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

About Irvine - Center of Orange County

Jamboree Road, once a gravel path for the 1953 National Boy Scout Jamboree, is now a great way to "meet" Irvine. It runs from Fashion Island all the way to Irvine Regional Park, linking Diamond Jamboree, the District at Tustin Legacy and The Market Place along the way. 

Nestled in the valley between Loma Ridge to the north and the San Joaquin Hills to the south, Irvine thrives at the center of Orange County. In fact, location is one of Irvine's best features. Bordered by Newport Beach, Costa Mesa, Santa Ana, Tustin and Laguna Woods, the City of Irvine not only offers a great place for vacations or meetings, it's also a convenient gateway to some of the best attractions of Southern California.

Many of those attractions, like Disneyland Park® and Knott's Berry Farm, are less than 25 miles away. And because Irvine is criss-crossed by Interstate 405 running roughly east-west, Interstate 5 as an inland parallel to the California coast, and Highway 55 (Costa Mesa Freeway) connecting the two, it offers easy to access all of Orange County's attractions, beaches and communities.

With our city so perfectly positioned, it's little wonder that the University of California established a campus here in the 1960s. The arrival of UC Irvine began the modern chapter of an area whose history had been written in ranching and farming for hundreds of years. The combination of natural beauty, mild climate, world-class education and placement at the center of Orange County quickly sparked a vision for the master-planned community that would become the City of Irvine.

Today, Irvine is a multicultural nexus of education, innovation, business, preserved wildlands, outdoor recreation, the arts and family-friendly communities -- a growing urban center roughly 45 square miles with a population of just over 200,000. Quality of life here is high, and the FBI has ranked Irvine "America's Safest Big City" every year since 2005.

Ready to find out for yourself? Destination Irvine is here to help. With the most comprehensive information about Irvine, its hotels, restaurants, attractions and all it has to offer — whether visiting on business, pleasure or both — contact Destination Irvine to learn more about vacations and meetings in the center of Orange County!

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Visitors Guide
Whether here for a business trip or a family vacation, let our free Visitors Guide be your constant companion.  More

Irvine Park Railroad Pumpkin Patch

Sep 17 – Oct 31
Irvine Park Railroad's Pumpkin Patch in Orange County is fun for the entire... More

Masterpieces of California Art

Oct 15 – Jan 19
MASTERPIECES OF CALIFORNIA ART is a remarkable display of some of the most celebrated... 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 28 – Jan 08
Irvine Spectrum Center will be transformed into a winter wonderland when the festive... More

Only in Irvine

Starting Apr 12
Tell Us Why You Love Irvine! What What do you love most about Irvine? As the... More

Halloween Zoo-tacular!

Oct 29
Join us for Halloween fun at the OC Zoo! Activities include trick-or-treating, kids... More

Farmers Market

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

Selfies with Santa

Nov 25 – Dec 24
Santa returns to Irvine Spectrum Center, this year in Orange County style! Clad in a... More
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