Things to Do at Universal CityWalk

October 28, 2022
Things to Do at Universal CityWalk - Universal Studios CityWalk Sign

If you're looking for an exciting evening out, you can't do much better than Universal CityWalk. The area covers three blocks and teems with opportunities—for dining, shopping, or good old-fashioned entertainment.

Best of all, you don't need to wait until late at night for CityWalk to come to life. Though the action is geared mainly toward young adults, the atmosphere is family-friendly. Let's take a closer look at some of the best things to do at Universal CityWalk for visitors of all ages.

Where to Eat


Wasabi sushi tempura

You can enjoy the best ramen of your trip—and maybe your entire life—at Wasabi, conveniently located near iFly Hollywood (see below). Sushi fans will be in heaven, but even if you don't crave seafood, there are plenty of other options. Try the chicken teriyaki or crisp, light tempura while sipping premium sake.

Pink's Famous Hot Dogs

It's a Hollywood landmark—and with good reason. Though Paul Pink traded in his wagon for a proper stand back in 1946, the spot is still family-owned and serves hot dogs with that familiar juicy snap. If you're wandering around late at night and want to grab a quick bite, a trip to Pink's is sure to satisfy you.

Antojitos Cocina Mexicana


Looking for authentic Mexican food and not the Tex-Mex stuff you find at your local food court? Welcome to Antojitos, which offers house-made chips alongside its signature guacamole. Be sure to come hungry—their combo plate with carnitas tostada, chorizo taco, and al pastor taco is worth every calorie-laden bite.

What to Do

Universal Cinema

You're here to celebrate the movies, and what better way to do that than to take in a film on the big screen? Check out what's playing at Universal Cinema, then sit back in one of their power-reclining seats to enjoy the show. When you purchase your tickets online through the AMC theatre mobile app (or at, you'll be able to park for just $5.

Shop, Shop, Shop


Are you one of those vacationers who loves to indulge in a little retail therapy while you're away? You've come to the right place. Stores like Sephora, Guess, Billabong, and Abercrombie & Fitch are all waiting for you to comb through their racks and discover new treasures. The only thing you won't be able to find is an extra set of arms to tote all your shopping bags for you—but maybe you can bring one along.

Fly Away

At iFly, you'll experience the thrills of solo human flight. This vertical wind tunnel will suspend you in midair, replicating the sensation of skydiving in a perfectly safe environment. If you have teens or preteens in your party, this is undoubtedly one of the best things to do at Universal CityWalk.

Annual and Season Pass holders can enjoy 25 percent off a 2-Flight Package any day of the week and a whopping 50 percent off during their birthday month.

Final Thoughts

Universal CityWalk offers numerous entertainment options for the whole family, and if you have a Universal Studios Hollywood annual pass you get discounted parking. If you’re traveling to the area with your furry friends, why not stay at a dog-friendly hotel in Hollywood, CA, conveniently close to Universal Studios Hollywood and Univeral CityWalk?