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.

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Top hotels in Universal City

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City
4 out of 5
555 Universal Hollywood Dr, Universal City
C$289/night
Aug 4 - Aug 5
4.3/5Excellent! (5,370 reviews)

"Excellent location close by universal studio Hollywood. Easy check in, clean room. Will stay again in the future."…"

Reviewed on 16 Jul. 2019

Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City
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Sheraton Universal Hotel
4 out of 5
333 Universal Hollywood Drive, Universal City
C$233/night
Aug 18 - Aug 19
4/5Very Good! (973 reviews)

"Everything was great about this hotel except the food. Overpriced and not very good. Otherwise, the location is excellent, the hotel has been updated nicely and the staff was very helpful. Two of the elevators weren't working when we were there, but we used the service elevators and it was fine. ..."…"

Reviewed on 18 Jul. 2019

Sheraton Universal Hotel
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Hyatt Regency Los Angeles International Airport
4 out of 5
6225 W Century Blvd, Los Angeles
C$187/night
Aug 18 - Aug 19
4.4/5Wonderful! (2,537 reviews)

"It was so clean and beautiful! Checking was quick and easy! The FOOD & drinks were AMAZING! The staff all were AMAZING! The room was so big and chic. Would love to stay there again!!!!!"…"

Reviewed on 18 Jul. 2019

Hyatt Regency Los Angeles International Airport

Popular things to do in Universal City

Universal Studios Hollywood™
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Universal Studios Hollywood™

Get ready for the ultimate Hollywood experience!

Santa Monica Pier
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Santa Monica Pier

You'll find beachside kitsch, boardwalk ambiance and carnival fun at this sunbaked LA attraction that’s more than a hundred years old.

Hollywood Walk of Fame
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Hollywood Walk of Fame

Tinseltown’s star-studded tribute to the artists, global icons, producers and directors who’ve made significant contributions to entertainment.

Top activities in Universal City

Disneyland® Resort Tickets
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Disneyland® Resort Tickets

C$463

Magical kingdoms and storybook fairy tales come to life before your eyes at Disneyland® Resort Theme Parks. Discover for yourself why Disney's enchanting Disneyland® Park is one of the happiest places on earth, and see your favorite stories become reality at Disney California Adventure® Park.

Universal Studios HollywoodTM Admission
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Universal Studios HollywoodTM Admission

C$163

Get ready for the ultimate Hollywood experience, and enjoy all of the thrills, laughter and wonder with a 1-day General Admission Ticket to Universal Studios HollywoodTM! With General Admission, you can check out the world-famous Studio Tour in California and explore the largest working movie studio in the world! Cast spells throughout The Wizarding World of Harry PotterTM, and soar over HogwartsTM castle in Harry Potter and the Forbidden JourneyTM.

Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood
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Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood

C$77

NOW OPEN: See the real sets from The Big Bang Theory Explore where Hollywood is made. Go behind the lens and discover the secrets of movie making magic. Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood brings you closer to the entertainment you love.

Go Los Angeles All-Inclusive: Over 35 Attractions in 1 Pass
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Go Los Angeles All-Inclusive: Over 35 Attractions in 1 Pass

C$120

Take on the rides at Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier, uncover silver screen secrets on a Warner Bros. Studio Tour, or build your own creations at LEGOLAND® California. Access over 35 of the most popular attractions in LA and save on admission.

Disneyland Resort Express - LAX Airport
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Disneyland Resort Express - LAX Airport

C$33

Enjoy convenient and cost-effective shared transportation between Los Angeles Airport (LAX) and your Anaheim hotel aboard a shuttle.

Los Angeles Hop-On-Hop-Off Bus Tour
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Los Angeles Hop-On-Hop-Off Bus Tour

C$57

On your tour through Los Angeles— home to Hollywood’s legendary movie industry—see all the city has to offer via a double-decker bus and boat tour. Relish 360-degree views and unlimited rides as you hop on and off to explore this buzzing SoCal hub of entertainment, media, fashion, technology, and culture.

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