Somehow i've managed to live in Los Angeles for fourteen years and have never set foot in (at?) The Getty Villa - a place so beautiful and magical we were able to trick ourselves into thinking we were on some kind of huge amazing vacation. Thirty minutes away.
The place was EMPTY. Especially for a Saturday afternoon, which... again... LOS ANGELES, WHERE ARE YOU? I feel like everywhere we go lately it's just us? And then I looked at these photos and realized, um.... it is? Which is another reason you should totally Getty it up and bring your entire extended family and pretend like the Villa is your house.
Hal trying to keep Bo and Revi from falling off a two inch drop into soft plants.
People are always asking where they should go with their families in LA and I always say Griffith Park Observatory! Travel Town! Kidspace! LACMA! Petersen Automotive! Noah's Ark! The Getty (the other one)! But please let me add one more magical place to that list. And free! (Parking is $15.) And gorgeous! And so huge, the kids were able to make their own little worlds and run around in them.
house boyfriend and if you're an insane Angeleno like me, and have never been... DUDE. GO. Now.