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My Visit to Burbank, the Media Capital of the World!

Updated: Jun 12, 2019

First of all, I want to thank Visit Burbank for this wonderful opportunity! Working with Visit Burbank was so incredible and fun! They have so many activities to offer and I can't wait to share with you everything that charming city has to offer.

Burbank Starbucks Mural located on the side of Starbucks off Palm and San Fernando in Downtown Burbank.

Burbank, CA is central to Los Angeles attractions, just above Hollywood. It's where many movie studios are located, movies are filmed and close to popular SoCal attractions such as Universal Studios Hollywood, The Walt Disney Company, Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood, etc. I love visiting Burbank because you can enjoy shops, restaurants, art and studio tours plus so much more!

Media wall at the intersection of San Fernando and Magnolia Blvd..

Our weekend began on Friday afternoon where we flew into the Hollywood Burbank Airport which is located in the Airport District, perfect if you're staying in the Burbank area so you don't have to travel too far out of the way! Also, fun fact: Some of the movie Top Gear was filmed here!

We checked into The Tangerine, a hotel that has the cutest retro vibes! It's located in the middle of everything so you're not too far from any Burbank destination. The Tangerine offers free continental breakfast, free parking, heated pool and discounted attraction tickets! And you get a discount when you book right on their site. We will definitely be staying here in the future!

The Tangerine was walking distance to the Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood.

They have a list of dining options that are walkable from the hotel, which I thought was really cool.

After checking in and hanging out by the pool, we headed out to our first event. Throughout the year, Burbank hosts street fairs and festivals, and right now Magnolia Park is hosting "Ladies and Gents Night Out". This particular event occurs on the last Friday of every month from now through October. This event offers live music and 30 food trucks! And the best part, it's free! Definitely worth checking out for a fun date night.

The next day we started with brunch at The Castaway A fun, elegant restaurant up in the Burbank hills. The food was amazing and the views were to die for. They offer bottomless mimosas for $22 and they were all exceptional!

From top: Shrimp and grits, side of bacon, French toast with side of Nutella and toasted marshmallow.

The patio overlooks all of Burbank, the Hollywood Hills and Downtown LA.

After brunch it was time for the Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood! I was very excited about this because I'm so interested in the behind the scenes of everything. We were able to see some Harry Potter; The Wizarding World props, visit Central Perk from the series Friends and check out some of the DC Universe. This is something I would recommend if you love movies and sets, it was really cool to see everything up close and hear the secrets of how movies are made!

The WB Studio Tour ended in the evening and we were definitely ready to unwind. We ate dinner at Over/Under Public House...which was a really fun experience then did some shopping and checked out the local art that is located throughout the streets of Downtown Burbank.

The Over/Under Public House is new to Downtown Burbank. The drinks and food were delicious!

I heart Burbank wall located at 164 Palm Ave.

Heart wall is on the side of the new Shake Shack off San Fernando and Orange Grove Ave.

Sunday was our last day visiting Burbank. We started with breakfast at Red Maple Cafe, a really quaint place with delicious food and a fun atmosphere! Red Maple Cafe is about a one minute walk from The Tangerine hotel. They offer gelato, lunch and can even put your face on your latte! I will definitely be back to try their lunch next time!

Pictured is the Papas Con Chorizo and the Breakfast Sandwich.

Last but not least, we went out with a bang! As you know by now, Burbank is home to studios and movie sets that are located at real places in the city. If you check out, there's a list of some movies and popular TV shows that were filmed on common streets. We went to a few locations and it was so cool to imagine these areas as "hot sets". My favorite, was obviously Jurassic Park; The Lost World which was filmed in my favorite part of Burbank! Here are some other famous movies that were filmed in Burbank:

Parts of LALA Land were filmed inside The Smoke House Restaurant.

This Burger King sign can be found in the scene in Back to the Future when Marty hangs on the back of the truck on his way to school.

I plan on visiting Burbank in the near future again because believe it or not there is still so much more to do! I really hope you add Burbank, CA to your travel list. You won't be disappointed! It's a quiet, calm city that has a lot of charm and entertainment and you're not to far from Downtown Los Angeles, Hollywood and The Valley. Check out Visit Burbank for updated events and itineraries! Feel free to reach out on Instagram if you have any questions about all the things we did! Enjoy!

Character mural wall located at 3117 W. Magnolia Blvd in Magnolia Park.

Patio at The Castaway.

Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood.

Butterfly mural located at 3501 W Magnolia Blvd in Magnolia Park.

The Tangerine.

-xoxo, Aimee

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