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Universal CityWalk
Vacation Travel Guide

During the day and night, places on both sides of this promenade on the way to Universal Studios Hollywood offer shopping, dining and entertainment.

A stroll through Universal CityWalk, leading to and from Universal Studios Hollywood, can extend the fun of a theme park visit, but this three-block dining and entertainment district is worth a trip for its own sake. Over 30 restaurants offer varied options for a quick snack or a filling meal. You’ll find everything from Brazilian steakhouse fare and grilled shrimp to sushi, hot dogs, pretzels and frozen yogurt along CityWalk.

Satisfy your hunger and wander through the eclectic selection of stores along the promenade where clothing, shoes, accessories, cosmetics and souvenirs are available. At the Universal Studios Store, stock up on Universal logo apparel alongside paraphernalia related to your favorite movie franchises, such as Despicable Me at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

For entertainment, head to the palatial Universal Cinema, with 18 screens and a 7-story IMAX showing the latest blockbusters and occasional independent films. Visit on a Tuesday for a special ticket price for AMC Stubs members.

In the evening, enjoy music at the Hard Rock Café or dance to dueling pianos at Howl at the Moon, although families should note that alcohol flows freely at this piano bar.

At iFly, children and adults can experience the thrill of flight through indoor skydiving in a vertical wind tunnel, daily from late morning into the evening.

Visit Universal CityWalk at night to get the full effect of its electric charm. Bright lights are the perfect backdrop for people-watching and enjoying the atmosphere. Children love to play in the colorful fountain display. During the holiday season, marvel at an enormous decorated Christmas tree that towers over the central plaza.

Take the Metro to the Universal City station and catch a free Universal Studios shuttle bus to Universal CityWalk. The shuttle runs 7 days a week and departs every 10 to 15 minutes, beginning early in the morning and continuing until 2 hours after the theme park closes. For those traveling by car or visiting at other times, ample parking is available for a fee, which is reduced with the purchase of a movie ticket at Universal Cinemas.

Top Hotels Close to Universal CityWalk

Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City
Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City
4 out of 5
555 Universal Hollywood Dr, Universal City, CA
The price is NT$4,645 per night from Jan 28 to Jan 29

Situated in the entertainment district, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal CityWalk. Warner Brothers Studio and ...

4.3/5Excellent! (2,631 reviews)

"Nice hotel in a good location, especially very clean and super nice staff"…"

Reviewed on 2021/1/27

Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City
BLVD Hotel & Spa-Walking Distance to Universal Studios Hollywood
BLVD Hotel & Spa-Walking Distance to Universal Studios Hollywood
3.5 out of 5
10730 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA
The price is NT$2,835 per night from Jan 28 to Jan 29

Located in the heart of Studio City, this romantic hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Universal Studios Hollywood, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™, and Universal ...

4/5Very Good! (998 reviews)

"The touch of Christmas was unique. The staff was friendly and inviting. The hallways were colorful and I loved the writing on the walls. Parking was easy. Slightly noisy. The shower head pressure was non-existing. I was unable to take a decent shower with the water pressure. And it was very hard ..."…"

Reviewed on 2020/12/22

BLVD Hotel & Spa-Walking Distance to Universal Studios Hollywood
Tilt Hotel Universal/Hollywood, Ascend Hotel Collection
Tilt Hotel Universal/Hollywood, Ascend Hotel Collection
2.5 out of 5
3241 Cahuenga Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NT$3,612 per night from Jan 31 to Feb 1

Located in the heart of Los Angeles, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Universal CityWalk, Universal Studios Hollywood, and Warner Brothers Studio. Hollywood ...

3.7/5Good! (694 reviews)

"Close to everything, secure location and Kaja (the Manager at the the front desk/check in) is always friendly and welcoming!"…"

Reviewed on 2020/11/25

Tilt Hotel Universal/Hollywood, Ascend Hotel Collection
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Best Lodging Options Near Universal CityWalk

Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City
Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City
4 out of 5
555 Universal Hollywood Dr, Universal City, CA
The price is NT$4,645 per night from Jan 28 to Jan 29
Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City
BLVD Hotel & Spa-Walking Distance to Universal Studios Hollywood
BLVD Hotel & Spa-Walking Distance to Universal Studios Hollywood
3.5 out of 5
10730 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA
The price is NT$2,835 per night from Jan 28 to Jan 29
BLVD Hotel & Spa-Walking Distance to Universal Studios Hollywood
Tilt Hotel Universal/Hollywood, Ascend Hotel Collection
Tilt Hotel Universal/Hollywood, Ascend Hotel Collection
2.5 out of 5
3241 Cahuenga Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
The price is NT$3,612 per night from Jan 31 to Feb 1
Tilt Hotel Universal/Hollywood, Ascend Hotel Collection
Sheraton Universal Hotel
Sheraton Universal Hotel
4 out of 5
333 Universal Hollywood Drive, Universal City, CA
Sheraton Universal Hotel
Mini Mansion in Hollywood Hills
Mini Mansion in Hollywood Hills
3 out of 5
3211 Dos Palos Drive, Los Angeles, CA
Mini Mansion in Hollywood Hills
BLVD Hotel & Suites-Walking Distance to Hollywood Walk of Fame
BLVD Hotel & Suites-Walking Distance to Hollywood Walk of Fame
3 out of 5
2010 N Highland Ave, Los Angeles, CA
The price is NT$2,596 per night from Jan 28 to Jan 29
BLVD Hotel & Suites-Walking Distance to Hollywood Walk of Fame
Oakwood at Toluca Hills
Oakwood at Toluca Hills
3.5 out of 5
3600 Barham Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
Oakwood at Toluca Hills
Nite Inn
Nite Inn
2.5 out of 5
10612 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA
The price is NT$2,940 per night from Jan 31 to Feb 1
Nite Inn
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.