Here is an excerpt from the Lonely Planet - USA chapter ‘Los Angeles’:
In its billion-dollar, in-the-clouds perch, the Getty Center presents triple delights: a stellar art collection, Richard Meier’s fabulous architecture and seasonally changing gardens. On clear days, you can add breathtaking views of the city and ocean to the list.
KAPOORS ON THE ROAD
After a day of baking in the sun at Disneyland, we weren’t too tempted to see Universal Studios. However, in case it was on Ajay and Neeta’s ‘Bucket List’, we gave them the choice of visiting the Getty Center or Universal Studios. They seemed very interested in seeing the art collection, something very new for them, and when I told them admission to Universal Studios was $80 per person, and the Getty Center was free, there was no contest.
It was the right choice for sure. I felt it was a great introduction to what a great museum should be, especially when we found we weren’t at all overwhelmed with too much of any one form of art. Paintings, sculpture, antique furniture and clocks, and glassware, the best of the best. I was thrilled with the architecture and we all loved the views.