Catalina Island was recently featured in an article by Rosemary McClure of the Los Angeles Times on July 1, 2021 highlighting the 21 New Things on Catalina Island. The comprehensive feature article includes things to do, restaurants, hotels and more.
"Santa Catalina may be only an hour from the Southern California mainland, but it feels a world away. During the pandemic, it may as well have been a universe away. Leisure travel was banned and the island’s lifeblood — its visitors — disappeared.
Like the rest of the state, Catalina’s 4,000 locals hunkered down and tried to stay healthy. But they did something else too: They looked to the future. The goal was to restore tourism — and they are succeeding. There are so many new, updated or recently developed things to see and do that even frequent visitors will find a gold mine of opportunities."