Universal Studios Hollywood

Top 1% of attractions in Los Angeles
8 / 10

14 expert reviews

“While most first-time Los Angeles visitors consider this to be a must-see stop, bear in mind there are many other attractions that define Hollywood that aren't a tourist trap with steep prices.”

– Fodor's

Lonely Planet Lonely Planet
Top Choice
"One of the world’s oldest continuously operating movie studios, Universal presents an entertaining mix of fairly tame – and sometimes dated – thrills, live action shows and a tram ride." Full review
Travel + Leisure Travel + Leisure
"Theme parks, in general, tend to be overpriced, underwhelming affairs—but Universal Studios, 20 minutes from downtown in the San Fernando Valley, is tons of fun." Full review
Not For Tourists Not For Tourists
"New Yorkers scoff at the Studio's diminutive "tower.""
Michelin Guide Michelin Guide
3 Stars
"Part fully functioning film and television studio, part live-entertainment complex and amusement park." Full review
Afar Magazine Afar Magazine
"Universal Studios Hollywood is a premier tourist destination when visiting Los Angeles, and on the drive up/down, you can gawk at the elusive HOLLYWOOD sign in the hills." Full review
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