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8 Things to Do in Burbank’s Magnolia Park

When most people think of Burbank, entertainment studios instantly come to mind. After all, it is known as the Media Capital of the World. But this fun little city on the outskirts of LA holds much more than that…particularly in it’s charming Magnolia Park neighborhood. Magnolia Park in Burbank is home to kitschy shops, good eats, and so many fun activities. You can spend an entire day in this little town  and we’ll show you our favorite things to do. So here’s a guide to spending the day in Burbank’s Magnolia Park and our top 8 things to do.

Morning: Coffee & Vintage Shopping

Start your day off at The Palm Coffee Bar – an adorable café adorned with palm leaves and other girly decorations. Their tasty lattes and pastries will fuel you up for a day of walking around the neighborhood. Don’t forget to snap some cute pics in front of their adorable walls, or under the disco ball. 


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Next, find some cute vintage finds at the iconic It’s a Wrap thrift shop! This isn’t your ordinary second-hand store – the clothes here have been used in various TV and movies.  You’ll also find some great designer steals. Check out their IG for featured items, but honestly we can get lost in this store just by gong through their shoe wall. It’s also  great place to grab a unique gift for a loved one, or to spoil yourself with a memento from your favorite show.

If new(er) vintage clothing is more your thing, you’ll love Vixen by Michelline Pitt. The kitschy pink boutique in Magnolia Park  carries vintage dresses, skirts, and accessories. They even do collabs with blockbuster movies like BarbieEdward Scissorhands, and Beetlejuice. These outfits will help you channel the Hollywood movie starlet that lives inside of you.


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Afternoon: Lunch at Porto’s Bakery and Hobby Shopping

You can’t visit Burbank’s Magnolia Park without stopping by one of the city’s most iconic bakeries. So plan to  grab lunch at Porto’s Bakery – a legendary LA hotspot. Their empanadas, cheese rolls, and potato balls are to die for. They’ve also got coffee, soups and salads, more decadent pastries, and delicious cakes! Porto’s fills up pretty quickly, so be sure to get there early enough to snag a table and beat the rush.

After a filling lunch, explore Magnolia Park’s eclectic hobby shops! First, check out Blast from the Past. Find comic books, action figures, and other memorabilia from your favorite fandom at this store. You can get lost in the aisles filled with fun knick-knacks. If you wish Halloween was year-round, Halloweentown is the store for you! Grab some Halloween decor, costumes, makeup, and other spooky goodies, no matter what time of the year it is. Also, horror movie junkies will love The Mystic Museum! This interactive shop puts you in the middle of your favorite scary movie – without the danger, of course. You can take IG worthy photos with their interactive displays, or get some cute goodies in their gift shop. The Mystic Museum has two locations on Magnolia Blvd., each hosting different exhibits. Be sure to check out their calendar to stay up to date on their events.


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Night: Dinnertime

The New Deal Restaurant & Wine Bar perfectly captures the retro vibes of Magnolia Park. It’s the perfect place to grab a much-needed bite to eat, after a long day of sight seeing. Their menu is filled with comforting faves, like burgers, fried chicken, mac & cheese, and more. Don’t skip out on their impressive wine list, and ever changing beer menu. The New Deal has you covered for brunch and cocktails too(in case you want to start your day here).

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