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Things to do in Universal City

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Theme Park
“This is a must-visit if you’ve never been. The Harry Potter World is crazy! Buy tickets ahead of time online and make sure to get there early to give yourself enough time to see everything.”
  • 844 locals recommend
Entertainment
“Great place to walk, shop, and play. Get a HOLLYWOOD feeling with the magic of this place. I grew up here and there are often live musicians/entertainers, fun things for adults/kids, huge movie theater. There is a free tram that takes you up from Lankershim street and the bus station. BUT BEWARE PARKING IN THE BUS PARKING LOT (they will give tickets. Youre better off taking uber/lyft or take lankershem south of Ventura blvd finding a street with no signs (1nice 10 min walk through the neighborhood. ”
  • 203 locals recommend
Shopping Plaza
“The nearest AMC theater is in Universal CityWalk. The Metro Redline Subway station at Hollywood/Highland is a convenient way to travel to Universal City.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Great spot for dinner and drinks! Also, they have a great happy hour and brunch. Walkable from your accommodations.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
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“Most of my guests love eating here, although I'd suggest Fat Burger instead which is close by. ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Italian food with a Hollywood flare. Lots of old Hollywood pics on the walls and singing waiters.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Thai Restaurant
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“Right in my neighborhood! Very fresh and yummy. I love their lunch specials, but great for dinner too! Quiet and Romantic for dinner.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Theatre
“Walk the area.. Has indoor sky diving, killer shopping spots and restaurants that meet or exceed every taste. Reasonable and right next to the theme park.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Office
“Go behind the scenes and jump right into the action of your favorite movies!”
  • 9 locals recommend
Diner
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“Great for breakfast, family owned, moderately priced and delicious egg's benedict and home fries. Locals know it's great, so you may have to wait a few minutes for a table. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
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“Great Mid East food, relaxed atmosphere and great prices. Very local hangout. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
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“Hip Mediterranean eatery is a popular hang-out for the locals. Can order a cheeky cocktail here and listen to their resident DJ play some tracks.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Gym
“If you are a gym person, just walk three blocks down and workout or take yoga, Pilates or aerobics classes. So convenient! ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“One of the best fast Mexican places in LA and a place where locals hang. Univeral Studios is right across the street. You never know who's going to walk into Porquito Mas. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Cinema
“With thrilling theme park rides and shows, movie studio and Los Angeles’ best shops, restaurants and cinemas at CityWalk, Universal Studios Hollywood is a unique experience fun for the whole family”
  • 10 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Great spot for dinner and drinks! Also, they have a great happy hour and brunch. Walkable from your accommodations.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
“Most of my guests love eating here, although I'd suggest Fat Burger instead which is close by. ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Italian food with a Hollywood flare. Lots of old Hollywood pics on the walls and singing waiters.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Thai Restaurant
“Right in my neighborhood! Very fresh and yummy. I love their lunch specials, but great for dinner too! Quiet and Romantic for dinner.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Diner
“Great for breakfast, family owned, moderately priced and delicious egg's benedict and home fries. Locals know it's great, so you may have to wait a few minutes for a table. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
“Great Mid East food, relaxed atmosphere and great prices. Very local hangout. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
“Hip Mediterranean eatery is a popular hang-out for the locals. Can order a cheeky cocktail here and listen to their resident DJ play some tracks.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“One of the best fast Mexican places in LA and a place where locals hang. Univeral Studios is right across the street. You never know who's going to walk into Porquito Mas. ”
  • 8 locals recommend

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