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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."

Oct 23 – Dec 31
OC's 125th Birthday - Quasquicentennial In 1889, locals voted to separate from Los Angeles…

Irvine Park Railroad Pumpkin Patch

Oct 23 – Oct 31
Irvine Park Railroad's ninth annual pumpkin patch is fun for the entire family! Activities include train rides, hay rides,…

Knott's Scary Farm Irvine Hotel Packages

Oct 23 – Nov 1
Dying for a Knott's Scary Farm vacation getaway? Combine admission to Knott's Scary Farm with an Irvine area hotel to…

Halloween Zoo-tacular!

Oct 25
Fun activities include trick-or-treating (kids ages 12 & under), spooky crafts, a scavenger hunt and face painting! First 100…

Holiday Faire

Nov 7 – Nov 8
This year's event marks the 32nd Annual Irvine Fine Arts Center's annual Holiday Faire. Join us for family fun and holiday shopping for fabulous arts…

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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.

 

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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

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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

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Destination-Irvine Bewitching examines the art of costume culture with a brief history of Halloween in Southern California. The exhibition, at the Orange County Great Park, features an eclectic collection of hand-made costume couture, fashion illustrations from design legends of classic Hollywood, and historic photographs documenting Halloween in Southern California. Saturdays & Sundays through Oct. 26.
Thursday, October 23 4:00PM
Destination-Irvine Where is Wendy this Wednesday? Hint: this restaurant features OC's Freshest Burger, a Steak Haché, French for: Ground Steak, pronounced: ha-shay.
Wednesday, October 22 4:00PM
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Destination-Irvine Explore the beauty and diversity of two canyons, Little Sycamore and Laurel Canyon, in the backcountry of the Laguna Coast Wilderness Park. Aa strenuous, 8.2-mile hike (770-ft. elevation gain) over rocky and uneven terrain. Hike through sycamore and oak woodlands, riparian habitats, coastal sage scrub, and open grassland. October 25. http://ocparks.com/parks/lagunac
Tuesday, October 21 4:00PM
Destination-Irvine Who says that we can't find autumn leaves in Orange County? Latest blog post by Ellen Bell -
Seasonal color is only a fifteen minute drive east on Jamboree Road to Irvine Regional Park, which is home to some of the oldest deciduous trees in the region.
Monday, October 20 4:00PM
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Destination-Irvine The mouthful of a restaurant calling itself "Eureka! Discover American Craft" has opened in Irvine!
The second OC location is in Irvine at the space formerly occupied by Chakra at University Center, across from UC Irvine.
Friday, October 17 4:00PM
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