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Universal Studios

3-in-1 fun is to be had by all at this part TV studio, part entertainment complex and part amusement park.

No visit to Los Angeles would be complete without a trip to Universal Studios. This attraction combines a behind the scenes view of a television and film studio, with all the excitement of a modern, high-octane amusement park. This mix is a real recipe for success, making this destination one of the most popular attractions in Los Angeles and with visitors from all over the world.

Universal Studios is also one of the oldest working film studios anywhere in Hollywood. Take a tour and see real film and television programme making, giving visitors a real insight into the industry most associated with LA.

The star attraction here, though, isn’t the big names of Tinseltown. The array of adrenaline-inducing rides on offer rival those of any theme park anywhere in the world. Many of these attractions are inspired by popular television shows and cinematic productions from the Universal Studio itself. Take a bone shaking journey on the Revenge of the Mummy roller coaster, jump out of your skin on the Jurassic Park themed ride, or experience the state-of-the-art in modern cinematic effects in Shrek 4-D.

These rides are designed to thrill with all of Hollywood’s know-how fused into their execution, with incredible pyrotechnics and contemporary technology making each and every one a spectacular experience.

The Studio Tour is a particular highlight of Universal Studios. Board a tram and take a ride through many of Hollywood’s most recognisable settings. On the Studio Tour, you’ll see where some of Hollywood’s most famous films were first conceived, and cross paths with all of the earthquakes, floods, fires and special effects that your nerves can handle!

Coming face to face with a monster of the deep, Stephen Spielberg’s ‘Jaws’, is still a firm favourite with visitors. But you can experience an encounter with an even bigger beast, on the King Kong 360 3-D attraction. This truly spectacular and immersive ride was created by Academy Award winning director of the series, Peter Jackson. Try not to flinch as you find yourself pitched into the middle of a battle between the giant ape and a pack of hungry dinosaurs!

You can find Universal Studios 10 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles.

Popular Activities at Universal Studios Hollywood®

There's no place in the world exactly like Universal Studios Hollywood®. To help you make the most of your visit, we've created a list of the best activities:

For many more activities, peruse our Universal City things to do page.


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Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City

555 Universal Hollywood Dr, Universal City, CA
     
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Situated in the entertainment district, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Universal Studios Hollywood™ and Universal CityWalk. Hollywood Bowl and Warner Brothers Studio are also within 3 mi (5 km). Universal City Station is 7 minutes by foot.

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    333 Universal Hollywood Drive, Universal City, CA
       
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Situated in Universal City, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Universal Studios Hollywood™ and Universal CityWalk. Warner Brothers Studio and Hollywood Bowl are also within 3 miles (5 km). Universal City Station is only a 5-minute walk.

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      10730 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA
         
        3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in the heart of Studio City, this romantic hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Universal Studios Hollywood™, Universal CityWalk, and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™. Warner Brothers Studio and Hollywood Bowl are also within 3 miles (5 km). Universal City Station is 5 minutes by foot.

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        10612 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA
           
          2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in the heart of Studio City, this motel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Universal Studios Hollywood™, Universal CityWalk and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™. Warner Brothers Studio and Hollywood Bowl are also within 3 miles (5 km). Universal City Station is only a 4-minute walk.

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          The Garland

          4222 Vineland Ave, North Hollywood, CA
             
            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Universal Studios Hollywood™, Universal CityWalk and CBS Studio Center. Warner Brothers Studio and NBC Studios are also within 3 miles (5 km). Universal City Station is 16 minutes by foot.

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            10740 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA
               
              2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

              Situated in Studio City, this hotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Universal Studios Hollywood™, Universal CityWalk and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™. Warner Brothers Studio and Hollywood Bowl are also within 3 miles (5 km). Universal City Station is 6 minutes by foot.

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              Private Bungalow - Walk to Universal Studios, Hollywood

                 
                3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Situated near the airport, this vacation home is within 2 mi (3 km) of Universal Studios Hollywood™, Universal CityWalk, and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™. Warner Brothers Studio and NBC Studios are also within 3 mi (5 km). Universal City Station is only a 5-minute walk.

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                3241 Cahuenga Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
                   
                  2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in the heart of Los Angeles, this hotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Universal CityWalk, Universal Studios Hollywood™ and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™. Warner Brothers Studio and Hollywood Sign are also within 3 miles (5 km). Universal City Station is 23 minutes by foot.