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Top 5 Reasons to Hold Your Meeting in Irvine, CA (Sponsored)

1. Convenient Location

Located in the center of Orange County, Irvine is just 45 miles south of Los Angeles and 90 miles north of San Diego.

Irvine is serviced by John Wayne/Orange County Airport (SNA), located minutes from the majority of Irvine’s hotels. John Wayne/Orange County Airport offers non-stop flights to most of the country’s largest metropolitan centers – including Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Las Vegas, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Newark, Phoenix, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, Seattle, Vancouver, and more.

Irvine is easily accessible by car via Interstates 5 and 405. Once here, getting around is easy, as routes 73 and 55 can take you nearly everywhere in the area.

Irvine is a perfect meeting destination, located minutes from a multitude of diverse businesses and corporate centers.

Attendees will also appreciate the comfort of knowing that Irvine is recognized as “America’s Safest Big City” by the FBI since 2005.

2. Hotels for Every Budget

Irvine boasts 21 hotels ranging from full-service to economy with more than 4,300 sleeping rooms and thousands of square feet of meeting space to accommodate 10 to 1,200 people.

Save $ on Hotel Taxes

Irvine’s hotel room taxes are only 10% per night vs. 17% for hotels and resorts in other areas of Orange County! Extend your business trip through your tax savings with a weekend pleasure trip.

3. Unique Off-site Venues

Beyond the nearly 191,000 square feet of Irvine meeting space available at hotels, other unique meeting venues include the Eureka Building, Improv Comedy Club, Irvine Ranch Outdoor Education Center, Marconi Automotive Museum, Orange County Great Park, Pretend City Children’s Museum, Strawberry Farms Golf Course, University of California, Irvine, and more, all encompassing more than one million square feet of space.

In addition to meeting space, Irvine offers 16,500 acres of open space, the most in Orange County. The city’s parks make for a distinct event location.

Giant Wheel at Irvine Spectrum Center

4. Diverse Dining Options

Irvine’s restaurants allow you to plan memorable dinners and banquets at unique locations that range from casual to upscale. Irvine’s international community means you can find culinary options of all kinds, from locally grown organic produce to authentic Asian-inspired cuisine.

Hive and Honey Rooftop Bar

Cannery Row

5. Close to Perfect Weather

Irvine averages 280+ sunny days a year! Temperatures range from highs between the mid 60s to mid 80s and lows from the 40s to 60s, with an annual high temperature of 72.7°F.

Meeting Planning

Destination Irvine is a FREE, one-stop resource to help you at every stage in your meeting lifecycle, from distributing RFPs to coordinating site inspections to negotiating group rates.

For assistance with planning your meeting or event, please contact AnaLaura Becerra, Director of Sales, Destination Irvine, 949.502.4127 or