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Universal City

Tour film sets, get chased by dinosaurs, cast magical spells and enjoy many other activities in the home of a major film studio in Los Angeles.

Discover Hollywood glamour, film history and endless entertainment in Universal City. Located in the San Fernando Valley region of Los Angeles, this area is home to one of the world’s major film studios.

See movie magic come to life at Universal Studios Hollywood®. Take a behind-the-scenes tour of one of Hollywood’s longest operating film studios. On a Studio Tour, visit 13 blocks of studio lots where some of the world’s most famous movies were made. Dodge King Kong in 3-D, check out the eerie Bates Motel from Psycho, explore Wisteria Lane from Desperate Housewives and watch for Jaws under the water. Films and television shows may be filming during your visit. See moviemaking in the moonlight during a Nighttime Studio Tour.

Immerse yourself in the magic of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter™. Discover the secrets of Hogwarts™ castle or purchase a personalized wand in Hogsmeade™ village. See the mythical hippogriff and join it for a thrilling ride.

Enjoy movie-themed thrills at the many rides in Universal Studios. Sit in the splash zone at WaterWorld®. See unbelievable stunts on Jet Skis and even a seaplane crash landing. Escape from dinosaurs in Jurassic Park® - The Ride, including a massive Tyrannosaurus rex. See stuntmen in action and meet favorite movie characters in the park’s many other features.

Within the three-block radius of Universal CityWalk Hollywood, enjoy myriad shopping, dining and entertainment options. See an IMAX® film at the large movie theater. Get your thrills at the indoor skydiving center. Enjoy the sunny California weather as you browse the shops or have a meal along the promenade.

Visit Universal City throughout the year. Save money and ensure speedy entry to some Universal Studios Hollywood’s star attractions, like The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™, by purchasing tickets in advance. Plenty of parking is available along with city Metro access. Hop on the complimentary Universal Studios shuttle to safely and conveniently travel between CityWalk and Universal Studios.

Top Hotels in Universal City

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City
Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City
4 out of 5
555 Universal Hollywood Dr, Universal City, CA
The price is CA $204 per night

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

4.3/5Excellent! (2,860 reviews)

"This a great location to stay. Close to everything yet not in the midst of a crowd."…"

Reviewed on Jul. 20, 2020

Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City
Sheraton Universal Hotel
Sheraton Universal Hotel
4 out of 5
333 Universal Hollywood Drive, Universal City, CA

Situated in Universal City, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Universal Studios Hollywood™ and Universal CityWalk. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ ...

4/5Very Good! (1,852 reviews)

"I had an amazing stay at the Sheraton Universal City. The staff was attentive and accommodating to all my needs during an unexpected health crisis. I came for business, and enjoyed every bit of my stay. No Complaints! -ABM"…"

Reviewed on Mar. 23, 2020

Sheraton Universal Hotel
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 CA $155 per night

Located in Hollywood, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Hollywood and Highland Center, Dolby Theater and TCL Chinese Theatre. Hollywood Bowl and Hollywood ...

4.1/5Very Good! (979 reviews)

"Good service all around! Clean and well kept up with!"…"

Reviewed on Aug. 6, 2020

BLVD Hotel & Suites-Walking Distance to Hollywood Walk of Fame

Popular places to visit in Universal City

Universal Studios Hollywood™
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Universal Studios Hollywood™

Get ready for the ultimate Hollywood experience!

Venice Beach
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Venice Beach

Bronze your body and rub shoulders with body builders and wacky performers at Los Angeles’ quirky urban shoreline, a colorful escape from the city.

Staples Center
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Staples Center

This multipurpose sports arena has hosted some of the world’s biggest musical acts and is home to two National Basketball Association teams.

Top things to do in Universal City

Hop-On Hop-Off City Sightseeing Tour of Los Angeles
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Hop-On Hop-Off City Sightseeing Tour of Los Angeles

CA $54
Per adult
76% of travellers recommend
3-Hour Private Hollywood, Beverly Hills, and L.A. Tour
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3-Hour Private Hollywood, Beverly Hills, and L.A. Tour

CA $607
Per adult
Private Tour of Downtown L.A., Hollywood, and Beverly Hills
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Private Tour of Downtown L.A., Hollywood, and Beverly Hills

CA $809
Per adult
Full Day Los Angeles, Beverly Hills and Beaches Tour
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Full Day Los Angeles, Beverly Hills and Beaches Tour

CA $1,416
Per adult
The Glitterati Tours Golden Age of Hollywood Tour
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The Glitterati Tours Golden Age of Hollywood Tour

CA $607
Per adult
Los Angeles and Airport Arrivals: Private Transfer To Universal Studios.
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Los Angeles and Airport Arrivals: Private Transfer To Universal Studios.

CA $149
Per adult

Reviews of Universal City

4.5

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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5 - Excellent 50%
4 - Good
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4 - Good 45.65217391304348%
3 - Okay
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3 - Okay 4.3478260869565215%
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4/5 - Good

Matthew

Feb 18, 2020

This whole area was extremely busy. It is understandable for being near Universal which was a great place for us tourists.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Jan 26, 2020

Food and beverage exceptionally expensive at Universal and at the Hilton!

4/5 - Good

Greg

Jan 6, 2020

Very Disappointed in the Hard Rock closing its doors!

4/5 - Good

Tony

Jul 24, 2019

The parking everyday is too expensive

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

May 6, 2019

Nothing much to do other than the theme parks.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

Apr 29, 2019

overall it was ok. Expensive but entertaining. It was nice to see but i will not go back.

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