Universal CityWalk is the 3-block entertainment epicenter of Universal Studios Hollywood—the place to be after a day at the theme park for dining, shopping, and live shows (including Howl and the Moon). Visitors here will find 30 restaurants, a multiscreen movie theater, 30 shops, indoor skydiving, and a live concert venue.
The Universal CityWalk sits adjacent to Universal Studios Hollywood, so chances are you’ll end up here at some point if Universal is on your Los Angeles agenda. Some sightseeing tours of Hollywood also stop at CityWalk, including the Blue Route of the Los Angeles double-decker hop-on hop-off bus (along with the Chinese Theater and Hollywood Bowl).
Things to Know Before You Go
- Universal CityWalk is an excellent spot to grab a bite or do some shopping after a day at the park.
- Plan to spend a couple of hours exploring the area, more if you plan to include some of the attractions.
- Entrance to Universal CityWalk is free, but many attractions require separate admission.
- CityWalk is wheelchair accessible, and wheelchairs can be rented in the valet area.
How to Get There
Universal CityWalk is located just outside the gate of Universal Studios in Universal City, west of Griffith Park. To get there, take the Hollywood Freeway and get off at either the Universal Center Drive or Lankershim Boulevard exits.
When to Get There
Businesses within Universal CityWalk maintain their own hours of operation, but many open and close about an hour after Universal Studios. Most travelers visit in the evening hours when the area is at its liveliest.
Indoor Skydiving at Universal CityWalk
One of the most popular activities at CityWalk is iFLY Hollywood, an indoor vertical wind tunnel where thrill-seekers can experience the sensation of skydiving without the risks or expense. A typical experience includes two 60-second “jumps” into artificial winds blowing up to 175 mph (282 kph).