Coined as the “Media Capital of the World,” Burbank is a city in Los Angeles, California. It is located a few miles northeast of Hollywood and northwest of downtown Los Angeles.
Burbank is known for having a lot of entertainment and media production facilities including large companies like Warner Bros. Entertainment, Warner Music Group, Nickelodeon, and Insomniac Games.
Burbank is home to Bob Hope Airport, the largest commercial airport in the Los Angeles area in the 1930s until the Los Angeles International Airport was created and took over in 1946.
With origins that trace back to 1960, the Porto family left their home in Cuba, and started a cake business in a little 300 square foot bakery on Sunset Boulevard in the Echo Park area of Los Angeles where Rosa, the wife in the family, sold her delicious baked goods. Because of their increasing popularity and customer demand, Porto’s moved to a 2,000 square-foot facility in Glendale, and then even expanded to a 20,000 square-foot facility in Burbank in the 1990s. They are famous for their cakes, cheese rolls, guava and cheese strudels, and infamous potato palls.
The oldest remaining Bob’s Big Boy Restaurant established in 1949:
This Bob’s Big Boy Restaurant is now considered a Historical Landmark in the area, and must be visited by avid burger fans and 50’s diner culture enthusiasts! They have a fun car show every Friday night, and never fail to have good American classics including a variety of burgers, fried chicken, and milkshakes!
Nice, affordable place for Thai lovers to indulge in a delicious creative variety of sushi, yellow curry, and unique brown rice! There is only street parking available.
Known for their chicken tikka masala, fluffly garlic naan, and $11 lunch buffets, this authentic Indian joint seems worth a try! There is a huge parking structure across from the restaurant, so one has easy access to parking.
Warner Bros. Studios VIP Tours – See reviews on Yelp!
This VIP tour allows one to get the inside scoop of Warner Brother studio productions by visiting the back lot filled with sound stages and a museum. You might even get to see one of your favorite shows in action when participating in the tour! For more information on how to get your VIP tour tickets, click HERE.
The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon – See reviews on TripAdvisor!
Have a night on the town watching an exclusive taping of The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon! This is a perfect event to experience the entertainment side of Burbank up close and personal. For more information on how to reserve tickets, click HERE.
The Ellen Degeneres Show – See reviews on Yelp!
Visit one of America’s most loved comedian and TV show host during the recording of the shows! It can be challenging to get TICKETS due to her popularity. It’s highly recommended to plan months ahead but it’s well worth it!!
Wildwood Canyon Park – See reviews on Yelp!
Take a sweet escape from the city, and hike through Wildwood Canyon Park! If you feel like a challenging hike that brings you to a scenic lookout over Burbank, the valley, and Downtown L.A., this hike is for you!
Griffith Observatory – See reviews on TripAdvisor!
This public observatory owned by the City of Los Angeles is a perfect place to see the best views of Los Angeles! It is only 4 miles from Burbank, and offers beautiful views as well as a planetarium, exhibits, public telescopes, a café, and bookstore. Parking is free in its lots and nearby roads.
Hollywood Sign – See reviews on TripAdvisor!
This famous landmark is approximately 3 miles away from Burbank. It is sitting atop Mount Lee and is a perfect symbol of Hollywood glamour measuring 450 feet in length with each letter standing 45 feet high.
The Burbank Unified School District has a range of public schools including “eleven K-5 elementary schools, three middle schools, two comprehensive high schools, and a continuation high school.” – Burbank USD.