You can spot the Irvine Spectrum Center minutes before you arrive in the 108-foot-high Giant Wheel rising high above the shops and paths of this exceptional Irvine shopping destination. At night, the Giant Wheel is especially magical, twinkling its invitation to take a break from shopping and dining and see the lights of Irvine and Orange County from high in the sky.
Of course the Giant Wheel (and the carousel, and the kiddie train that whistles its way through Irvine Spectrum Center) aren’t the real attractions here. First and foremost is the shopping, with more than 100 boutiques and shops lining wide outdoor walkways, softly lit with warm white lights.
Beyond shopping, Irvine Spectrum Center truly is a one-stop entertainment destination, complete with the Improv Comedy Club, a 21-screen movie and IMAX theater, a 24-hour fitness center, a spa and more than 30 dining establishments for everything from a gourmet meal to a quick cup of frozen yogurt or a latte on the go.