The Getty [1200 Getty Center Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90049] is one of the most fabulous art museums I have ever been to, both inside and out! Entrance is free, but parking will run you $15 – which was worth the price for the cultural phenomenon. There is so much to see you could easily spend the whole day here, however you can also use the same admission price to visit the Getty Villa in a separate location – more art and bang for your buck. After you park in the labyrinth-like underground lot and take the scenic shuttle train you are transported to a moment in time. Take it slow. Marvel at the waves of Italian travertine stone in which the buildings are made of. The sprawling open air architecture here is absolutely artistry itself.
The winding paths guide you from one magical scene to the next. The sights and smells of the flowers were positively brilliant and brightened up the haze. I stood awhile listening to the sound of stream rush atop the rocks.