From East L.A to West L.A, Our Sunday at The Getty Center

East Los Angeles….

Our Sunday’s don’t ever start with a plan. I just want to get out of the house and get something yummy to eat, and we decide the actual plans over brunch. We usually don’t know where we are going to eat either. That’s decided in the driveway. Call us rebels. This Sunday, we kept it local. We headed over to a tiny hole in the wall place called, Tacos Virginia in East L.A. For those of you who are not from East L.A, the area may seem sketchy and you will miss the restaurant if you are not looking for it, but if you are open to an adventure, then I recommend this place.


Graciela was nice enough to let me watch and take a picture!


Upon entering the restaurant, you will find a packed house. Most people go there on the weekend to have Menudo with their delicious hand-made tortillas.  If you are looking for a home type of feel, this is your place. You will feel like you are eating at your tia’s house in Mexico. I ordered the chilaquiles in green sauce and ordered handmade tortillas for just $1 extra. They are huge! Ji loved them. She made herself a huge bean taco and devoured it.



Delicious Michelada


West Los Angeles…

We then headed over to the West Side of town thinking we were going to the beach. It was 86 degrees out. However,  the hubby drove to the Getty Center instead so that we can take advantage of a beautiful indoor space. Never actually sticking to our plans, we spent most of the time exploring the fantastic city views, their garden, and grassy area. As soon as we hit the grass, Ji took off her shoes and started running up and down. My heart melted just seeing her run around without a care in the world.



Most exhibits are for the entertainment of adults only, but they do have a family room. They also have an interactive program called ART DETECTIVE with treasure hunt cards. That activity is perfect for older kids and teens.  Ji had a lot of fun coloring, making masks and playing with other kids






Our Sunday was a lot of fun. We especially love them because it’s the only day of the week that we get to spend all day together.


What’s your favorite day of the week?!

More about our Sunday below:
Virginia’s Tacos: $25.04 , Getty Entrance Fee: $0, Parking Fee: $15, Snacks: $8
Total for a family of 3: $49.
Tacos Virginia  is located at: 4081 Whittier Blvd, East Los Angeles, CA
The Getty Center is located at: 1200 Getty Center Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90049
About Ji’ s outfit: Dress from Puebla, Mexico. Shoes from Zacatecas, Mexico. Bow: Claire’s.




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