Nearly 237,000 people call Irvine home. Located in the US State of California, the total land area is just over 171 square kilometres. The John Wayne Airport which is 13 kilometres away, is the closet airport to the city. Irvine is the home of UC or the University of California, and many others. The city is a planned city, and all of the townships which constitute the city are called villages.
The Irvine Global Village Festival which is held annually each autumn boosts up the local economy. Food stalls from China, Thailand, the Mediterranean and the Hawaiian Islands draw those that love the various fares from around the world. Live musical performances are dime a dozen, including musical instrument native to Asia which prove to be a huge hit. Also, as a sideline, many Hollywood movies are filmed in and around the city and its villages.
For all you bookies out there, the city of Irvine has 3 public libraries. The Heritage Park Regional Library and University Park Library are however, the two most prominent. The Irvine Spectrum Center is a centre for recreational activities including a movie multiplex, a playground just for adults, and a range of eateries. If you're looking for something to entertain the kids, the Pretend City Children's Museum provides exceptional learning opportunities and a great day out.
The Irvine Museum is dedicated to preserving the Impressionist genre of Californian art. If you're a speed freak, check out K1 Speed Irvine which is an artificial car racing track, equipped with massive TV screens, authentic racing memorabilia, two professionally designed racetracks and the Pit Cafe.
The San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary is a place see Native American bird species like egrets, white pelicans, herons, ducks, doves, Canadian geese, and a range of animals like rabbits and lizards. The Strawberry Farms Golf Club is a great place to unwind, play golf have a great bite to eat at any of the restaurants.