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Things to do in Irvine

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Shopping Mall
“Irvine Spectrum Center is one of Southern California's most popular entertainment and shopping destinations.”
  • 110 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Best restaurant and entertainment venue to visit in Orange County! Ferris Wheel, Merry go round, Improv Comedy, Edwards Imax theater. Very large variety of dining options! From casual to fine dining...the Irvine Spectrum offers it all!! ”
  • 83 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Comedy Show, Food & Drinks. In The Spectrum Shopping Center Walking Distance. Call or Stroll over for More Info. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Route
“The Spectrum has everything: restaurants, theaters, brewery, department stores, bakeries, coffee places, creameries, etc. It is a fun place to walk around, shop, and just hang out. We like to eat at Pieology there before or after a movie. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bar
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“Great margaritas! If you like spicy drinks, try the cucumber jalepaneo margarita. If you like a little sweeter drink, try the watermelon maragarita! Food is also amazing. Can't go wrong with the Trio combo of lobster, crab, shrimp enchiladas. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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“In case you forget anything, Albertsons, and many other stores are close by.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“a par-71, 6,700 yard course is set amid canyons and wetlands, the 18-hole course offers picturesque vistas across the 35-acre reservoir, large rolling greens surrounded by wildlife and natural scenery”
  • 3 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“One of my personal favorite malls. Open air, great restaurants and shopping. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“High-end sports-bar chain with a huge menu of New American fare & an extensive list of draft beers. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
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“Famous California Hamburger place! Fresh meat Pattie and fresh French fries, and Milk Shakes! Must try!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Park
“Lake, Barb q Pits Tables & Paved Walkways Naturess Beauty, Playground. Close by. Entrance Fee. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Route
  • 1 local recommends
Coffee Shop
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“Seattle-based coffeehouse chain known for its signature roasts, light bites and WiFi availability.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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“Spend the day exploring a real working farm in the city of Irvine. Depending on the season they have pumpkins, strawberries & watermelons. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Liquor Store
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“Great Italian restaurant with great wine and drinks. The interior space is beautiful and welcoming”
  • 3 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Comedy Show, Food & Drinks. In The Spectrum Shopping Center Walking Distance. Call or Stroll over for More Info. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bar
“Great margaritas! If you like spicy drinks, try the cucumber jalepaneo margarita. If you like a little sweeter drink, try the watermelon maragarita! Food is also amazing. Can't go wrong with the Trio combo of lobster, crab, shrimp enchiladas. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“High-end sports-bar chain with a huge menu of New American fare & an extensive list of draft beers. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Famous California Hamburger place! Fresh meat Pattie and fresh French fries, and Milk Shakes! Must try!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Liquor Store
“Great Italian restaurant with great wine and drinks. The interior space is beautiful and welcoming”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The best vegan food I've ever had. I'm not a vegan, but the "chicken" at this place tastes just like the real thing! It is a chain, but if you're into vegan food, this is a must try!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Sports Bar
“Family-friendly chain offering a sports-bar-style setting for American food & arcade games. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
American Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends

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