Things to do in Burbank

Burbank can sometimes disappear under LA's shadow, but this Southern California has plenty to offer visitors. Just a shuttle ride from downtown Los Angeles, Burbank is known as the "Media Capital of the World" because it hosts The Walt Disney Company, Warner Bros. Entertainment, and more major production facilities.

Here's Vinnie Van GO's guide to sunny Burbank, California.

Burbank Annual Events

Burbank Comedy Festival

Every August, join thousands to take in more than 100 performances, workshops, and after parties with some of the country's funniest talent and performers. Comedians from the world’s best comedy shows such as Seinfeld, Jimmy Kimmel, and Comedy Central have graced the stages of Burbank Comedy Festival in past years. Don't miss out — you never know who will make an appearance!

Story Tavern's Cider Festival

Los Angeles's only cider festival takes place in Burbank each August, which is also home to the country's largest cider market. Your festival ticket includes specialty bottles, cider pairings, insight into how America's oldest beverage is crafted, and the chance to talk one-on-one with cider makers and experts from all over the country.

Burbank International Film Festival

Early September, The Burbank International Film Festival brings filmmakers and visionaries from all over the world to this acclaimed film showcase. Reserve your tickets now and get a chance to take in some of the year’s best movies during this five-day celebration.

Burbank Landmarks

Verdugo Mountains

If the weather is nice while you're in town – which it always is – gather your friends, family, or work colleagues and spend the day in this beautiful mountain range. Located just a shuttle ride away from Burbank's hotels, the Verdugos are a wonderful way to get a breath of fresh air.

Martial Arts History Museum

This museum located on Magnolia Boulevard was opened in 1999, and is dedicated to the history of martial arts.This educational facility teaches visitors about Asian art, tradition, and culture, and how it became a part of American history. This museum is great for kids of all ages, and even has a scavenger hunt.

2319 W. Magnolia Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91506

Universal Studios Hollywood

This theme park and film studio in Southern California is one of the oldest and most well-known Hollywood film studios still running. It has a number of shops and restaurants, and a huge number of rides, games, and other attractions. Join millions of visitors and spend the day the Hollywood way!

100 Universal City Plaza
Universal City, CA 91608

Burbank Arenas

Starlight Bowl

This amphitheater venue is one of the best places to catch a performance while you’re in Burbank. Sit in the sun or under the stars and enjoy this intimate venue.

1249 Lockheed View Drive
Burbank, CA 91501

Burbank City

When you're so close to Hollywood, you can't leave without taking a tour of Twinkle Town. Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood is a tourist favorite. Go behind-the-scenes of one of the world’s most famous film and television studios to learn about Hollywood history. For a lesser known, and less crowded, entertainment tour experience, check out The Burbank Studios tour. Home to television shows such as Days of Our Lives and The Robert Irvine Show, you'll come away with a more intimate experience.

Burbank Restaurants

L.A. may be known for its foodie scene, but Burbank is no slouch. Here are some of Vinnie Van GO's favorite spots to dine in town.


This is known amongst locals as one of the best brunches in town — and Vinnie agrees! Stop by anytime of the day for delicious eats, all made with fresh and organic ingredients.

121 N San Fernando Blvd
Burbank, CA 91502

Kings Deli

If you're visiting the studios, this deli is conveniently located right next door, and is serving up some of the best sandwiches in town. Vinnie’s favorite is the hot black forest ham & cheese bagel with a Groundwork Coffee.

109 N Pass Ave
Burbank, CA 91505

Bob's Big Boy

The oldest Bob's Big Boy location is a local Burbank institution, and foodies and locals make a pilgrimage to it from all over the country. Chow down on a classic double-decker burger and milkshake in the same booth that The Beatles sat in in 1964.

Address: 4211 W Riverside Drive
Burbank, CA 91505

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