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Adult Time

A trip on Metrolink to the Irvine Station is the perfect way to escape to Irvine Spectrum Center, home to some of the county’s more unusual shops and restaurants.

The center is a stylish blend of upscale places to shop and delicious options to dine yet you might want to stick to places you won’t find anywhere else like the Hello Kitty Cafe.


Irvine Spectrum Center offers a unique mix of trendy brands that include many shopping favorites. There are over 100 boutiques and stores to explore. This outdoor center is filled with shopping surprises clustered around themed courtyards and is truly a stylish spot to stroll.

Short list of unique shops
Erin Condren
Royal Bee

Complete store directory


Irvine Spectrum Center offers a wide variety of delicious places to dine. You can go fancy, casual or explore a hot new spot. They are all here. Perhaps simply snack your way around the center.

The following is a taste of what you’ll find. Visit the Irvine Spectrum Center website for more.

Delicious options
Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse
Brio Italian Grille
Capital Seafood
Little Sister
Robata Wasa
Cucina Enoteca Irvine
Paul Martin’s American Grill
Yard House
Cake Mix
85ºC Bakery Café


Irvine Spectrum Center is perfect for adulting. Along with the great shops and restaurants there are some other ways you can play such as going for a ride on the Giant Wheel or book a session at The Escape Game.

Delicious options
Torpedo Comics
IMAX Theater
The Escape Game
Lip Lab
Giant Wheel

The train station

The Irvine Station is located in the Spectrum area of Irvine and is the busiest station in Orange County, serving over a million commuters annually. The Irvine Station is currently served by Amtrak, Metrolink, as well as being a hub for express, local and rail-feeder bus services.

Train schedules

We always suggest when planning your adventure to check the Metrolink train schedule to the Irvine Station. Both the Orange Line and Inland Empire-Orange County Line serves this station.