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“Lots of shops and Restaurants! Great atmosphere.”

Universal CityWalk Hollywood
Ranked #48 of 553 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."
Reviewed July 23, 2013

We came here twice - Once after our day at Universal Studios and again one evening just to look around and get something to eat!

I personally thought the atmosphere was brilliant. Everyone there is happy, full of families and children having spent the day at Universal Studios and its such a vibrant, colourful place with tonnes of quirky shops and restaurants.

There's a food court if you want some fast cheap food, but also a big selection of restaurants. We ate at a Mexican one night which was good, and well worth the money.

There is also a cinema there which we visited, and heard that you get discounted parking if you buy cinema tickets. We used public transport (metro) which drops you off at the Universal City stop and then you jump on the free shuttle which takes you up the hill to the City walk and Universal.

There is also a big open stage there, with free concerts and shows throughout the Summer.

1  Thank krystinaf
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

CityWalk is one of those places that is the perfect storm or quirk and recycled tourist shops and big franchise restaurants, but done right, or at least to the best of what I've sen in Los Angeles. Whenever there are visitors to LA, they are pulled to City walk like moths to a flame as its the one place where there is always something happening and is connected to a theme park.

Unlike Downtown Disney, this is a more adult space and has plenty of comedy clubs, bars and restaurants that it boasts and in a much more accessible location and no trams required to visit.

After visiting it multiple times I find that its a good place to take visitors and a place they might want to go as all the stores and shops can keep them busy for a few hours and then add on dinner and maybe a drink and they've fulfilled the tourists credo of trinket shopping, food in multiple forms and a drink.

If thats not enough there is always some promotion going on during the weekends, definitely go at night an there will be a concert or at the very least you can always catch a movie at the theater.

Parking minimum is $10, free before 5pm in subsequent visits if you get the appropriate Universal Studios Year Pass.

Thank The_Roaming_Raven
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Reviewed July 13, 2013

There are a lot of shops and resturants. If you go to the movies they will discount your parking. There are shuttles to the bottom of the hill.

1  Thank Mark P
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

We strolled the City Walk after our Universal experience. There are loads of shops, some funky, some quirky, others overpriced and expensive. Some nifty 'different' attractions like the Indoor Skydiving kiosk...it's see-through so you can join in the fun even though you are a spectator.
We arrived early evening and there wasn't much happening but apparently they have festivals, open-air productions and 'live shows'. The neon signs and lights were just coming on as we weaved our weary bodies back to the car and it looked like it might turn into a fun place once the lights went on. We were out of there though... it's a definite for an evening visit, next time!

Thank Kerry C
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Reviewed July 7, 2013

Suggested by the Concierge to come here, is was pretty entertaining nothing to be crazy about. Couple little niche shopping places, and stores, and basic restaurants. Hit or miss i guest for some.

Thank Melanie C
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