The Catalina Island Conservancy protects 88% of the Island including more than 62 miles of unspoiled beaches and coves. The Conservancy cares for hundreds of plant and animal species, including over 60 species found nowhere else in the world. I had the chance to ask Hillary Holt, Catalina Island Conservancy’s Interpretation and Outreach Specialist a few questions about the Island’s amazing plant and animal life.
I recently sat down with Gail Fornasiere, Director of Marketing and Public Relations for the Catalina Island Museum, to catch up on the 2019 museum exhibition plans. The Catalina Island Museum has beautiful permanent and seasonal exhibitions featuring the island’s fascinating history, culture and interactive artwork. Conveniently located on Metropole Avenue, this beautiful landmark is a must on your next visit. I spoke with Gail about what she sees coming in 2019 that will be beneficial for visitors to know during their upcoming Catalina day trip or overnight stay.
Catalina Island offers a wide variety of hikes among the 165 miles of recreational roads and trails made accessible by the Catalina Island Conservancy. With new and improved trails, signs and restrooms, Catalina Island is a premier destination for hikers, campers and outdoor enthusiasts.
Trade in the snow for the white sandy beaches this holiday season on Catalina Island. The Island is a truly festive place to enjoy the holidays with many fun activities and events.
Fall continues to be the secret season on Catalina with beautiful weather and numerous activities for visitors to enjoy. From marathons to one of the most celebrated Jazz festivals, the Island is the premier destination for your Fall getaway.
If, like me, your summer is defined by Will Ferrell movies, wine, fun music, and sunshine, or really, any of the above, then you should have already purchased a ticket for the upcoming Catalina Wine Mixer on Catalina Island. If you already did, then you’ve nailed it…. If not, just know your search is over for that magical, glorious weekend that will define your summer. It’s here… on Catalina Island.
From its heyday as Hollywood’s playground to a relaxed beach resort atmosphere, Catalina Island has always been a great place for weekend getaways. As a place with such illustrious history, there are certain must do’s when visiting. Here is the ultimate bucket list for Catalina Island.
Catalina Island will be one of your favorite girl’s weekend getaways with a multitude of both fun and relaxing activities. As you disembark the boat, start your morning at Catalina Brewing Company with a delicious pastry and some hot or iced coffee, You and your girls can enjoy your brunch inside or outside the quaint café or take it on the go as you stroll through town. Be sure to stop in some boutiques to browse the cute apparel and pick up beach essentials from bathing suits to sunscreen.
Everyone visiting a new place loves to find a good deal especially when it comes to lunchtime. Take advantage of Avalon’s lunch specials on your next visit. Finding a delicious lunch for under $10 is easy when you know where to go.
Summer time is about putting down the cell phone and reconnecting with your family and friends. Catalina Island offers visitors the perfect escape from the work emails to relax and experience life at a slower pace. While the Island has plenty of amazing tours year-round, there are also many summer activities guests can experience. From Kids’ Fishing Derby to concerts, Catalina hosts fun events and activities for everyone in your party.
As schools begin to let out for the summer, it is time to start planning your family vacation. The thought of traveling with young children can be daunting, especially if your vacation spot is an hour boat ride away. However, with a little bit of preparation and some travel hacks, your trip will go as smoothly as a baby’s bottom. Here are some travel tips and tricks to traveling to Catalina Island with young children.
Trade in the traditional dad tie for something he will really enjoy, an island adventure. Make memories with him this Father’s Day by visiting Catalina, where he can make the catch of the day or relax beachside with his favorite brew or cocktail. The Island offers a variety of activities for every type of dad, so being bored is never on the agenda.
Taste and sip your way through Catalina Island by experiencing the upcoming festival season. From the occasional wine and beer drinker or restaurant goers to an expert oenophile or gastronome, Catalina is sure to have an event just for you. The Island hosts many delicious foodies, beer and wine fests from summer to fall that you won’t want to miss.
Finding the perfect gift for Mother’s Day is always a challenge. What do you get the woman who does everything for you all year?
This year skip the traditional bouquet of flowers or sweater and give mom the gift of travel. Plan a fun getaway to Catalina Island where she can relax and spend time with you. No matter what your mom’s personality is, Catalina has you covered with a wide range of activities.