Where To Stay
- Holiday Inn Media CenterThe Holiday Inn Media Center is located just 3 miles from Burbank Airport, less than a mile off of Interstate 5. A complimentary shuttle is here to take guests back and forth between these locations. Amenities at the hotel include a health and fitness center, a business center, an outdoor pool, an on-site restaurant, business meeting rooms, and Wi-Fi throughout the hotel.
- Holiday Inn Express North HollywoodThe Holiday Inn Express North Hollywood is a brand new hotel located within close proximately to popular destinations such as Universal Studios, Hollywood Walk of Fame, Downtown Los Angeles, Staples Center, Nokia Center and LA Live. This hotel offers a business center, a fitness center, an outdoor pool, and onsite laundry facilities. Plus, the hotel is only 3 miles from Burbank Airport.
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About Bob Hope Airport
Bob Hope Airport transports more than 4.5 million annual passengers to 13 nonstop U.S. cities. Sitting 3 miles northwest of downtown Burbank in Los Angeles County, California, BUR serves the northern Greater Los Angeles area, which includes Pasadena, Glendale and the San Fernando Valley. The airport is named for the Hollywood entertainer and offers seven airlines including Alaska Airlines, Delta, JetBlue, Seaport, Southwest, United Airlines and US Airways. Thanks to its closeness to Hollywood, BUR has been featured in several films including "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade" and "Giant." You can navigate through its two terminals, Terminal A, renovated in 2002, and Terminal B.
You can reach downtown L.A. via Southern California's only airport Metro station or by taking advantage of rental cars or buses. Check in to your four-star airport hotel near Bob Hope Airport before hitting the town. The Holiday Inn Media Center is a popular spot, located just 3 miles from the airport and less than a mile off Interstate 5. Exercise-conscious travelers can utilize the fitness center while business travelers conduct meetings and complete work in the business meeting rooms and centers. If you want to be close to all the attractions like Universal Studies and the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the Holiday Inn Express North Hollywood, a brand-new facility, might be for you.
Welcome to Burbank
Billed as the "Media Capital of the World," Burbank is home to a number of media and entertainment companies as well as production facilities, including The Walt Disney Company, Warner Bros. Entertainment and Warner Music Group. The city, which is located 12 miles northwest of downtown L.A, can be split into two distinct areas, with its downtown nestled on the slopes of the Verdugo Mountains and other areas situated in flatlands on the eastern end of the San Fernando Valley.
Burbank has a population of about 103,000 and was named after David Burbank, a New Hampshire-born dentist and businessman. Visitors can expect balmy weather throughout the year, with shorts, a T-shirt and a light sweater in the winter on the what-to-pack list. To get around the city, you can choose from several modes of transportation. BurbankBus offers shuttle services (adult one-way fare is $1), Metro ("MTA") with 11 local routes, Metrolink Trains and of course, Burbank rental cars. If you want to squeeze a workout into your trip, you can bike along the scenic, 3-mile Chandler Bikeway.
Things to Do in Burbank
Burbank may sometimes get overshadowed by neighboring L.A., but the media capital has plenty to offer travelers. Take on studio tours and TV tapings at, well, take your pick: Warner Bros., "The Ellen Degeneres Show," "The Voice," "The Big Bang Theory" and many more. Kids have a blast getting a behind-the-scenes look at Cartoon Network Studies and Nickelodeon Animations Studio, both located in Burbank. Another youngster-friendly spot is A World of Color, a ceramic painting studio where children can paint their own piece and take it home with them.
Downtown Burbank is filled with blocks of specialty stores for shoppers and vogue restaurants for foodies. Burbank Empire Center houses 40 retailers while Burbank Town Center features three levels of over 150 stores. Some favorite eateries in the city include Porto's Bakery & Cafe, Granville Casual Gourmet Cafe and Bea Bea's. When in doubt, In-N-Out Burger may be just what the doctor ordered. Afterward, head to the Burbank Philharmonic or the Colony Theatre for nighttime entertainment.