Universal City Places

TripWhat's travel guide to Universal City; our list of the best things to see, including Universal Studios Hollywood, Hollywood Bowl and City Walk.
  • The best place in Universal City: Universal Studios Hollywood

    Universal Studios Hollywood

    100 Universal City Plaza
    Universal Studios Hollywood is a movie studio and theme park in the unincorporated Universal City community of Los Angeles County, California, United States. It is one of the oldest and most famous Hollywood movie studios still in use.
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  • Hollywood Bowl

    Hollywood Bowl

    2301 North Highland Avenue
    America's most famous outdoor theatre hosts the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra as well as numerous other concert events. Traffic and parking can be a nightmare, so the $5 round-trip public shuttles [1] are highly recommended.
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  • Feel immersed in a comic strip - over-the-top colorful architecture, talented street performers, dozens of restaurants (all price points), novelty shopping, an IMAX theater, and a NASCAR simulator. The outdoor "mall" is usually packed on weekends and summer nights, which adds to the energy and atmosphere. Gibson Amphitheatre at Universal CityWalk hosts concerts from time to time.
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  • Hollywood & Highland Center

    Hollywood & Highland Center

    6801 Hollywood Boulevard
    Home of the Kodak Theatre (where the Oscars are held) and Grauman's Chinese Theatre, the 387,000-square-foot Hollywood & Highland center is also a major shopping destination.
    Hollywood
  • Warner Brothers VIP Studio Tour

    Warner Brothers VIP Studio Tour

    3400 Riverside Dr
    M-F from 8:30AM until 4:00PM (extended hours in summer). Tours are conducted in twelve-person carts that visit the backlot sets, soundstages, production facilities, and the Warner Brothers museum. Reservations are offered for the first three tours each day and for the following day's tours, otherwise tours are on a first-come, first-served basis. $39 per person for the two hour and fifteen minute long standard tour, with a five hour deluxe tour offered for $125 per person.
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  • Grauman's Chinese Theatre

    Grauman's Chinese Theatre

    6925 Hollywood Blvd
    The most famous movie theatre in the world, Grauman's Chinese Theatre opened in 1927 and is home to the cement footprints, handprints, and (in some cases) otherprints of many of history's most famous movie stars. The theatre is also a former home of the Oscars, and today hosts many movie premieres. The forecourt that showcases the star's prints is free to all visitors. Movies are shown for $10, and half-hour walking tours are available for $5.
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  • Dolby Theatre

    Dolby Theatre

    6801 Hollywood Bld
    Located at the Hollywood & Highland Center (see "Buy" below). Hosts a wide range of live performances, including the annual Academy Awards.
    Hollywood food nearby
  • Hollywood Walk of Fame

    Hollywood Walk of Fame

    Hollywood Blvd & Vine St
    The Hollywood Walk of Fame consists of a series of stars embedded in the sidewalk to commemorate famous movie, radio, theatre, and TV personalities. Since 1960, over two thousand stars have been immortalized; the schedule for upcoming star ceremonies is listed on the Walk of Fame's website.
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  • Yamashiro

    Yamashiro

    1999 N Sycamore Ave
    Sycamore Avenue, ☎ +1-323-466-5125. This Japanese restaurant is perched above Hollywood, and on most nights provides an unbeatable view of the city, from downtown to Palos Verdes. The food is excellent, the gardens and architecture are elegant, and the restaurant has a fascinating history (the story's on the menu). Look for the small sign just west of the Magic Castle; valet parking only.
    Hollywood Hills
  • Cat & Fiddle

    Cat & Fiddle

    6530 W Sunset Blvd
    A large and reasonably authentic British pub, the Cat & Fiddle always has a fun crowd, a good selection of beers and British pub food, and darts in the back room. The outdoor area is extraordinarily nice but fills early, while the inside of the bar is spacious but gets crowded in the evenings. Prices are reasonable given the location and decor, with beers from $5 per pint and food starting around $8.
    Hollywood
  • Dark Delicacies

    3512 W. Magnolia Boulevard
    T-F 10AM-7PM, Sa-Su 11AM-6PM, closed M. The U.S.'s only all-horror bookstore. The owners are very friendly and anything horror-related will be here. Weekly signings (especially on Saturdays).
  • NBC Studios

    3000 West Alameda Ave
    They shoot "The Tonight Show" here, as well as a number of other TV shows. NBC has a tour-- $7.50 per person, so kind of a bargain.
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  • Amoeba Music

    6400 Sunset Blvd
    The country's largest independent music store, Amoeba has three locations including Hollywood, Berkeley and San Francisco. Prices are slightly higher than at the discount stores, but the selection is enormous and just about any obscure record you could imagine is to be found somewhere on the shelves.
    Hollywood
  • Martial Arts History Museum

    2319 W. Magnolia Blvd.
    11:00 AM until 6:00 PM, Thursday thru Sunday. $6 Adults, $3 Children (6-12). The World's First Martial Arts History Museum is a cultural and educational look at how Asian history became part of American history through the martial arts.
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  • Porto's Bakery & Cafe

    Porto's Bakery & Cafe

    3614 W Magnolia Boulevard
    Here is a History: It all began in 1960 back in Mazanillo, Cuba, when Rosa Porto, always a talented cake maker, with a passion for baking, entrenched herself in perfecting her recipes and began selling her delicious cakes to friends and neighbors not realizing that she was also building herself a loyal customer base. When she and Raul Porto Sr., along with children Betty, Raul Jr., and Margarita
  • Katsuya

    Katsuya

    6300 Hollywood Blvd
    Ingenious Sushi by a Master Chef
    Hollywood
  • In-N-Out Burger

    In-N-Out Burger

    7009 Sunset Boulevard
    This hugely popular Southern California burger chain has a surprisingly basic menu, but serves up some of the most popular burgers around, and does burgers well.
    Hollywood
  • Bob's Big Boy

    Bob's Big Boy

    4211 W Riverside Dr
    Come into Bob’s Big Boy for a scrumptious burger & fries or a refreshingly delicious milkshake. And you can get breakfast from us anytime of the day!
    Toluca Lake
  • Dolby Theater

    Dolby Theater

    6801 Hollywood Blvd
    The Dolby Theatre is a live entertainment theatre in the Hollywood and Highland shopping mall and entertainment complex on Hollywood Boulevard and North Highland Avenue in the Hollywood district of Los Angeles, United States. Since its opening on November 9, 2001, the theatre has been the home of the annual Academy Awards ceremonies, which were first held there in March 2002, and is the first permanent home for the awards.
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  • Hollywood Sign

    Hollywood Sign

    3204 Canyon Lake Drive
    The Hollywood Sign is a landmark and American cultural icon located in Los Angeles, California. It is situated on Mount Lee in the Hollywood Hills area of the Santa Monica Mountains. The sign overlooks the Hollywood district of Los Angeles, the historical center of American cinema.
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  • Hollywood Bowl Museum

    Hollywood Bowl Museum

    2301 N. Highland Ave
    The Hollywood Bowl is a modern amphitheater in the Hollywood area of Los Angeles, California, United States that is used primarily for music performances. It is the largest natural amphitheater in the United States, with a seating capacity of nearly 18,000.
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  • Runyon Canyon Park

    Runyon Canyon Park

    2001 N Fuller Ave
    Runyon Canyon Park is a 160-acre park in Los Angeles, California, at the eastern end of the Santa Monica Mountains, managed by the Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks. The southern entrance to the park is located at the north end of Fuller Avenue in Hollywood. The northern entrance is off the 7300 block of Mulholland Drive. The Runyon Canyon Road, a fire road that is closed to public motor vehicle access, runs roughly through the center of the park between the northern and southern entrances along Runyon Canyon itself, and there are numerous smaller hiking trails throughout the park. The highest point in the park at an elevation of 1,320 ft is known as Indian Rock. Because of its proximity to residential areas of Hollywood and the Hollywood Hills, celebrity sightings are not uncommon. The park is also noted for having a fairly liberal dog policy, with dogs allowed off-leash in 90 of the park's 160 acres.
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  • Mel's Drive-In

    1660 N. Highland Ave
    Highland Ave, ☎ +1-323-465-3111. Su-Th 6:30AM-3AM, F-Sa 24 Hrs.. Come here for traditional diner fare: cheeseburgers, french fries, and milkshakes. Part of the chain that opened in San Francisco in the late '40s. There is another location on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood.
    Hollywood
  • Sunset Beach

    8240 W. Sunset Boulevard
    Housed in a mega space on the Sunset Strip, formerly home to the uncomplicated, Irish watering hole known as Dublin’s, the glitzy, beach-themed restaurant and lounge features sunset colored walls, white plastic furniture, a sand pit and many other ocean-related décor. Menu offers modern American cuisine, but the buzz-worthy ‘scene’ is surely what will draw patrons initially. The grand opening party was held November 28 (’06), so word of mouth on the food and the experience has just begun to matriculate.
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  • Capitol Records Tower

    Capitol Records Tower

    1750 Vine St
    Capitol Records is a major American record label which is part of Capitol Music Group. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Universal Music Group.
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  • Directors Guild of America

    Directors Guild of America

    7920 W Sunset Blvd
    The Directors Guild of America is an entertainment guild which represents the interests of film and television directors in the United States motion picture industry and abroad. Founded as the Screen Directors Guild in 1936, the group merged with the Radio and Television Directors Guild in 1960 to become the modern Directors Guild of America.
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