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Burbank, California

Things To Do In Burbank

This outdoor amphitheater has been a popular Burbank attraction since 1951. The Starlight Bowl hosts music running the gamut of styles, from Beatles tributes to orchestral masterpieces set to Fourth of July fireworks. Spectators either bring picnic baskets and blankets to spread on the lush lawn or enjoy performances from the comfortable seating area.

1249 Lockheed View Drive
Burbank, CA 91504
Phone: 818-525-3721

This park was named in honor of Johnny Carson, the Tonight Show host who helped put Downtown Burbank on the map. At the park you can see a bronze plaque honoring the late TV host. It also has extensively maintained green space, a river outwash with rocky landscaped borders, and a sanded course running up and above the lower level and back down again. Whether people want to exercise on the metal exercise bars, read under the shaded trees, swing on the swing sets or just relax, Johnny Carson Park is a great place to visit in Burbank.

400 South Bob Hope Drive
Burbank, CA 91505
Phone: 818-953-9572

The Colony Theatre Company began its distinguished history of continuous production in 1975, when it was incorporated as a non-profit organization by a group of young Los Angeles television actors eager to return to their theatre roots. It was to remain in residence at the 99-seat Studio Theatre Playhouse in the Silver Lake district of Los Angeles for the next 25 years.

555 North Third Street
Burbank, CA 91502
Phone: 818-558-7110

Host Ellen DeGeneres continues to deliver uplifting, inspiring, and hilarious experiences to viewers. Ellen's talent, personal warmth and insight have earned her recognition as a global entertainer and household name. Through her show, she brings her humor and talent for tackling topical issues into viewers' lives with her distinctive style touching every aspect of the show.

PO Box 7788
Burbank, CA 91522

Talented actors who also have talented vocal chords grace the stage of the Colony Theatre in Burbank. West Coast premieres of popular plays, renditions of cult classics and artistic favorites are all within the Colony's repertoire. Its intimate theater provides stadium seating so no matter where your ticket places you you'll be sure to enjoy every act, soliloquy or monologue as if it were being performed solely for you.

555 North Third Street
Burbank, CA 91502
Phone: 818-558-7000

If you have looked at old time pictures of how the West was won, and wondered where Burbank fit into that scene, the Gordon R. Howard Museum can answer your questions. The Museum and Burbank Historical Society occupying the same location, houses many categories of Burbank history. The police force, the fire engines, the parade photographs, the early buildings and the unusual sights of long gone structures that were once found in the city of Burbank.

115 Lomita Street
Burbank, CA 91506
Phone: 818-841-6333

Theatre Banshee is a non-profit professional theatre company founded in 1994 in the Los Angeles area. The company believes theatre is a vital part of cultural landscape. While the company specializes in the plays and playwrights of Ireland, they also seek to create drama that illuminates humanity at large.

3435 West Magnolia Boulevard
Burbank, CA 91505
Phone: 818-846-5323

Maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, but someday you should take advantage of the Warner Bros. Studio Tour. After all, it's where scenes from Casablanca, one of the world's most beloved movies, were filmed. In addition to seeing motion-picture memorabilia from epic classics, the tour takes visitors by tram through back lots, sound stages and working sets. Lucky visitors may get a glimpse of the next great movie or a taping of one of their favorite shows.

Phone: 818-972-8687

Food & Drink In Burbank

The Castaway Restaurant and Banquet Center is located high in the Burbank hills overlooking De Bell Golf Course, with a breathtaking city view that is spectacular day or night. It is appropriately nicknamed "The Jewel on the Hill" and has been a landmark in the Burbank area for over 40 years.

1250 East Harvard Road
Burbank, CA 91505
Phone: 818-848-6691

Thai cuisine meets sushi at Gindi Thai in a modern, elegant room reminiscent of a sleek West Hollywood lounge. Gindi Thai offers two tempting authentic Asian cuisines: sushi and Thai food. You'll be happy to find hints of Thai flavor in certain sushi items.

4017 West Riverside Drive
Burbank, CA 91505
Phone: 818-567-1221

Picanha Restaurant serves up traditional Brazilian style churrascaria in in the entertainment district of the Media City Center. Picanha also provides more than delicious food - visitors step into the complete Brazilian cowboy dining experience.

269 East Palm Avenue
Burbank, CA 91502
Phone: 818-972-2100

Arnie Morton's of Chicago The Steakhouse, the nation's premier steakhouse group, specializes in classic, hearty fare, serving generous portions of USDA prime aged beef, as well as fresh fish, lobster and chicken entrees. Morton's is famous for its animated signature tableside menu presentation, and the menu features a variety of favorite cuts, including a 24 ounce porterhouse, which is the house specialty; a 20 ounce New York sirloin and a 14 ounce double cut filet.

3400 West Olive Avenue
Burbank, CA 91505
Phone: 818-238-0424

You can't go to Burbank without visiting Bob's Big Boy, a landmark eatery built in 1949. The towering sign and distinct architectural style are so iconic that the restaurant has been designated as a California Point of Historical Interest. Stop in to admire the classic mid-century design and, while you're at it, don't miss their famous burgers and milkshakes.

4211 West Riverside Drive
Burbank, CA 91505
Phone: 818-843-9334

This Cuban bakery features cakes, cookies, strudels, and all other kinds of sweets, but there are savory options, too. Try the pork tamales, rellenito, or Empanada Gallega (large chicken pie).

3614 West Magnolia Boulevard
Burbank, CA 91505
Phone: 818-846-9100

Granville serves American comfort food the way it should be done, sourcing local and sustainable ingredients and incorporating them into wholesome dishes that really hit the spot. Try one of their vegan, vegetarian, or gluten-free options like carrot-cake hotcakes or smoked chili.

121 North San Fernando Boulevard
Burbank, CA 91502
Phone: 818-848-4726

Breakfast is everything at Bea Bea's, a local favorite where breakfast and lunch are served all day. You'll find a creative menu with tons of pancake varieties like Apple Cobbler, Chocolate Fantasy and Blue Hawaiian (pancakes with blueberries, bananas and macadamia nuts). If pancakes aren't your style, Bea Bea's also offers waffles, crepes, sandwiches, burgers, salads and more.

353 N Pass Avenue
Burbank, CA 91505
Phone: 818-846-2327

The Best of Burbank Award by Leaders newspaper in the last 10 years. They offer an original, fusion and vegetarian Thai menu that preserves the real taste of amazing Thailand.

1212 San Fernando Blvd, Unit G&H
Burbank, CA 91504
Phone: 818-841-2555

Are you looking for a casual, family-style restaurant with a friendly star-studded atmosphere? Look no further than The Smokehouse. While you're here, you can enjoy dining at its best, as well as being treated like a star. You will love the American and Continental cuisine that includes prime rib, aged steaks, rack of lamb, BBQ ribs, fresh seafood, daily chef specials and much more.

4420 Lakeside Drive
Burbank, CA 91505
Phone: 818-845-3731

Great for steak and so much more. Black Angus Steakhouse has built its reputation on providing a Genuine American Steakhouse experience to remember. Their Chefs are proud to serve only Black Angus steaks that are carefully aged, fresh-cut daily, and grilled over an open flame. Other specialties include a variety of succulent seafood, fall-off-the-bone Baby Back Ribs and their famous slow-roasted Prime Rib. Whatever you're craving, they pride ourselves at Black Angus Steakhouse for superior quality, friendly service, and great food. It's more than a tradition - it's their passion every day.

235 South First Street
Burbank, CA 91502
Phone: 818-848-8880

Spago Beverly Hills is the foundation of Wolfgang Puck and Barbara Lazaroff's fine dining group. The brilliant culinary creations of James Beard Award-winning Chef Lee Hefter as well as the superlative service are constantly recognized as the ultimate in fine dining. The open-air garden is the jewel of the restaurant, featuring two imported one hundred-year-old olive trees and a sculpted granite fountain. As popular for lunch as it is dinner, Spago is famous for table-hopping, people watching and the grandest of parties.

176 North Canon Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Phone: 310-385-0880

Chef Jose L. Prado is excited to add one more restaurant to his family's collection with Cocina Primavera. After spending the last 25 years at the world renowned The Ivy, Chef Prado has partnered up with his daughter, Lupe Prado Sanchez, and son, Joe Prado as they continue to grow the family restaurant business into the next generation. They are a family owned and operated restaurant, serving their signature dishes: Crabcakes, Sweet Corn Tamales, Jerk Chicken Tostadas, Chopped Salad, Oven Roasted Whitefish, and Red Wine Sangria. They have a great selection of beer and wine!

9111 West Olympic Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Phone: 310-550-7834

With Kids In Burbank

Vibrant colors and scents of flowering plants, statuesque fountains and meandering paths through soft grass are all found on the 2.5 acres of Pickwick Gardens. In addition to nature, Pickwick offers a skating rink and bowling alley. The rink is in a full-size, state-of-the-art arena that even offers lessons to the uninitiated. The bowling alley is a local favorite that stays open until 1:00am on Friday and Saturday nights.

1001 West Riverside Drive
Burbank, CA 91506
Phone: 818-845-5300

Nightlife In Burbank

Laughter is the best medicine at Flappers, an intimate comedy club that features everything from big name acts to emerging comedians and even open-mic amateurs. This popular venue attracts a crowd on the weekends, but luckily there's not a bad seat in the house, even when it's packed.

102 East Magnolia Boulevard
Burbank, CA 91502
Phone: 818-845-9721

The Tin Horn Flats Bar & Grill is a sport bar established since 1939 in Burbank. They have a big selection of beers and drinks as well as a food menu featuring classic American bar fare; burgers, wings, and hot dogs. This bar is very popular with Chicago Bear's Fans.

2623 West Magnolia Boulevard
Burbank, CA 91505
Phone: 818-567-2470

Shopping In Burbank

Burbank's luxurious Town Center provides shopping and dining galore, plus a play area for kids and other amenities. Enjoy a selection of larger department stores, small shops and boutiques, and a variety of fine restaurants.

201 East Magnolia, Suite 151
Burbank, CA 91502
Phone: 818-566-8556