Destination Irvine

1 Civic Center, Irvine 92606

Southern California’s Hub

Irvine, only 45 miles south of Los Angeles and 80 miles north of San Diego, is Orange County’s hub ideally located within minutes of iconic beaches and famous theme parks. With a year-round coastal climate, in Irvine, visitors enjoy all the delights of city-life, along with the natural beauty of Irvine’s preserved open green spaces. Irvine boasts an award-winning, globally-inspired culinary scene, eclectic entertainment venues, and diverse shopping options. With its passenger-friendly airport, Orange County Airport (SNA), and being within an hour of other airports like LAX, Long Beach and Ontario, Irvine is an event planner’s dream. Irvine’s 23 hotels offer a full range of accommodations and more than 190,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting and event space. Not only is Irvine a fantastic meeting location, but it’s also the epicenter of sports in Orange County.. Great Park is Irvine’s premier sports park that features Great Park Balloon – a free, tethered helium balloon ride, many fields to accommodate all types of sports, ice rinks, soccer, and baseball stadiums. Irvine offers something for every type of traveler. Make the most of your time in Southern California and make Irvine the hub of your stay!

Distance from airport

  • John Wayne Orange County Airport

    1 mi. from city center

  • Long Beach Airport

    20 mi. from city center

  • Los Angeles International Airport

    45 mi. from city center

Local Attractions

Improv Comedy Club

See the biggest names in comedy headline on any given night. The space also functions as an all inclusive event venue.
71 Fortune Drive
Irvine, CA 92618

Orange County Great Park Picnic Lawn

The Orange County Great Park takes shape on the site of the former El Toro Marine Corps Air Station. The Park is in second stages of development. A 50,000 square foot lawn adjacent toe Balloon Park and Visitor Center. Ideal for company picnics, team buidling, birthday parties and other events.
6990 Marine Way
Irvine, CA, US

Marconi Automotive Museum

This Non-Profit Museum and Special Event Venue has an impressive 30 million-dollar collection of historical, exotic, and classic cars.
1302 Industrial Drive
Tustin, CA 92780

Bren Events Center

The Bren Events Center, a 5,000 seat, modern arena is an exciting and prestigious venue for an array of musical, performance, exhibition, sporting and other public events.
Irvine, CA, US

Orange County Zoo

The Orange County Zoo exhibits animals and plants natvie to the Southwester US in a naturalistic habitat. Animals include black bears, mountain lions, bald eagle, island foxes, ret-tailed hawks, great horned owls, porcupines, coyotes, turkey vultres, coati and more. The zoo also features a barnyard with domestic goats, chveoit shepp, jacob sheep, pot-bellied pigs, doves and pheasants.
1 Irvine Park Road
Orange, CA, US

Pretend City Children's Museum

A magical, 15,000 square foot interactive city space where children have an opportunity to play grown-ups by going to work, buysing groceries, visitng the doctoer and collecting their pay from the local ATM. The Museum is also available for rental for special events.
29 Hubble
Irvine, CA, US

Orange County Great Park Hangar

Historical landmark
The Orange County Great Park takes shape on the site of the former El Toro Marine Corps Air Station. The Park is in second stages of development. This historic WWII hangar is perfect for groups interested in an entirely unique environment. Total space available is 6,400 sq. ft.
6990 Marine Way
Irvine, CA, US

Irvine Spectrum Center

Irvine Spectrum Center features Nordstroms and Macy's along with more than 120 stores, such as Aeropostale, Anthorplogies, Hollister, Lucky Brand, Tommy Bahamas and Urban Outfitters. It also has a carousel with antique-design horses and menagerie animals and a 108-foot tall Gian Wheel, custom-designed and hand-crafed in Italy. Visitors also can enjoy the 6,400 seat, 21- screen movie theater, with Orange County's only IMAS theater with stands eight stories high.
71 Fortune Drive
Irvine, CA, US



High season
Jun 1 – Sep 8
Shoulder season
Mar 1 – May 31
Oct 1 – Nov 20
Low season
Jan 5 – Feb 28
Nov 21 – Dec 30

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Let us Help You: Destination Irvine is a one-stop shop resource offering complimentary services to support your event. Complimentary Event Service Programs include: •RFP distribution •Event planning assistance •Site negotiations •Site visits •Contract negotiations •Familiarization tours •Off-site venue recommendations and more •Referrals to area restaurants, shopping and attractions Contact our knowledgeable staff for more detailed information and further assistance:


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