Nestled between the San Joaquin Hills and Loma Ridge, Irvine is a diverse city in the heart of Orange County. One of the state’s most popular shopping, entertainment, and dining destinations, this temperate landscape includes big businesses, historical sites, natural wonders and plenty of family fun. Here are some of the best ways to spend your time while visiting.
1. The Irvine Spectrum Center
This shopper’s paradise includes 100 boutique stores, along with a spa, cinema, dining and a 108-foot Ferris wheel.
2. Irvine Improv
Laugh out loud, as you watch famous comedic personalities and local unknowns perform live at this intimate 500-seat venue.
Sample some of the finest chocolate in North America, while touring this one-of-a-kind, bean-to-bar factory.
4. The Botanical Gardens at UCI Arboretum
Open to the public at no cost between Tuesday and Saturday, this gorgeous attraction offers 12.5 acres of breathtaking flora.
5. Buccaneer Cove
Thrill the family with five full levels of water tunnels, loops and splash buckets, along with over 1000 feet of wet and wild slides.
6. Tanaka Farm Tour
Tour this flourishing agricultural destination and pick your own produce, while learning how a real-life farm is run.
7. Irvine Museum
Explore breathtaking rotating exhibits, dedicated to American Impressionist art, depicting the beautifully unique California landscape.