On a recent trip to Burbank, we discovered a surprisingly unpretentious city full of activities. Check out these locations to recreate scenes from some of your favorite movies and TV shows.
If you're interested in visiting Burbank, if you're curious about the Walt Disney Company, remember that Disney has long outgrown its studio land. There is a Warner Bros. studio tour that you have to book in advance, but it's worth it because it's fun.
It houses a large part of the company's activities, and even the famous animation studio remained there from 1985 to 1995. Now, with a third location in the city, it is the only major Hollywood studio that does not offer regular tours to the public.
The only public school in Burbank is K-8 Elementary School, located at San Carlos Street and Wabash. It is just 2 minutes from Highway 5, making it easy to explore the rest of Los Angeles from Burbanks. Part of the neighborhood was annexed to San Jose in the 1950s, while the other part is annexed to Santa Clara County, and all eligible parcels of land for the district, including the city's main business district and downtown, are outside the boundaries. The rest is an unincorporated area of Santa Jose County.
Griffith Park is also home to Griffith Park, the largest public park in Los Angeles County and one of the oldest parks in the country.
Also worth a visit is a charming part of Burbank known as Magnolia Park, which houses a number of historic buildings and also houses an antique shop. This area is centrally located and is also the center of antique shops with a variety of antique shops, restaurants and shops in the area.
NBC West Coast Studios used to be in Burbank, but have since moved to Universal City and no longer have public tours. Warner Bros. Studios offers free tickets to their live shows and other live events. Burbanks is home to most Hollywood studios in the United States, making it a major hub for jobs in the industry.
The city also hosts top-notch public schools, making it a great place for families to grow up. Many residents have converted small, quaint homes into historically significant preserved homes to make Burbank one of the few affordable areas in Santa Clara County.
Even if you have no affinity for movies and television, there's plenty more to do in Burbank, from hiking trails with breathtaking views to the best restaurants in Los Angeles. To complete your Los Angeles vacation, follow this list of activities for all ages in and around Burbanks, or come to California specifically to explore the world's media capital.
An entertaining guide will take you through the extravagant estates of the rich and famous, which can be visited from several paths in the park. If you're really looking for sign sightings, you can head to the top to enjoy spectacular views of Griffith Observatory. Walking around the Hollywood sign is one of Burbank's most popular attractions and also a popular tourist attraction.
If you want to listen to live music while enjoying the best Mexican dishes in the valley, visit Viva Rancho Cantina, known for its strong margaritas, delicious burritos and rocking Americana music. The legendary bakery in Porto, also located in Glendale, offers sweet pastries and tasty Cuban sandwiches, making it one of the most popular restaurants in Burbank.
Magnolia Park is a prime shopping and restaurant district on Magnolia Boulevard, which extends to Victory Boulevard. There's everything from romantic Bean, a Burbank hotspot, to Tony's Darts Away, which serves a delicious vegan menu. Once the most popular restaurant in Los Angeles County, it has withstood the Yelp hype with more than 6,000 reviews.
Burbank is also connected to other major highways, including the 101, 134, 170 and 210 freeways. While the local Metrolink commuter train only serves Burbank Airport on weekdays, Amtrak stops in the city and Amtrak stops at the airport. The Burbanks Bus of the City of Burbank also serves Bob Hope Airport via the NoHo - Empire line. Both Metrosink and Amtrak in Bur Bank are the only airports in the LA subway area that offer direct access to Los Angeles International Airport (L.A. International), and both are within walking distance of downtown LA.
As a Southern California native, I recommend that city visitors fly into and out of the city when they explore Hollywood, home to some of the world's most popular film and television series. If you like the movies and TV shows served by Universal Studios Hollywood (home of Hollywood Live, the Hollywood Bowl and many others), Universal Studios Hollywood is a must. The city of Burbank has more to offer, including a number of restaurants and bars, as well as an excellent shopping and entertainment district.