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It's true that Irvine offers convenient access to many of the activities of Orange County, but it's also true that Irvine attractions offer much to see and do right here.



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A Whale of an Adventure-Blue Whale Migration Spring/Summer 2014

Jul 22 – Sep 30
The Gray Whale makes the most spectacular and longest mass migration of any…

OC Blues Soccer

Jul 22 – Sep 6
USL PRO announced its 2014 regular season format and schedule, with each of its 14 clubs playing a 28-game regular season schedule. As the league…

Then and Now: 100 Years of Plein Air Painting

Jul 22 – Oct 2
The tradition of painting beautiful landscapes nearly died out with the onset of Modernism in the 1940s, and…

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Legends

Jul 25 – Aug 3
 Behold the living legends! Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® brings the…

Cars and Coffee

Starting Jul 26
Hundreds of proud drivers congregate to kick tires and have a cup of coffee. There is something for everyone to enjoy; classics, exotics, concepts,…

2014 Phillips 88 National Championships

Aug 6 – Aug 10
  This event will serve as the USA National Team selection for the 2014 Pan Pacific Championships, 2014 Jr. Pan…

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

OCVA Forever Summer Photo Contest

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OCVA Forever Summer Photo Contest Learn more





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 Orange County Fair Experience action sports (rodeo, BMX, pig racing), concerts, carnival rides, livestock competitions, a petting zoo, wine tasting and fried food galore at this year’s fair themed Summer Starts Here. Try Chicken Charlie’s deep-fried Doritos and deep fried chicken skin or one of the giant donuts such as cherry Pop Rocks or banana chocolate cream from Texas Donuts. W-Su; through Aug. 10. $7-$12, under 6 free; $10 parking. O.C. Fair & Event Center, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, ocfair.com
Tuesday, July 22 4:00PM
Destination-Irvine The 2014-2015 Irvine Visitors Guide is now available! Pick one up at an Irvine hotel, John Wayne Airport and other locations throughout the city or order one online at http://www.destinationirvine.com/visitors/request-a-visitors-guide/
Monday, July 21 5:00PM
Destination-Irvine Have friends, relatives or clients visiting? There's a new place to stay - the Courtyard by Marriott - Irvine Spectrum opened and it's gorgeous!
The Irvine Spectrum has evolved into a world class downtown area; complete with innovative entertainment, retail and dining experiences.
Monday, July 21 4:00PM
Destination-Irvine Bistango Gardens Summer Block Parties Wednesday-Fridays through Sept. 26. Join Bistango as they fire up the grill to prepare a range of items such as souvlaki Greek marinated beef kabobs; veal saltimbocca with madeira sauce; herb garlic marinated chicken breast with tatziki, harissa, cucumber and tomato on house-made pita; shrimp cocktail with lemongrass cilantro coconut cream and more. Enjoy selections from a dedicated menu and featured wines, craft beers and sangrias on their gorgeous patio as well as nightly music for a festive evening. 19100 Von Karman Ave., Irvine, 949.752.5222. bistango.com
Friday, July 18 4:00PM
Destination-Irvine Ride into the sunset on an electric bike tour of some of Irvine’s most picturesque bikeways this Friday!
Join us on Friday, July 18th, at 6:00 PM for a terrific summer evening starting with a light dinner before we ride into the sunset on an electric bike tour of some of Irvine's most picturesque bike...
Thursday, July 17 4:00PM