Irvine, CA

Irvine is one of the largest and most successful master-planned urban communities in the United States and features some of the best outdoor recreation, shopping, dining, sports facilities, and meeting venues in California and across the nation.

Irvine is centrally located. We are one hour south of Los Angeles, one hour north of San Diego, and within easy access to stunning beaches, snowy mountains, vibrant cities such as San Francisco and Las Vegas. Our Student Life and Activities team provides trips to these amazing sights and more!

World-Class Cultural, Shopping, and Entertainment

Orange County, California offers a diverse range of entertainment options that cater to all ages and interests. For thrill-seekers, there are theme parks such as Disneyland, Knott's Berry Farm, and Universal Studios Hollywood. Music enthusiasts can attend concerts and festivals at venues like the Honda Center and the Pacific Amphitheatre. Sports fans can catch a game at the Angel Stadium or the Honda Center. The county also offers numerous museums and art galleries, including the Orange County Museum of Art and the Bowers Museum. For those looking for outdoor activities, there are beaches, hiking trails, and parks to explore. The county is also known for its shopping destinations like South Coast Plaza and Fashion Island. Orange County has a plethora of entertainment options that make it a great destination for tourists and locals alike.

292 Sunny Days Per Year

Orange County, California is renowned for its beautiful weather. With an average of 292 sunny days per year and an average temperature of 70 degrees Fahrenheit, the county is a haven for those who love warm and pleasant weather. The coastal location of Orange County ensures that the ocean breeze keeps the temperatures from getting too hot during the summer months, while mild winters allow for outdoor activities year-round. The region's Mediterranean climate also brings a stunning array of flora and fauna, making Orange County a beautiful place to explore and enjoy the outdoors. Whether you're looking to relax on the beach, hike in the mountains, or enjoy a leisurely stroll through one of the many parks, Orange County's beautiful weather offers the perfect backdrop for any outdoor activity.

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Center of Southern California's "Tech Coast"

Orange County, California is considered to be the center of the Tech Coast due to its strategic location and thriving technology industry. The county is located at the heart of the coastal region of Southern California, which is home to many of the world's leading technology and biotech companies. Orange County has a robust and diverse tech industry that includes companies such as Broadcom, Vizio, and Blizzard Entertainment. The region also has a well-developed startup ecosystem, with several incubators, accelerators, and venture capital firms that support early-stage companies. Additionally, Orange County has a strong educational infrastructure, with top-ranked universities like UCI, which provide a steady stream of talented graduates to the tech industry. The county's central location within the Tech Coast and its strong tech industry make it a prime destination for both established companies and emerging startups looking to take advantage of the region's rich resources and opportunities.