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If you love to shop, plan to stay at least a week in Irvine, bring an empty suitcase and wear comfortable shoes. Irvine offers fashionistas, casual shoppers and people-watchers five major shopping destinations.



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Celebration of Orange County's "Quasquicentennial."

Dec 21 – Dec 31
OC's 125th Birthday - Quasquicentennial In 1889, locals voted to separate from Los Angeles…

Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade & Holiday Lights Cruises

Dec 21 – Jan 4
 The 2014 Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade is the premier Christmas event for Southern…

Selfies with Santa

Dec 21 – Dec 24
Santa returns to Irvine Spectrum Center, this year in Orange County style! Clad in a Hawaiian shirt and board shorts, St. Nick will greet visitors…

Irvine International Film Festival

Jan 16 – Jan 18
The Irvine International Film Festival (IIFF) celebrates the power of individual expression and diverse points of views.…

Spotlight Irvine

2014-2015 Visitors Guide

Visitors Guide

Whether here for a business trip or a family vacation, let our free Visitors Guide be your constant companion. MORE

Irvine Restaurant Week

Restaurant Week

January 9-15, 2015





Welcome to Irvine!

Irvine, CA is a city like no other: a master-planned balance of urban living and preserved natural space at the center of Orange County in coastal Southern California.

Reflecting the visionary spirit of its University of California campus, Irvine is not only a great place to vacation, it's an exceptional destination for meetings and events, a multicultural home to over 100 company headquarters.

At the same time, Irvine is one of the most family-friendly destinations in the country, ranked "America's Safest Big City" by the FBI since 2005 and less than half an hour from some of California's best-loved attractions, including Laguna Beach, Newport Beach, Disneyland Park® and Knott's Berry Farm.

If you love sunny days and mild nights, world-class shopping, hiking and biking, and diverse dining, find it all at the center of Orange County: Irvine, California.

Be sure to check out our Blog, written by local Irvine experts, to get tips on things to do, what to see, events and more.


Where To Stay

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All Irvine hotels are just minutes from I-5 and/or I-405, putting Irvine's and Orange County's best shopping, beaches, meeting venues, hiking and biking, restaurants, amusement parks and major attractions in easy reach. More on Irvine Hotels

Where to Play

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From an energetic rock concert, a stroll through a museum, to biking and hiking outdoors, visitors will find plenty of exciting things to do in Orange County. More Things to Do in Irvine

Where to Eat


Irvine offers foodies true global cuisine, with a wide selection of foods from India, Persia, Thailand, Vietnam and other distant shores. More on Irvine Restaurants



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Destination-Irvine A recipe for homemade eggnog...cheers!
Nothing tastes more like Christmas than Eggnog, and with this amazing recipe you can make your own delicious beverage that the whole family can enjoy!
Friday, December 19 7:00PM
Destination-Irvine Catch Carri has the "10 Best Summer activities you can still do in winter," including ice skating, yes ice skating, in Irvine -
Snow? What Snow? Pretend it's still summer with these warm-weather activities all winter.
Thursday, December 18 7:00PM
Wednesday, December 17 11:15PM
Destination-Irvine Where is Wendy Wednesday? Hint: Santa would love some of these Taiwanese treats from this coffee shop.
Wednesday, December 17 7:00PM
Destination-Irvine This holiday season South Coast Plaza provides a wonderful array of shopping amenities during the holiday season including: • Complimentary Hot Cider and Cocoa: Every weekend and the four days before Christmas on the Bridge of Gardens • Photos with Santa: Two locations – Carousel Court and Bear St. Plus, guests can enjoy the new text service that allows you to shop instead of waiting in line! • Holiday Entertainment: Thursdays through Sunday. • Custom Gift Wrap: The Wrapper, Papyrus, Paper Source, Amy’s Hallmark, and Bloomingdale’s • Complimentary Package Check: All Concierge Desk locations • Complimentary Wi-fi: Throughout the Plaza • Six Electric Vehicle Charging Stations • South Coast Plaza Stamps: For extra stylist holiday cards, sold at all Concierge Desks
Tuesday, December 16 7:00PM