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2024 Bucket List

The new year is here and it’s time to make a bucket list of things to see and activities to take part in on Catalina Island. From sea to land, there are new adventures for you to experience and mark off your list for 2024.

1. Catalina Express Bloody Mary

Indulge in our famous Catalina Express Bloody Mary and get a taste of what everyone is raving about. Our signature has a little twist to the original cocktail drink and will bring a zesty start to your getaway. If spicy is not your thing, opt out on a Bloody Mary and cheers to vacation with a delicious mimosa instead.

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2. Catalina Waters

Catalina Jet Ski rentals is an exhilarating activity that is a must when visiting Catalina Island. Race around the harbor to experience the thrill of riding the waves. Rent a kayak or paddleboard with Wet Spot Rentals for a more serene water activity. Indulge in the refreshing water and panoramic views while paddling through the harbor.

3. Beach Camping

Interested in a unique way of camping? Wake up in Two Harbors to the sound of waves crashing with campsites that offer beachside camping. Pitch a tent on the sand and take a dip into the refreshing Catalina waters at Parsons Landing.

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4. Seafood Dish

A staple ingredient in the restaurant cuisine on Catalina Island is fresh, locally caught seafood. Sample some of the finest seafood dishes from restaurants like NDMK Fish House, Bluewater Grill and Steve’s Steakhouse and Seafood. Taste how each chef puts their own twist on different seafood dishes.

5. Buffalo Milk

Try Catalina Island’s well-known cocktail, the Buffalo Milk. The Buffalo Milk first originated in Two Harbors but quickly became an island favorite. You can find the sweet, frothy concoction at many of the bars and restaurants on the Catalina Island Buffalo Milk trail.

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6. Hidden Gem

Experience the tranquility and beauty of Catalina Island’s west end in Two Harbors. Two harbors is a quaint town full of relaxation and exploration away from the chaos of everyday life. Hike the trails, bike through town, kayak around the harbor, camp beachside or layout at Harbor Sands and enjoy the nature of Catalina Island. During the summer season, hop on the Cyclone from Avalon and spend a couple of hours in Two Harbors.

7. Overnight Stay

Have you only been to Catalina for the day? Check off an overnight stay in Avalon and witness the enchanting island from sunset to sunrise. There are many cozy hotels to choose from that provide different comforts and amenities. Wake up in Catalina and reserve your getaway at for deals on Boat and Hotel Packages.

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8. Hiking

Connect with nature on hikes in Catalina Island ranging from short treks to long terrains. In Avalon, there are several easy to moderate routes for people looking for an outdoor exercise without breaking a sweat. The hiking trails will take you to some unbeatable views that many don’t get to witness.

9. Conquer your Fears

Conquer your fear of heights this new year on Catalina Island. There are lots of thrilling adventures in Avalon such as Parasailing and Ziplining to accomplish your goal of overcoming heights. Soar above Catalina waters with Island Water Charters at 600 to 800 feet in the air. Or zip through the Catalina hills instead on the Zip Line Eco Tour at speeds up to 35 mph.

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10. Back in Time

Step into one of the most iconic landmarks on Catalina Island that opened in 1929, the Catalina Casino. Walk the halls that were once accompanied by Hollywood stars and tour rooms that very few have seen. Peak into the Cabinet of Curiosities at the Catalina Museum for Art & History which exhibits 70 objects to celebrate their 70th anniversary. The objects presented in this collection are so rare that many have never been exhibited before.




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