As a native Angeleno, I must say we have some wonderful museums to choose from in our city. And this winter with it having been one of the most rainy and chilly in quite sometime; they offer the ideal place to hide away even when you want to break the cabin fever. Luckily last Sunday was a reprieve in the dreary skies making way for a beautiful crisp afternoon spent looking at art, rolling around in the gardens, and snapping photos with my tribe.
When the Getty Museum reached out and asked if I’d like to take them up on an offer to spend a day at the museum, I leapt at the chance. Second to the LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art) it is my favorite place to take in European landscapes and French monarchs choices in furniture. Honestly even if you never venture inside the buildings to check out the expansive exhibitions, the grounds are enough. Ideal for picnics, afternoon playdates, and even evening strolls with luxurious views of LA from the hills to the beach – it’s delightful.
Sharing this gem with my daughters was awesome, especially since it is one of the places my husband and I went on one of our first dates.
Going back with them in tow secured it even more as a special place in my heart. They thoroughly enjoyed all of the furniture and art from King Louis the XIV and how extravagant it was. I loved watching them gawk at the elaborate ornate chandeliers, discover the mechanics of how small tables were made for princesses, or ask about all water features around the facilities. After enjoying lunch in the cafeteria, that housed a myriad of cuisines to choose from and little laying out in the sun we left the museum my girls sufficiently tired out, piled in the car to head home.
Thanks so much to Hawke Media for coordinating our visit and ensuring that we had a delightful time! We loved every minute.
If you in LA or are visiting soon, be sure to schedule some time to head up the 405, up the hill and get a view and some culture, you won’t regret it.