Getty Round 2 – and all the way to Zuma Beach!

Our group poses for a picture on the Getty Villa’s incredible amphitheater!

Yesterday was an incredibly full but enjoyable day for our entire program. All our students and many staff members took advantage of the beautiful summer Sunday weather to visit the Getty Villa, Malibu, and Zuma Beach. Our first stop was the Getty Villa, former home of mega-rich oil tycoon J. Paul Getty – yes, that’s the same Getty of the Getty Center, which we visited Saturday! Built in the style of a Greco-Roman villa, the house now features a collection of statues and other antiquities, plus gorgeous Mediterranean-inspired gardens.

Some of our students explored the villa through the lens of the Percy Jackson series – this bust of Apollo is featured in one of the films!

After the Getty Villa and a quick lunch in Malibu, we headed down the Pacific Coast Highway to Zuma Beach. We had so much fun playing in the strong waves and on the sand, and no one seems too sunburnt!

After our busy day, it was good to reconnect for our weekly assembly, where students had the chance to sign up for next week’s activities. The resulting scramble was hilariously chaotic, but rest assured that everyone will have the chance to explore more of Los Angeles next week!