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Family Time

It’s often hard to unplug and spend quality time with the entire family when everyone has busy schedules. Let Catalina Island provide the perfect place to reconnect off-the-grid!

Day 1

Morning

Once the family has all arrived in Avalon, take a dive into Catalina history and architecture with Silver Canyon Pottery. Discover Catalina Tile is a unique activity that will provide the family with a learning and hands-on experience. Your family will each have the ability to create their own Catalina tile to take back home.

If your family is interested in a more active experience, Brown’s Bikes is a great opportunity to explore the hills of Avalon. Hop on rented bikes and ride to some of the best overlooks on Catalina Island. Brown’s Bikes can be reserved for a daily rental or hourly on a walk-in basis.

Afternoon

Take a rest from activities with a bite to eat from Eric’s on the Pier, located right on the Green Pleasure Pier. Try Catalina Island’s famous Bison Burger, or their clam chowder in a bread bowl for a seafood dish. Right next to Eric’s on the Pier is Joe’s Rent a Boat for your family’s next activity. Rent a motor boat or pedal boat for a close-up water adventure.  For more of a challenge, rent kayaks or stand-up paddle boards to paddle around Avalon bay.

Evening

Family style dinner calls for an Italian meal at Original Antonio’s Pizzeria & Deli. Enjoy a pizza pie or pasta dinner to share with the family. After dinner, stop by Lloyd’s of Avalon for a delicious dessert. Choose from their wide selection of sweet treats like the world-famous salt water taffy or tasty caramel apples.

Day 2

Morning

Rise and shine on Catalina Island at El Galleon for family breakfast. Indulge in a tasty breakfast with an oceanfront view and their famous scrambles or El Galleon waffle. Once you’ve finished breakfast, put your golfing skills to the test on Catalina Island’s Golf Gardens. Play a game of mini golf and swing to see who will score the best shots in the family.

Afternoon

Discover the interior of the Island with the Catalina Island Conservancy Eco Tour. Led by a knowledgeable guide, you will be taken through parts of Catalina that are hard to reach. Look for any wildlife or bison on this adventurous tour! To end your family trip, have some game night fun at Three Palms Arcade. Check out their Menu at the for some delicious food while winning prizes and playing Island-style bowling.

Stay

Make Catalina Island your home away from home at the Catalina Canyon Inn. This hotel is perfect for families looking for a comfortable, luxury stay and includes a family room with bunk beds. Catalina Canyon Inn is one of the only hotels with a pool on the Island, perfect for the kiddos to take a swim!

Travel Tips

Did you arrive early to the Island? Ask a front desk agent at the Catalina Canyon Inn where you can store your belongings if you arrive before the 4pm check-in or past 11am check-out time. Many hotels on the Island provide luggage storage before check-in or after check-out.

Looking for a picnic area? The Love Catalina Visitors Center has maps of Avalon where you’ll see three free small parks marked with picnic tables where you can take your kids.

Additional Information and Location

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1. Silver Canyon Pottery

22 Pebbly Beach Rd.

310.499.8799

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2. Brown’s Bikes

107 Pebbly Beach Rd.

310.510.0986

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3. Eric’s on the Pier

Green Pleasure Pier

310.510.0894

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4. Joe’s Rent a Boat

Green Pleasure Pier

310.510.0455

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5. Original Antonio’s Pizzeria & Deli

114 Sumner Ave.

310.510.0060

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6. Lloyd’s of Avalon

315 Crescent Ave.

310.510.7266

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7. El Galleon

411 Crescent Ave.

310.510.1188

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8. Golf Gardens

10 Island Plaza

800.778.8322

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9. Catalina Island Conservancy Eco Tour

708 Crescent Ave.

310.510.2595

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10. Three Palms Arcade

225 Crescent Ave.

310.510.0967

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11. Catalina Canyon Inn

888 Country Club Dr.

310.510.0352

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For a printable PDF of the Family itinerary, please click here.