Why We Love Burbank
Burbank is a city nestled in above the hills, northwest of downtown Los Angeles. While originally established under the intent of progressing agriculture, railroads, and aircraft manufacturing, this highly populated area is now known for being the "Media Capital of the World." While it's not Hollywood, it has its own set of entertainment companies, like Warner Bros., Warner Music Group, Walt Disney, Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, ABC, and NBC. Even if you've never visited Burbank, you're sure to recognize it from its many cameos in the cinema world. Its iconic, sprawling landscape has been featured in films from Casablanca (1942) to The Princess Diaries (2001). Hanging around these parts might land you a run-in with stars like Conan O'Brien or Jimmy Fallon.
Burbank is a must-see for visitors in the Los Angeles area, and features a number of tours and notable locations that provide endless history and entertainment. Within Burbank, visitors can take full studio tours, see movie premiers, or even attend TV show tapings, becoming part of the live audience. In addition to industry to-dos, the town has a revitalized downtown district. Its urban area combines upscale shopping, tasty eateries, and activities. The Burbank Town Center, the San Fernando Strip, and the Empire Center neighborhood each offer endless fashion and retail. A fan of the physical arts as well, locals love Wine & Design, the Martial Arts History Museum, Black Sheep Gallery, Woodbury University Nan Rae Gallery, and the Gordon R. Howard Museum Complex.