Adjacent to Universal Studios HollywoodSM — The Entertainment Capital of L.A.SM is Universal CityWalk, a lively entertainment, shopping and dining promenade offering a huge variety of tempting restaurants, specialty shops and exciting entertainment options.
CityWalk sits atop a picturesque hill overlooking Los Angeles. The unique outdoor dining and shopping promenade is grounded in entertainment and features a mix of some of Los Angeles' most distinctive landmarks and numerous top-name brands in dining and retail as well as an eclectic collection of enjoyable street performances, live entertainment and boutiques.
Approximately 400,000 square feet, resulting in two full blocks of CityWalk entertainment.
Whether you are in the mood for a sit-down dinner in a lively environment, or a quick snack on the go, CityWalk has something for you. Universal CityWalk caters to every taste, representing nearly every food genre with offerings ranging from a trendy Brazilian steakhouse or sophisticated Italian cuisine, to world famous burgers and unbeatable seafood. If you’re on the go, there are plenty of quick and cheap eats to keep you fueled during your CityWalk explorations. Universal CityWalk also has the perfect fix for that sweet tooth! You can select from a plethora of delectable options including ice cream, gooey Cinnabons, fruit-tastic smoothies, and mouth-watering chocolate delights.
For a complete list, please view our Dining page.
Universal CityWalk offers a mix of one-of-a-kind shops where guests can enjoy an eclectic choice of merchandise including trend-setting retailers, fun fashion accessories, one-stop gaming shops, unbeatable memorabilia and Universal Movies souvenirs. Universal CityWalk also offers apparel from its featured restaurants and Universal Studios theme park.
For a complete list, please view our Shopping page.
Universal CityWalk offers guests a variety of nightlife entertainment including a trio of night clubs, a dine n’ game bowling experience, casual dining amidst rock memorabilia, and a live stand-up comedy showcase with some of the hottest national headlining comedians.
For a complete list, please visit our Night Spots page.
Besides Shopping and Nightlife, Universal CityWalk is home to a number of unique entertainment options. The completely re-modeled CityWalk Cinemas Stadium 19, a theatre complex with 18 screens as well as a 422-seat giant IMAX theater, features Hollywood's newest releases and is home to many "red-carpet" events. iFLY Hollywood lets visitors experience what it's like to fly with indoor skydiving and Zen Zone provides a unique moment of "zen" in Los Angeles.
Sight & Sound:
Universal CityWalk boasts a state-of-the-art audio and video system throughout the two-block promenade, which enhances visitors' experience by immersing guests with various sights and sounds unique to each section of CityWalk. The sight and sound system also has a giant 16 x 22 foot outdoor jumbo screen which feeds the latest music videos to Cinema Plaza.
Hours of Operation:
For the most up-to-date hours, visit the CityWalk Hours page.
CityWalk is conveniently located adjacent to the 101 Hollywood Freeway and is serviced by the Metro Station.
For more information and directions to Universal CityWalk, visit our Directions & MTA page.
The acclaimed architect, Jon Jerde, put his signature imprint on Universal CityWalk to create a city within a city. His company, Jerde Partnership, Inc. and Daniel, Mann, Johnson and Mendenhall were ultimately responsible for developing the overall look and comfortable feel of the "street." CityWalk is approximately 400,000 square feet in size. It was originally opened in 1993 and was expanded to its current size in 2000.