Universal Studios Hollywood CityWalk
Located just outside the Universal Studios Park in Hollywood, California, CityWalk is a promenade featuring shops, restaurants, cinemas, bars and even bowling lanes and indoor skydiving! Street performers abound, including magicians, musicians, and mimes. CityWalk´s central plaza features a fountain and a massive Panasonic television monitor that shows upcoming Universal movie releases, music videos, and other promotions. CityWalk was first opened in 1993 and came to the promenade we know today after a $1 billion expansion project in 2000. Similar CityWalks can also be found at the Universal Resort in Orlando, Florida and at Universal Studios Japan in Osaka, Japan.
Restaurants are one of the main features of CityWalk and casual dining options are wide and varied. Whether looking for Chinese, Italian, or Mexican food, a good streak and a locally brewed beer, or a classic, American hamburger, CityWalk offers it all. Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., Hard Rock Café Hollywood, Wolfgang Puck Bistro, and Johnny Rocket´s Restaurant & Sport´s Lounge are just a few of the options! Antonio´s Pizzeria, KFC Express, Pizza Hut Express, Taco Bell, and Subway are among the choices for a quick service meal. Snack shops and coffee shops like Starbucks, Ben and Jerry´s, Cinnabon and Jamba Juice also provide snacking options to hungry visitors.
In terms of shops at CityWalk, both well known brands and smaller vendors are present. Well-known apparel and accessory stores include Abercrombie and Fitch, Billabong, Fossil, GUESS Accessories, and Sketchers, among others. Novelty stores include the Dodgers Clubhouse Store, Crow´s Nest Toys, LUSH Cosmetics, and the Universal Studios Store, just to name a few!
The hours of operation are from 11am-9pm on weekdays and 11am-11pm on weekends, though at times, hours may vary and visitors should check the CityWalk homepage for updated information. Numerous hotels are within walking distance of CityWalk, while others offer a free shuttle to CityWalk or are just one or two metro stops away. Ample parking is available at CityWalk, including options for preferred parking, valet parking, general parking, and special rebates on parking, such as the Cinema Parking Rebate