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Universal CityWalk Hollywood
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Ranked #30 of 547 things to do in Los Angeles
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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."
Los Angeles
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113 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed January 17, 2013

Oh Universal Citywalk. You are the worst.

Bad pop music played at ear-splitting levels, flashing billboards, chain stores, awful fast food restaurants, and thick crowds. This place is a waking nightmare. And parking costs an arm and a leg, and another leg... just for General as well. VIP Parking costs even more, which puts you marginally closer to the front entrance... if you pay for VIP Parking, you are essentially paying a moron tax. It's possible to park for free outside of the place, but you have to walk up a pretty steep hill, traverse over a buzzing freeway, and cross an intersection where people are driving pretty fast. So you're either paying a lot of money or putting yourself through a decent amount of inconvenience to visit a terrible, terrible place. The only time I am ever there is to see an IMAX movie, see a show at the Gibson, or visit the theme park. Otherwise, there is no good reason to visit. You can get Pink's Hot Dogs on La Brea.

Life's too short. Avoid CityWalk.

Visited December 2012
4 Thank Seth G
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Brisbane, Australia
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“Don't miss this”
Reviewed January 9, 2013 via mobile

After a day inside US, it is easy to spend another hour or two hitting the shops of CityWalk. A good range of shops selling food, fashion and souvenirs. Come nightfall the lights take over and it is a real fn place to be. You ant miss king kong! There is also a cinema here for parents who want to send their kids into the park for the day and the parents take in a movie :-)

1 Thank Nathaen M
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Mismaloya, Mexico
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“It's Free!”
Reviewed January 8, 2013

Great for people watching, plenty of pricey stores and restaurants. Just watching the Fly Away Skydiving customers was fun. It is much prettier at night, it is a good time passer waiting for a concert as well. Parking charge applies.

Visited December 2012
2 Thank terrynkathy
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“If you're in the area stop by.”
Reviewed January 7, 2013 via mobile

This was right by our hotel so we went here a few times, it's very very bright and loud and exactly what we thought it would be, grabbed a burger and a beer there a couple of nights and people watched basically. There are a few shops but they're not great value for money as I imagine their overheads for the location are ridiculous.

It's the usual mix of touristy gifts and tatt and clubs. Good place to grab a drink and a bite to eat after visiting universal definitely!!

1 Thank Tobymono
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Los Angeles, California
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“Had a season pass 2011.”
Reviewed January 2, 2013

I enjoy the variety of restaurants, Americana, Mexican, Sushi, BBQ and more. Some fun shops as well. Cool sports souvenirs and comic collectors stores. Stay away on Saturday nights unless you enjoy elbow room only.

1 Thank Erik4Travel
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