Cruise to Corona Del Mar
Although strictly not IN Irvine, Corona Del Mar is a beautiful beach spot, not 10 minutes from where I work. Take MacArthur South and then left on PCH. About 1/2 mile down, you'll reach Banderas restaurant (tasty!). Turn right and park on the cliff. It's a beautiful place to enjoy God's creation and walk with the one you love, or have a BBQ with all your buddies.
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This is actually a place to park some additional photos you didn't see in the other catagories, just because I hardly ever get to put tips in this one. Hopefully, it still adds to your eye further images of a pretty cool place.
From all the steak sandwhich places I've eaten Charley's is probably one of my favorites. I first tried it at the Block in Orange and was so pleased to find one near my school.....well when I went there.
Irvine - Clean, Safe...and Slightly Boring
Irvine has a lot going for it: Many new and affordable houses, good schools, a great and growing university, a nice business district close to the lovely John Wayne airport, green areas, and very little trash. But somehow, like many other Orange County cities, it seems to lack a soul. True it has lovely parks and shopping malls nearby, some nice bike paths, and good restaurants, but very little is tied together, and there is no vibrant culture or nightlife - people head to (Laguna, Newport or Huntington Beach for that). Fans of Irvine seem to trade excitement and diversity for safety (if there's no nightlife, no one is out on the street late, and because of that there's less crime) It's an ideal formula for many families who live here.
Working in Irvine...
I used to have an office in Irvine, in one of the office towers ajacent to the Taco Bell Corporate Headquarters.
They also filmed a movie here featuring Stallone and Wesly Snipes. I forgot the name of this futuristic movie but Taco Bell had a role in the movie's plot.