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Spotlight Irvine

Where to Stay

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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

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Universities in Irvine

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If you're touring campuses with your college-bound high schooler, Irvine is a great "home base" for checking out UC Irvine and Cal State Fullerton plus SDSU, UCLA, UCSB, Cal Poly and other colleges between San Diego and San Luis Obispo via rail from Irvine Station.

Today's City of Irvine was built on education — literally planned around the University of California, Irvine campus carved from what was once the Irvine Ranch. So it's no surprise that the area is still one of the country's richest in terms of colleges, universities and higher education.

In fact, there are more than 100 institutes of higher education, both public and private, in and around Irvine, including California State University, Fullerton, community colleges, private universities and specialty schools for advanced degrees.

For visitors, Irvine's campuses are key players in creating a culture rich with visual and performing arts as well as diverse community events. Many of our colleges and universities also offer premium space for meetings and groups, as well as a wide range of experts and speakers to draw on to enhance any event.

 

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Best Of!

Congratulations to UC Irvine for being recognized as "Best College/University" in The 19th annual best of Orange County 2012 winners Visit website

 

Upcoming Events

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A Whale of an Adventure-Blue Whale Migration Summer/Fall 2013

Apr 17 – Apr 30
Giant blue whales were once considered quite rare off Newport Beach in Southern…

Easter Eggstravaganza

Apr 17 – Apr 19
Children ages 2 through 12 can participate in an Easter egg hunt, where each egg will be filled with candy or a prize. The Easter egg…

OC Blues Soccer

Apr 17 – Sep 6
USL PRO announced its 2014 regular season format and schedule, with each of its 14 clubs playing a 28-game regular season schedule. As the league…

Cars and Coffee

Starting Apr 19
Hundreds of proud drivers congregate to kick tires and have a cup of coffee. There is something for everyone to enjoy; classics, exotics, concepts,…

 


 

Where to Eat

Dining

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

 

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