Destination guide

The captivating city of Irvine awaits you

Enjoy the entertainment and other features of Irvine. This city's coffee shops, university setting and shopping draw many visitors. Main Beach Park and Huntington State Beach are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. Whether you're planning a family holiday, a trip with friends or a romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of holiday homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.


Activities and attractions in Irvine

Are you looking for attractions to see while you're in town? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that Irvine has to offer. Here are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Disney California Adventure® Park (12.4 mi / 19.9 km)
  • Disneyland® (12.4 mi / 20 km)
  • Knott's Berry Farm (17.4 mi / 28.1 km)
  • Santa Ana Zoo (6 mi / 9.7 km)
  • Discovery Science Center (8.4 mi / 13.6 km)
  • Medieval Times (17.7 mi / 28.6 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of Irvine

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to appreciate the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Irvine. These are some of the area's noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Main Beach Park (9.7 mi / 15.6 km)
  • Huntington State Beach (12.2 mi / 19.6 km)
  • Orange County Great Park (2.2 mi / 3.6 km)
  • Heritage Hill Historic Park (5 mi / 8.1 km)
  • Laguna Coast Wilderness Park (5.2 mi / 8.3 km)
  • Pittsford Park (6 mi / 9.6 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Irvine

The nearest airport is in Orange County, CA (SNA-John Wayne), located 5.5 mi (8.8 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into Fullerton, CA (FUL-Fullerton Municipal), which is 17.9 mi (28.8 km) away.

If you're travelling by train, you can make your way to Irvine Transportation Center.

Where to stay near Irvine?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,926 holiday rentals near Irvine. From 1,542 Houses to 815 Condos/Apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Irvine for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Irvine?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Irvine:

  • Airport Area: 45 holiday homes
  • Irvine Business Complex: 48 holiday homes
  • West Park: 38 holiday homes
  • Oak Creek: 21 holiday homes
  • Orchard Hills: 37 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Irvine?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Irvine. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Concordia University: 3,405 holiday rentals
  • University of California-Irvine: 3,447 holiday rentals
  • Southern States University: 3,492 holiday rentals
  • Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre: 3,459 holiday rentals
  • Lyon Air Museum: 3,534 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Irvine listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Irvine?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 1,542 Houses in Irvine. Our other popular types of Irvine holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 815 holiday houses
  • Villas: 101 holiday houses
  • Townhouses: 154 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Irvine?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 973 holiday homes with pool available in Irvine. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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