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California Coastline Helicopter Tour

1. California Coastline Helicopter Tour

Glide through the melting sunset over the California Coastline, sweep over the Santa Monica Mountains, or get great views over the exclusive homes of the Pacific Palisades. This is a unique and thrilling 30-minute helicopter tour exploring the Los Angeles Coast. The California Coastline tour is available at any time during the day and is a must for anyone who loves the ocean. Take off from the Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, heading south to fly over the Santa Monica Mountains and drop down into the spectacular coastal homes of Pacific Palisades. Fly low-level along the world famous beaches of Santa Monica, the Santa Monica Pier, and Venice. On your way back to the Airport, you'll fly over the new Getty Center, with its grand architecture appearing ever more dramatic from the sky.

Los Angeles: Getty Museum Guided Tour

2. Los Angeles: Getty Museum Guided Tour

Explore one of Los Angeles' top sights with an art historian on a guided tour. Visit the Getty Center Museum and see works by Rembrandt, Titian, Da Vinci, and Cezanne. Meet your guide outside the Getty Museum and prepare to journey through time. Before you start your tour, let your guide know if you want to focus on a specific art period or want to see the highlights. Stroll through the impressive art collection, from illuminated manuscripts, paintings, drawings, and sculptures, to decorative arts. See paintings from Middle Ages to the early twentieth century. Meander through the museum's six buildings with your guide and enjoy magnificent gardens and a panoramic view of Los Angeles. At each section, stop and hear a "peek behind the canvas" from your guide. Learn how each artist impacted history and discover little-known facts about them. As you pass through the Renaissance paintings, learn why so many nudes are featured and how French kings influenced fashion and furniture. Visit the Dutch Masters and learn why they painted so many dead bugs, wilted flowers, and skulls. After you see the highlights of the permanent collection, head to the Decorative Arts Pavilion. Marvel at historical items belonging to the French Kings and Marie Antoinette before finishing your tour.

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What people are saying about Getty Center

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 277 reviews

My fear of flying is gone we had the best pilot Tom made us feel so comfortable and answered all our questions in a professional manner very knowledgeable all around great first time experience.

It was a beautiful tour over Hollywood/Beverly hills area towards the coastline. The team and the pilot were very professional too. I felt safe flying with him.

Pilot was very informative and friendly, it was truly amazing to see the coast and surroundings! Would do it again in a heartbeat.

The tour was great! I was worried because it was overcast but we saw so much and loved every minute!

Great vibes experience and the caption was very detailed!