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Irvine Spectrum Center

Exit Irvine Center Dr. at intersection of I-405, I-5, and Hwy. 133, Irvine, CA
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Ranked #1 of 16 attractions in Irvine
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Game/ Entertainment Centers, Movie Theaters
Activities: Dining
Description: Entertainment mega-complex and adult playground featuring movie theaters, eateries, arcade games.
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Bradenton, Florida
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61 reviews 61 reviews
17 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Modern, clean. Good variety of shops and restaurants. Parking can be tight. Current construction is adding more parking capacity.

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Tel Aviv
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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Outdoors mall with great stores, lots of stuff for kids as well, great food variety, movie theater, plenty of parking, just a nice place to spend a day.

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Irvine, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Irvine Spectrum Center offers many shops, good restaurants, and department stores such as Macy's and Nordstrom, as well as the Edwards cinema with IMAX theater, and Improv Comedy Club. It's a great place to walk around, shop, with many choices for dining and entertainments.

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Irvine, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

This is Irvine's most popular hang out for families and especially for teens since many of the stores are oriented towards to youth though there are plenty of adult stores and various types of food stores. In the winter, the Spectrum sets up an ice rink but for most of the year, the Ferris Wheel and the spray fountains remain... More

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Irvine, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Modern, clean, safe and up - scale. Great restaurants, shops and entertainment in Irvine, one of US safest cities.

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San Juan Capistrano
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Fun spot if you are looking for a movie and dinner. Can get very crowded. My favorite restaurant is Enoteca Cucina.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The Spectrum holds the interests of all family types and singles too. You can watch movies at the multi-screen movie house - eat at one of the great restaurants [hint - Wood Ranch BB@], shop to your hearts delight in big box and one off shops - and even ride the merry-go-round or giant ferris wheel. You can even ice... More

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Irvine, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

It's just a great place to shop. The mixture of stores is great. You can shop for kids, teens or adults with no problem. There are plenty of Men's stores as well. They have a huge ferris wheel and a great Merry-go-round for kids. There is even a small train to take kinds for a ride on. It's an outdoor... More

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Newport Coast, Ca
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Many fun stores and great restaurants. You can easily spend 4 hours just walking around and enjoying the sights. Also, there is a huge Target store if you want to stock up on your way home.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

If you like Disneyland and revel in faux experiences ... And love shopping, a very Orange County thing ... you may like this confection. On the plus side, no traffic within the experience...and an Apple store. On the negative side, it is what it is: a retail trap.

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