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“Nothing really exciting to see” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Universal CityWalk Hollywood

Universal CityWalk Hollywood
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$45.00*
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Los Angeles Hop-on Hop-off Double Decker Bus Tour
Ranked #30 of 536 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."
Hamilton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Nothing really exciting to see”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2014

This place was a bit of a let-down. It's over-rated on trip advisor. I was expecting something extraordinary. Instead, I found a small strip of a "city walk" that would be better described as a flashy mall with extra light and sound. Would have better spent my time visiting other attractions.

Visited January 2014
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“CityWalk Rocks!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2014

CityWalk has sit down & fast food restaurants, shopping, multi-plex movie theatre, skydiving, more! It was fun to spend time there. It's great if you're staying at the hotels nearby and hitting Universal by day & CityWalk at night. We enjoyed the Hard Rock Cafe. One of the large Hard Rocks on two levels & with good food & service. The much hyped Saddle Ranch was just O.K. in both the service and the food departments. CityWalk was fun & we will be back!

Visited February 2014
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San Diego, California
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“CITYWALK”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2014

I love CityWalk, because of the food options, and the shopping options. The best part is CityWalk is not inside the theme park, which means that the cuisine here is GOOD! It is not theme park food! Theme park food is crappy food, at high prices. At CityWalk, the food is good, and the prices match how good the food is. Every shop and every restaurant here is awesome!

Visited January 2014
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“AWESOME SHOPPING!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2014

There is HEAPS of restaurants, stores and shopping outlets here, this is down played- I found so many great places, fromhot topic to comic shops to taco/burrito houses to a huge candy store- bubba gumps- and more. If travelling with a tour bus head here straight after universal-very short walk and worth it.

Visited February 2013
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“Not Your Average Street”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2014

Some of my family were entertaining a cousin from out of town so we took him to City Walk. City Walk is about four blocks long connecting parking to Universal Studios Tours with a vast collection of unique and not so unique stores and restaurants, a multiplex theater, and other entertainments in an exciting space. With so much shopping, dining, and entertainment, it always seemed odd that I have in the past taken UCLA Extension classes on the second floor above some of these shops. There are interesting sights in all directions from cars and spacecraft crashed into buildings to dancing fountains and a wave machine.

You could just rush through on the way to the tours or spend all day in the shops, restaurants, multiplex theater, and other entertainments. Parking is a little steep, ranging from $16.00 for remote parking to $40.00 closer in. City Walk is no longer the route to the amphitheater because it is gone to make room for Harry Potter Land, but aside from that, it hasn't changed much from it's beginning, but doesn't show its age and is still a dynamic space to explore.

Visited January 2014
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