J. Paul Getty’s collection of Etruscan, Greek and Roman antiquities is housed in a replica of a Roman villa built on a hilltop between Pacific Palisades and Malibu. Over the years there have been controversies concerning fakes and claims of illegal purchases, and many people are put off by the kitschiness of a Roman villa on a California hilltop. But the gardens, the collection and the frequent family-oriented activities make this a great place to visit. You’ll need to call at least one day in advance to make a reservation.
Arts & Museums