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Catalina Island Holiday Photo Ops

Catalina Island is beautiful any time of year, around the holidays, with twinkling lights and festive decor, Catalina comes alive. Take a peek around at our photo op spots and find the perfect place for your holiday photo or social post. Be the envy of all of your followers. 1. Via…

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Travel to Two Harbors in Winter Months

Two Harbors, located at Catalina Island's west end, is a beautiful destination year round. Its laid back, South Pacific vibe, friendly locals and abundance of outdoor activities make it a perfect spot for outdoor exploration. During winter months, typically November to February, transportation to…

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Things to do in November on Catalina Island

As the calendar ushers in the fall and the island’s slower season, Halloween on Catalina Island ushers in a November with an array of things to do, ranging from athletic to multi-cultural. The centerpiece of Halloween on Catalina Island is a decorated golf cart parade along with a parade of costumed…

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An Island Paradise for Thousands of Years

It’s no surprise that life on Catalina bears little resemblance to what life on the island was like a thousand years ago. Unlike the Southern California mainland however, it’s relatively easy to peer through the veil of time and imagine life here. This island has been inhabited for at least 8,000…

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Catalina Island's Ghostly Haunted Tours

As the days get shorter and the nights get longer, twilight on Catalina Island is full of promise. Most of the time, that promise is the allure of a romantic walk along the Avalon waterfront, an amusing night out with friends or the soul-fulfilling beauty of the full moon reflected on the surface of…

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Summer Vacation on Catalina Island

Summer vacation. The two words alone are enough to bring a smile to your face and a spring to your step. Since the turn of the last century, a summer vacation on Catalina Island has been a time and a place for families to relax, couples to reconnect and the stresses of every day to melt away…

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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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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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