Planning a day at Universal Citywalk Hollywood but not sure where to start? We've created our list of top selections for your visit. Citywalk is a plaza located near Universal Studios Hollywood to satisfy your entertainment, dining, and retail needs. It is one of the must-visit places in LA, and you don't need a ticket to Universal Studios Hollywood to check it out. Citywalk has a variety of options to attract your attention, so it can be overwhelming to know where to start. From fantastic restaurants to beautiful retail spots you just have to see; here is LA Today's list of 10 best things to do in Citywalk Hollywood.
FYI: When looking for fun things to do in LA it's necessary to make sure you have all your travel information beforehand. One of the most important things is parking. Universal Citywalk parking is connected to Universal Studios. Universal Studios parking comes at three main rates; General Parking ($30), Preferred Parking ($50), and Front Gate Parking ($70). These are the rates for parking before 5 pm. If you are headed to Citywalk for an evening out, parking prices dip after 5 pm with general parking at $10 and preferred at $20 (front gate parking is always $70 all day). These rates are likely to change with certain special events (and inflation...). There is also valet parking as well as a special offer for $5 general parking special offer when you show proof of a movie ticket purchase with your parking receipt.
iFly is an incredible experience on Citywalk. This indoor wind tunnel blasts air upward while you navigate in the air. Before you enter the fly zone, you'll get a 10-minute info and safety session and receive your helmet and suit. This experience mimics skydiving without any of the risks. If you are a thrill seeker then iFly is a great choice.
Does the name of this seafood spot sound familiar? Bubba Gump is a franchise created after the success of the movie "Forrest Gump". The restaurant not only serves great seafood but around the restaurant you can find movie memorabilia and unique items only seen in-store. It's definitely worth a visit if you're looking for fun things to do in LA this weekend.
Universal Cinema AMC at Citywalk Hollywood is one of the best ways to catch a film in LA. Just minutes away from Universal Studios, AMC Citywalk is a notch above many of the other Los Angeles movie theaters you've experienced. You can watch new releases as well as IMAX productions. Reclining seats and plenty of food options make this a great date spot in LA.
Are you a big sports fan? The NBC Sports Grill & Brew is the best way to watch a Sunday football game if you are out with friends and family in Citywalk. There are high-def screens inside and out that ensure you won't miss a beat. The menu consists of many game-day classics like hot wings, loaded nachos, and a long list of beers and brews you can choose from. This is one of the most frequented Citywalk restaurants on the weekend so make sure to plan ahead.
Buy Unique Gifts at the Citywalk Stores
How can we talk about Citywalk without shopping? There are plenty of options. Your usual clothing stores like Abercrombie and Fitch or Hot Topic are covered, but the more niche shops like The Los Angeles Sock Market or Things From Another World will keep you coming back. It's a great choice for holiday shopping in LA today, so make sure to explore its unique shopping selection.
Voodoo Doughnut is one of the most creative donut shops in the world. There are so many donut flavors as well as varied shapes and sizes. And, of course, the classic voodoo doll-shaped donuts. They have vegan options as well, so Voodoo Doughnuts is a must-visit if you're looking for things to do in Los Angeles with your family.
In the mood for freshly brewed tea and boba? Mini Monster brews lots of flavorful teas throughout the day. They are not only known for their quality teas but are also popular for their unique cups and aesthetic interior. It is a great way to start, or end, your day at Citywalk.
The Dodgers Clubhouse is the official store of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Whether you are a big Dodgers fan or just a bandwagon supporter, this is the place to get the most fashionable Dodgers merch that you can't get anywhere else. You can also embroider your unique finds to walk out with customized merch. Take the whole family so you can all walk out with customized white and blue digs ready for the next game.
Citywalk Hollywood (TOP PICK)
The 5 Towers stage in the heart of Citywalk has been home to remarkable pop-up performances from many national talents. The stage has been graced by dancers, singers, musicians, and other musical performers. Every performance is uniquely different and entertaining and it is one of the fun things to do in LA at night. Great for family or date night.
If you are seeking an authentic Italian experience on your trip to the Citywalk, Vivo Italian Kitchen is the place to dine. One of the finest Universal Citywalk restaurants, options include fettuccine, piccata, pasta, pizza, and much more to leave your belly full and satisfied. It's a newer spot so let us know what you think.
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