WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN TRAVELING TO BURBANK THIS SUMMER
Burbank is ready when you are! Traveling to Burbank is just a road trip away or a quick flight straight into Hollywood Burbank Airport today. Burbank’s 18 hotels are primed with the latest hygiene policies, while of course maintaining their legendary welcoming spirit. Plus, there are plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy the California sunshine from hiking and horseback riding on beautiful trails to golfing and more! You can also dine al fresco on our outdoor patios and browse our eclectic shopping neighborhoods of Magnolia Park and Downtown Burbank.
Situated next to Hollywood, Burbank is the better way to see LA! While it’s not strictly business as usual, Los Angeles County public health experts and government officials have declared that leisure travel can resume countywide, allowing Burbank and LA hotels to welcome visitors. We can’t wait to welcome you back to our city.
Burbank hotels are open and adhere to guidelines created by the California Department of Public Health and OSEA covering guests, employees, and cleaning practices to create a safe environment that allows for social distancing.
Some precautions Burbank hotels have in place for the health and safety of its visitors include limiting the number of people per elevator; ensuring employees are outfitted with proper protective equipment; increased sanitation with extra attention paid to higher-touch items, including light switches and remote controls; as well as a host of additional protocols.
A majority of Burbank hotels are also offering flexible booking and cancellation if your situation were to change before your scheduled trip. Check out our list of hotels.
Expanded Outdoor Dining in Downtown Burbank
Downtown Burbank has closed San Fernando Boulevard to through traffic creating pedestrian-oriented blocks for al fresco outdoor dining. Restaurants are also expanding their outdoor dining areas fronting their businesses, providing the perfect environment to socialize responsibly. Communal outdoor dining areas are also throughout Downtown for customers wishing to enjoy their carryout food, beverages, and snacks under Burbank’s blue skies. Check out more at DTNBUR.com.
Explore the Outdoors
Film Locations in the City
Because Burbank is home to top movie and TV studios like The Walt Disney Company and Warner Bros. Studios, the city has always been favored as a top filming destination for popular TV and film productions. You can experience iconic scenes in person from legendary movies and shows based on our constantly evolving list. Take a drive through Burbank and check out these famed movie locations.
City parks are open, but guests are required to wear a mask and encouraged to remain 6ft apart. Most visitor centers and museums are likely to remain closed and some parking lots will have limited capacity throughout the summer.
Debell Golf Course
Spend a day on the course in the Verdugo Mountains. Golfers are required to wear face masks, you must make a reservation beforehand and golf carts are one per person.
Hiking and Horseback Riding
Burbank has many trails to explore, even several that will take you to the Hollywood sign. Horseback rides can be booked through lahorserentals.com.
Burbank Mural Walk
Our great city is full of interesting and beautiful murals and artwork perfect to drive by or snap a selfie in front of. Download our map for locations.
Restaurant Policy Throughout Burbank
Burbank restaurants are once again hosting diners for onsite service on outdoor patios. Restaurants have ramped up sanitation and safety practices in accordance with the California Department of Health’s Industry Guidance.
You’re likely to see disposable or electronic menus that can be accessed via smartphones; silverware pre-rolled in napkins and handed out to guests after they are seated; partitions placed between booths; and hand sanitizer stations. High-touch items such as condiments are available from servers by request, and you’ll be asked to box up your own leftovers. You will also need to wear a mask when not sitting at a table.
Because California’s shelter-in-place modifications are subject to change and restaurants may be closed, check out our list of restaurants now open.
When traveling to Burbank you’ll find that many local shops have been maintaining online ordering systems and curbside pickups during the shelter-in-place. But now that this has started to lift, in some cases you are able to shop in-store. Naturally, you are required to wear face masks. You might have to wait in line outside before going in as there are limitations on occupancy for stores. Some stores have also suspended cash transactions and require a credit or debit card for purchase and have directional signage on the ground as well to direct a flow of movement. Check out our list of open stores.
World Famous Attractions
Both Universal Studios Hollywood and Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood are taking extra precautions before reopening later this year. You can however purchase a ticket for later use once opened here: Universal Studios Hollywood and Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood.
Some other indoor attractions are also closed, please check the website information before visiting.
However, Universal City Walk (right next to Universal Studios Hollywood) has partially reopened for shopping and dining and offering free self-parking.
California Responsible Travel Code (RESPECT)
Visit Burbank joins Visit California in its call for safe and responsible travel throughout the state this summer and beyond. We support the Responsible Travel Code launched earlier this month, which asks visitors to travel with RESPECT by committing to seven best practices when exploring the Golden State:
- Roam Responsibly. I will explore California thoughtfully and responsibly, maintaining the utmost respect for everyone and everything I encounter.
- Educate Myself. I will do my research before traveling across the state, familiarizing myself with local regulations and community concerns, which may have changed over time. This is especially important in rural communities with limited healthcare resources.
- Safety First. I will follow public health directives from government officials, including physical distancing measures. I will take all the necessary steps to minimize health risks to myself and others and stay home if I’m sick.
- Preserve California. I will protect and nurture the Golden State’s pristine outdoor spaces and cultural icons by maintaining a light footprint at every turn and paying special attention to delicate ecosystems.
- Embrace Community. I will support local businesses and do my part to ensure the long-term prosperity of the places I visit.
- Celebrate Culture. I will immerse myself in California’s diverse local cultures and embrace the traditions and practices I encounter.
- Teach Others. I will lead by example and share these practices with fellow travelers, acknowledging that we all share the responsibility to protect California.
For further information on traveling to Burbank and updates please check back regularly at VisitBurbank, DiscoverLA, and VisitCalifornia.