Universal Studios Hollywood

There’s always something to do at Universal Studios, just a short drive from Redondo Beach.

The Film Tour Turned Theme Park

Universal Studios Hollywood

What started in 1964 as a backlot tour of the working Universal Studio’s sets eventually morphed into the Universal Studios Hollywood theme park. With all their working sets located around the theme park, there’s a good chance that your fun day at the park will include a celebrity sighting.

Today, the park includes a variety of attractions, rides, shopping and dining options. The various attractions include:

  • Wizarding World of Harry Potter
  • The Simpsons
  • CityWalk

You’ll also be able to take a behind the scenes tour of the movie lots!

Things to do in Universal Studios

Plan your day in advance, because there is a lot to do at Universal Studios Hollywood! They have rides and experiences for all age groups, so it really is something for the whole family.

For the adrenaline-junkies, you have the Transformers™, Jurassic Park® and Mummy rides, as well as the Fast & Furious experience during the studio tour. And you can end with WaterWorld®, a live sea spectacular!

You can also watch celebrities being interviewed for Extra, take the studio tour, visit the Minions on their ride and watch the Special Effects Show.

Directions to Universal Studios Hollywood

To get to Universal Studios Hollywood from The Hotel Portofino:
Take the 405 N towards Santa Monica/ Sacramento
Merge onto the 101 S towards Los Angeles
Take exit 12A toward Lankershim Blvd/ Universal City and make a right on Cahuenga Blvd
Turn slight right towards Hollywood Fwy/ 101 N and then turn slight right onto Lankershim Blvd
Turn right onto Universal Hollywood Dr.

To plan your day at Universal Studios Hollywood, visit their site and use their trip planner ideas!


Distance from Portofino Hotel: 
20 mi