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.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

The Getty Center

Travellers' Choice award winner
Neighbourhood: Westside
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Neighbourhoods
Neighbourhoods
Get directions
Address: 1200 Getty Center Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90049
Phone Number:
+1 310-440-7300
Website
Today
10:00 - 17:30
Open now
See all hours
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
Description:

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
US$90.00*
and up
The Getty Center Museum & Movie Stars' Homes Tour from Santa Monica
More Info
US$42.00*
and up
The Getty Center Transfer
More Info
US$15.00*
and up
Los Angeles Getty Scavenger Hunt Adventure

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 10,328 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 6738
    Excellent
  • 1234
    Very good
  • 215
    Average
  • 39
    Poor
  • 18
    Terrible
A must!

We had an amazing afternoon. I would budget at least three hours to enjoy both the incredible are and the gardens. Parking was competitive but we'll organized. Staff was very... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Paula P
,
Knoxville, Tennessee
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

10,328 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 8,244: English reviews
Knoxville, Tennessee
Level Contributor
18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had an amazing afternoon. I would budget at least three hours to enjoy both the incredible are and the gardens. Parking was competitive but we'll organized. Staff was very efficient, knowledgeable and friendly.

Helpful?
Thank Paula P
Seattle
Level Contributor
13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

All that you will read about the Getty Center is true. This is a remarkable collection in a remarkable setting. Plan on spending a full day there and pace yourself. The scope of this collection is amazing. We ate at the cafe there and the meals were also excellent with a wide variety of options. This is a must see... More 

Helpful?
Thank Begreen
Los Angeles, California
Level Contributor
60 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It's a huge complex, I don't think that even the whole day is enough to see everything here. This center is a great combination of museum with unique pictures (e.g. Van Gogh's Irises) and sculptures, architectural masterpiece and panoramic city view with great Californian landscape and nature. The great plus is that it's absolutely free and you don't need any... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank Anastasia G
46703
Level Contributor
285 reviews
132 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This museum was quite an experience. We stayed about 3 hours. Once you park you will ride the tram to the actual museum. The most famous work is probably the irises by Van Gogh. The impressionist paintings draw quite a crowd. The gardens and views make the outdoor part of the museum just as entertaining. I wouldn't plan on eating... More 

Helpful?
Thank chelseasly
Level Contributor
6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Getty is as beautiful as the pictures describe it to be. The buildings themselves are bold and striking. The grounds are kept neat and clean. You can sign out an iPod to give yourself a guided tour by listening in. The tram ride up and entrance are all free to the public and accessible by public transit.

Helpful?
Thank Katrina S
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Level Contributor
37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautifully set and a great pleasure to visit, walk through the different parts and appreciate the spectacular view and the art on display.

Helpful?
Thank rgazzaz
Fresno, California
Level Contributor
12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

On vacation in LA, we were looking for something fun and cheap to do for the afternoon. I have heard of The Getty museum for years. Cost to the museum is free with a $15 parking fee. We took a 45-minute architectural tour and then spent a few hours on a self-guided tour with headsets. With two teenaged boys and... More 

Helpful?
Thank lucerotcb
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stunning architecture, breathtaking landscape, best views of LA and fantastic art collection. You can spend hours here getting lost in the arts!

Helpful?
Thank svanhassel
Seattle, Washington
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Pretty boring center unless you really really understand art. Also, the exhibitions shift and so you don't know what you will get into. We saw few Italian exhibits and we didn't enjoy it at all. $15 of parking wasted for an hour spent.

Helpful?
Thank gauravarora22
Huntington Beach, California
Level Contributor
8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We always enjoy our visits to the Getty Center. It is wonderful arts center and it is free, you only pay for parking. We always try to visit when the center has a new exhibition.

Helpful?
Thank Deb7091954

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
30 questions
Ask a question
Draper, Utah
11 months ago
United Kingdom
Shafter, California

See all questions (30)

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?