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Glendale, Burbank and the Studios

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A December 2008 trip to Burbank by Red Mezz

Bobs Big Boy Photo, Burbank, California More Photos
Quote: Possibly some of the best sight seeing and touring you can do cheaply in LA - this is one of my favourite parts of the city. Right on the edge of the mountains, yet with plenty of 'Hollywood' around, this is a great trip for anyone going to LA.

Tonight Show with Jay Leno

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Attraction | "Tonight Show with Jay...Conan...hmmm..."

Tonight Show with Jay Leno Photo, Burbank, California
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Ok. So this review gets a little bit complicated. The tricky thing is - that when I visited Burbank in December 2008 - this was the best thing to do in the area. It's one of the coolest sights and things to do, and best of all it's free. It was so good; I couldn't possibly review Burbank with out giving it a nod, even though as most of you know, things aren't like they used to be. So, first things first. The NBC Tour. You get a lot of mixed reviews about this. Some people love it; some people think it's kind of cheesy and a waste of time. If you're interested in studios and don't mind a little touristy attractions, then you should probably give the ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on November 6, 2009

Tonight Show with Jay Leno
NBC Studios
Burbank, California
(818) 840-3538

Burbank Town Center

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Attraction | "Great Pedestrian Shopping - Especially at Christmas"

Burbank Town Center Photo, Burbank, California
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For anyone who's been to LA before, you learn pretty quickly that to really experience this colossal city you must break it down into the little cities that make it up. And though Los Angeles itself is this enormous, sprawling thing with incomprehensible options for food, shopping, activities and sights - it's a much easier and more pleasant endeavour if you take it one little region at a time, and see what each has to offer. And when you do this - you realize that it's not such an insanely unreasonable city after all, and is in fact a lot of very manageable and pleasant little cities all together. You just have to find which one suits you. Burbank - aside from the...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 8, 2009

Burbank Town Center
201 East Magnolia, Suite 151
Burbank, California 91502
(818) 566-8556

Bob's Big Boy

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Restaurant | "The Coolest Place to Eat in Burbank"

Bob's Big Boy Photo, Burbank, California
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When I travel I really like to take in as much of the local food as part of the experience as I can - so it is only in special circumstances (or for lack of option) that I visit a restaurant more than once when I stay somewhere. It's only happened a few times since I began travelling - and as you certainly couldn't say there are a lack of eating options in Burbank, then it's pretty clear what an impression Bob's Big Boy made on me. The first thing to realize about it is that it's not just about the dining experience - though this was great and in the three times I visited in my month long stay I never once had a complaint - but it is almost an attraction in itself. An ol...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 24, 2009

Bob's Big Boy
4211 Riverside Drive
Burbank, California 91505
(818) 843-9334

Coffee Bean &Tea Leaf (The)

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Restaurant | "Decent Coffee but a Fantastic View..."

Coffee Bean &Tea Leaf (The) Photo, La Crescenta-Montrose, California
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The little suburb town of Montrose in Northern LA between Burbank and La Cresenta is a very interesting place to visit in the city of LA. Though it's just a few minutes away from bustling Burbank - it's also on the edge of the Angeles National Forest - and is an especially nice place to be in the late fall and early winter. The little streets feel like they've not changed all the much since the 50s - there's a great atmosphere here, a place you can wander along the sidewalks looking at little local shops and trying local cafes while the trees lining the streets dust the sidewalks with falling leaves, and the Christmas lights decorate the trunks and braches. It's easy to forget...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on November 2, 2009

Coffee Bean &Tea Leaf (The)
3701 Ocean View
La Crescenta-Montrose 91020
(818) 249-7848

IN-N-OUT Burger

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Restaurant | "'Those Are Good Burgers...' "

IN-N-OUT Burger Photo, Hollywood, California
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I doubt there is a Lebowski fan in the world who when visiting Southern California wouldn't attempt to find the legendary IN-N-OUT Burger chain. Loved by those on the west coast for years - this place became world renowned when it appeared in the beloved cult film 'The Big Lebowski.' And for myself and my husband (being 'Achievers' ourselves) finding and trying the 'good burgers' at the famous chain was very high on the list of things to do in California. Technically this restaurant is in North Hollywood - so I was uncertain of which review to include it in. It isn't far from central Burbank, though - and if you've got a map and look it up ahead of time, it's not too difficult to f...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on November 7, 2009

IN-N-OUT Burger
5864 Lankershim Blvd.
Hollywood, California 91605

Acapulco Mexican Restaurant

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Restaurant | "Easy Access..."

Acapulco Mexican Restaurant Photo, Burbank, California
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If you are visiting Burbank and NBC studios in California - chances are you are driving. And for your sake, I hope this is the case, because as much stuff as there is to see and do in the area (cheaply or otherwise) the options drop drastically if you don't have your own transport. Or what options there are become much trickier to achieve. But you might also - like me - be visiting with friends who suggest you try the NBC tour and Tonight Show tapings in Burbank. The tours and tapings start in the mid afternoon, and if you are waiting for a ride (or say to meet someone who's not yet finished with work after the taping or tour) and have some time to kill in Burbank - this can be quite tri...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on November 6, 2009

Acapulco Mexican Restaurant
3133 West Olive Ave
Burbank, California

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