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Bopping through Burbank Studio Tours

Learn how movies and TV shows are made at these working studio lots
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Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 3.9 miles
Duration: Full day
Family Friendly

Overview:  Although Burbank is a tree-shaded, residential suburb in a pocket of L.A. County, it plays center stage for a number of major studios.... more »

Tips:  Obtaining free tickets for shows taped at NBC and Warner Bros. are completely separate events from the tours. To get tickets, go to... more »

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During this approximately two-hour VIP Tour, you'll ride comfortably in a large golf cart (that seats about 15 people) but also have opportunities to walk through various departments. Tour minimum age: 8.

Tour groups meet at the Studio Tour & Center, adjacent to the Studio Plaza Café, where you can grab breakfast or lunch and dine with... More

After parking, meet in guest relations, located in a small lot at California Street and Olive Avenue. Wear comfortable shoes for this 70-minute walking tour of a working studio. There is no age minimum for this tour, which begins with a short video about NBC's history.

Knowledgeable tour guides are friendly and encourage questions as you walk by... More

3. Johnny Carson Park

Take a breather at this park, located adjacent to NBC, before heading over to Universal CityWalk. Located on Bob Hope Drive, the park offers a place for kids to romp on the playground equipment. Relax at a picnic table under a shady tree before a night out on the town.

From the park, it's about three miles and a 10-minute drive to Universal... More

The outdoor complex is part of Universal Studios Hollywood (they also share a parking lot), although CityWalk has a totally different vibe than the movie-inspired theme park. Both Universal Studios and CityWalk are fabulously fun, but save the theme park for another day when you can spend time on the rides and attractions.

With its extensive... More