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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."

Oct 24 – Dec 31
OC's 125th Birthday - Quasquicentennial In 1889, locals voted to separate from Los Angeles…

Irvine Park Railroad Pumpkin Patch

Oct 24 – Oct 31
Irvine Park Railroad's ninth annual pumpkin patch is fun for the entire family! Activities include train rides, hay rides,…

Knott's Scary Farm Irvine Hotel Packages

Oct 24 – Nov 1
Dying for a Knott's Scary Farm vacation getaway? Combine admission to Knott's Scary Farm with an Irvine area hotel to…

Halloween Zoo-tacular!

Oct 25
Fun activities include trick-or-treating (kids ages 12 & under), spooky crafts, a scavenger hunt and face painting! First 100…

Holiday Faire

Nov 7 – Nov 8
This year's event marks the 32nd Annual Irvine Fine Arts Center's annual Holiday Faire. Join us for family fun and holiday shopping for fabulous arts…

 


 

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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