25 Best Things to Do in Irvine (CA)

The city of Irvine is nestled between Loma Ridge at the north and the San Joaquin Hills to the south in the great state of California. The weather is beautiful throughout the year and the city is set in the heart of Orange County.

The FBI has ranked Irvine as the “Safest Big City” Making it a fantastic place to bring up your children or a perfect spot for a vacation.  The population is just over 200,000 and the city is spread out over approximately 45 square miles. Due to the cities location you are right at the gateway to some of California’s top attractions. Combine the weather, location and low crime rate and you are left with a city that has an exceptional quality of life.

With so much to do in this fascinating city let’s take a look at the best things to do in Irvine.

1. See Orange County From The Sky

Great Park Balloon at Orange County Great Park

Source: flickr

Great Park Balloon at Orange County Great Park

One of the iconic images of Orange County is the Great Park Balloon that you can take a ride in at Orange County Great Park. The balloon is 72 feet in diameter and offers a tethered ride to passengers every Thursday to Sunday. The balloon rises 400 feet above ground and at its peak you can see Irvine and Orange County below. You can take a ride during the day and at evening and is a must do activity for all visitors that are not afraid of heights. The balloon itself is orange so during the day it looks like a rising sun and at night a harvest moon.

Where to stay: Best Hotels in Irvine, California (CA)
Lowest Price Guarantee

List of Image Sources

25 Best Things to Do in Irvine (CA):

Irvine Spectrum Center