Burbank, a city in Los Angeles county, southern California, is known as “the media capital of the world,” noted for its film and television industries. The place is named for a former owner of the land and was a sheep ranch before it was developed. The city also became notable as a center for aviation and most famously the Lockheed company.
When to visit BurbankAll times of year are perfect to travel to Burbank with average July temperatures around 84ºF and the average January temperatures only dropping to 68ºF. The many studio attractions are also open year-round.
How to get to BurbankThe major airport locally is Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). However, there is also Burbank Airport, also known as Bob Hope Airport (BUR) (formerly Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport), three miles northwest of downtown Burbank. The major freeway is the I-5, with convenient hotels off it such as the Holiday Inn Burbank, and Amtrak services stop in the city. Burbank is also served by the LA Metro.
Burbank attractionsThe film and television studios are why most people decide to visit Burbank. The biggest are Universal Studios, in existence since 1915 and one of the state's biggest tourist attractions. It has been a visitor center since the 1960s, when there was a backlot tram tour. Today, there are attractions galore—such as Jurassic Park and Waterworld—and rides that whisk you through myriad sets and backlots. In addition there are Warner Bros Studios tours that cover the filmmaking process; nearby is the highly rated Coast Anabelle Hotel, one of the best hotels near Warner Brothers Studios. There are also tours of NBC and Burbank Studios. Concert-goers can enjoy a night at the Starlight Bowl amphitheater.
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