Current Time


see + do

View As:
‹ Previous | Next ›

Editors' Pick
Save For Later

Getty Villa, Malibu, California

See the Los Angeles Guide ›
17985 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu , California
Tel: 310 440 7300
view web site ›'s insider take:

After nine years of renovations and additions, the Getty Villa, the hilltop Malibu site of the original Getty Museum, reopened in January of 2006. The museum's antiquities collection—some 44,000 different works, concentrating on the ancient Greeks, the Etruscans, and the Romans—is housed in a reproduction of the Villa dei Papiri, one of the most lavish houses in Herculaneum, destroyed in A.D. 79 by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius. The villa and gardens are actually quite lovely, in spite of the obvious kitsch factor. Among the additions is a 450-seat amphitheater, where in summer audiences can enjoy open-air productions of Greek and Roman masterpieces. The Villa Theater Lab also presents experimental interpretations of the classics by local groups like the Latino comedy ensemble Culture Clash. Tickets are free, but must be booked in advance by calling ahead or visiting the website.

User Reviews

write a review ›

Be the first to write a review of Getty Villa and share your tips with the community.

Write a Review
*The Daily Traveler: The day's best travel tips, secrets, and news that won't wait.
Information may have changed since date of publication. Please confirm details with individual establishments before planning your trip.



I understand and agree that registration on or use of this site constitutes agreement to its User Agreement, Privacy Policy, and Mobile Terms and Conditions.

iPhone App:

Create personalized postcards out of your favorite travel photos!

Learn More ›
Subscribe to our free RSS feeds:

Get the latest destinations picks, hot hotel lists, travel deals and blog posts automatically added to your newsreader or your personalized homepage.

Learn More ›


Special Advertisement

Contests, Sweepstakes & Promotions


Send  to your phone!

Don’t show this box again.
This information will be sent directly to your phone and waiting for you in a text message. Simple click on the url in that message or browse on your phone.
Need more help? Our FAQ may contain the answer you need.
Never want to type in your cell phone number again?
Register now with and you'll be able to save your number and enjoy other great features like this.
I understand and agree that registration on or use of this site constitutes agreement to its User Agreement , Privacy Policy, and mobile terms and conditions. Standard text messaging rates apply.