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Universal CityWalk

Universal CityWalk
Universal CityWalk

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Boasting free entertainment every night of the summer, Universal CityWalk is a buzzing venue for food, fun, and amusement. As a gauntlet through which Universal Studios visitors must pass to get to the entrance, CityWalk captures park-goers with its fantastical architecture, quirky selection of shops, and diverse restaurants, while also attracting crowds on its own.

Whether in search of a snack or a souvenir, CityWalk has you covered. Its retail offerings range from Billabong and Hot Topic to Hollywood Harley Davidson and the Universal Studios Store. Among the numerous options available, specialty shops featuring collectibles, sports memorabilia, and toys abound. After working up a shopping-induced appetite, patrons can dine at a number of sit-down restaurants such as Buca di Beppo, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., and Hard Rock Cafe Hollywood. For those on the go, eateries like Jamba Juice and Wetzel's Pretzels serve up a quick energy boost.

Though much like an outdoor mall during the day, CityWalk stays true to its Hollywood roots with a flair for lights, cameras, and action at night. When the sun sets, the area is set aglow, beckoning visitors with a variety of concerts, events, and nightclubs. The Gibson Amphitheatre provides a stage for world-class acts like the Temptations and Pearl Jam, while more intimate nightclubs like the Rumba Room and Jon Lovitz Comedy Club feature Latin dancing and stand-up comedy, respectively.

CityWalk is also host to myriad events, including The Teen Choice Awards, a KIIS FM Summer Dance Crew Competition, and City Rock Live, a battle of the bands style extravaganza. During the summer, other activities like free outdoor movies, swing dances, and acrobatic performances keep the excitement going late into the night. And if you've got room for more, try iFly Hollywood, a unique indoor skydiving experience, Jillian's Hi Life Lanes for rock'n'roll bowling and video games, or a movie on one of the 19 giant screens at CityWalk Cinemas. Rest assured, no matter what time of day or night, there's always something new to do at Universal CityWalk.

Attraction Information

  • Hours:
  • Hours vary daily, please check website
  • Contact:
  • Location: 100 Universal City Plaza Universal City, CA
  • Phone: 818-622-4455
  • Website: www.citywalkhollywood.com
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