Getty Villa Los Angeles

The Getty Villa, a Los Angeles attraction, recreates a Roman villa with ancient art and artifacts from Greece, Rome  and other parts of the Mediterranean. The Getty Villa is located off the Pacific Coast Highway in Pacific Pallisades, a short drive from the Getty Museum. We suggest you visit both for a fun weekend.

Updated February 26, 2024 by San Diego Beaches and Adventures

Best Things to do at Getty Villa

Getty Villa Garden

Garden at the Getty Villa Los Angeles

Here are some of the best things to do at the Getty Villa Los Angeles:

Take a Guided Tour: Enhance your visit by joining a guided tour led by knowledgeable docents who can provide insightful information about the art, architecture, and history of the Getty Villa. Stop by the front desk to find the time tours are offered that day. This is our top recommendation!

Explore the Ancient Art Collections: The Getty Villa houses a vast collection of ancient art, including sculptures, pottery, jewelry, and other artifacts from ancient civilizations, on-site in the J. Paul Getty Museum. Marvel at the intricacies of Greek and Roman art and learn about the fascinating history behind each piece.

Experience the Villa's Architecture: The Getty Villa is designed as a recreation of an ancient Roman country house, complete with beautiful gardens and fountains. Take a leisurely stroll through the villa's architecture, which is inspired by ancient Roman buildings.

Visit the Gardens: The Getty Villa features several stunning gardens inspired by ancient Roman models. Enjoy the tranquility of the Outer Peristyle and the Herb Garden while surrounded by beautiful Mediterranean flora.

Enjoy the View: Like the Getty Center, the Getty Villa offers stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and the surrounding landscape. Take some time to appreciate the scenic beauty from various vantage points.

Attend an Outdoor Theater Performance: The Getty Villa occasionally hosts theater performances inspired by ancient Greek and Roman plays. Check the schedule to see if there are any performances during your visit.

Getty Villa pool

Getty Villa pool

Participate in Family Activities: If you're visiting with children, the Getty Villa offers family-oriented activities and interactive programs to engage young visitors and make the experience enjoyable for the whole family.

Attend Workshops and Lectures: The Getty Villa frequently organizes workshops, lectures, and educational programs related to ancient art and culture. Check the calendar to see if there are any events that align with your interests.


Dine at the Cafe: The Getty Villa has a cafe where you can enjoy a meal or refreshments amid the beautiful surroundings.

Visit the Museum Store: Before leaving, stop by the museum store to find unique gifts, books, and souvenirs related to ancient art and culture.


Getty Villa Los Angeles Information

J Paul Getty Museum at Gettty Villa

J Paul Getty Museum at Gettty Villa

Getty Villa Tickets: Admission is free, but reservations are required.

Getty Villa Hours: Typically open Wednesday - Monday from 10 AM to 5 PM. Closed Tuesday. Timed-entry reservations may be required.

Getty Villa Parking: Parking costs $20 per car, $15 after 3 PM or $10 after 6 PM for evening events.

Address:  17985 Pacific Coast Highway, Pacific Palisades, California 90272

Phone: 310-440-7300

Things to do Nearby: Visit the Getty MuseumCatalina IslandDisneylandHollywoodUniversal Studios, Santa Monica Pier

Directions to Getty Villa Los Angeles: Approach the Getty Villa from the south via Route 1, Pacific Coast Highway. The only way to access is via the right hand lane of the northbound PCH.

Official website: www.getty.edu


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