Catalina Island Blog

Where to Get a Margarita

We're celebrating National Margarita Day! Check our list of best places to grab a Margarita on Catalina Island. 1. Mi Casita Mexican Located on Clarissa Ave, just around the corner from Avalon's front street, enjoy open air patio dining at this Avalon favorite. Mi Casita's house special margarita…

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Seven Vacations to Plan on Catalina Island

Each year, more than half of working Americans leave vacation days and paid time off unused. This year, resolve to make sure you are not among them by planning one -- or all -- of these vacations on Catalina Island, when the time is right. Family vacation: The classic vacation with the family…

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A Musical Gift

No one can deny 2020 has been unlike any year before with an ongoing pandemic changing the world and how we live in it. One of the things often mentioned when discussing how COVID-19 has impacted lives, is the noticeable absence of live music and concerts. Catalina Island, like the world, closed…

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Bring A Little Catalina Into Your Life

Catalina Island’s many businesses are eagerly looking forward to seeing the world emerge on the other side of the temporary travel restrictions. In the meanwhile, here’s how you can bring a little Catalina Island into your life while supporting island businesses and institutions. (*Please note: all…

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12 Ways to Give Catalina Island

Let’s face it, the 12 Days of Christmas isn’t exactly filled with practical gifts. Who really wants eight maids a’milking or seven lords a’leaping? And do you have any idea what kind of mess all those birds would make – not to mention that geese and swans are feisty even if they’re not laying or…

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Tickets Go on Sale for JazzTrax 2021

34th Annual, October 2021, Catalina Island JazzTrax Festival Goes On Sale Tuesday Thanksgiving Week JazzTrax Festival Artist Line-Up Pushes Almost Completely to October 2021. You can begin purchasing tickets for the next October’s JazzTrax Festival as of Tuesday Morning, November 25th, 2 days before…

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10 Best Spots to Propose on Catalina Island

Long before the Four Preps song popularized the “Island of Romance,” Catalina Island was renowned for inspiring love. With its natural beauty and charming seaside atmosphere, far removed from the pressures of everyday life, Catalina Island has become a beacon for couples looking for a remarkable…

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Let's Go There!

Catalina Island joins a campaign from the U.S. Travel Association to inspire travel. When the time is right for you to travel, we'll be ready to welcome you. Catalina Island is open and welcoming visitors, with healthy protocols in place, including social distancing and mandatory face coverings.. We…

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