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

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

Blue Whale Migration Fall 2015

May 01 – Nov 30
The annual "Giant Blue Whale Migration" brings hundreds of blue whales each... More

Bold and Independent: UC Irvine’s 50th

Oct 09 – Jan 17
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Independent Visions: Women Artists of

Oct 03 – Jan 21
The exhibit celebrates the work of California's historic women artists.  The... 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

Selfies with Santa

Nov 27 – Dec 24
Santa returns to Irvine Spectrum Center, this year in Orange County style! Clad in a... More

Farmers Market

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

Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade Cruises

Dec 04 – Jan 03
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Run for A Claus 5K

Dec 05
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