Burbank, Calif. is one of the fastest growing urban areas in Los Angeles County. At the epicenter of the creative economy and 12 miles north of Downtown Los Angeles, the city boasts more than 1,000 media and entertainment companies such as The Walt Disney Company, Warner Bros., Cartoon Network, and Nickelodeon. The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Conan, The Big Bang Theory, and 2 Broke Girls all tape here, and celebrities abound in the restaurants, cafes and neighborhoods that make up this legendary city.
Known as Media Capital of the World, Burbank is a regional hub that includes Burbank Bob Hope Airport, the closest airport to the majority of Los Angeles' popular destinations. With 67 flights per day and 3.8 million visitors per year connecting Burbank to top Western cities, Silicon Valley, and New York, Burbank Bob Hope Airport is a preferred alternative into and out of the L.A. region.
The area's great natural setting, distinctive commercial neighborhoods, ease of access, entertainment vibe, and 17 hotels ready to welcome guests seeking the quintessential Southern California experience, all make Burbank the perfect meetings destination. The city offers boundless opportunities to entertain and rejuvenate, including taking the Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood, hiking in the Hollywood and Verdugo Hills, exploring dozens of nearby Los Angeles landmarks, and discovering Burbank neighborhoods filled with exciting shops, restaurants, cafes, and vibrant street life.
Whether for conferences, meetings, team building, or milestone celebrations, Burbank offers a wealth of hotels and venues that are guaranteed to make your event a box office hit. Hotels are as varied as your needs, from the boutique Hotel Amarano (with 2,200 sq. ft. of meeting space), to the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport and Convention Center (with 50,000 sq. ft.), and the eclectic Safari Inn and Tangerine Hotel.
Non-traditional venues are unparalleled. They include:
- Warner Bros. Special Events, offering extraordinary locations within one of the largest working studios in the world.
- Calamigos Equestrian at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center, hosting weddings, specialty banquets, picnics, and conferences on 75 acres of magnificently landscaped fields and shade trees in Griffith Park.
- The DeBell Golf Club, set against a stunning natural backdrop in the hills above Burbank, delivering the most challenging yet affordable 5,600 yards of 18-hole golf in the region. The on-site Canyon Grille offers on-course catering, and the restaurant's large wrap-around patio is ideal for special events of all sizes with a view.
Served by two freeways, the Golden State Freeway (Interstate 5) and the Ventura Freeway (134), two commuter rail corridors Amtrak and Metrolink, the city is a contender for a station on the first high speed rail system in the nation, a proposed project that will run from San Francisco to the Los Angeles basin in under three hours. Burbank offers its own local transit service, BurbankBus, a fixed-route commuter service connecting major employment centers with transportation hubs via commercial neighborhoods such as Downtown Burbank, the Media District, Magnolia Park, and the Airport District.
As of 2017, Burbank will be home to the largest IKEA in the country at 470,000 square feet. Located just south of Downtown Burbank and adjacent to the I-5 freeway, the development will be adjacent to two new hotels, Spring Hill Suites and and Hilton Garden Inn.