Paramount Pictures and Television studio
5555 Melrose Ave, Hollywood. (323) 956-1777
There is a two-hour walking tour that is a great chance to see a working studio at its best. Try to go to the commissary for lunch before or after the tour. You might see a film or TV star. Tours are 9 AM to 2 PM, Monday though Friday.
Warner Brothers Studios
The Studio is located on Olive Ave and Hollywood Way, in Burbank. If you would like to take a tour of the studio call (818) 972-8687 You should make the reservations 3-4 weeks before going. Tours are Monday though Friday, 9 AM to 4 PM.
NBC Studios (National Broadcasting Company)
Located at 3000 West Alameda Ave, Burbank (818) 840-3537
Tours are Monday though Friday, 9 AM to 3 PM. This is a fun tour as you get to see the Tonight show set among other great stuff.
Universal Studios Hollywood
Rides, shows and shops enhance your visit. The city walk is something to see also. Close to the front of the park you can buy a large character-drinking mug then refill it all day at a small cost. Sometimes you will see an employee with a clipboard just inside the main gate. She asked us if we wanted to participate in a survey. We told her we would and she asked us a few short questions about our visit there. After interviewing us she gave my wife and I, a pass to get of the tram ride ahead of the normal crowd. This saved us a lot of time. You might look for him or her. The tram ride is the highlight of the day. You get to ride though real sets that you might remember as your favorite movie or television show. The stunt show is not to be missed. Get there early and get a good seat. Some of the lower seats are splash zones and they are marked as such. If you don't want to get wet, sit higher. Don't miss the Jurassic Park ride. It is unforgettable. There is a good restaurant at the start of the Jurassic ride on the right. It's like a cafeteria and the food is fairly priced and very good.
101 Freeway take Universal City Plaza. Universal City (818) 622-3801 www.universalstudios.com