Irvine offers cycling enthusiasts 44.5 miles of off-road bicycle trails and 282 miles of on-road bicycle lanes.More

Universities in Irvine

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

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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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Hilton Irvine/Orange County Airport Valid: Starting 2/2/12
Whether you're planning a special occasion or simply need to unwind after a hectic... More

Oak Creek Golf Package

Hotel Irvine Valid: 8/11/15 – 12/31/15
Golfers can tee off at one of Orange County’s premier public courses, designed by... More

Autumn on the Newport Harbor

Hotel Irvine Valid: 8/11/15 – 10/31/15
Vacationers are the captains of their own quintessential Orange County experience with an... More

Halloween Haunts

Hotel Irvine Valid: 10/30/15 – 10/31/15
Guests are encouraged to come as they aren’t for the inaugural Halloween Haunt Costume... More

Autumn in SoCal Biking Excursion

Hotel Irvine Valid: 10/1/15 – 11/30/15
Nearly year-round sunny skies = year-round outdoor activities. Active guests can discover... More

Red Carpet Movie Nights

Hotel Irvine Valid: 10/1/15 – 12/31/15
Movie buffs can get in on all the award season action with Hotel Irvine’s Red Carpet... More

Pedego Electric Bikes: To Pedal or Not

Hotel Irvine Valid: 8/11/15 – 12/31/15
Pedego Electric Bikes make riding more fun since the biker can pedal normally or not... More

SoCal Holiday Escape

Hotel Irvine Valid: 11/1/15 – 12/31/15
Whether it’s a vacation or a stay-cation, Hotel Irvine’s palm trees and sunny skies are... More

New Year’s Eve Elevator Ride

Hotel Irvine Valid: 12/31/15
Guests should don their party hats, strap on their dancing shoes and then sip celebratory... More

New Year’s Eve Presidential Party

Hotel Irvine Valid: 12/31/15
Revelers will party like they own the fanciest room in the place this New Year’s Eve... More

Keep Calm and Shop ‘til You Drop

Hotel Irvine Valid: 11/1/15 – 12/31/15
Vacationers should ditch the half-hearted gift card purchases and brave the crowds for... More

Holiday Cruisin’ Around Newport Harbor

Hotel Irvine Valid: 12/1/15 – 12/31/15
Hotel Irvine invites guests to grab the best seat in the house to ogle remarkable light... More

The Pedego Irvine Perfect Date

Pedego Irvine Electric Bikes Valid: Starting 8/17/15
Want a great way to explore, have fun, AND save some money in the process? Look no... More

1/2 off for Golf Lessons with PGA

Orange County Indoor Golf Valid: Always
$40 for a 1 hr. golf lesson with a certified PGA Golf Professional. The cost of the... More

The Pedego Irvine Perfect Date

Pedego Irvine Electric Bikes Valid: Starting 8/17/15
Want a great way to explore, have fun, AND save some money in the process? Look no... More
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Blue Whale Migration Spring/Summer 2015

May 01 – Oct 31
The annual "Giant Blue Whale Migration" brings hundreds of blue whales each... More

Farmers Market

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

Independent Visions: Women Artists of

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

Irvine Park Railroad Pumpkin Patch

Sep 19 – Oct 31
Irvine Park Railroad's Pumpkin Patch in Orange County is fun for the entire... 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


Sep 18 – Oct 11
Musical Theatre Village (MTV) is a community-based theatre serving Southern Orange... More

Bold and Independent: UC Irvine’s 50th

Oct 09 – Jan 17
William Pereira (1909-1985) was an American architect famous for futuristic designs of... More

Halloween Zoo-tacular!

Oct 31
Fun activities include trick-or-treating (kids ages 12 & under), spooky crafts, a... More
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Irvine offers true global cuisine, with a selection of foods from India, Persia, Thailand, Vietnam and other distant shores   MORE
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