Irvine is right in the middle of all that makes Orange County postcard-worthy, just seven miles from the Pacific Ocean. With some of the best outdoor recreation, family activities, shopping, dining, and sporting events in California, we’re never short of things to do in our awesome city. Think outside of the box and take a leap this fall by checking out these five off-beat activities to do in Irvine.
Great Park Balloon
Not your typical hot air balloon ride, the Great Park Balloon is home to a hot air balloon ride meant for 25-30 people… at the same time. Soar above the skies of Irvine during the 25-minute ride, where on clear sunny days, you can see all the way to Downtown Los Angeles.
Palm Court Arts Complex
Enjoy a day of art and sunshine by walking Irvine’s Palm Court Arts Complex, home to the Great Park Gallery, Great Park Artist Studios, Hangar 244, and a shaded outdoor plaza surrounded by 54 Canary Island date palms. Take a stroll along the Walkable Historical Timeline for a look into a pivotal decade in world history (the 1940s), and the military roots of Great Park.
Giant Wheel at Irvine Spectrum Center
Feel like a kid again with a ride on the Giant Wheel, while gazing out over the entirety of Orange County. With over 52,000 energy-efficient LED lights, this is a fun activity to do at night, and definitely Instagram-worthy.
Ride fast at K1 Speed in Irvine, CA, where you can enjoy indoor go-kart racing on two professionally designed tracks. Perfect for a weekend night out with friends or family, this fun activity will get your adrenaline rushing, just in time to sit back and have a cold one at the raceway’s Paddock Lounge.
Irvine Barclay Theatre
Irvine Barclay Theatre is a modern university venue that features a wide range of theatre productions and artistic programs, all in a very intimate setting. Enjoy a theater show or musical performance in this quaint setting that brings in authentic and well-produced acts.
Step outside of the norm and check out one of these five off-beat activities in Irvine today. For more of our city’s best-of lists, visit Fusion Apartment’s blog.