Things to Do in Irvine

Irvine is a convenient gateway to a true Southern California vacation. Visitors can enjoy miles of hiking and biking trails, golf, shopping, culture, diverse outdoor dining and activities.

Known as a leading tech and life science powerhouse, Irvine surprises with the most low tech open space in Orange County! Artfully manicured office parks are surrounded by more than 16,500 acres of preserved natural habitats and wildlands offering 54 miles of off-street bikeways, along with hiking trails for outdoor recreation fun.


Irvine and the surrounding area offer fashionistas, casual shoppers and people-watchers five retail and lifestyle centers, including three major centers each with their own personality, Irvine Spectrum Center, Fashion Island and South Coast Plaza


With nearly 40% of its population being Asian, Irvine offers foodies true global cuisine, with a wide selection of restaurants showcasing delicacies from China, Taiwan, Japan, Vietnam and other distant shores. Many of Irvine's restaurants have added expanded outdoor seating to meet current health guidelines. 


Located in the center of Orange County, Irvine provides convenient access to an even wider spectrum of things to do including the area's popular beaches and attractions.


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Also check out "5 Free Outdoor Things to Do"


Run the Atlas shares their
Irvine Weekend Getaway Travel Guide