Known as the media capital of the world, Burbank is located north of downtown Los Angeles and a few miles east of Hollywood. Here you’ll find the headquarters for some of the world’s largest film and entertainment production facilities. Home to Walt Disney, Warner Brothers, ABC Studios, Marvel Studios, Cartoon Network, and many more, this is the place to be if you’re a film and television buff. Don’t let the spotlights or shiny studios fool you, but take in the bigger picture as there’s plenty to do in and around Burbank as well. The best way to see it all is with your own set of wheels, which you can rent already at the airport.
Get a feel for the city of Burbank and explore Magnolia Park and the vintage and eclectic shops along Magnolia Boulevard. Free street parking is widely available and the Burbank Town Center is also located along the main road. A major shopping destination with over 170 retail stores, the center features an IKEA, two movie theatres, a bungee jumping area, and an array of restaurants. Not in the mood for big-box shopping? The Burbank Farmer’s Market has a unique atmosphere due to its smaller and intimate vibe. Vendors from as far as San Francisco or San Diego make their way here to sell seasonal fruits and produce, free-range eggs, honey, baked goods, and more.
Unless you’ve seen it all before, don’t leave Burbank without experiencing some behind-the-scenes action during a studio tour at Warner Brothers or Walt Disney. For a unique film experience, opt for a live taping of one of your favorite TV shows. Tickets are free but must be reserved in advance. While waiting for the show to start, jump in your car and drive a couple of minutes away to Porto’s Bakery. A selection of delectable pastries, desserts, and breads await you along with tamales, meat pies, or pastrami sandwiches. Remember to keep an eye on the time as you don’t want to be late getting back for the show.
Another Burbank gem for all ages is the Starlight Bowl featuring live music and entertainment. Pack a picnic, grab a blanket, and enjoy one of many summer concerts here. Looking to share a few laughs? Flappers Comedy Club is world-renowned and located in the heart of Burbank. With over 40 shows per week, this comedy club is as friendly as it is casual, since patrons can enjoy a full dinner while watching the show.
As a car-centric city, getting around Burbank is easiest via car. Plus if you want to show up at the oldest operating retro-style roadside restaurant, called Bob’s Big Boy, a car is a must. Check out the classic cars that meet here on Fridays, or experience the weekend car hop service, where a server will take your order and deliver your meal to the driver-side just like in the good old days. Can’t decide what to have? A classic milkshake and a burger are enough to get you all nostalgic for the 1950s.
Book your car rental with us at Orbitz and rest assured that you’ll have everything you need to travel all over Burbank and further. From comfortable SUVs to eco-friendly compact cars, we offer the lowest rates and a variety of rental cars to suit all of our customer’s needs.