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Orange County is the epitome of Southern California. There is a vibe here you’ll find no place else on earth. People travel to Orange County for both business and pleasure, and at the heart of any experience is the ability to enjoy our casual sophistication, pristine beaches, legendary theme parks, wide open spaces, variety of recreational activities, innovative restaurants, alluring hotels, amazing shopping, and so much more. With bright sunny days and wonderful starry nights, this is the place where California dreams are made.

There’s no better destination to experience the best of the “OC” than Irvine. We like to say when you stay in Irvine you’re within 30 miles and 30 minutes of Southern California’s best attractions, including the theme parks, shopping malls, and beaches.

Orange County is home to the original theme park: Disneyland Resort. And not far is Knott’s Berry Farm. If you’re here for the beaches, the OC has 42 miles of them — perfect for surfing, sunning, and strolling. In fact, the beaches aren’t the only place to spend time outside. We have an amazing variety of sprawling wilderness and nature parks where you can hike, bike, bird watch, picnic, relax, and more.

And then there’s something else Orange County is famous for: shopping and dining. There’s a reason you see a lot of shopping and eating when movies and television shows feature Orange County — it’s because we have an amazing selection of stores, boutiques, and malls here. Then, after a day spent swimming, hiking, or shopping, who doesn’t want a great meal? With restaurants serving cuisine from all around the world — many located right here in Irvine — a wonderful cocktail and a great meal are guaranteed.

We look forward to welcoming you to Orange County!

Laguna Beach, CA

Only 14 miles away from Irvine, Laguna Beach is a seaside resort city perched on the cliffs. Outdoor activities include scuba diving, body surfing and trekking at the Laguna Coast Wilderness Park. As an artist community, Laguna holds exceptional festivals such as The Sawdust Art Festival and Pageant of the Masters.

Newport Beach, CA

The coastal city of Newport Beach is only 9 miles from Irvine, CA. Take in the marvelous views at Crystal Cove State Park, ride a duffy boat in Balboa Island, or dine in one of the local restaurants in Corona del Mar.

Costa Mesa, CA

Dubbed as the “City of the Arts”, Costa Mesa is a mere 6 miles from Irvine. For the ultimate shopping spree, South Coast Plaza has all the international luxury brands. For entertainment, the OC Fair and Event Center holds the biggest and most attended events in the county.

Anaheim, CA

Less than 20 miles away from Irvine, is Anaheim, home to Disneyland, Disney’s California Adventure, Knott’s Berry Farm, and the Anaheim Convention Center, where the world’s largest expos are held. The Anaheim Packing District was once an orange processing plant and is now a food hall housing world-class culinary talents.

Dana Point, CA

A short 30 minute drive away is Dana Point, with nearly 7 miles of coastal bluffs and rolling hills along the Pacific Ocean. The Doheny State Beach attracts hundreds of travelers yearly. It has one of the few harbors in OC where locals and visitors can enjoy sport fishing, parasailing, bicycling and more.

Huntington Beach, CA

Known as “Surf City”, Huntington Beach is the venue for the annual US Open of Surfing. The International Surfing Museum showcases the beginnings of surfing and its downtown is pure Southern California beach vibe.