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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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Navigating Your Getaway to Catalina Island

You will recognize your favorite destination when you arrive, but some things have changed. Face coverings and social distancing are required in LA County and Catalina Island. If you're traveling to Catalina Island via the ferry or the helicopter, you'll be asked to wear a face covering in the…

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Wrigley Ocean Marathon

In the summer of 1926, Gertrude Ederle, a young woman from New York had become the first woman to swim the English Channel. Her accomplishment set off a major American craze for long distance swimming. In the winter of 1927, William Wrigley Jr., owner of Catalina Island, decided to sponsor a swim…

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A Catalina Island Holiday List

Catalina Island for everyone on your Holiday list! As the season of giving reaches a crescendo, Catalina Island beckons, promising a relaxing retreat from the mainland holiday madness. It also promises a solution for last-minute gift giving. No matter what the season, here are our favorite ways to…

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20 Plus Things To Do in Avalon

If you find yourself visiting Catalina Island during a rare rainy day, you'll find plenty of things to do! We've put together a list of activities to keep your day full of fun. Visit the Catalina Island Museum on Metropole Avenue and learn about Catalina's fascinating history. Tour the world famous…

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A Snapshot of Wildlife on Catalina Island

Catalina Island hosts a wide array of animals, ranging from majestic bison to diminutive foxes and from massive blue whales to agile dolphins. On land, sky and sea, these creatures thrill visitors, contribute to the island’s heritage and are part of the unique fabric that forges the environment of…

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The Chicago Cubs on Catalina Island

These days, the signs of spring on Catalina Island can be subtle: greener hillsides, intricate wildflowers and warmer temperatures signify the gentle transition that marks the change of seasons. In the early part of the 20th century, however, the transition to spring in Avalon was trumpeted with the…

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