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“Fun safe place to hang out for all ages, especially during Christmas time”

Irvine Spectrum Center
Ranked #1 of 48 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: Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children
Reviewed January 7, 2014

Fun safe place to hang out for all ages, especially during Christmas time. Parking could be tough but possible. Great theatre. We love this place!

Thank jcv179
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Reviewed January 7, 2014

I apologize if I sound lethargic, ungrateful, or unexcited, I may have just gotten used to Spectrum and am taking it for granted. But, please, don't let me unenthusiastic review dissuade you from visiting Spectrum.

I remember Irvine Spectrum when it used to have a Sega GameWorks. That's right. The disappearing arcade store that used to rule (ruin) our high school years. Since my first visit in 1999, Sega GameWorks shut their door, Cheesecake Factory took over, and things never looked so different.

What used to be a middle school/high school hangout place, is now a college kid's and young professional's hangout place! Upgrade! The food court has been torn down to fit a more sophisticated palate. Javier's (yes, we got Javier's before Aria. Boom), Ruby's, Izakaya Wasa, Veggie Grill, Yard House, P.F. Chang's, and, soon opening, Umami Burger. Forget the shopping, Spectrum have turned itself into a Weekend Nightmare for parking and traffic with its spectrum (yes, I did) of selections!

But, seriously, don't go there on Friday night and Saturday night after 7 pm. You will likely spend more time in the parking lot stalking patrons who appears to be leaving, but actually "I am not leaving, I am just placing my bags in the car." Thanks, lady. Why can't you tell me this earlier when I followed you for the past 10 minutes when you got lost in the parking lot and couldn't find your keys??

Go to Spectrum. It's fun.

Thank Marty C
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Reviewed January 4, 2014

The Spectrum Center is a very nice outdoor mall. It has many shops and good restaurants. The mix of shops is very good, and prices (before Christmas) were low. You wouldn't find here the discounts of the Outlets at Orange, but the mall is "classier".

Thank avipiti
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Reviewed December 30, 2013

Specturm Center is a very large mall with an outdoor theme. It has a lot of seating areas and they offer canopy protection from the weather. Shops are fairly standard for any mall. The cinema is very large.

Thank kcpeppe
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Reviewed December 22, 2013

We go here often when we are in town. Great restaurant choices, large Edwards Movie Theater and fun shops.

Thank luvmigrandkids
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