New Year's Resolutions for the Traveler : Catalina Express

New Year's Resolutions for the Traveler

Hiking catalina island's backroads

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.

hiking Catalina island

Get Fit –

On the top of everyone’s list is to shed the extra holiday pounds and be more active. What could be a better way to cross this off your checklist than to hike one of the many trails on Catalina Island? Ranging from multi-hour to multi-day excursions, the Island has a 165-mile system of recreational roads and hiking trails including the 38.5-mile Trans-Catalina Trail.  The various trails are packed full of stunning views, beautiful nature and unique wildlife. The latest maps and trail guides are available at the Catalina Island Conservancy Trailhead.

Try New Activities and Foods –

Trying new activities and restaurants is a great way to open your mind. Catalina Island offers so many unique adventures from semi-submerged submarine rides to seeing a bison in the wild on the Bison Expedition. Avalon has many restaurants showcasing fresh seafood and authentic Mexican cooking with recipes and cocktail unique to Catalina. If you’re looking to tackle as many new foods as possible, try the Avalon Walking Food Tour where you will sample bites from many local eateries and learn about the Island.

friends sitting together on the Catalina Express

Reconnect with Friends –

Throughout the year, it is easy to get caught up in life and forget to spend quality time with our friends. Reconnect with your pals with a trip to Avalon Harbor. The hour-long boat ride will give you plenty of time to catch up with each other over a famous Bloody Mary or mimosa. Form new life long memories while exploring Avalon or enjoying some beach time at Descanso Beach Club.

Conquer Fears –

The best way to conquer your fears is to have fun while doing it! If heights make you a little nervous, zip-lining 600 feet above a grove of towering eucalyptus trees is sure to crush your angst. Feel the wind in your hair and witness views found nowhere else on this beautiful island.

spa treatment room at island spa catalina

Treat Yourself –

The holidays can be a stressful time. It is easy to make sure everyone has what they want and forget to take care of yourself. Catalina has you covered. Pamper yourself with some of the massages and other treatments offered by Island Spa Catalina and Catalina Sea Spa. A trip to the Island will have you feeling revitalized and ready to take on the New Year.


From tackling your greatest fears, trying new things, to a little rejuvenation time, Catalina can cross everything off your list. Turn your adventure into a multi-day trip when you book a Boat & Hotel Package and stay overnight!


by Danielle Griffin

Daily Boat Trips To Catalina Island

Discover paradise on Catalina Island with daily ferry trips to and from the island. More than one million travelers choose Catalina Island as their getaway each year and Catalina Express' large fleet of boats make the trip in about an hour, operating every day, year round from three mainland ports - Long Beach, San Pedro and Dana Point.

Escape To Catalina Island

Leave the hustle and bustle of the "mainland" behind. Catalina Island is the perfect place to take a break from the demands of daily life. With so many activities to choose from, your visit to Catalina Island can be adventure-packed or filled with rest and relaxation. With its year round Mediterranean climate, it's the ideal place to enjoy ocean air and sunshine.