Irvine, California has a solid ranching and agricultural history, but over the past two centuries, Irvine has evolved into a society touting “state of the art” business and educational opportunities. This thriving Orange County community has much to offer for vacationers. Five of the top five things to do in Irvine are:
1. Irvine Museums: Visit a few museums in the Irvine area. Originally the cookhouse for the Irvine Ranch cattle camp, the one-room Irvine Historical Museum on San Joaquin is Irvine's oldest stand structure and houses exhibits chronicling the history of the ranch. Travelers may also visit the Irvine Museum on Von Karman Avenue the Impressionist art of Joan Irvine Smith.
2. Boomers/ Palace Park is an escape for the entire family, with 3 miniature golf courses, bumper boats, laser tag, a Ferris wheel, and much more. Boomers is at 3405 Michelson Drive and you can get there with a great rental car from Vroom.3. The Irvine Spectrum offers a European-style range of movies, music, dancing, and dining. Entertainment, shopping, and a variety of restaurants add to the assortment of activities to amuse for the entire day.
4. Children's Adventure Playground: Children will find many things to keep them entertained at Adventure Playground. A variety of activities allow children to climb, jump, and crawl, while specialized programs include wood projects, campfire building, cooking, and astronomy. During the summer, additional programs revolve around mud and water activities.
5. Newport Beach and Balboa Island; are minutes from Irvine, where you can visit the Balboa Island Museum and Historical Society, enjoy frequent entertainment and regular shopping, sample fabulous cuisine, or just take a relaxing stroll along the beach.
California is a sumptuous place, one you should be sure not to miss. Be wise, grab a cheap Irvine car hire and let your hair down.