What to Do in Burbank CA – A Tour of Burbank Filming Locations

What to Do in Burbank CA – A Tour of Burbank Filming Locations

Having lived in LA for a year, we only scratched the surface of everything to explore in town. Because we lived in NoHo, we regularly spent time in Burbank for Porto’s Bakery and movie theater, but we didn’t realize all the things we were passing by on the way.

Besides being home to giant studios like Warner Bros. Studios & The Walt Disney Company, there are plenty of film locations that you can visit on your own. You can walk the streets, dine at, or play at some of the same places your favorite movies and TV shows were filmed. There were even a few places we had been to and never realized that they were filming locations. We loved getting a look behind the filmmaking process and had some fun recreating some of the shots from the movies too!

To help you get started, we’ve put together a guide so that you can do a self-guided tour of the area.

WHAT TO DO IN BURBANK CA – A TOUR OF BURBANK FILMING LOCATIONS

APOLLO 13 (1995) + TRUE ROMANCE (1993)
Safari Inn
1911 W Olive Ave

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ARGO (2012) + LA LA LAND (2016)
The Smokehouse
4420 W Lakeside Dr

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BACK TO THE FUTURE (1985)
Burger King
535 N Victory Blvd

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DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES (2004-2012)
Priscilla’s Coffee, Tea & Gifts
4150 W Riverside Dr

GILMORE GIRLS (2000-2016)
Burbank Town Center
201 E Magnolia Blvd

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THE HANGOVER PART II (2011)
IHOP
923 N San Fernando Blvd

HEAT (1995)
Bob’s Big Boy Restaurant
4211 Riverside Dr

HE’S JUST NOT THAT INTO YOU (2009)
Burbank’s Handy Market
2514 W Magnolia Blvd

LARRY CROWNE (2011)
Frank’s Coffee Shop
916 W Olive Ave

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LITTLE RASCALS (1994)
Corner of Cypress and 6th

THE LOST WORLD JURASSIC PARK (1997)
Downtown Burbank

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MEMENTO (2001)
The Blue Room Bar
916 S San Fernando Blvd

THE OFFICE (2010)
Larry’s Chili Dog
3122 W Burbank Blvd

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PARKS & RECREATION (2001)
Pickwick Bowl
1001 W Riverside Dr

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PEE-WEE’S BIG ADVENTURE (1985)
Between Riverside Dr and West Valley Heart Dr V

TOP GUN (1986)
Hollywood Burbank Airport
2627 N. Hollywood Way

Besides doing a self-guided tour, you can check out the Warner Bros Studio Tour Hollywood and try to catch a live taping of one of your favorite shows. Also, don’t forget to check out the four major neighborhoods in Burbank.

  • Downtown Burbank is full of shopping, bars, restaurants, and the largest AMC in the nation.
  • Magnolia Park is a hip and quirky district where you can shop at boutiques and find small cafes and eats.
  • Media District is where the Walt Disney Company and Warner Bros studios are.
  • Airport District is a convenient travel hub with plenty of shopping and conference hotels.

MAP OF BURBANK FILMING LOCATIONS

PRO TIPS FOR FIRST TIME VISITORS

  • Book your hotel directly from Visit Burbank and receive a $50 gift card just for booking!
  • Burbank has its own airport, which is much easier to deal with than the massive LAX. You can get in and out of town without dealing with all the crowds and traffic.
  • If you love the outdoors, there are great hikes in the city.
  • Burbank is a great place to stay if you’re planning on going the Universal Hollywood. It’s just down the street and you’ll be surrounded by a ton of great shopping and food.
  • During our weekend in Burbank, we stayed at the Tangerine Hotel, which is within walking distance to a bunch of eateries. If any of the places are too busy, you can even take food to go and enjoy it poolside.

Have you seen any of these movies/shows? Which of these filming locations would you want to see most?

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Esther and Jacob are the founders of Local Adventurer, which is one of the top 50 travel blogs in the world. They believe that adventure can be found both near and far and hope to inspire others to explore locally. They move to a new city every year and currently live in Portland, Oregon.

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This Post Has 7 Comments

  1. ET was filmed up in the foothills of Burbank and Pulp Fiction and several other movies were filmed at Bobs Big Boy on Riverside Drive, also check out the Grifith Observatory.
    Rebel With Out a Cause (James Dean & Natily Wood), Charlie’s Angels ( Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz, Demi Moore) and countless others have been shot there

    1. Thanks! Will definitely have to check it out next time we go.

  2. I loved the Warner Brothers Tour. I think it was the best “touristy” money we spent in LA and every time I recognize it on TV in some capacity I get excited.

    1. Thanks, Starr!! :) Jacob had a lot of fun with that one haha

  3. I love this idea – it’s always a blast seeing places you know from movies. When my sister lived in LA, they’d shoot segments outside her apartment all the time, and we’d have fun trying to guess what they were filming.

    1. What did they shoot outside their apartment? We didn’t see anything shoot outside of ours, but we always found it funny when they referenced our streets in 24 where all the crimes where happening. haha it wasn’t thaaaat ghetto. :P

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