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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.



Upcoming Events


Celebration of Orange County's "Quasquicentennial."

Sep 30 – Dec 31
OC's 125th Birthday - Quasquicentennial In 1889, locals voted to separate from Los Angeles…

Knott's Scary Farm Irvine Hotel Packages

Sep 30 – Nov 1
Dying for a Knott's Scary Farm vacation getaway? Combine admission to Knott's Scary Farm with an Irvine area hotel to…

Then and Now: 100 Years of Plein Air Painting

Sep 30 – Oct 2
The tradition of painting beautiful landscapes nearly died out with the onset of Modernism in the 1940s, and…

Irvine Park Railroad Pumpkin Patch

Oct 1 – Oct 31
Irvine Park Railroad's ninth annual pumpkin patch is fun for the entire family! Activities include train rides, hay rides,…

Holiday Ice Rink

Oct 3
Irvine Spectrum Center will be transformed into a winter wonderland when the festive outdoor Holiday Ice Rink returns to Giant Wheel Court this…

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…

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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






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 Did you know? Orange County Curiosities with Chris Epting -
If you've been to Disneyland, you are no doubt familiar with Tarzan's Treehouse...
Tuesday, September 30 4:00PM
Destination-Irvine Visitors and residents can explore Orange County's rich 125-year history through OC 125: Exploring Orange County's Story, an exhibit on display at John Wayne Airport, Orange County through February 2015. Located in the pre-security pedestrian walkway between Riley Terminals B and C. Visit the website to find other OC 125 commemorative events http://ocgov.com/about/infooc/oc125.
Monday, September 29 4:00PM
Destination-Irvine Bacchus Bar & Bistro Stop in this neighborhood spot for a selection of more than 350 bottles of wine and 30 craft beer options, including six on draft. Aficionados will appreciate a selection of up to 60 wines made available by the glass. Chef Charity serves up a selection of delicious small plates, cheese boards, sandwiches and desserts. Live music Th-Sa 7:30-10:30 p.m. 6735 Quail Hill Pkwy., Irvine, 949.502.4600. bacchusbarandbistro.com
Friday, September 26 4:00PM
Thursday, September 25 11:35PM
Destination-Irvine This Saturday, check out the Irvine Global Village Fest. The free event features more than 100 musical, dance and demonstration performances, plus food, crafts and exhibits.
Thursday, September 25 11:34PM