Listen to Catalina Island Museum's Gail Fornasiere discuss history, things to do, travel tips and culinary adventures on Catalina Island on Visit California's Culinary Road Trips podcast with host Soterios Johnson. (Catalina starts at 27:50)

Johnson speaks with Gail Fornasiere, who knows more than most about the magic of Santa Catalina Island. The 21-mile-long island off the coast of Southern California is a popular destination for day-trippers and vacationers, blending a rich Hollywood history (Marilyn Monroe lived there before she became famous!) with a relaxing modern vibe. As Johnson learns during this episode, Catalina Island offers something for just about everyone.