LA Adventure Specialist - 11:24 4 March 2011

San Fernando Valley

Most major Hollywood studios call the San Fernando Valley home. Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal CityWalk are perched on a hillside adjacent to the 101 Freeway, at the gateway to the Valley. Mission San Fernando Rey de España, the historic mission from which the basin derives its name, is at the Valley’s northernmost border. I’d say to go take a private yacht charter in Los Angeles, obvious choice for a start to an excellent day, then end it by going to vibrant downtown Burbank and Studio City which cater to the Industry set. Welcome to “the other side of the hill.”

Downtown Burbank

A vibrant downtown, offering an “urban zen” experience ideal for strolling, is off Interstate 5 at Burbank Boulevard. Skyblupink and Granville are typical of hip retailers in the area.

Universal City

North from Hollywood sits Universal CityWalk, a colorful minicity next to Universal Studios Hollywood

The Studios

Headquarters for Warner Bros., NBC and Disney are in Burbank, business center of the San Fernando Valley. Warner Bros. Studios and NBC Studios offer back-lot tours; all of the studios recruit audience members for tapings of sitcoms and talk shows.

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