Irvine, California is not only the hometown of Will Ferrell, but has also been consistently rated as one of the safest big cities in America. Irvine has also been featured in scenes in Ocean’s Eleven and is home to many Olympic athletes. With nice weather, city activities, and a prime location near LA and San Diego, Irvine is an ideal location for your next vacation.
Head over to the Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre to watch an outdoor concert. Spend a few hours exploring the Orange County Zoo, which is eight acres, and has plants and animals that are primarily from the southwestern part of the United States. Go to Irvine Regional Park to take your kids for a pony ride. While in the park, you can also rent a paddle boat to paddle around the lake within Irvine Regional Park. If you enjoy hiking, there are several trails in the park as well, such as the Puma Ridge Trail, Toyon Trail, and the Roadrunner Loop Trail. Check out the Orange County Great Park as well, which even has a carousel. Make sure to take a balloon ride through Balloon Park. For restaurants and shopping, go to the Irvine Spectrum Center. See a comedy show at Irvine Improv, which is a theater with over 500 seats and has had many famous comedians, such as Daniel Tosh. While at the Irvine Spectrum Center, take a ride on the Giant Wheel. When you get to the top of the Giant Wheel, there’s an amazing view of all of Orange County.
While staying in Irvine, take a day trip to Los Angeles, which is about an hour drive from Irvine. See the Hollywood Walk of Fame, go shopping on Hollywood Boulevard, and catch a game at the Staples Center. While in LA, you should also take advantage of the nice weather by hiking through trails in Runyon Canyon Park. Another feasible day trip is San Diego, which is about an hour and half drive, depending on traffic. Walk around Balboa Park and visit the popular San Diego Zoo. Spend some time at the Maritime Museum of San Diego and take the kids to SeaWorld San Diego.
Stay in a villa, a townhouse, or a modern home by the ocean in Irvine. Columbus Grove is a great place to stay for families and is near the Tustin District shopping center. Stay in Oak Creek if you are planning to make multiple day trips while staying in Irvine, since it is convenient located near the highway. For scenic views, consider renting in Woodbridge. Woodbridge has parks, private pools, and two lakes. Woodbridge also has a variety of rental types available, ranging from condos to large houses. Wherever you choose to stay, Tripping can help you compare all of the rentals in the area by price, ratings, reviews, and more. Book your Irvine vacation rental today!
Take the OC Bus to travel in and around Irvine and the rest of Orange County. The OC Bus has 77 different routes, which makes it convenient and easy to travel. In addition to the bus, you can also take the Metrolink. The Metrolink is helpful if you want to take day trips, since it has eight different lines. The Metrolink goes through several counties, including Los Angeles, Riverside, and Ventura. Note that tickets are not sold on board.
Looking for a vacation rental in Irvine? Tripping.com has 1032 vacation rental homes available in Irvine. You'll find 12 studios, 424 1-bedroom, 184 2-bedroom and 412 rentals with 3 or more bedrooms ranging from $25 a night. For extra convenience, many of these vacation homes can be booked directly online.
The average price of a nightly rental in Irvine is $354 while the average price of a weekly rental is $2713. For those looking for more than a short term rental such as corporate rentals, extended stays or long term rentals, the average monthly price of a Irvine home is $10101.
Wondering if you can bring your dog or cat along with you? There are 137 pet-friendly vacation rentals available in Irvine. In addition to accommodating pets, Irvine rentals offer a variety of amenities. In particular, 815 rentals have Internet and WiFi, 611 have TV and/or cable and 235 have a pool or hot tub.Search properties from 11 vacation rental sites in Irvine where the top providers in that area are HomeAway, Booking.com, and TripAdvisor. There are 461 HomeAway rentals, 245 Booking.com short term rentals and 116 TripAdvisor vacation rentals.