Burbank Tourism

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Burbank is a city in Los Angeles County in Southern California, United States, 12 miles (19 km) northwest of downtown Los Angeles. The population at the 2010 census was 103,340. Billed as the "Media Capital of the World" and only a few miles northeast of Hollywood, numerous media and entertainment companies are headquartered or have significant production facilities in Burbank, including The Walt Disney Company, Warner Bros. Entertainment, ABC Studios, Freeform, Marvel Studios, Nickelodeon, NBC, Cartoon Network, and Insomniac Games. The city is also home to Bob Hope Airport. It was the location of Lockheed's Skunk Works, which produced some of the most secret and technologically advanced airplanes, including the U-2 spy planes that uncovered the Soviet Union missile components in Cuba in October 1962. Burbank consists of two distinct areas: a downtown/foothill section, in the foothills of the Verdugo Mountains, and the flatland section. Burbank is the easternmost city in the San Fernando Valley. Burbank's neighbor, Glendale, is the westernmost city in the San Gabriel Valley. The city was referred to as "Beautiful Downtown Burbank" on Laugh-In and The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. The city was named after David Burbank, a New Hampshire-born dentist and entrepreneur who established a sheep ranch here in 1867.


Burbank, also known as the Media Capital of the World, is home to many entertainment companies of the United States. You will find offices of corporations like Nickelodeon Animation Studios, NBC, Warner Brothers and The Walt Disney Company in Burbank. A must0try experience when on a holiday in Burbank is the television show tapings which you can attend as a live audience. Take a tour of the Warner Brothers VIP Studio. The downtown area of Burbank is also known as the Media Center, a place where you will find shops, eateries and other entertainment options. Do visit the Martial Arts History Museum with your children, the first museum in the world to belong to this genre. Visit Burbank for an entertaining vacation in California with your family.

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Facts and Stats for Burbank*

  • Pollution Statistics in Burbank

    Know the pollution level of Burbank before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 75 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 25 (Low)
  • Burbank: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Burbank for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Burbank.

    • Burglary and Theft 21.43 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 25 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 21.43 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 35.71 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 21.43 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 21.43 (Low)
    • Attacks 25 (Low)
    • Drug offense 28.57 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 82.14 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 67.86 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 28.57 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 21.43 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 29.17 (Low)
  • Living in Burbank - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 75.11 (High)
    • Pollution Index 24.14 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 40 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 8.97 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Burbank

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Burbank

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 15 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 38.33 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 81.67 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 43.33 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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