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“HUGE shopping complex”

Irvine Spectrum Center
Ranked #1 of 45 things to do in Irvine
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Irvine Spectrum Center is one of Southern California's most popular shopping, dining and entertainment lifestyle destinations. The center features Nordstrom and Target, along with more than 130 stores, restaurants and entertainment venues, including Improv Comedy Club and Edwards Irvine Spectrum 21 IMAX & RPX.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities
Hyderabad, India
Level 6 Contributor
184 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“HUGE shopping complex”
Reviewed 19 August 2014

Always packed irregardless of time going...weekday/weekend and morning/afternoon/evening. Endless eating choices to choose from. Outdoor walking. Clean. Has valet parking near the restaurant end. It's a maze here you'll get lost on your first trip here.

Visited August 2014
Thank Italian80
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Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“2 nights in Irvine”
Reviewed 17 August 2014

We stayed only 2 nights in Irvine but visited Irvine Spectrum both nights. Very nice area good atmosphere shops, cinema, ice cream and a great selection of restaurant to choose from. If in the area you should give this place a try!

Visited August 2014
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British Columbia, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
124 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Looking for a casual place to "hang out" especially in the evening”
Reviewed 13 August 2014

This is it!

A lovely outdoor mall...
Enjoy a casual stroll...
This is mid-market shopping.... Macy's is the anchor along with Target.
There are lots of shops, eateries, theatres and a comedy club.
There is a neat train and a carousel.
Grab a coffee and people watch.

Visited August 2014
Thank tooareist
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Pensacola, FL
Level 6 Contributor
460 reviews
120 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
“The IN place in Irvine”
Reviewed 12 August 2014

This is a shopping mall with and extreme list of eateries. We went from the Nationals Swim meet to the Spectrum on three occasions.
At nights this place is loaded with people and it is fun just to sit and watch them go by. They have a large parking garage that at times seems to be a bit too small for all of their customers.

Visited August 2014
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california, usa
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“A nice place to shop, eat and hang out”
Reviewed 11 August 2014

My wife and I discovered Irvine Spectrum Center when we ate at Cucina Enoteca. The center is close to the Orange County Airport (SNA); too far to walk but a cheap cab ride. The center has a nice wholesome atmosphere about it with families hanging out, enjoying the evening. We discovered an awesome selection of restaurants, the cinema and good stores all in one place. If you are staying in the area, as we were, you can simply window shop the restaurants to pick a nice place to eat. Just be aware that some of the more popular restaurants are likely to have a wait list even on mid-week evenings.

Visited August 2014
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