Catalina Island Blog

First-Timer's Guide to Catalina

Thinking about visiting Catalina Island for the first time? Prepare to fall in love. This Island paradise takes lifetime to explore all of its secrets, but there are a few things you should know before you arrive. Things You Should Know Before Your First Visit to Catalina Island Getting here is…

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Summer and Fall Events on Catalina

Love Catalina, the official Catalina Island Tourism Authority, is pleased to share upcoming events for visitors to enjoy now through winter on Catalina Island. From a New Year’s Eve Gala to free seaside concerts and an array of athletic events, there is no shortage of reasons to visit and enjoy the…

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What's New For Summer

Fun-filled summer season features a concert series, unique movie experiences, and more on beautiful Catalina Island From water sports and thrilling aerial adventures to beachfront lounging and soaking up incredible scenic views, Catalina is an idyllic retreat for travelers who want to slow down and…

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14 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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How to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo on Catalina

On Cinco de Mayo we celebrate the Mexican heritage of the United States. Catalina Island's history is one that is intertwined with Mexico. Once part of Spain, California become a province of Mexico in 1820. Catalina Island was awarded by Mexican Governor Pio Pico to a private citizen as a land grant…

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Catalina's Taco Trail

Catalina Island is famous for many things like Buffalo Milk, Bison Burgers and Flying Fish, but did you know that the restaurants on island produce some of the most delicious tacos around? Whether it's a freshly caught swordfish taco, local Catalina lobster or a traditional carne asada taco, we have…

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Catalina's Public Art

Catalina Island’s dramatic natural beauty, inviting seaside ambiance and charming waterfront have made the resort destination a muse for generations of artists. Thanks to that legacy, it’s not a surprise that Avalon is also home to a number of public art installations. In the 1920s, when William…

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