The Getty Center in L.A., CA is lovely this time of year: I am not much of nature person because I have seasonal allergies. Plants make me sneeze and itch. That is why I don't like to hike, go to parks, or go camping. Instead the closest thing to nature and beauty are the gardens at the Getty Center. The decor is very minimalist (just my style). Not only does one enjoy nature, but you can also enjoy some fabulous art. You get the best of both worlds. An added bonus admission is free, but parking is $10. So if 4 of you go, then each of you will pay $2.50. Where in L.A. can you get that much for $2.50? the Getty, duh!