the natural history museum
la brea tar pits
There is real discovery and meaningful memories when choosing to invest in experiences. We didn't even scratch the surface when it came to exploring the museums and historical landmarks of Southern California. We split our museum madness into two day exhibitions, including a few other places we had been wanting to indulge in for quite some time; mainly the Ace Hotel and 'Lette Macarons. I was enchanted though by The Getty more than anything. Room, after room, after room filled with beautiful paintings, sculptures, photographs, and more. We saw one of my favorite Claude Monet pieces to, The Portal of Rouen Cathedral in Morning Light.
One of our favorite exhibits was "Woven Gold: Tapestries of Louis XIV" You felt completely transported to a different era, walking in and out of corridors with delicate frosted chandeliers hanging in each. The pieces were extraordinary, tall grandfather clocks etched and engraved in gold, even the walls were covered from head to toe in the most elaborate tapestries and vibrant wall papers.
bRIAN & LA BREA
Brian accomplished a lifelong dream of seeing and touring the La Brea Tar Pits. It was fascinating, we visited the world's largest excavation site of Ice Age fossils and the observation pit.
*travel tip: do the Tar Pits & the Natural History Museum the same day, your tickets can get you into both.