Irvine offers cycling enthusiasts 44.5 miles of off-road bicycle trails and 282 miles of on-road bicycle lanes.More
About Irvine

About Irvine - Center of Orange County

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Jamboree Road, once a gravel path for the 1953 National Boy Scout Jamboree, is now a great way to "meet" Irvine. It runs from Fashion Island all the way to Irvine Regional Park, linking Diamond Jamboree, the District at Tustin Legacy and The Market Place along the way. 

Nestled in the valley between Loma Ridge to the north and the San Joaquin Hills to the south, Irvine thrives at the center of Orange County. In fact, location is one of Irvine's best features. Bordered by Newport Beach, Costa Mesa, Santa Ana, Tustin and Laguna Woods, the City of Irvine not only offers a great place for vacations or meetings, it's also a convenient gateway to some of the best attractions of Southern California.

Many of those attractions, like Disneyland Park® and Knott's Berry Farm, are less than 25 miles away. And because Irvine is criss-crossed by Interstate 405 running roughly east-west, Interstate 5 as an inland parallel to the California coast, and Highway 55 (Costa Mesa Freeway) connecting the two, it offers easy to access all of Orange County's attractions, beaches and communities.

With our city so perfectly positioned, it's little wonder that the University of California established a campus here in the 1960s. The arrival of UC Irvine began the modern chapter of an area whose history had been written in ranching and farming for hundreds of years. The combination of natural beauty, mild climate, world-class education and placement at the center of Orange County quickly sparked a vision for the master-planned community that would become the City of Irvine.

Today, Irvine is a multicultural nexus of education, innovation, business, preserved wildlands, outdoor recreation, the arts and family-friendly communities -- a growing urban center roughly 45 square miles with a population of just over 200,000. Quality of life here is high, and the FBI has ranked Irvine "America's Safest Big City" every year since 2005.

Ready to find out for yourself? Destination Irvine is here to help. With the most comprehensive information about Irvine, its hotels, restaurants, attractions and all it has to offer — whether visiting on business, pleasure or both — contact Destination Irvine to learn more about vacations and meetings in the center of Orange County!

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Irvine offers 14 full and select service hotels with 3,400 sleeping rooms. The majority of the properties are within minutes of the airport.  MORE
2015-2016 Visitors Guide
Visitors Guide
Whether here for a business trip or a family vacation, let our free Visitors Guide be your constant companion.  More

Annual Gray Whale Migration

Jan 19 – May 31
The Gray Whale makes the most spectacular and longest mass migration of any marine... More

Cupid's Date Night

Feb 13 – Feb 14
The Orange County Great Park presents Cupid’s Date Night, a unique... More

Lunar New Year

Feb 03 – Feb 21
Celebrate the Year of the Monkey with exciting events, entertainment, special gifts and... More

Northwood Gratitude and Honor Memorial

Starting Jan 01
The nation's first memorial for U.S. military fallen in Afghanistan and Iraq, located in... More

OC Chill Ice Rink

Oct 02 – Feb 15
Irvine Spectrum Center will be transformed into a winter wonderland when the festive... More

Odysseo by Cavalia

Feb 03 – Feb 28
Odysseo is the company's second production that has been touring under the world's... More

Ready, Set, ZOT!: UCI Athletics Since '65

Sep 28 – Apr 01
The exhibit chronicles UCI sports history, and tells the story of how a young campus... More

The Nature of Water: Our Most Precious

Jan 30 – Jun 16
The Nature of Water is an exhibition that serves a dual purpose; it presents a selection... More

Farmers Market

Starting Jan 04
Shop for a variety of fresh and seasonal fruits and vegetables, breads, flowers and... More

Tanaka Farms Strawberry Tours

Mar 01 – Jul 01
What Is It? This is a guided tour around the farm that takes approximately 45 minutes... More

Irvine Regional Park's Easter Eggstravaganza

Mar 05 – Mar 26
Children ages 2 through 12 can participate in an Easter egg hunt, where each egg will... More

Orange County Restaurant Week

Mar 06 – Mar 12
With more than 100 restaurants in Orange County participating there is something for... More
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Dining
Irvine offers true global cuisine, with a selection of foods from India, Persia, Thailand, Vietnam and other distant shores   MORE
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