Spring Showers Bring Island Fun
Stay dry this rainy season with entertaining indoor activities and tours on Catalina Island. Spring showers bring loads of island fun on an occasional cloudy day.
Roll the Movie
It’s no secret that people would rather stay inside and watch movies on a damp day, especially on Saturday and Sunday nights. Sit back and watch a film at the historic Avalon Theatre inside the Catalina Casino. The Avalon Theatre is one of the first movie houses built for “talkies” and visitors today get the chance to witness modern day movies many years later. Admire the red plush seating and art deco murals as you indulge in popular films.
Immerse yourself in a unique virtual experience of Catalina Island’s underwater world. “Dive” into the water with Immersed: Ocean Wonders to explore Catalina’s kelp forests, majestic whale sharks, soaring oceanic manta rays, and much more! The thirty-minute virtual movie was filmed underwater at 360 degrees and you’ll have the opportunity to witness it from all angles.
It’s All Fun and Games
The Three Palms Arcade is ideal for a little friendly competition when you want to stay dry and indoors. Located in the center of Metropole Marketplace, Three Palms Arcade has enjoyable games for everyone to take part in. They have many arcade games to choose from, Island-style bowling, and you can’t forget about the delicious food and drinks from their extensive menu. Add this to your rainy schedule for some island fun and token prizes to take home.
Care to uncover the next mystery on Catalina Island? Escape Room Catalina is an immersive and interactive experience that challenges visitors to escape the pirate ship in under an hour. Work together as a team while you race against the clock to solve clues, uncover a mystery and open secret passages. Once you’ve cracked the code, your team receives prizes, photos and the success of completing the Escape Room Catalina.
Delight in a Catalina shopping trip along the waterfront of Crescent Avenue, where you’ll find many unique treasures to create a memorabilia collection of your own. Items that are sold in the Avalon shops are very rare and exclusive to the culture of Catalina Island. They offer a wide range of items from everyday necessities to extraordinary gifts such as clothing, Catalina tile, handmade jewelry, and so much more! There is an item that will please anyone’s interest.
Warm Drinks & Treats
Warm up on a rainy day with hot drinks and sweet treats that are perfect for a cozy feel. Grab some fresh baked goods at the Avalon Bake Shop from their breakfast menu. Indulge in a cinnamon roll or muffin and a hot coffee from the drink menu. Head to Avalon’s only candy shop, Lloyd’s of Avalon, to try their handmade candy apples and freshly made fudge or toffee. Pair them with a hot chocolate or hot mocha for an extra sweet taste. Get your dose of energy from Catalina Coffee and Cookie Co. with their choices of gourmet coffee, espressos or cappuccinos. Feed your cravings with hot breakfast that is served all day or with savory pastries and fresh cookies.