Quality Inn & Suites Irvine Spectrum
23702 Rockfield Boulevard
Lake Forest, CA 92630
Phone: (949) 458-1900
Fax: (949) 830-3325
23702 Rockfield Boulevard, Lake Forest, CA, US, 92630
- Phone: (949) 458-1900
- Fax: (949) 830-3325
From playing host to a soccer game or organizing a boating trip, this spacious park is a favorite venue for corporate as well as local events. Be it the wonderful lake or fun-filled rides, this place is truly a hang-out for kids. With amenities like volleyball, foosball and a pool table, this place offers enough recreation for adults as well. Want to throw a party? Well special food and drinks arrangements are also available at this place.
Built in 1863 by José Serrano, a local cattle breeder, the Jose Serrano Adobe is one of five Serrano adobes on the rancho. Located on Serrano Road, it is one of the oldest properties in the county. Along with three other structures, it forms the Heritage Hill Historic Park, the first historic park of Orange County. Enlisted as in the US National Register of Historic Places in 1976, the adobe along with the park was made open to public in 1981.
Offering over 40 waterslides, this family fun spot is a great way to beat the heat. Signature rides and attractions include the Safari River Expedition and the 655 foot Abyss.
Orange County's Great Park is a popular venue for concerts, plays and other events. It's also known for its giant orange tethered balloon, which visitors can ride for a fee. Soaring 400 feet in the air, on a clear day you can see 40 miles out. Other park attractions include a beautiful carousel, a playground, and a visitor center where you can rent sports equipment for free.
Residing in a stone building, the interior of Mission Viejo Library is quite contemporary, with two-story high wood ceilings, several decorative glass panels and lots of green plantations. This literal sanctuary quietly calls visitors to grab a book and enjoy a relaxing time either by the giant fireplace or oversized windows. Although the library has only one location, the collection is extensive, and the services are in a full array, including free tutoring of science classes. In addition, the staff is very helpful and knowledgeable. The building is a long rectangle shape; if you have not walked from end to end, do so along the side with no windows. The path is set up as a gallery with a beautiful collection of local artists' work. - Hoiyin Ip
Temple Beth El is the largest synagogue in Orange County. Everyone is welcome to this temple of God, and there are no barriers of age, creed, economic status or marital status. The Jewish home is open for all to walk in and explore their spirituality. The synagogue is also dedicated to a lot of community work involving equal opportunities for all in education and the society. They have many clubs including a sister's club and youth groups, which participate in events and also a lot of volunteer services.
You must be a local resident to get on the lake, but non-residents are allowed to walk around the lake anytime. The lake is manmade, but looks as beautiful as any natural body of water. Members enjoy sports like sailing, kayaking, and sunbathing on the 3.8 miles of sandy shoreline. There are frequent summer concerts offered here. The Playa del Norte marina rents boats of every size and kind from rowboats and sailboats to 10-person party boats. If you know somebody who lives there, you can enter as a guest. If not, head out and enjoy a stroll and the view.
The picturesque Orange coast is home to a wide variety of marine animals and it's not uncommon to see them washed ashore in need of help. Established in 1971 with the aim of rehabilitating such marine mammals along the coast of Orange County, Pacific Marine Mammal Center is an excellent rescue facility. Volunteers and workers are hard at work to lovingly take care of the creatures until they're healthy enough to be released. Visitors to the facility can get an overview of the site as well as check out the mammals. Since this is not a zoo or an aquarium, you won't find facilities geared to visitors. Visits are free, but you can donate for the cause.
Saddleback Church is the seventh largest church in the United States! This Christian megachurch has an average attendance of 20,000 people each week! Saddleback Church was founded in 1980, but the building was built later to house the large congregation. The church is led by Pastor Rick Warren, who is the author of The Purpose Driven Life and he founded the church along with another family. Saddleback Church also hosts events.
Initially established for the sole reason of convenience, Saint Paul's Greek Orthodox Church has come a long way since 1978. With programs like women's bible study and quarterly book clubs, Greek schools for children and adults as well or workshops for alcoholics, this parish aims at community development. Besides it also organizes annual Greek Festival and Golf tournaments. Spreading the word of God and enjoying in the process is what this church believes.
This enormous park is an oasis in Orange County. There are many hiking, biking and equestrian trails over the spectacular 3,879 acres. Beautiful canyons and rock formations make up the landscape. The history buffs can’t miss viewing the petroglyphs that were carved by native people hundreds of years ago, as well as Orange County's largest collection of marine fossils. In addition, the Orange County Natural History Museum is located on the grounds. Entry fee is $2 per car. Cash only. This place opens daily at 7a.
High quality California, Washington, and Oregon grapes are shipped to this winery which then crushes, presses, ferments, oak barrel ages, blends, and bottles all of the exquisite wines with their exclusive label. The tasting room allows you to enjoy fine wines from American and Italian appellations and it is open Tuesday through Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.