Burbank: A Better Way to Stay for the 2022 MLB All-Star Week
Burbank is no stranger to hosting movie stars at its doorstep, but this summer the athletes take center stage. On July 19, the Major League Baseball All-Star Game will be played at Dodger Stadium, just a short ten-mile hop from the bustling diversity of Burbank, CA. This is the second time the Midsummer Classic has been held at Dodger Stadium with the last appearance being 1980. The event brings thousands of people from all over the country to witness the top MLB players competing against each other on a single field. Beginning in 1933, the game was originally organized to be a one-time occurrence; however, the immediate success turned a single game into a longstanding American tradition. Over the years, the game has packed on additional entertainment allowing spectators to enjoy the Celebrity Softball Game and the Homerun Derby in the days leading up to the main event. Batter up, baseball fans! It’s time to step up to the plate and experience Burbank’s limitless offerings during one of the greatest athletic events of the year.
Start your trip by flying into Hollywood Burbank Airport (BUR) where convenience and friendliness are a part of the airport’s 90-year reputation. With 11 airlines touching down and over 35 nonstop flights from major U.S. and Canadian cities, ease is a common companion at Hollywood Burbank Airport. Once you arrive, it’s easy to get around with eight of Burbank’s hotels offering complimentary hotel shuttle services for guests to and from BUR and the airport’s Car Rental facility and Transit Center is home to ten rental car brands and more than 1,000 rental cars. Plus, Pacific Surfliner/Amtrak services the airport with a rail stop, as does Metrolink, and the airport is served daily by METRO and BurbankBus.
Burbank boasts 18 hotels fit for all price points and personalities. Whether you’re seeking a quirky retro hotel, like the Tangerine, or a more extravagant stay at Hotel Amarano, you’ll be perfectly situated to enjoy the boundless attractions nearby. To simplify your stay, eight Burbank hotels offer complimentary shuttle services to and from BUR and to local attractions such as Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood and Universal Studios Hollywood. To book an exclusive Burbank accommodation during your stay, click here.
Known as the “Media Capital of the World”, visitors are encouraged to discover the Burbank draws that gave the great community its nickname. Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood and Universal Studios Hollywood offer backstage access with tours and television tapings regularly. The Street Art Tour is a must-do during your stay including a stop at the Batman statue in Downtown Burbank, which will happily have you snapping selfies—be sure to tag #BurbankBatman! Magnolia Park is an experience all its own with eclectic shopping and dining options where you can browse antique stores, shop vintage boutiques and feast at noteworthy mom-and-pop cafes.
Dining options in Burbank are plentiful, diverse and impressive. The gastronomic scene is a part of L.A.’s uniqueness and Burbank lends the most scrumptious and dynamic eateries to the scene. If you’re plant-based, your options are abundant and revered. Tony’s Darts Away is a local neighborhood bar pairing both vegan and non-vegan bar food with their California craft brews, while Tocaya Organica effortlessly blends health with authentic Mexican tastiness. When it’s time for something delightfully sweet, Plush Puff will induce all your senses with their artisan hand-crafted flavored marshmallows. Castaway is a Burbank classic for good reason. Perched among the clouds above the San Fernando Valley, each seat in the stunning venue offers an extraordinary view, serving as a perfect side dish to your steak-forward main dish. As you prepare for the big game, you might want to do so in some of the best sports bars in town. Check out Over/Under Public House and Barney’s Beanery where game vibes, great drinks and sports fans are big winners.
Burbank is perfectly located to access all the great drivable trips including Santa Barbara Wine Country and Six Flags Magic Mountain. Check out these day trips to explore beyond Burbank during your stay.
2022 MLB All-STAR GAME
Tuesday, July 19, 2022
Consistently taking place every second or third Tuesday in July, the MLB All-Star Game is a nationally anticipated event where the best of the best come together to compete in America’s greatest pastime. Each team in the American and National League is represented in the big game and selected by a combination of votes from players, managers and fans. Preceding events include MLB All-Star Sunday featuring the Celebrity Softball Game on Sunday, July 17 and Homerun Derby on Monday, July 18. All events are held at Dodger Stadium.
Out These Great Summer Events in Burbank
MAGNOLIA PARK NIGHT OUT
Last Friday of every month
If you’re up for more fun after you’ve experienced the excitement of the All-Star escapades, Magnolia Park Night Out in Burbank takes place on the last Friday of each month and offers live music and loads of food trucks. The event is scheduled for July 29, 2022, from 6 PM – 9 PM.
STARLIGHT BOWL SUMMER CONCERT SERIES
Starting July 4th
Gather your best friends and enjoy live music under the stars again at The Starlight Bowl this summer! Burbank’s premiere outdoor entertainment venue is open again and is welcoming you to enjoy its traditional Summer Concert Series, with energetic live performances. With a diverse lineup of artists performing everything from rock to pop to more sing-along music, there is an event for everyone to attend this summer! Check out the full schedule here.
WARNER BROS. STUDIO TOUR HOLLYWOOD
Open Daily This Summer
This summer, starting June 23, Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood will be open daily thru September 5, 2022. Be sure to check out their new Studio Tour Plus featuring a deluxe lounge including snacks, an extra hour on the tour, and lunch at Central Perk Café. The Studio Tour Plus is only offered for a limited time, so be sure to book yours today.