When it comes to picturesque southern California downtowns, no one does it quite like Burbank. With so much to do on any given day, Downtown Burbank offers world-class shopping and unique boutiques, celebrated eateries and coffee shops, and a variety of top-notch entertainment. If you’ve got a weekend in the neighborhood, we’ve compiled the perfect list of things to complete your well-rounded Burbank itinerary. With proximity to Hollywood and Los Angeles, when you visit the Media Capital of the World endless entertainment is at your fingertips, but you won’t need to venture far to make the most of your Downtown Burbank stay.
- Enjoy Pastries at Artelice –
We hope you like dessert for breakfast, especially with Artelice being first on the itinerary. [EP1] This modern French patisserie will transport you to another famous city if you let it. Combining art with tastiness, guests can indulge in sweet treats such as macarons, eclairs, tarts, and cakes.
- Shop the Burbank Town Center –
After you’ve satiated your pastry craving at Artelice, head to the Burbank Town Center to browse a boundless collection of shops and restaurants. With featured stores like Victoria’s Secret, World Market, MAC Cosmetics, and Sunglass Hut, you’ll be able to find exactly what you’re looking for during your afternoon of shopping.
- Lunch at Granville
Noted as an ‘affordable luxury’, Granville is both an experience and a meal wrapped up into one amazing lunch spot. Try the Butternut Squash Soup, Poke Bowl, or the Chipotle Chicken Club for pure freshness and visual appeal all one plate. No matter what menu item you choose, the colorful representation will match the tastiness.
- Visit the Downtown Cultural Market –
In between meals, pencil in a local happening that never gets old. Every Friday from 5 to 9 pm, the Downtown Cultural Market brings vendors to the “AMC Walkway” on San Fernando Blvd & Palm Ave to showcase yummy treats, a variety of goods and local crafts.
- Dinner/Drinks at Over/Under Public House –
Known as one of the best restaurants and bars in Downtown Burbank, the establishment mixes classiness into its drinks and décor. Guests crave the wings and fries, but any meal here will do. If you arrive earlier enough on Friday, you may catch the happy hour specials from 3-6 pm.
- Laugh at Flappers Comedy Club
When you visit Burbank, you’ll want to catch a Comedy Show at Flappers Comedy Club where you’ll belly laugh your way through the night. The iconic club holds “Famous Fridays” every week where celebrity comedians and surprise guests take the stage to drop their jokes on the crowd.
- Breakfast at Another Broken Egg Cafe
Start your Saturday with a taste of breakfast perfection in Downtown Burbank! Another Broken Egg Cafe is known around town for delivering some of the best Southern-inspired breakfast and brunch creations. Try the Big Easy Scrambler or the Chicken and Waffles for a classic taste of the eatery. Pair your dish with one of their many brunch cocktails or spiked (and seasonal!) coffees while you dine with a smile and a satisfied belly.
- Stroll Through the Burbank Farmers Market
The Burbank Farmer’s Market is the best way to spend a Saturday morning. Running for over 30 years, the California-grown produce, flowers, organic cheeses, and specialty breads come from family-owned farms—some of which are century-old farmsteads. Take your time walking the market and bask in the history and beauty the farms bring.
- Lunch at Finney’s Crafthouse-
With an ideal location on the corner of San Fernando & Palm, Finney’s Crafthouse is the perfect spot to enjoy delicious casual fare and great craft beer. Known for its beer garden and patio overlooking the Downtown walkway, a sunny day goes best with this meal.
- Browse Boutiques on San Fernando Blvd.
After your indulgent lunch, it’s time to use that energy to shop. Hit the boutiques on San Fernando Blvd. for a local experience as you browse unique shops and funky boutiques. Plan to stop into Zamba where you’ll find chic worldly gifts and designs. If you are a vintage lover, Unique Vintage is a must-see with a large collection of styles and accessories.
- Dinner and Photos at ViaSelfie Kitchen
Known for an Instagram-approved selfie wall and eclectic boho décor, the cuisine at ViaSelfie Kitchen matches the charm to perfection. After you’ve been seated, don’t put that camera away just yet! With menu items like the Black Burger Classic (the bun is actually black!) and perfectly decorated pizza pies, you will be snapping until the last bite.
- After Dinner Movie at AMC Theatre 16
Consistently ranked within the top 3 theaters in the nation, you’ll want to catch a flick in this premier downtown theater. Suited with a bar and comfy and expansive seats, you can end your night with luxury entertainment among your favorite big screen stars.
- Breakfast at Don Cuco
Before your trip comes to an end, pencil in some time to experience an authentic Mexican brunch at Don Cuco. Enjoy the Huevos Rancheros and Avocado Omelet serve with rice, beans, and corn tortillas in an atmosphere that is brightly decorated with Mexican charm.
- Go on a Mural Walk
Stroll among the Mural Walks and take in some of the best Burbank attractions. [EP2] [kf3] The Downtown streets are spirited in artist expression creating extraordinary backdrops where only ordinary walls existed before. Check out the “Made in Burbank” mural and “Sponge Bob Square Pants” mural for jaw-dropping visual appeal. As you peruse the most happening area of the city, keep an eye out for the famous Batman statue, and snap your next selfie with a worldwide (and local) hero.
- Lunch Outside at The Stage
The thrill of lunchtime dining accompanied with entertainment is a normal happening at The Stage. With great food, delicious coffee, and various forms of entertainment such as movie showings, live music and plays, the stage is a great representation of all things Burbank.
- Experience an Interactive Art Installation at Picturistik
In the spirit of Hollywood, plan for a mini-photo shoot following lunch. Located in the Burbank Town Square, Picturistik shakes up the old art gallery with an innovative approach to art and photography. With a focus on diversity and sustainability, the vibrant art displays are all made by local artists. Give yourself some time to walk from room to room snapping photos for your social media feed.
- Night Bowling at Round1
After dinner, fun things await. At Round 1 in the Burbank Town Center, pins will fall (hopefully!), and fun times will be had. This family-friendly destination has bowling, two karaoke rooms, arcade games, ping pong and a Kids Fun Zone so everyone in the family can enjoy their Sunday evening.
Staying a bit longer? Don’t miss these world-class attractions nearby:
- Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood
Ever wonder what it’s like on a Hollywood set? This is your chance to get behind the curtain and take it all in. The Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood takes you to the backlots of some of your favorite movie and tv show productions. Studio tours last for 3 hours, and prices start at $69.
- Griffith Park
As one of the most expansive municipal parks in the country, Griffith Park holds plentiful beauty and endless recreational opportunities. Hiking trails and the Griffith Observatory are among the noted attractions in this 4,210-acre gem.
- Universal Studios Hollywood
The world-famous theme park is home to an abundance of rides, entertainment, and tours for the whole family.
- Magnolia Park Vintage Shopping
If you are a vintage fanatic, the Magnolia Park vintage shopping scene is a second-hand haven. Search through the many boutiques up and down W Magnolia Blvd to find your perfect retrofit.
- West Coast Customs
When it comes to tricked-out car customization, West Coast Customs is the go-to shop in Southern California. Specializing in epic custom builds (sometimes worth millions), you’ve likely seen some of their creations featured on tv shows and national news outlets.