“Travel can be one of the most rewarding forms of introspection.”
Brentwood is a wealthy neighborhood on the west side of Los Angeles. Located here is one of the city's most important attractions: the white, modern museum towering over the 405 freeway known as the Getty Center. Visiting the Getty Center is free, aside from a modest parking fee. Take the tram up the hill from the parking lot to the museum for panoramic views of the city. The Getty houses several themed galleries (don't miss the outstanding photography collection), a lush garden and sleek water structures. Also in Brentwood is the Skirball Cultural Center, a kid-friendly museum known for its Noah's Ark exhibit. Downtown Brentwood is a fine spot for L.A.'s favorite pastime: sipping iced coffee while people-watching.