Destination guide

The captivating area of Universal City awaits your stay

Come and experience Universal City and its entertainment, opera and theatre 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-see attractions in the area. Whether you're planning a family holiday, a trip with friends or a romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of holiday 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 cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Universal City a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. These are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • 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 centre:

  • 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

Transport to and around Universal City

Fly into Burbank, CA (BUR-Bob Hope), the closest airport, located 4 mi (6.5 km) from the city centre. 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.

How many holiday rentals are available around Universal City?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,615 holiday lettings around Universal City. From 610 houses to 659 flats & apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

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

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Universal City:

  • Eastern Malibu: 116 holiday homes
  • Hollywood Hills: 845 holiday homes
  • Hollywood: 486 holiday homes
  • Venice: 396 holiday homes
  • Silver Lake: 204 holiday homes

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

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Universal City? offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Universal City. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Universal Studios Hollywood: 1,880 holiday lettings
  • Universal CityWalk: 3,170 holiday lettings
  • Los Angeles: 3,948 holiday lettings
  • Venice Beach: 3,208 holiday lettings
  • Santa Monica Pier: 811 holiday lettings

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

Can I rent Houses in Universal City?

Yes, of course. offers 610 Houses in Universal City. Our other popular types of Universal City holiday rentals include:

  • Flats: 659 self catering accommodations
  • Townhouses: 31 self catering accommodations
  • Studios: 697 self catering accommodations

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Universal City?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 473 holiday homes with pool available in Universal City. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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