Burbank Travel Guide

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  • Things to Do
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Burbank Highlights

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     Wonderful weather and neat things to see! 

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     Traffic!!! 

  • In a nutshell
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     The other Hollywood!! 

Burbank Things to Do

  • Prop Department

    The other stop was at the prop department, which has over 200,000 square feet, encompassing four floors of set dressing including so many wonderful movie treasures and antiques. One of the sets you get to see is the set from the TV show Friends. It was interesting and their were many fans among the tour guests that got real excited to see it and it...

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  • Prop Cars

    There are a couple of stops and this one excited my youngest son because he got to see real movie cars that he recognized. There are lots of prop cars and a movie green screen you can take a photo and put you into a movie. The capsule is from the Big Bang Theory when Howard went to the space station. The batman cars were all there too and my son...

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  • VIP Tour #6

    The next segment of the tour was a set from the Big Bang Theory, Last Samuari and Spiderman. Not much impresses my sons, but Bob most certainly kept them entertained. Especially since the last set involved Spiderman. Just keep in mind, there is so much more to the backlot than what I have shared. If your ever in Burbank, this is worth your time.

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  • VIP Tour #5

    The tour lasted a long time and our guide Bob was so entertaining throughout the whole tour. He absolutely blew us away when he acted out a scene from The Mask and did a Michael Jackson dance since this building he was standing in front of and street was used in the movie and the MJ video.

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  • VIP Tour #4

    The studios are all very interesting and each entrance to a studio has a marker with what Movie or TV show that was filmed there and the year it was constructed. Pretty amazing to know how very old the studio hangers are and that they are still being ultilized. They took us into the Big Bang Theory Studio, but we were not allowed to take photo's....

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  • VIP Tour #3

    Our tour guide "Bob' was very entertaining. He was illustrating a scene from the TV show Friends. The bottom store front was used during a scene when one of the characters was entering and exiting a book store.

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  • VIP Tour #2

    We had a wonderful tour guide name "Bob, who was very detailed with his tour and wanted his guest get involved on actual sets used in movies. One of them was a set used on Million Dollar Baby. You can see in one of the photo's a couple of the guest were acted out a seen. It was very entertaining. The last two photos are of the city back drop they...

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  • VIP Tour Part#1

    Myself, my sister, and two boys took the VIP Tour. On this tour you will get to see the historic Warner Bros. back lot. It takes you thru the Jungle's forested lagoon they used during Jurassic Park, then down a midwest street’s quaint town square that they use for Big Bang Theory.The buildings serve double purpose. Most serve as studio offices and...

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  • Warner Brothers Studios

    Warner Brothers Studios is a historic 110-acre business and home to 30 sound stages, 20-acre back-lot that can transformer itself to bustling metropolitan city, a jungle and Main Street, USA. Once called in 1926 as First National Pictures that was once farmland, but by 1928, Warner Bros. bought it after the success of its picture The Jazz Singer,...

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  • Do a Hollywood-Style Tour in Burbank/ WB

    If you want an insiders look of industry-constructed Hollywood, you'll have to skip the real Hollywood and go north to Burbank.A popular studio tour is at Warner Bros.If you have a spare few hours to kill, the tour may be just for you. This is a very touristy thing to do but even as a local with an interest in entertainment, a studio tour is an...

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  • Join Team Coco at WB

    Want a chance to be on TV? Adore Conan O'Brien, aka "Coco"and his antics? Get tickets to his Conan show, filming on historic Stage 15 the Warner Bros Lot. Tickets are mainly available through online lottery. At first, they were very hard to get but after some time , it is more possible to get tickets for a desired future date. If you have...

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  • The Guardians Statue

    This statue is called, "The Guardians" by Shiela Cavalluzi January 9, 1998. Their is etching on the base that reads: "Burbanks public safety professionals, dedicated to protecting lives and property while serving our community."

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Burbank Restaurants

  • Make room for Bea Bea Belly

    Come one, come all here! Come for Breakfast, come for lunch! Bea Bea is a bustling, big portion fixin' local Burbank fave joint that will stay with guest for a long time after the final bite. From an extensive Google search, a friend saw that Bea X 2 was highly rated so we decided to go with some others for a first timer feast. As an all hours...

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  • The Iconic West Coast Buger Joint

    this burger joint is WELL worth the visit if you are here in the West Coast (It is like the White Castle Burger of the East Coast!), especially for a cheap meal in an expensive city like Los Angeles.This joint tastes better than the other California Rival Carl's JR. The menu is shockingly simple, with only five items (hamburger, cheeseburger,...

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  • Wood Fired and Organic Mexican Food

    Sharky's is a local restaruant chain that started in 1992 in nearby Sherman Oaks and since then, it offered assorted mexican dishes cooked via a wood fired grill and they used the more expensive organic variety of fresh ingredients of fresh veggies and meats. this local mexican grill chain has 21 branches around the greater los angeles area at...

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  • Back To The 50's

    We stopped into here to sit and have a soda. It is a really fun place. Lots to look at and a very relaxing place we enjoyed.Mon - Thurs: 07:00 AM - 09:00 PMFriday: 07:00 AM - 10:00 PMSaturday: 08:00 AM - 10:00 PMSunday: 08:00 AM - 09:00 PM

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  • Amazing view

    Went to this resto to accompany a friend who wants to inquire about banquet services. The view was superb. I can twinkling lights as far as the eye can see. There were open fire pits surrounded by chairs. I can see wood beams exposed on the ceiling.Menu listing: The usual shrimp cocktail (US$9.95), new england clam chowder ($4.95), onion soup...

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  • Used to be French 75 Bistro

    I had been here before when it was French 75 Bistro. Kinda sad it's not there anymore because they made some wonderful crepes. It's still the same owner but they have changed the restaurant into a steak and seafood place. It's very odd because there is an Arnie Morton's Steakhouse (literally) right next door. The decor is still the same, dark and...

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  • Another City Landmark

    We noticed this place right across the street from Bob’s Big Boy and said we would try it out when I return from my trip. So we did and we not disappointed. It is not a fancy place and is rather small, yet it is charming. We enjoyed our Hot Dogs and enjoyed some of the historical pictures on the wall. The service was good, but was a tad pricey....

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  • Bob's a Landmark!

    This restaurant I found on the web because we wanted a place to have breakfast before I caught an airplane to Fort Worth. I was so ever surprised to see such a wonderful piece still standing and still in business of those by gone days. The décor still gleam the 40 is to 50’s design. Lots of places to eat and the booths are huge. Has those wonderful...

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  • Ummm, Thai Food!

    Ever since I went to Thailand, I just can't get enough Thai food. And, luckily, we have lots of Thai food restaurants here in SoCal! This was a very tiny restaurant on a side street off San Fernando Road which is a main shopping area. The lunch menu is only $6.25 and provides a salad, entree, rice and a piece of fried won ton. I had the green curry...

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Burbank Nightlife

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    by marinarena Written Apr 10, 2013

    OK, it's not quite like the well-renowned Hollywood Bowl but Burbank has a well-regarded local bowl in Starlight. Not to be confused with the Starlight in San Diego, Burbank hosts the amphitheater, opened in 1950. And yes, the light of the stars is just magnificent here.

    The bowl quietly draws major acts to play over the years-- well, I say "major" and in that, there are some popular names list on the concert line-up but don't expect someone current on the top of the charts to play here. Such former Starlight players have included: Rick Springfield (don't make be bust out screaming "Jesse's Girl" lyrics, Berlin (you know this group took your "breath way" in the 80s) and . Also this venue attracts tribute bands galore: The Fab Four (Beatles cover band, of course) and DSB (Journey cover band) to name a few.

    Really, you don't even have to love the artists playing here. Go to Starlight for an excuse to BYOB and be merry :-) Alcohol is allowed to be brought and chugged, along with food and other beverages of choices. The excess of booze does often bring out the loud, obnoxious however, so take into consideration.

    Capacity crowd here holds 5,000, including room for about 2000 on the lawn where "the party is at"-always it's in the cheap seats! Starlight is relatively small, and thus slightly better for traffic. The acoustics are especially great here, considering the Verdugo mountains help to hold in the sound from stage.

    Seating cost vary, usually from $10-$20. Such a great deal considering most concerts cost at least $30 but likely more like $50+ a ticket. If purchasing tickets in advance and at the given premium, one has a choice of where to sit and does not have to wait in line to get the seat. Some opt to pay for actual seating, others pay for getting a desirable lawn spot as well. Be smart and bring a cushion seat however.

    Refreshments are served here, but, be smart and bring your own. Most likely "your own" is much cheaper than what is being sold.

    Most people would say that the worse thing about Starlight is the stacked parking but this truly comes with the territory with outdoor amphitheaters. A note for smokers: No smoking is allowed. Yes, even though outdoors- no smoking. Burbank is very much a" no smoking" kind of city. (Of course, it always seems that marijuana will be smoked at some point during or after a rock or reggae show.)

    Mix in with the locals here on the 4th of July holiday. This is a wonderful spot for fireworks.

    Check website in May for the annual summer concert series line-up announcement!

    Dress Code: Do bring a coat. it gets chilly!! Or maybe a blanket with which to snuggle! Cozy!
    Also good walking shoes is always a good idea as one has to deal with the hill sides.

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Burbank Transportation

  • BUR BUS it!

    Burbank Bus may come in handy while in town. It is the city's own line of buses that I've found are clean, efficient and suited well for morning and afternoon, during heavy commutes time. BBs run every 18 minutes. Cost to board is $1 one-way or free with MTA pass (paper transfer or show tap card) or Metrolink ticket.Do beware that BBs do not run in...

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  • Travel to/from BUR from/to LAX

    Travel between Burbank Airport and Los Angeles Int'l Airport is convenient, albeit, not direct without a taxi or Super Shuttle. With a combined rail-freeway bus option, the ride in between is nevertheless simplified and indeed cheaper than a taxi. If landing at LAX, catch the FLYWAWAY bus to Union Station, downtown L.A. FLYAWAY is caught from the...

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  • Skip LAX, arrive here at a less...

    A godsend to many locals, The Bob Hope Airport in Burbank may also be an option for travelers who wish to visit the greater Los Angeles area, especially Bur, Glendale and Pasadena, without dealing with the stress of LAX airport. BUR prides itself for convenience: easy pick-up and drop-off points by the terminal and parking lots that are located...

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Burbank Shopping

  • Strip Mall in Burbank near Interstate 5

    Burbank has a number of strip malls and the largest is the Burbank Town Center but the most accessible as it sits just across the golden state freeway (Interstate 5) is the Empire Center. This strip mall hosts more than 900,000 square feet (270,000 square meters) of major tenants, specialty shops, and restaurants and among the anchor stores include...

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  • Farmer's Market

    This Farmer's Market is held outdoors every Saturday 8:00am to 12:30pm Fruits, vegetables, flowers, plants, bread, pastries, etc.

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  • Large Trendy Mall

    The Burbank Center is three floors of shopping. It has some of the normal shops you find in other shopping malls and a number of more unique, trendy shops. The decor is worth seeing on its own. Of course the mall is also full of Southern Californians so it is great for people watching. Extensive selection of food too. Mall Hours: Monday-Friday: 10...

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Burbank Warnings and Dangers

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    by vanessa8008 Written Oct 4, 2002

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    Hollywood doesn't feel very safe for a women evening walking with her boyfriend. I got cat calls, and one guy trying to convince me that my boyfriend told him to let him the car? It was very akward, and could of ended not being a very good situation

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Burbank Sports & Outdoors

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    by marinarena Updated Apr 9, 2013

    If you have the urge to ride a horsey in greater Los Angeles, you should visit the L.A. Equestrian center, which is actually based in good ol' Burbank. In the same vicinity as famed Griffith Park, horse lovers can take lessons to ride or watch the beautiful creatures in a show, such as the frequest Gold Coast Hunter/Jumper Show, the E.T.I Convention & Show, and the Fiesta of the Spanish Horse.

    For horse show tickets, check out :
    www.horseticket.com
    www.langershows.com

    Many of the shows are free to attend, included with parking!
    Check calendar on website for specific show info.

    Get here via 5 Fwy, exit Alameda or take Metro bus 96, originating from downtown L.A., exit nearby off Victory Blvd and Allen Av

    Equipment: bring your cowboy boots!

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