Catalina Island Blog

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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What's New For Spring on Catalina Island

Catalina Island welcomes the warmer months with an array of new offerings and seasonal events this spring. Boat-side deliveries, renovated rooms, new menus and more. Newly Renovated Rooms at Hermosa Hotel – Located just steps away from the water, the Hermosa Hotel has refreshed its “Family Unit”…

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National Pizza Day

Check out these Catalina Island favorites when you have a craving for pizza! Antonio's Cabaret & Pizzeria 230 Crescent Ave. Located on the waterfront overlooking the Avalon Bay with an extensive pizza menu that includes vegetarian and gluten free options. Try the specialty pizza: Pesto Rotisserie…

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