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

Universities in Irvine

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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Congratulations to UC Irvine for being recognized as "Best College/University" in The 19th annual best of Orange County 2012  Visit Website

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Irvine offers 14 full and select service hotels with 3,400 sleeping rooms. The majority of the properties are within minutes of the airport.  MORE
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Hilton Irvine/Orange County Airport Valid: Starting 2/2/12
Whether you're planning a special occasion or simply need to unwind after a hectic... More

Family Fun Package

Hilton Irvine/Orange County Airport Valid: 2/1/16 – 12/30/16
Start each morning of your trip with a big breakfast, and after the day's adventures are... More

Escape Family Time in Irvine

Hotel Irvine Valid: 1/1/16 – 12/31/16
You love to eat. Your kids, however, can be a little picky. How about letting us treat... More

Oak Creek Golf Club Package

Hotel Irvine Valid: 2/24/16 – 12/31/16
Tee off at one of Orange County's premier public courses, designed by acclaimed golf... More

Club 12 | Lounge on Another Level

Hotel Irvine Valid: 4/6/16 – 12/31/16
Guests are welcomed to an exclusive 12th floor lounge where they can relax with... More

The Pedego Irvine Perfect Date

Pedego Irvine Electric Bikes Valid: Starting 8/17/15
Want a great way to explore, have fun, AND save some money in the process? Look no... More

The Pedego Irvine Perfect Date

Pedego Irvine Electric Bikes Valid: Starting 8/17/15
Want a great way to explore, have fun, AND save some money in the process? Look no... More
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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

Only in Irvine

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

Farmers Market

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

OC Chill Ice Rink

Oct 28 – Jan 08
Irvine Spectrum Center will be transformed into a winter wonderland when the festive... More

Halloween Zoo-tacular!

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