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The other Hollywood!!
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...more
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...more
Burbank's first City Hall was built here in 1916. The building housed the offices of the City Council and City Manager, and was also home to the Police and Fire Departments. In 1943, these offices were relocated to the present-day City Hall across the street. The building was demolished in 1959 and replaced by a new Police Headquarters, which stood...more
On this site in 1915, Thomas Story with sons Henry and Walter opened Story & Sons Hardware store. Thomas Story was one of Burbank’s earliest pioneers, arriving here in 1877. He opened Burbank’s first livery stable in 1899, and also farmed and sold real estate locally. When Burbank incorporated in 1911, Story became the first President of the Board...more
Just down the street from the historical City Hall is the old post office of Mediterranean-styled containing elements of the Spanish Colonial Revival, the Mission Style, and the Pueblo Style. The building was designed and built in 1937 by Gilbert Stanley Underwood. What is usually unique about post offices built during the 1920-1940's is they...more
This portal consists of many historical plaques and dedication to many of our history annd local aviation pioneers. In each of the pillars there is a mini museum, but only opened at certain hours and days. Open First Sunday of the Month, 1-3 PM.The plaque reads:Dedicated To The Honored Dead Of American Aviation On The 50th Anniversary Of Powered...more
There is another beautiful mural located in the Council Chamber. The 11 feet by 22 feet mural was inspired by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s 1941 "Four Freedoms" speech given at the signing of the Atlantic Charter. It is one of Ballin’s masterworks. The mural depicts scenes and figures symbolic of the Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Religion,...more
In City Halls entry-way is a 8 feet by 24 feet, mural in the Rotunda called the 'Burbank Industry' The mural features Burbank-built airplanes, the motion picture industry, agriculture, a power plant, and scenes of Burbank family life, all representing the economic and social base of the community.more
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Burbank City Hall’s is the elegant example of art deco architecture from the 1930s and 1940s. Designed to be a modern building for its time, the art deco architecture celebrates the achievements of technology and the taming of nature.It is obsolutely stunning! Burbank City Hall is dominated by a...more
3910 Riverside Drive, Burbank, CA, 91505
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2100 W Empire Ave, Burbank, CA 91504
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322 N Pass Ave, Burbank, CA 91505
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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,...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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....more
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...more
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...more
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.
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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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
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 :
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!