Get Your Arts and Culture On: If you’ve never stopped off at the famous J. Paul Getty Museum (www.getty.edu), you’re missing out on one of the most illustrious (not to mention gorgeous) cultural landmarks in the country. Filled with Greek and Roman artifacts, European paintings, sculpture and photographs, the Getty houses a broad range of distinctive treasures all set high above the city in a monument to architectural enlightenment. Don’t miss out on their current shows: Leonardo da Vinci and the Aztec Pantheon, and get your history on!
Why You’ve Gotta Come Back: If you don’t have time the first go-round, make sure on your return trip you check out a show at the prestigious Geffen Playhouse (www.geffenplayhouse.com) featuring performances by stars like Laurence Fishburne and Carole Kane, and some hilarious improv over at the Groundlings—from whence sprang legendary comedians Pee Wee Herman, Elvira, Kathy Griffin and Phil Hartman (www.groundlings.com).
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