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.