What's New on Catalina Island
Glenmore Plaza Hotel
Glenmore Plaza Hotel has recently completed a $2 million renovation to the historic hotel. From updated Victorian-style guest rooms to beautifully redone marble bathrooms, they invite loyal and new guests to experience the unique hotel.
Catalina Island Expeditions
Descanso Beach Ocean Sports (KayakCatalinaIsland.com) is partnering with Mountain and Sea Adventures (MountainAndSea.org) to provide camping at White’s Landing with accommodations and meals. The company is working on a number of different packages to include either transportation on their charter vessel, Ama, with kayaks for the return paddle or kayaks to paddle to camp and back. Other packages will include a naturalist guide to interpret the rich biodiversity that campers will encounter paddling to camp.
White’s Landing is 3 miles from Avalon on the Lee Shore of Catalina Island. An easy paddle even for beginners. What could be nicer than having your choice of camping privileges at this premier sandy beach- cabin, glamping tent, or family-style tent. A civilized alternative to the Primitive Boat-In Only Campsites which dot the lee shore of Catalina between Avalon and Two Harbors. Perfect for a couple’s getaway without having to worry about packing your own tent and food in the kayak. Groups of up to 6 can cruise to camp for a day or two of camping before paddling back to Avalon. Meals included gives campers more time for fun whether it’s snorkeling, paddling, hiking or just relaxing on the beach with a book.
Island beach camping without the hassle of packing camp gear and food - now that’s a vacation!
Scoops - New Fall Flavors!
Scoops on Catalina Island is pleased to announce our new Fall Flavors! Indulge in all new flavors with Scoops’ exclusive homemade Ice Cream, and enjoy our popular seasonal Starbucks drinks - available hot, cold or Frappuccino style. Located at 501 Crescent Ave. www.scoopscatalina.com
Newly open on beautiful Catalina Island, the Trailhead visitor center is the perfect place to begin your Catalina adventure! It is the flagship facility for Catalina Island Conservancy, the organization non-profit that manages 88 percent of Catalina Island with the mission to be a responsible steward of its lands through a balance of conservation, education and recreation. Resources found at the Trailhead help you make the most of your time exploring the Island’s 42,000+ acres of open space and more than 60 endemic species only found on Catalina. From adventures in Avalon to hiking, biking, camping and exploring interior destinations and remote beaches, the Trailhead will provide the information you need to enrich your trip to Catalina.
Serving as the gateway to Catalina’s wildlands, visitors to Catalina the Island maximize their experience with a stop at the three-story, 9,000-sq.-ft. Trailhead. While there, obtain hiking and biking permits, trail maps, detailed information on Conservancy campgrounds, native flora and fauna, ecology and history. It’s also a great place to fuel up before your Catalina adventures, with breakfast, lunch and dinner served daily at Toyon Grill. It also has rentable space for private and corporate events. The Trailhead is a destination, complete with interpretive educational exhibits, a rotating Catalina Plein Air art exhibit and an expansion of the Conservancy’s popular lecture series. With a rooftop garden that offers stunning views and an extensive collection of retail items, you won’t want to miss the Trailhead.
NDMK Fish House
NDMK Fish House, the newest addition to Avalon's restaurant and community scene. With local fresh seafood and local clothing it's a must stop. Inspired by surfing and fishing, NDMK (endemic) clothing line was created by a local family in 2014 and has evolved into a restaurant. We carry the locally famous Overtown Brewery craft beer and a wide variety of high quality seafood options, with several vegan options as well. Our growing NDMK family appreciates your business and look forward to serving you the highest quality
Catalina Pottery & Tile Company now open in new location
Catalina Pottery & Tile Company is now open in its new location at 523 Crescent Ave. The beautiful tile exterior of the building, covered in original Catalina Tile, sets the perfect tone for this new addition which sells original pottery made on the island from 1927-1937. As you walk in the front doors, the beautiful and bold colors stand out and invite you to enjoy the pottery that was sold on the island in its heyday and as the Wrigley’s were building up the town. A selection of tile, art, and jewelry from local artists with a nod to the original designs are also available and there is something for everyone, from the day visitor to the avid collector.
523 Crescent Ave. (310) 510-1937 www.catalinapotteryandtile.com
The Cove Restaurant at Holiday Inn Resort now open
The Holiday Inn Resort has launched their new on site restaurant, The Cove. Featuring house smoked meats, tasty sides, appetizers and salads, the fare ranges from comfort food to bold flavors with a kick. Generous portions and family style sides make dining with family and friends an event. Set in the beautiful and lush courtyard, enjoy dining on the patio, or inside with a full view through the wall to wall windows.
888 Country Club Dr. (310) 510-0325
Knuckles has a new name and new merchandise
Island Bliss, formerly Knuckles Swimwear, is now open at 307 Crescent Avenue. The new boutique offers women’s casual clothing with a laid-back, island vibe. Featuring swimwear, sundresses, cover ups, shoes, and accessories with a contemporary flair, Island Bliss evokes the essence of the island lifestyle whether it’s a day on the beach or out for an evening stroll along the water.
307 Crescent (310) 510-1937