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“Fun, but Pricey”

Universal CityWalk Hollywood
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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."
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“Fun, but Pricey”
Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

If you are already at Universal, then worth poking around for some touristy stuff. However, not much there. Parking is $10 after 3 p.m. if you just want to go walk around. Best thing there is IFly, indoor skydiving. Pretty expensive, check their website for specials.

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“Nice stroll after universal studios ”
Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

Came here for the evening after a day at universal studios. It is an outdoor mall that goes in a loop, with more eateries upstairs.
We opted for Bubba Gump Shrimp Co which was delicious but was quite a wait.
Mall wasn't as big as I expected and the shops were ok - a few of the big chains like Abercrombie, but also a fair share of random & rather average stores selling souvenirs and shoes. Wouldn't say this is a "shopping destination" but a "might as well" after universal studios.

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Beverly Hills, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 814 helpful votes
“Good for people watching”
Reviewed August 11, 2014

There is nothing special about this place at all. The stores are nothing out of this world, the restaurants or fast paced and services generally poor, long waits and not much to do. It is basically a shopping mall with lots of neon lights attached to a huge tourist attraction!

But what about walking around? You can pay the half the parking fee or you could park below the hill and take the little trolley free of charge from a bus stop to the top. Once on top, they have staples of decent stores such as Starbucks and Tony Roma's. Once again, the service is not the same as these stores have zillions of people zipping in and out!

Since I have lived in the Los Angeles area, I have not walked around here. It was interesting and fun to say I have now been here but I don't think I would go out of my way again to go here again.

Visited August 2014
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Just ok....”
Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

Lots of shopping...hard not to spend money with kids around....fun to walk and have dinner. Most restaurants didn't have long waits.

Visited August 2014
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Calgary, Canada
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“Nice but it can be expensive....”
Reviewed August 7, 2014

Another version of Disney Downtown with its shops, attractions, entertainment, dining and more! It was great to check this out but once was enough for us. We stayed, shopped, went for a 10-minute massage, dined at Wasabi Sushi restaurant (very good!) and watched a movie as it was opening night for Guardians of the Galaxy movie. Kept cleaned and maintained and more space to move around. Better than being inside the park. There is indoor parking (great for hot days) and easily accessible to the CityWalk and Theme park (fee was $20). There is also a focus on recycling which was nice to see. You really do not have to spend any money.....you can just easily bring your own picnic, sit down and watch the people walk by.....very interesting.

Visited August 2014
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