SF travelers: Win a trip to Irvine, California

Sheila OConnor

Are you a world traveler who likes to try their luck in competitions? Then if so you'll love the fact that Destination Irvine is about to start an online sweepstakes that will encourage people to think of Irvine as the "Center of Orange County, CA."

The sweepstakes begins on March 1, 2011 and three lucky winners will be rewarded with airfare on Southwest Airlines for two, along with a 2-night hotel stay at the Hilton Irvine, Hyatt Regency in Irvine or at the Irvine Marriott Hotel. And as if that weren't enough, the winners will also get a $100 gift card to spend at the fabulous Irvine Spectrum Center. For an evening show, Destination Irvine is also throwing in VIP passes for two to the Improv Comedy Club.

Sound like fun? You bet it does. Go ahead and try your luck at the website: www.destinationirvine.com/sweepstakes.

And if you don't win straight away then don't panic, because the competition runs through May 31, 2011 and there will be a winner chosen every month in March, April, and May. Know, however, that there is just one entry allowed per person, per email address.

The competition is being run to go along with the new Destination Irvine website that has just been brought out. World travelers can see it here: www.destinationirvine.com.

World travelers can also find all they need there in terms of places to stay, places eat and the best places to have fun while in the Orange County, California, area.

"Irvine offers visitors diverse dining, shopping, golf and outdoor recreation," states Wendy Haase, who is director of tourism marketing for Destination Irvine. "With its close proximity to the area's popular beaches and famous attractions, Irvine is an ideal destination for a true Southern California experience," she adds.

Sponsors for the sweepstakes are Hilton Irvine, Hyatt Regency Irvine, Irvine Marriott Hotel, the Irvine Spectrum Center and the hugely popular Improv Comedy Club.

Irvine is one destination where everybody is a winner! Be sure to check this great destination, whether you win the sweepstakes or not.