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Universal CityWalk Hollywood

100 Universal City Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 91608 (Central L.A)
818-622-4455
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Ranked #51 of 391 Attractions in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Neighborhoods, Amusement/ Theme Parks, Movie Theaters
Activities: Shopping, Dining, Nightlife
Owner description: Universal CityWalk is a dynamic entertainment, dining and retail promenade that reflects the area’s rich cultural diversity. The iconic open-air... more » Owner description: Universal CityWalk is a dynamic entertainment, dining and retail promenade that reflects the area’s rich cultural diversity. The iconic open-air leisure and nightlife complex offers L.A.’s best movie-going experience and features a lively mix of dining choices, a collection of contemporary retail favorites, Telemundo and Mun 2 network offices and an exciting range of entertainment choices including mechanical bull-riding, iFly Indoor Skydiving and a variety of live music venues that help define it as "Always Unexpected." « less
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Universal City Walk is the area which you walk through from the parking lot to the entrance to Universal Studios. It is packed with shops and restaurants, all of which are glitzy and attractive, and all of which are designed to part you from your cash! Having said that, there is an atmosphere to it, it is an entertaining stroll,... More

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Sydney, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

I've never taken to this place. I've visited a few times and only ever after a trip to Universal Studios. I find it tacky and annoying. Why? The limited atmosphere is manufactured The restaurant choices are boring Every spare seat outside is taken by a tired tourist The 'square' is always empty and blasting loud music

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

This was close to our hotel at the Sheraton and we decided one night to visit to do some shopping and have a meal. There are loads of things to do at City Walk and it is all within easy walking distance of the Sheraton and Hyatt hotels

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Aalborg, Denmark
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4 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

I'm not really sure what I expected, but it was clearly not for me. We had lunch at the Wolfgang puck café, which was nice, but pricy. If you're into NFL, MLB there are couple of good stores, but beside that it's really nothing special.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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83 reviews 83 reviews
55 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Pleasant way to spend a few hours, especially in the evening. Lots of shops, restaurants and entertainments for everyone. Try the Zen Zone where you can have a full body massage without undressing! nice to chill out after a day at Universal.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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197 reviews 197 reviews
81 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Interesting, hot and busy in August but I still enjoyed it because there were plenty of places to sit there! Yeah!! Lots of shops, music, attractions nice atmosphere. It does get busy in the restaurants and it is a good idea if you're organised to book a meal beforehand. We didn't and still got a nice meal with minimal waiting... More

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North Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

How many things can be crammed into a fake city space? I do have to give them credit...if you can think it, you can buy it here. With restaurants and shops lining both sides of the sidewalk, it's easy to spend everything you bring here. If you want pizza, they have it. If you want steak, they have it. If... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Kind of a Universal Studios trap. It is an interesting spot for out of towners. It does get pretty busy, parking is a bit steep, the restaurants are cliche of a Hollywood type atmosphere. It is an interesting spot to spend an hour or 2 checking things out, but overall, not impressed. Limit your time there to avoid the droves... More

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Los Angeles, California
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46 reviews 46 reviews
25 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

be prepared to walk behind and around tourists. Living in LA, I avoid Citywalk -- they have a nice theater and the only Element Store around, so other than actually going to Universal I stay away. The shopping can be done anywhere else- same goes for the restaurants. We ate at Hard Rock for the first time and it was... More

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Beaufort
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Expensive shops, not much night life or outdoor activities, Johnny Rocket's food and service was great.

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