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 features

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.

How many holiday rentals are available around Irvine?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,759 holiday lettings around Irvine. From 794 flats & apartments to 94 villas, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a seaside property in Irvine?

Nothing comes close to a bit of sand between your toes and a salty breeze on your skin. It's time to round up the crew for some spirited beach action. Fortunately, there are 855 beachside getaway properties to spirit yourself away to. Open to more ideas? HomeAway has heaps of other rental options to check out, including:

  • 712 ocean-view holiday accommodation options.
  • 599 beach-view holiday accommodation options.
  • 557 beach holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent a house in Irvine?

Instead of staying in a boring, cookie-cutter hotel room this holiday, you could go for a whole house. You'll feel like part of the neighbourhood in no time! There are 1,493 houses currently on HomeAway. Prices start at £15 a night. If that doesn't fit with your family's taste, we've got a number of different self-catering accommodation options to pick from, such as:

  • Condo: 559 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £31 per night.
  • Apartment: 247 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £50 per night.
  • Hotel: 246 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £54 per night.

Can I stay in Irvine in a large group?

The recipe for a memorable trip is hanging out with your favourite people in a fantastic new place. If you're visiting with a big group, HomeAway has options for you. The favourite option for bigger groups here are house holiday rentals, and you'll find 289 currently listed. If you're planning on travelling in a larger group, the rental properties that will suit your needs include:

  • Searching for properties that can sleep 6 holiday makers? We have 698 that will be perfect. The prices start from £56 per night.
  • Need a place for 8 people? We have 580 that will be ideal. You can book one for as little as £78 per night.
  • Arranging a trip away with 10 guests? We have 235 rental accommodation that will be ideal. Prices begin at just £102 per night.

You and all your besties will be more than satisfied when you arrange your Irvine getaway through us!

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