An Orange County Mecca of Shopping, Hospitality, and Entertainment

Southern California ocean view with palm trees and staircase to beach


For anyone visiting Orange County who is looking for a place to shop, eat or have some fun, the Irvine Spectrum Center is the ultimate Orange County shopping mall.

Located at the Delta of the 405 and 5 freeways, it is visited by over 17 million people annually.

Opened in 1995, the Irvine shopping mall has grown to become one of the most popular destinations for shoppers and diners in Orange County.

The center has been undergoing expansion for over 18 years, with the latest expansion completed in 2018 that adds four new buildings and 30 new stores and restaurants.

Today it offers visitors more than 150 stores, restaurants, and entertainment venues. The Irvine Improv Comedy Club is an extremely popular venue for well-known comedians.,The Spectrum also hosts the Edwards 21 IMAX cinema, with 5,000-plus seats.


Whether you’re just visiting Orange County or a seasoned local there’s something for everyone at the Irvine Spectrum Center making.


A Unique Layout

The unusual architecture of the property is based on the Alhambra in Granada, Spain. Winding hallways guide shoppers around to huge open areas with dining and entertainment.

A white obelisk lights up at night with continually changing colors, and the word Spectrum vertically projected onto it.


The Giant Wheel

Illuminated fountains and a carousel are sights to visit along with the iconic Giant Wheel, which is visible from the freeways. At 108-foot-high, it offers an incredible view of the area for people who wish to take a ride. The Giant Wheel was crafted in Italy and is one of Orange County’s best-known attractions.

The Finest Dining and Outdoor Atmosphere in Orange County

The dining options at Irvine Spectrum are wonderful to experience. Thanks to the incredible weather of Orange County, the open-air Spectrum offers a great experience for almost the entire year. At night it is teeming with visitors wandering around and enjoying outdoor dining. The combination of world-class shopping and dining mean the Spectrum center should be on your list of the best things to do in Orange County.

The Irvine Spectrum is a great place for a day or an evening out. If you are visiting Orange County, the Hotel Atrium is conveniently located near John Wayne Airport (SNA) and only 10 miles away from the Irvine Spectrum Center. Let us help make your visit in Orange County an exciting and memorable experience. Call us on 949.833.2770 or email via to book with us today.

Address: 670 Spectrum Center Dr, Irvine, CA 92618

Opening Hours: Sunday to Thursday 10 am to 9 pm, Friday and Saturday 10 am to 10 pm



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18700 macarthur boulevard
irvine, ca 92612

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