Whether you’re a Tourist or a Townie, there’s always something different and fun to do in the Los Angeles area. But the cost of fun in the City of Angels can add up fast. Below is number 21 in a series of 25 things to do in Los Angeles that will cost $25 or less.
Enjoy a day at the Getty Center.
Though the cost of parking has gone up at the Getty Center, visiting the museum is still free. So if you don’t want to (or can’t) pay the $15.00 parking fee, you can take public transportation or beg a friend to drop you off. Still, if you want to drive there and have several passengers in the car with you, splitting the cost of parking won’t hurt so much.
Plan to spend the day here. In addition to enjoying the museum, the architecture and gardens in this lovely setting are inspiring. From high on this hilltop campus, you’ll be wowed by the beautiful view of Los Angeles and the Santa Monica Mountains (and the Pacific Ocean beyond if there’s no smog). Have lunch in the Restaurant (reservations recommended) or the Café, or better yet, bring a picnic lunch.
The Getty Center opened in 1997 and houses permanent visual art collections. Additionally, it hosts special exhibits open to the public at no charge. The J. Paul Getty Trust, the parent organization, is dedicated to promoting the visual arts worldwide and provides research, development, conservation and education for the public and professional communities.
The Getty Center is located at 1200 Getty Center Drive in Los Angeles. They’re open Tuesday-Friday and Sunday 10:00 am-5:30 pm, Saturday 10:00 am-9:00 pm. The museum is closed on Mondays. For more information, please visit their website at http://www.getty.edu/.