If you happen to be visiting southern California your trip cannot be complete without a visit to the Getty Center. After a short tram ride up a hill you reach a paradise of stunning architecture, beautiful views, and how could I forget countless collections of Photographs, Paintings, and my personal favorite: French elaborately furnished paneled rooms dating up to 1800.
I recently took a quick day trip with my family complete with a fully packed picnic, a good book, and countless hours of uninterrupted art gazing.
Insider tip: Admission at the Getty Center is free but Parking is currently $15 per car. You can also bring your own food or drinks!
For more info visit: http://www.getty.edu/visit