What could be a better Mother’s Day present that an island getaway?  With wonderful restaurants and more than half a dozen spas in Avalon, mom is sure to find the indulgence that is just right.  If mom is up for something more adventurous, we have that too in the form of diving, hiking, biking, zip lining, a new aerial adventure course and even parasailing.

Catalina is one of the state’s most family friendly destinations, so kid’s menus and multigenerational activities abound.  Bring the whole family to celebrate mom this year!

Here’s a list to inspire what to do with mom this year.

Restaurants offer special menus for Mother’s Day: 

Seaport Bistro

El Galleon

Avalon Grille

Mi Casita

Spas that are ready to pamper mom:

Island Spa Catalina

A Touch of Heaven

Island Breeze Spa & Salon

Catalina Sea Spa

The Spa at Catalina

 The perfect shops to find mom’s gift:


The Steamer Trunk

Two’s Company

Buoys & Gulls

Catalina Art Association Gallery

Shades of Catalina

Catalina Pottery, Bath & Body

Catalina by the Sea

Latitude 33

Afishinado’s Gallery

Peggy’s Gifts


Ruth Mayer Gallery

Adventures for moms:

Dive Catalina

Catalina Room Escape

Island Water Charters Parasailing

Catalina Zip Line Eco Tour

Catalina Aerial Adventure Course

Escape Room Catalina

Catalina Jet Ski & Electric Bikes

Catalina Adventure Tours

Brown’s Bikes

Catalina Backcountry

Journey Catalina Tours

Catalina Island Conservancy Jeep Tours

Catalina Diver’s Supply

Parasail Catalina

Call the Catalina Island Visitor Center @ 310.510.1520 for detailed information.  Catalina Island Gift Certificates are available in $25 increments and accepted at most of the businesses listed above.