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“Simply the Best”

Irvine Spectrum Center
Ranked #1 of 44 things to do in Irvine
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Irvine Spectrum Center is one of Southern California's most popular shopping, dining and entertainment lifestyle destinations. The center features Nordstrom and Target, along with more than 130 stores, restaurants and entertainment venues, including Improv Comedy Club and Edwards Irvine Spectrum 21 IMAX & RPX.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Food available for purchase, Activities for young children
Los Angeles, California, United States
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4 reviews
“Simply the Best”
Reviewed February 7, 2013

Spend the day with the kids or go on a date. Everything is here! I love this place and drive from North LA just to hang out.

Visited February 2013
Thank Shannon M
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new jersey
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588 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
“Very nice mall Horrible parking,”
Reviewed February 5, 2013

After you park and walk a distance you might love the mall. It is very large with great shops and restaurants. It is an outside mall so even walking the mall you have to walk a lot.It is very pretty with plants and a huge ferris wheel. You can valet park so you don't have to walk but I don't think I will go back to much trouble to park.

Visited February 2013
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
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8 reviews
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“Average Mall in America”
Reviewed February 4, 2013

Seems fairly new or well maintained. Has several decent stores, a comedy club, and decent restaurants. Close by to a few hotels. Parking is a short walk from several restaurants near one end. Would go back again.

Visited January 2013
Thank Jason G
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san clemente, CA
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great food and shopping”
Reviewed February 3, 2013

Plenty of choices for restuarants and shopping. Take in a movie or just people watch. Sometimes there is outdoor entertainment too.

Visited January 2013
Thank kdbags
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Newport Beach, California
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111 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Good if you know where to park”
Reviewed February 1, 2013

You really have to have a good idea where you are going to be in this poorly laid out pile of stores and restaurants. That is the only way to figure out the closest parking area without walking through a maze of storefronts to get where you wanted to be. Reasonably good selection of mostly low end shops. A few nice restaurants, but they are always crowded and the staff are generally not as pleasant as they would be if they were in a nice stand alone restaurant somewhere else. Not their fault, just how the Spectrum has grown -- most people would say "Over Grown" or over-groan... It was so much nicer when it was just the Theatre and a few restaurants. But that was 10 years ago.

Visited January 2013
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