I went to the Getty Villa over the break with Alivia and my mom, which I really enjoyed. The museum is situated in a canyon above the beach at the edge of Malibu, and is made to look like, well, an Italian villa. Like the Getty Center, the grounds themselves are stunning. The main part of the museum surrounds a well-manicured courtyard garden, and radiating out from the center are breezeways to more pools and fountains. We were lucky to go on a drizzly morning which kept the masses away. For the first hour we were there, we essentially had the outdoor areas to ourselves.
The museum collection consists of art and artifacts from ancient Greece and Rome. The displays conjured memories of a humanities course I took as an undergrad that was a cornerstone of my college education. It was an absolute delight to see the artifacts in person!