If you grew up watching television, you're probably familiar with California's San Fernando Valley. The Brady Bunch lived here, the "Friends" worked and played here, and it is still the home of major network and movie studios. Opportunities for shopping, dining, and entertainment await in this laid-back, movie-mad town. With a huge range of San Fernando hotels to choose from, you're sure to find a vacation to suit your budget.
Out and About in San Fernando
Start your visit on Ventura Boulevard, a strip of luxury shops and restaurants that many regard as the lifeblood of the San Fernando Valley. Here you'll find everything from high-end dining to vintage shopping, coffee shops, fashion-forward stores, and plenty of opportunities for people watching. Ventura is conveniently located 20 miles northwest of the airport; simply disembark your flight to Los Angeles and hop on a bus. Just eight miles east of Ventura, Universal Studios Hollywood is a Los Angeles icon. Take a studio tour, explore the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, and ride the thrills at the theme park. For a more detailed peek into how the industry works, take a VIP tour of Warner Bros. Studios—you might even see a movie in progress. Check out our range of cheap San Fernando motels for when you're wiped out from all that exploring!
Eating and Drinking
When you're ready to kick back and relax, head back to Ventura Boulevard. Lovingly known as "sushi row," this street contains a disproportionate number of Japanese restaurants—some lavish, others more like food courts. Thai, Lebanese, and home-grown American cuisine are also represented on Ventura—eat your fill then head for Sherman Oaks, where you'll find the region's hippest bars. Hotels in San Fernando are situated right in the heart of the food district, so you won't have to travel far to sup, slurp and party!
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