Destination Irvine

Convention center
Guest Rooms4,891
Guest rooms at 1 hotel536 guest rooms
Special event venues35
Average room rate$189.00
Daily food cost$35.00
Occupancy rate76.1%
Tax rate10.07%

Destination Irvine


Why Choose Our Destination?

Irvine embodies a true Southern California experience in the center of Orange County. With an idyllic year-round coastal climate, visitors enjoy all the delights of city-life, along with the clean, natural beauty of its many parks, preserves and mountainous backdrops. Irvine is central to all of Southern California located 45 miles south of Los Angeles and 90 miles north of San Diego. Irvine was recently awarded the title of "America's Safest Big City" for the seventh consecutive year by the FBI. With 20 hotels ranging from economy to full-service, a wide selection of conference and other meeting facilities, Irvine is the ideal meeting-friendly destination for groups from 10 - 2,000 people. Not only is Irvine a fantastic meeting location, Irvine is a sports center providing multiple sporting venues and facilities attracting all type of tournaments and championships. Within a 20-minute drive enjoy the surf and sand of the area's famous beaches; golfing; miles of hiking and biking trails shopping at major retail centers, featuring department stores, unique boutiques, entertainment venues and mores; numerous attractions including the world-famous Disneyland Park. Groups will experience diverse culinary flavors from around the world at Irvine's vast dining options. As a leader in sound environmental practices, Irvine is ranked 13th out of 178 Smarter Cities by the Natural Resources Defense Council. While the focus on green meetings continues to grow in the industry, Irvine is an ideal destination for a sustainable meeting or event. Irvine is accessible via John Wayne (SNA) Airport which is served by 10 commercial airlines serving 20 non-stop destinations in the United States and Canada. Alternative airports include: Long Beach, LAX, Ontario and San Diego. Travelers arriving at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) can use the LAX Flyaway for an inexpensive ride to the city or travel by Amtrak or Metrolink train services. Another option is the iShuttle, which is a great way to get around Irvine.

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Distance from airport

  • John Wayne Orange County Airport

    1.61 km from city center

  • Long Beach Airport

    32.19 km from city center

  • Los Angeles International Airport

    72.42 km 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
Oct 1 – Nov 20
Shoulder season
Mar 1 – May 31
Low season
Jan 5 – Feb 28
Nov 21 – Dec 30

Additional Information

How Destination Irvine Can Help Destination Irvine is a one-stop shop resource offering complimentary services for planning and service support to all groups holding conventions, trade shows, meetings, and public events in Irvine. 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: