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Universal Citywalk

100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City , CA
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    Family Travelers
  • 70%
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  • 65%
    Nightlife Lovers
  • 64%
    Adventure Travelers
  • 57%
    Backpackers
  • 57%
    Trendsters
  • 57%
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  • Universal CitywalkAmbassadorPro 2014
    Becky Mahan
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    5 Oct 26, 2013

    For shopping, nightlife, great eats and drinks, and live entertainment, CityWalk is the place to go in Universal City. Even if you don't go into Universal Studios park, this is a fun place to go. I love the Hard Rock Cafe, but they have tons of other restaurants - even a Tommy's Burgers, Subway, and Starbucks, among other more unique locations. This simulated city block is chock full of people browsing - which means lots of crowds. Music plays overhead, and live entertainment is common, so this is not a quiet place by any means. But it's a fantastic place to get together for drinks, and my absolute favorite place is the piano lounge, Howl At the Moon. (See my passport for my review.)

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  • Universal Citywalk
    Kristen G
    5 Sep 26, 2013

    FUN for the whole family or a group of friends!!!

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    Ryan Fung
    4 Dec 04, 2013

    Great place to show friends and family from out of town. Plenty of restaurants are available. There's an AMC Theatre with IMAX, real IMAX, I might add. You can do indoor skydiving at iFly. On occasion, you can also find a concert at the 5 Towers.

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  • Universal Citywalk
    Erin K
    2 Oct 17, 2013

    Not for the faint of heart. This place has so many tourists (and Angelenos) milling around, that it's hard not to feel a little claustrophobic. There are a lot of kitchy stores and some so-so restaurants, as well as a few attractions like the mock skydiving booth. I wasn't a fan the first time I came here, and haven't been back since.

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  • Universal Citywalk
    Uri E
    5 Sep 13, 2013

    Traveling with children? Great place to spend the day taking in the sites and sounds of many famous movies. Lots of restaurants, lots of fun surprises!

    Recommended for:Family Travelers
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    cristóbal josé prieto iñárritu
    5 Sep 13, 2013

    If you want to get a little slice of Universal Studios without paying the hefty entrance fee to get in the park the head off to the Universal Citywalk. If you have children the I would highly suggest going there is enough to keep them busy and the parents will get a kick of checking out the sites and sounds. There is also a pretty good selection of restaurants there so you will get a nice variety of food.

    Recommended for:Family Travelers
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  • Universal Citywalk
    Shelly
    3 Sep 13, 2013

    take the kids for the day at the Universal Studio tour and then go eat on the city walk after. It's very loud and bright- sensory overload but fun to visit...then get back to the beach in a hurry.

    Recommended for:Family Travelers
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  • Universal Citywalk
    Bill Kaiser
    5 Sep 13, 2013

    Loved it. Highly recommended. Lots to do. Shopping, people watching, food, drink, clubs... fun while still family friendly.

    Recommended for:Family Travelers
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  • Universal Citywalk
    Tiffany G
    5 Sep 01, 2013

    Universal City Walk. With so many restaurant options (Hard Rock Cafe, Samba Brazilian, Tony Romas, Gordon Biersch, and more!), indoor skydiving at i-fly, bowling and arcade at Jillians, The Gibson Amphitheater, and shops to peruse, you might never make it to Universal Studios!

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  • Universal Citywalk
    MARiAN L
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    2 Mar 19, 2013

    I would like this place more but they just charge so much for parking. It's worth visiting if you'd like to experience food and entertainment after hanging out at Universal Studios. As a local I just don't think it's worth it to pay the parking fee. Otherwise I would be there more often. I like the layout of the place and the excitement.

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  • Universal Citywalk
    Armando Lopez
    3 Dec 26, 2012

    Mainly a tourist spot. Still lots of interesting things to do and see. Never really gets boring.

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    Kassie Mcilwaine
    5 Dec 03, 2012

    I went here once for my best friends birthday and had a blast! They have free concerts, a HUGE Gamestop, and tons of shops and resturants galore!

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  • Universal Citywalk
    William J Scott III
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    5 Sep 16, 2012

    Holy CRAP! i LOOOOVE City walk!! its like the adult version of Downtown Disney, its awesome, you can have so much fun here.. but its not good on your wallet

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  • Universal CitywalkCommunity ManagerAmbassadorPro 2014
    Keane
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    3 Sep 07, 2012

    Universal's CityWalk is a nice place to spend an evening, but it resembles more of an outdoor mall than anything a big amusement park might create. It's not as pretty as Downtown Disney, but it satisfies if you're just looking for stuff to do.

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  • Universal Citywalk
    Liav Leshem
    4 Aug 08, 2012

    Some kind of a night life center during the night and nice walk until you enter the Park it self during the day. lots of bars restaurants shops and cinema.

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  • Universal Citywalk
    Kevin Cheng
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    2 Jul 20, 2012

    Loud, crowded and touristy, this isn't my favorite spot in LA. But it is a good place to hang out and grab a quick drink or bite to eat before heading in to the Gibson Amphitheater.

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  • Universal CitywalkPro 2014
    Caroline Carlos
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    4 Jul 18, 2012

    Fun just to while away some time. They have some nightlife (dinner, dancing, strolling amidst the lights and occasional sidewalk acts). You might even spot recording artists just hanging out with their kids. The best part is that you can walk through anytime of day and it'll still be a good jaunt through Citywalk -- whether before or after the theme park, or even just an evening hangout.

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  • Universal Citywalk
    Becky M.
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    2 Jul 04, 2012

    I try to never ever go here if I can help it. A convenient place if you are a tourist visiting Universal Studios, but I'm not sure why else you would go here otherwise (unless you want to see something in 3D IMAX or a show at the Gibson Ampitheater). The parking costs are ridiculous, but if you park at the subway station at the bottom of the hill, there is a free shuttle you can take up the the studios and Citywalk.

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  • Universal Citywalk
    Steven S
    4 Jun 05, 2014

    Visit Universal Studios and take in the Citywalk, too.

    Recommended for:Family Travelers
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  • Universal Citywalk
    Shunsho Heng
    5 May 27, 2014

    A very good place.Best at night when all the lights are turned on but gets a bit chilly

    Recommended for:Family Travelers
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4.0 out of 5
41 members' reviews
12,485 people visited Universal Citywalk
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Universal Citywalk, a three block long promenade featuring shopping, dining, nightlife, entertainment and live performances, is located just outside the Universal Studios theme park in California. Citywalk has over 30 stores and more than 30 restaurants, ranging from fast food to full service dining. There is indoor skydiving, a bowling alley, and a 19 screen theater multiplex with a 7 story IMAX ... read more
screen. There are seven nightspots for drinking, dancing, and clubbing, and a concert pavilion that offers free live performances. All this in a safe, secure environment, and admission is free!