillside into the azalea pool. The designers placed rocks and boulders of varying size in the stream bed to vary the sounds from the flowing water. A tree-lined stream descends to a plaza, while the walkway criss-crosses the stream, which continues through the plaza, and goes over a stone waterfall into a round pool. A maze of azaleas floats in the pool, around which is a series of specialty gardens.[34] More than 500 varieties of plant material are used for the Central Garden, but the selection is "always changing, never twice the same".

apbeaches's Profile Photo
apbeaches
Jun 20, 2015
 
 
Sponsored Listings

Hotels Near Los Angeles

Hotels
328 East First Street, Los Angeles, California, 90012-3902, United States
Show Prices
Hotels
200 South Hill Street, Los Angeles, California, 90012, United States
Show Prices
Hotels
251 S Olive St, Los Angeles, California, 90012, United States
Show Prices
Hotels
711 North Main Street, (formerly Days Inn), Los Angeles, California, 90012, United States
Show Prices
Hotels
506 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, California, 90071-2607, United States
Show Prices
Hotels
535 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, California, 90071, United States
Show Prices

Top 5 Los Angeles Writers

Yaqui's Profile Photo

Yaqui

""El Pueblo de la Reina de Los Angeles""
View Member
marinarena's Profile Photo

marinarena

"Getting at the Heart of L.A."
View Member
GracesTrips's Profile Photo

GracesTrips

"Coming to LA, see what all of SoCal has to offer!"
View Member
Dabs's Profile Photo

Dabs

"Los Angeles"
View Member
Erin74's Profile Photo

Erin74

"My Hometown: Los Angeles"
View Member
 
 

Things to Do Near Los Angeles

Things to Do

Art - Architecture

The Broadway Spring Center is a parking garage and businesses. What caught my attention is the huge carved reliefs on the sides of the building. Very impressive and encouraging to know at least the...
View More
Things to Do

Museum of Tolerance

Wonderful resource for the Holocaust and other diversity issues. Take the tour first, then you can wander on your own. Give yourself plenty of time to soak it all in....about 3 hours. There are...
View More
Things to Do

Hollywood Boulevard & The Hollywood Walk of Fame

I remember Hollywood Blvd, Sunset Strip, Melrose Ave, and etc., as being a very different world. The glizty and galmor has always been here, but there is the seedy side. Many of buildings here and...
View More
Things to Do

Los Angeles City Hall

City hall is a highlight of downtown Los Angeles. A magnificent historic building completed in 1928, it was until the 1960s the tallest building in the city, by law. The interior is interesting to...
View More
Things to Do

Bradbury Building

This is a beautiful, well-known landmark in downtown Los Angeles. The building is lovely and worth a visit for itself, especially the inside, and visitors are free to roam the lobby and stairs, but...
View More
Things to Do

Grand Central Market

I have lived in LA my entire life. In 2016, that is 57 years! And, this is my first visit to the Grand Central Market. It's kinda like a large food court. There are stalls that sell produce, meat,...
View More

Getting to Los Angeles

Address

We don't yet have an address for this Things to Do. Help us improve our info!

Hours

We don't yet have hours for this Things to Do. Help us improve our info!

Map