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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."

Sep 22 – Dec 31
OC's 125th Birthday - Quasquicentennial In 1889, locals voted to separate from Los Angeles…

Then and Now: 100 Years of Plein Air Painting

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

Knott's Scary Farm Irvine Hotel Packages

Sep 25 – Nov 1
Dying for a Knott's Scary Farm vacation getaway? Combine admission to Knott's Scary Farm with an Irvine area hotel to…

Cars and Coffee

Starting Sep 27
Hundreds of proud drivers congregate to kick tires and have a cup of coffee. There is something for everyone to enjoy; classics, exotics, concepts,…

Irvine Global Village Festival

Sep 27
Now celebrating its 13th year, the Irvine Global Village Festival - the City's largest and most attended community event is also…

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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.

 

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

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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 C is for cookie! Stax Cookie Bar - refreshing new style of cookie & ice cream sandwich shop. Cookies are baked fresh all day, everyday, using only organic or gluten-free flour. In addition to classics, Stax Cookie Bar offers a large variety of unique handcrafted cookies such as Sesame Green Tea, Orange Pistachio Chia, Maple Bacon, Root Beer Float and Gluten-Free Coconut Chocolate Chip! 4255 Campus Drive, Suite 250,
Friday, September 19 4:00PM
Destination-Irvine Experience London Theatre in HD at the Irvine Barclay. Huzzah!
Have you ever wanted to go spend the year abroad to soak up all the amazing theater throughout London? Me, too! Alas, reality won't let me run off to London
Thursday, September 18 4:00PM
Destination-Irvine Another Wednesday, another Where is Wendy - hint: this trail treats travelers to a shifting array of topography and scenery as it passes through portions of five towns and cities and unincorporated Orange County, ultimately ending 22 miles later at Upper Newport Bay.
Wednesday, September 17 4:00PM
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