Destination guide

The captivating area of Universal City awaits your stay

Come and experience Universal City and its entertainment, opera and theater scene. Well known for its theme park, local tours and restaurants, this welcoming city won't disappoint. Universal Studios Hollywood® and Warner Brothers Studio are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Whether you're planning a family vacation, friends trip or romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of vacation homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.


Activities and attractions in Universal City

Do you want to find attractions to see in the area? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that makes Universal City a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. These are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Universal Studios Hollywood® (0.3 mi / 0.4 km)
  • Warner Brothers Studio (1.3 mi / 2.1 km)
  • Sony Pictures Studios (8.6 mi / 13.8 km)
  • Santa Monica Pier (12.1 mi / 19.5 km)
  • NBC Studios (1.7 mi / 2.7 km)
  • The Wizarding World of Harry Potter (0.1 mi / 0.2 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Universal City

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Universal City is a great place to get out in nature. These are some of the area's noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Venice Beach (12.6 mi / 20.3 km)
  • Griffith Park (4.1 mi / 6.6 km)
  • La Brea Tar Pits (5.2 mi / 8.4 km)
  • Runyon Canyon Park (1.3 mi / 2.1 km)
  • Cahuenga Peak (1.5 mi / 2.4 km)
  • Franklin Canyon Park (3.5 mi / 5.7 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around Universal City

Fly into Burbank, CA (BUR-Bob Hope), the closest airport, located 4 mi (6.5 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into Van Nuys, CA (VNY), which is 9.5 mi (15.3 km) away.

Can I find a vacation rental around Universal City?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 3,515 vacation rentals near Universal City. From 1,459 Houses to 1,376 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Universal City are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Universal City?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Universal City:

  • Hollywood Hills: 1,884 vacation rentals
  • Hollywood: 909 vacation rentals
  • Venice: 700 vacation rentals
  • Studio City: 2,250 vacation rentals
  • Downtown: 398 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Universal City?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Universal City. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • The Wizarding World of Harry Potter: 5,931 vacation rentals
  • Long Beach: 2,748 vacation rentals
  • Venice Beach: 5,965 vacation rentals
  • Universal Studios Hollywood: 4,100 vacation rentals
  • Santa Monica Pier: 1,725 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Universal City listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Universal City?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 1,459 Houses in Universal City. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Universal City include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 1,376 rentals available
  • Townhouses: 59 rentals available
  • Villas: 133 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Universal City?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 1,276 vacation rentals with pool available in Universal City. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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