We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Getty Center

Travellers' Choice award winner
Neighbourhood: Westside
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 1200 Getty Center Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90049-1657
Phone Number:
+1 310-440-7300
10:00 - 17:30
Open now
See all hours
Sun 10:00 - 17:30
Tue - Fri 10:00 - 17:30
Sat 10:00 - 21:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes

Spectacular museum boasts a most impressive collection by such luminaries...

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.

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
The Getty Center Museum & Movie Stars' Homes Tour from Santa Monica
More Info
and up
Los Angeles Getty Scavenger Hunt Adventure
More Info
and up
Private Luxurious Tour of Los Angeles

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 10,719 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 7014
  • 1271
    Very good
  • 225
  • 40
  • 18
Worth the visit

A good museum in a stunning location. Beautiful gardens and great architecture. Easy to find right off the 405 highway, good parking and excellent staff. Loved their sketching... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Add Photo Write a Review

10,719 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 8,568: English reviews
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level Contributor
70 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

A good museum in a stunning location. Beautiful gardens and great architecture. Easy to find right off the 405 highway, good parking and excellent staff. Loved their sketching room.

Thank nopar65
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It was great to get out from the hustle and bustle of LA to the Getty centre up high in the hills. If art is your thing then this is for you. It's free too! Be careful if you take Uber or Lyft because their app takes them to the wrong pickup location and you end up waiting a long... More 

Thank Elaine H
Kansas City, Kansas
2 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lots to see in the museums and very worth the time. The gardens are also beautiful and lots to choose from in the restaurants.

Thank genella2017
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Beauty in every corner! Wonderful art, stunning views and lovely grounds at the Getty. Can't believe it's FREE! Only $15 for parking. We spent our day walking around the exhibits, had some lunch and took in the breathtaking views of Los Angeles. Definitely a must see in LA.

Thank B_Collins52
Level Contributor
19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great Place and way to spend your day or afternoon. Its technically free but you have to pay for parking. You can probably just split it with your friends if you carpool. Recommend going to check out the different Art Exhbits, Art collections and gardens. Not sure how the picnic with wine works.

Thank Guy56789
Santa Maria, California
Level Contributor
4 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

This time of year the Gettys gardens are in full bloom and just breath taking. It is a wonderful place to spend the day. Wear comfortable shoes as there is a lot of walking. Recommend the Cafe for a meal.

Thank inkyfingrs
Level Contributor
41 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I have always wanted to go to the Getty Center, and remember when it was being built. It is located on a prime piece of LA property with vistas of the ocean and downtown LA. The only fee is a $15 parking charge, but admission to the museum and grounds is otherwise free. The exhibits are organized chronologically in each... More 

Thank lamontravel
Level Contributor
18 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you like a good art collection, a awesome view of the city, and a beautiful garden definitely this is a place that you want to visit! This is a really relaxing place. I love it ! To enter is free but you will need to pay the parking it was 20 per car.

Thank Joana B
Houston, Texas
Level Contributor
25 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Getty Center itself is a work of art. The buildings and grounds are beautiful. And within these buildings is some amazing artwork and plenty of it. Gorgeous gardens and statuary. There is paid parking onsite and then a tram ride up to the center. No additional expense required for hours of enjoyment. Of course there are several coffee carts... More 

Thank Traveling_Girrrrrl
Dana Point, California
Level Contributor
131 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Getty Center is a terrific place to take visitors to the area. The paintings, drawings and other artistic displays are spectacular, of which some are rotated. The location and views in all directions are gorgeous. Parking can be problematic, through there is transportation from the parking area to the center. Highly recommended.

Thank Tom M

Travellers who viewed The Getty Center also viewed


Been to The Getty Center? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of The Getty Center and other visitors
31 questions
Ask a question
Draper, Utah
over a year ago
United Kingdom
Shafter, California

See all questions (31)

Questions? Get answers from The Getty Center staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?