Welcome to Burbank
Billed as the "Media Capital of the World," Burbank is home to a number of media and entertainment companies as well as production facilities, including The Walt Disney Company, Warner Bros. Entertainment and Warner Music Group. The city, which is located 12 miles northwest of downtown L.A, can be split into two distinct areas, with its downtown nestled on the slopes of the Verdugo Mountains and other areas situated in flatlands on the eastern end of the San Fernando Valley.
Burbank has a population of about 103,000 and was named after David Burbank, a New Hampshire-born dentist and businessman. Visitors can expect balmy weather throughout the year, with shorts, a T-shirt and a light sweater in the winter on the what-to-pack list. To get around the city, you can choose from several modes of transportation. BurbankBus offers shuttle services (adult one-way fare is $1), Metro ("MTA") with 11 local routes, Metrolink Trains and of course, Burbank rental cars. If you want to squeeze a workout into your trip, you can bike along the scenic, 3-mile Chandler Bikeway.