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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

Holiday Happenings

Holiday Events

Celebrate the holidays in the center of Orange County!

 



 

 


 

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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Celebration of Orange County's "Quasquicentennial."

Sep 15 – Dec 31
OC's 125th Birthday - Quasquicentennial In 1889, locals voted to separate from Los Angeles…

Style Week Orange County

Sep 15 – Sep 21
Style Week Orange County®, the OC's biggest and original fashion week, returns this fall to Fashion Island®, Irvine Spectrum…

Then and Now: 100 Years of Plein Air Painting

Sep 15 – Oct 2
The tradition of painting beautiful landscapes nearly died out with the onset of Modernism in the 1940s, and…

Cars and Coffee

Starting Sep 20
Hundreds of proud drivers congregate to kick tires and have a cup of coffee. There is something for everyone to enjoy; classics, exotics, concepts,…

Knott's Scary Farm Irvine Hotel Packages

Sep 25 – Nov 1
Dying for a Knott's Scary Farm vacation getaway? Combine admission to Knott's Scary Farm with an Irvine area hotel to…

Irvine Global Village Festival

Sep 27
Now celebrating its 13th year, the Irvine Global Village Festival - the City's largest and most attended community event is also…

 


 

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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