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Irvine Attractions


One of Irvine's top attractions is Irvine Regional Park — if you're traveling with kids, take some quarters for pellets to feed the animals at the petting zoo.


It's true that Irvine offers convenient access to many of the activities of Orange County, but it's also true that Irvine attractions offer much to see and do right here.

The Orange County Great Park, still in its infancy, will one day be twice the size of Central Park in New York City and today offers rides in its giant, iconic orange balloon — a great way to see Irvine from 400 feet in the air.

If you prefer to keep your feet on the ground, Irvine Regional Park is one of the oldest and most beloved Irvine attractions, perfect for a simple picnic or an afternoon of paddleboats, biking or horseback riding.

Irvine Regional Park is also home to the Orange County Zoo, just the right size for a morning walk and up-close encounters with the region's great cats, raptors, bears and more.

For art lovers, Irvine offers a handful of must-see stops, including the Irvine Museum, where masters of California's turn-of-the-century impressionist movement capture the delicate play of light breaking over hills and ocean cliffs and prove that when it comes to natural beauty, France has nothing on California.

At the other end of the art spectrum, the Beall Center for Art + Technology at the University of California, Irvine, delivers a high-tech multimedia art experience with video and interactive exhibits.

With all of this plus everything from ballet to biking, golf to go-karts, skateboarding to harvest festivals and local farms, let your Orange County experience begin and end with Irvine attractions.

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  • 309 Palm St STE A
  • Newport Beach, CA 92661
  • Phone: (949) 675-0551
  • Visit Website

Enjoy $16 whale-watching cruise special year-round! Click "Visit Website" for offer. Enjoy Southern California Whale Watching at its finest. Newport Landing provides multiple whale watching trips More >>

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  • 20612 Laguna Canyon Rd.
  • Laguna Beach, CA 92651
  • Phone: (949) 494-3050

PMMC cares for approximately 150-200 seal and sea lion patients each year. We can have anywhere from 2 animals to 100 animals at our facility at one time. The best time to visit is in the spring and More >>

  • 6801 Hollywood Blvd., #201A
  • Los Angeles, CA 90028
  • Phone: (323) 785-6707

Starline offers a full range of sightseeing tours, with Hollywood Tours and Los Angeles Tours including the Grand City Tour of L.A. and the Hop-on, Hop-off Double Decker City Tour from Downtown L.A. More >>

  • Claire Trevor School of the Arts
  • 712 Arts Plaza
  • Irvine, CA 92697
  • Phone: (949) 824-4339

High-tech art center and gallery focuses on experimental and media arts.

  • 3405 Michelson Dr
  • Irvine, CA 92614
  • Phone: (949) 559-8336

Arcade games, batting cages, laser tag, miniature golf, bumper boats, go-karts, King Arthur's carnival, a rock-climbing wall and Buccaneer Cove, a pirate's themed water play area.

  • 2405 Park Ave
  • Tustin, CA 92782
  • Phone: (714) 258-2695

Hip atmosphere, exceptional food and incredible lane-side service make Strike OC an ideal venue for small and large groups.

  • 71 Fortune Dr STE 960
  • Irvine, CA 92618
  • Phone: (949) 727-0555

Eat. Drink. Play. At Dave & Buster's, you don't need an excuse to have fun. Whether it's a family day, happy hour meeting, or a nice dinner, Dave & Buster's has everything you could possibly desire More >>

  • 400 Main St
  • Newport Beach, CA 92661
  • Phone: (949) 673-1435

Departing from a natural harbor, Davey’s Locker is the most popular option for those considering whale watching in southern California. Thousands of whales viewed each season and beautiful coastline More >>

  • 14701 Harvard Ave
  • Irvine, CA 92606
  • Phone: (949) 724-6830

Visit this 10,000 square-foot concrete skateboard park with bowl, rails, fun box and street obstacles.

  • 14321 Yale Ave
  • Irvine, CA 92604
  • Phone: (949) 724-6880

City-sponsored center to see, learn about and create art. All ages welcome.

  • 5 San Joaquin
  • Irvine, CA 92614
  • Phone: (949) 786-4112

Located in the San Joaquin Ranch House, the museum was commissioned by James Irvine in 1868 and considered the oldest standing structure within the original boundaries of Irvine Ranch. Built for More >>

  • 1 Irvine Park Rd
  • Orange, CA 92869
  • Phone: (714) 997-3968

A 1/3 scale train ride through scenic, historic Irvine Regional Park. Enjoy the park's many other activities including the Zoo, Wheel Fun Rentals® bike and paddle boat rentals, pony rides, hiking More >>

  • 13042 Old Myford Rd
  • Irvine, CA 92614
  • Phone: (866) 627-2757

The Irvine Ranch Historic Park is the site of the original Irvine Ranch headquarters. Several original buildings still stand, including the home of James Irvine II.

  • 1 Irvine Park Rd
  • Orange, CA 92862
  • Phone: (714) 744-7272

The rolling foothills surrounding the park are filled with a variety of wildlife. Trees and shaded turf areas provide a serene setting.

  • 71 Fortune Dr
  • Irvine, CA 92618
  • Phone: (949) 789-9180

Irvine Spectrum Center features Nordstrom, Target and Macy's, along with more than 120 stores. It has an outdoor carousel and a 6,400-seat, 21-screen movie theatre.

  • 5500 Irvine Center Dr
  • Irvine, CA 92604
  • Phone: (949) 451-5333

A state-of-the art theatre showcasing a combination of talents from gifted students to accomplished community artists, musicians and performers.

  • 17221 Von Karman Ave
  • Irvine, CA 92614
  • Phone: (949) 250-0242

Indoor go-kart racing provides an unforgettable team-building venue. Featuring private rooms for corporate events.

  • 13109 Old Myford Road
  • Irvine, CA 92602

Pocket change can net a person a paperback or clearance priced text. Classics and dome paperbacks are $1, hardcovers published before 2010 are $2, and newer hardcovers are usually $4 or $5. The More >>

  • 20 City Blvd W STE G2
  • Orange, CA 92868
  • Phone: (714) 937-5263

  • 19300 Ike Jones Rd
  • Santa Ana, CA 92707
  • Phone: (714) 210-4585

The Lyon Air Museum exhibit is comprised of authentic aircraft, rare vehicles and related memorabilia, with emphasis on the defining event of the 20th century – World War II. Through captivating and More >>

  • 36-C Mauchly
  • Irvine, CA 92618
  • Phone: (949) 753-1996

Non-profit community theatre for adults and children performing classic musicals.

  • 611 Anton
  • Costa Mesa, CA 92626

The art is by Isamu Noguchi, a California native whom many critics consider to be one of America‘s leading sculptors. His creation is a 1.6-acre collection of sculptures and plantings called More >>

  • Sand Canyon & Marine Drive
  • Irvine, CA 92650
  • Phone: (866) 829-3829

Site is ideal for ticketed events and includes water, sewer and telephone.

  • 1 Irvine Park Rd
  • Orange, CA 92614
  • Phone: (714) 973-6847

The Orange County Zoo exhibits animals and plants native to the Southwestern United States in naturalistic habitats. Educational programs throughout the year.

  • 1131 Back Bay Dr
  • Newport Beach, CA 92660
  • Phone: (949) 278-0011

Pirate Coast Paddle is a premiere stand up paddle board adventure company offering paddle board rentals, lessons, kids camp and special adventures.

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