From the center of this CA city, one can readily reach a myriad of key locations that include spectacular beaches along the Pacific Coast, plush 5-star resorts, world-class shopping, award-winning restaurants, noted arts and celebrated theme parks. All of the best features in California’s Orange County are accessible from and within Irvine, CA.
Irvine celebrates as being recognized as one of the cleanest and safest cities in Southern California. Conveniently located to the John Wayne Airport within a brief drive, Irvine has easy access and transportation to favored sites.
More than 30,000 visitors per year recognize Irvine's early beginnings. The Irvine Museum, founded in 1992 by Joan Irvine Smith and her mother, the late Athalie R. Clarke (1903-1993), the Irvine family celebrates the uniqueness of the area. It is the only museum in California dedicating itself to the preservation and display of California Impressionism and outdoor Plein-Air paintings. The Plein-Air style began in the late 1800’s to the early 1900,s and flourished in Southern CA. Today, the area has holdings and exhibits of excellent renowned impression artists who reflect the color and energy of the Pacific coastal area. As one drives along the Pacific Coast Highway, artists can be spotted by the shoreline with easels and brushes at hand.
The Doubletree Hotel Irvine Spectrum is conveniently located in the heart of Southern California’s Technology Coast. It is 7 miles south of the John Wayne Orange County Airport, and less than one hour from Los Angeles and San Diego. The hotel has a backyard full of entertainment and dining at the Irvine Spectrum Entertainment Center.
The Crowne Plaza Irvine Hotel, a beautiful high rise, is located in the heart of Orange County's prestigious Irvine Concourse Corporate Center. The location is close to many key attractions including Disneyland, California Adventures, Irvine Spectrum Entertainment Center, and the Anaheim Convention Center.
The Old Town Historic La Quinta Inn, Irvine Spectrum, is in a league of its own. Converted from a bean and grain warehouse, unique rooms are built in a lima bean silo. This three-story hotel is listed in the National Registry of Historical Sites. Amenities are plentiful and a unique ambience and history perspective are offered at the Inn.
A few of the other noted hotels include the Hilton Irvine, and the Marriott Irvine. Top notch 5-star resorts are within minutes of Irvine.
Bistros and first-rate American cuisine serving inviting California salads, Pacific seafood and specialty pastas, make the area an inviting diners’ location.
In addition to good food, there's live entertainment at the Vessia Ristorante. They serve authentic regional Italian cuisine in a comfortable, contemporary setting.