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Irvine’s Travel Attractions Featured in Houston Family Magazine

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

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As featured in Houston Family Magazine, a publication highlighting events, articles, and information for Houston kids and their families.

When you think of Southern California, more famously known as Orange County, Anaheim’s Disneyland Resort and Buena Park’s Knott’s Berry Farm may come to mind. However, there is so much more to see and do whether you are interested in oceanfront parks, surfing, shopping or trying out some thriller amusement park rides. 

Irvine encompasses 66 square miles and features some of the best outdoor recreation, family activities, shopping, dining, sports facilities and meeting venues in California. If you would prefer to stay in Irvine, the Embassy Suites by Hilton-Irvine is sure to impress. Located in a beautiful setting complete with complimentary, made-to-order breakfast and evening receptions daily.

There is so much to see and the best way to absorb yourself in nature and take it all in is to rent an electric bicycle from Pedego Bikes Irvine. There are countless community parks in Irvine such as, Quail Hill, Bommer Canyon, and Mason Regional Park that you can pedal through along with the Jeffrey Open Space Trail. 

One of the most memorable parks is Orange County Great Park. Their signature attractions are the carousel and the Great Park Balloon which will lift you 400 feet in the air and give you an incredible panoramic view of the city. The curious kid may wander through Hangar 244 which is a permanent heritage and aviation exhibition. On Sundays, there is a farmer’s market with fresh fruits and vegetables, crafts and music galore all of which can be enjoyed while you relish and soak up the California sun. 

Need a little retail therapy? Head over to the Irvine Spectrum Center, the outdoor mall with a 108-foot Giant Wheel featuring 52,000 energy-efficient LED lights, projecting 16 million color schemes, while providing a top-notch view of the city. Whether you want to shop, dine or simply be entertained there will be something there for you. There is also a carousel and the Irvine Improv where some great comedians come to make you laugh. 

85-C Bakery Café offers breads, cakes, teas, coffees and fun souvenirs. Customer favorites include brioche, cheese dog, deluxe strawberry, iced sea salt coffee and iced sea salt jasmine green tea. 

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Category: Destination Irvine, Community News

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