Hotel InformationHyatt Regency Newport Beach
Special rate for WISE 2005 of $139 is available for rooms booked before Nov 9th, 2005. Reservations can be made by calling (949)729-1234 or (800) 233-1234.
We recommend that you travel to John Wayne / Orange County Airport (airport code SNA) which serves Orange County. The airport provides quick service and is located very close to campus so that you could be at the WISE hotel
within 20 minutes of disembarking from your flight. It is also a convenient departure point for travel to Las Vegas (ICIS) with a number of cheap non-stop flights to Las Vegas (Check SouthWest Airlines). It is also served by all major US airlines.
The second option is Los Angeles International Airport (airport code LAX). However, please keep in mind that it takes 45 minutes during off-peak hours to travel from UC Irvine to LAX. Travel times are harder to predict during rush hour but you should budget at least 90 minutes.
A third option that may work for some travelers is the Long Beach Airport. It is closer than LAX but further away than John Wayne. Jet Blue flies to the Long Beach airport providing cheap non-stop flights from the East Coast (New York, Washington DC and Boston).
Connecting to ICIS, Las Vegas
Las Vegas is a 4 hour drive from Irvine. You are likely to be in reverse traffic if you drive on Sunday afternoon.
SouthWest Airlines offers several non-stop low-fare flights from John Wayne / Orange County Airport (SNA) to Las Vegas (LAS). Please check southwest.com for fares. America West also offers non-stop fares from Orange County to Las Vegas.
Things to do
- UC Irvine, Orange County Area
- Los Angeles Area
- San Diego Area
UC Irvine area is adjacent to many great cities. Irvine and Newport Beach offer a lot of choices for dining and shopping. Laguna Beach is a nice area where you can find several art galleries and, of course, the beautiful Laguna Beach.
In Orange County, visit many major attractions such as Disneyland in Anaheim (only 20 minutes drive from UC Irvine) and for the baseball fans, visit the Angel Stadium. You can also see the Queen Mary and watch sharks at the Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific
Los Angeles is located about 40 minutes drive north of Irvine. It offers a wide range of entertainments and landmarks suitable for individuals as well as families.
San Diego is about an hour drive south of Irvine. Among the many attractions in the San Diego area are Sea World, the San Diego Zoo, the San Diego Wild Animal Park, as well as wine tasting.