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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 2014
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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Carlsbad, California
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78 reviews 78 reviews
27 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

This is the half way meeting spot between LA and San Diego. Great restaurants and stores. Plan to spend a full day here.

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119 reviews 119 reviews
20 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Every store, huge movie theater, 24 hr fitness, restaurants and load of people everywhere. Suggest using the valet parking at dinner time on a weekend night if you want to get a parking space. Outdoor mall. Check out Wood Ranch Grill. Much to choose from

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46 reviews 46 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Dont' mind that I nearly got on a toll road.. or it took 15 minutes to get to Target. There needs to be a better flow of traffic through here. It's not worth the time it takes to get there, really. Glad I was only visiting.

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Newport Beach, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Every store imaginable here. Merry go round and large ferris wheel, IMAX theatre, fun place to walk around outside, but it does get crowded like most places these days.

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Irvine, Ca
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54 reviews 54 reviews
11 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

This place gets VERY busy. I try to avoid it if I can or I only visit stores on the outer perimeter. I honestly think Newport Fashion Island is much nicer and much more civilized. There are many teenagers who have been dropped of here to stare at each other and act silly. Real upscale shopping is at south Coast... More

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Newport Beach, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

It has many, many great restaurants, movies and bars which are very good. The parking is poor. They do have valet, but at busy times (lunch & diner) you might have to wait 20 minutes to get your car. In addition, the place can get really crowded.

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Kearney, MO.
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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Wow, this isn't just a shopping center as we know them in the Midwest, this is a destination shopping venue. We enjoyed the shopping, the restaurant choices, and the attractions such as the ice skatting rink, the big farris wheel, and merry-go-round. What a pleasure to go there when visiting my Son and his family.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

The Irvine spectrum has something for everyone, shop-a-holics, kids, couples, or fun with Friends. So many different things to see and do within the Spectrum.

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Irvine, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I'm a local to the Irvine Spectrum, so I go there quite often. Sometimes to quickly do some shopping and other times, just to take my son out. It has quite a few good shops, but it's not a giant mall with every single store. The two department stores, Macys and Nordstrom, have limited selections. The Spectrum to me is... More

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Laguna Niguel, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 via mobile

Ever since the parking garages were built 10 years ago the parking in this mall has gotten worse. Yes, this is one of the best places in Orange County to shop but at a price. I rarely go here anymore because the parking problem just isn't convenient anymore. It's too bad because some really great restaurants I'd like to frequent... More

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