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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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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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Navigating Your Getaway to Catalina Island

**Updated March 2021 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…

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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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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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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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