A California vacation wouldn't be complete without a visit to Universal Studios Hollywood; its many exciting day-through-night attractions and events illustrate why it's called "The Entertainment Capital of L.A."
The many movie-based attractions of the theme park take you on thrilling rides and let you go behind the scenes of movie studios in both live and 3D shows of some Hollywood favorites. Get totally immersed in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, where you delve into the mysteries of Hogwarts, explore and sample fare from Hogsmeade and much more. Thrill to an intense 3D experience with King Kong, then enjoy a trip through The Simpsons' world with a visit to downtown Springfield and Krustyland, and savor typical Simpson burger, beer and donut cuisine at places like Moe's Tavern and Duff Beer Gardens.
New this summer, Universal Studios Hollywood is bringing to life the post-apocalyptic world of AMC's The Walking Dead, where you'll navigate your way through "a world overrun by hungry walkers." The fun continues with the Despicable Me Minion Mayhem ride; take a ride through an incredible battle on Transformers: The Ride-3D; and hold on tight for a high-speed chase at over 120 miles per hour with hyper-realistic special effects on the Fast & Furious - Supercharged ride. And that's just a sample of what's in store, there's plenty more including day and night studio tours, the Jurassic Park ride, WaterWorld, Super Silly Fun Land, Shrek 4-D and a ride through Return of the Mummy!
Then enjoy live concerts, state-of-the-art IMAX movies, hot nightclubs, shopping and over 30 restaurants at the three-block-long CityWalk, where you can always "expect the unexpected."
After your day of fun and excitement in "Hollywood", it's a short 30-40 minute drive back to your beach hotel where you can wind down with panoramic views of the ocean, take a stroll along the beach, watch beautiful sunsets along, or dine at any of the hot and hip restaurants in Manhattan Beach, CA.
WHERE TO STAY?
Thinking about hotels in Manhattan Beach? This year, make your vacation dreams come true and stay at the beautiful boutique Sea View Inn at the Beach - the coolest of Manhattan Beach Hotels. Contact us to make your reservations or just call us at (310)545-1504.
The Sea View Inn is centrally located to all Los Angeles attractions and makes the ideal and picturesque home-base while visiting Southern California!