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Family-Friendly Attractions near Boutique Burbank Hotel

We don’t think it’s a stretch to say that Burbank, California is one of the top destinations in the country for a family vacation.

After all, we’re the Media Capital of the World, host to a whole slew of big-time movie and TV production studios: a thrill for young and old alike to visit. We’re also right next door to one of the most popular theme parks in the world as well as the iconic star-studded thoroughfares of Hollywood. There’s really no shortage of things to do, and something to please everybody in the gang.

Here at Hotel Amarano, meanwhile, we offer the area’s finest boutique accommodations, with a crowd-pleasing suite of amenities and services and an absolutely unbeatable location just a hop, skip, and a jump of some of the top attractions in Southern California, surveyed below!

Production Studios

From NBC Television Studios and Warner Bros. to the immortal animation dreamland of Walt Disney Studios, some of the biggest and best-known production studios on the planet call our greater neighborhood here at Hotel Amarano home. Kids and grownups alike will love touring these hallowed factories of entertainment and pop culture.

Meanwhile, just ask at the front desk to find out what’s currently filming in our neck of the woods: from famous talk shows to hit comedies and dramas.

Universal Studios Hollywood (100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, CA)

Besides taking the famous Studio Tour—hosted (in virtual form) by Jimmy Fallon and featuring cameos by the Jaws great white shark and Peter Jackson’s King Kong—you’ve got topnotch rides and thrill experiences on tap at Universal Studios Hollywood, including the much-acclaimed Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Take advantage of our Hotel Amarano Universal Studios Hollywood Package to get the highest-value experience!

Madame Tussauds Hollywood (6933 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, CA)

Wolverine to Iron Man, Lady Gaga to Taylor Swift, E.T. to Shrek, come get your picture taken with household names of both the real-world and fantasy realms at Hollywood’s branch of the Madame Tussauds wax museum. Read more about the wonders of Madame Tussauds Hollywood in this previous post at the Amarano Beat!

(Meanwhile, not all LA-area museums are of the wax-effigy variety: Check out our roundup of some of the best right here.)

Griffith Observatory (2800 East Observatory Rd, Los Angeles, CA)

Get to know the epic dimensions and stellar sights of the universe beyond old Planet Earth at the Griffith Observatory, host not only to the Samuel Oschin Planetarium and celestially oriented telescopes but some fine views of the Hollywood Sign and the City of Angels.

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