When visiting an island, you expect to find good food especially seafood. Catalina Island is no exception with a variety of wonderful restaurants. Many buy the seafood fresh from local anglers and serve it that day.
The Island is well-known for its Mediterranean climate with crystal-clear waters that are very refreshing during this hot weather. From diving to kayaking or just a quick swim in the water, Catalina Island has a variety of activities that will let you and your travel companions enjoy the ocean this summer.
Catalina Island continues to be the best retreat from the stress of city life. With so much space, it is easy to enjoy nature and the freshest air in California. As you start to plan your escape to a peaceful getaway, here are some activities that are geared towards the appreciating the outdoors and your own space.
From the short and flat hikes to the Trans-Catalina Trail, there is a trail for all adventurers on Catalina. Learn about hiking on the Island from the Catalina Island Conservancy.
Catalina Island has long been a favorite island getaway to escape from city life. What can you do in Catalina that will guarantee a vacation to remember? Well, to answer that question here is a fun list of activities to take advantage of while on the Island.
Creating a meaningful getaway with your family can produce lasting bonds and the chance to reconnect. On your next getaway, take the family to Catalina Island where members of any age can enjoy a great trip.
Planning a trip can be very overwhelming especially if you have never been there before. I am here to tell you that it is so easy to go to Catalina. Follow my top travel tips and frequently asked questions to prepare for your stress-free Island vacation.
What could be more romantic than walking hand in hand down a beautiful island beach? Catalina or “the Isle of Romance” offers all types of couples the most unforgettable dream getaways and is only about an hour boat ride away from the coast of Southern California. Share a delectable meal, awe inspiring scenery and thrilling activities that will bring your bond closer together.
Discover the history of Catalina Island that has inspired artists and musicians for years. From the art-deco architecture to colorful tile murals, history and culture are truly around every corner on Catalina.
The New Year is here and we all know what that means… New Year’s Resolutions. This year, instead of creating a boring list of potential goals bring a bit of island fun into it. See our list of how to accomplish your resolutions while having an entertaining time.
Holidays are usually stressful, hectic and dramatic at times. Why not take a break and head over to Catalina Island during the off-season to get your peace of mind and reset. While you’re there, pick up a few items to check off your shopping list. What a better way to surprise the people on your holiday list than with a special gift from Catalina Island. Here are some fun ideas that will knock your friends and loved ones’ socks off.
As a coffee lover, I cannot imagine a morning without the smell of brewing coffee. I wouldn’t necessarily call myself a Coffee Connoisseur, but I definitely think I do a good job pretending to be. Over my trips to Catalina, I have explored a variety of coffee shops on Catalina Island to see what they were brewing up.
Want to know a secret? The real magic of Catalina Island can be found when you explore beyond the Avalon and experience the Catalina backcountry. While Avalon is limited to just about two square miles, the rest of the Island extends to nearly 76 square miles and offers an undeveloped wilderness just waiting to be discovered.
When planning your trip to Catalina Island, you have to stop by Lloyd’s of Avalon Confectionery for some sweet delectable treats. If you have been to Catalina, most likely you have smelled the tempting sweetness of the confectionery from a block away or seen the taffy pulling machine in the window working its magic. Lloyd’s has been handmaking salt water taffy from their original recipe since 1941. I went behind the scenes with Taylor Morones to watch this delicious process of making taffy from scratch.
Sometimes you just need to get away from the stress of life and just relax. Catalina Island is the perfect place to go. Grab your squad and hop on Catalina Express to escape to another world. The Island offers a variety of activities for whatever mood you are in. Relax on the beach, enjoy a hike or visit a museum, it can all happen on Catalina Island.