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Spotlight Irvine

Where to Stay

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Irvine offers 15 full and select service hotels with 3,610 sleeping rooms. The majority of the properties are within minutes of the airport. MORE


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

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!

Upcoming Events

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Celebration of Orange County's "Quasquicentennial."

Dec 20 – Dec 31
OC's 125th Birthday - Quasquicentennial In 1889, locals voted to separate from Los Angeles…

Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade & Holiday Lights Cruises

Dec 20 – Jan 4
 The 2014 Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade is the premier Christmas event for Southern…

Selfies with Santa

Dec 20 – Dec 24
Santa returns to Irvine Spectrum Center, this year in Orange County style! Clad in a Hawaiian shirt and board shorts, St. Nick will greet visitors…

Irvine International Film Festival

Jan 16 – Jan 18
The Irvine International Film Festival (IIFF) celebrates the power of individual expression and diverse points of views.…

Where to Eat

Dining

Irvine offers global cuisine, with a selection of foods from India, Persia, Thailand, Vietnam and other distant shores. MORE