Catalina Island Blog

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Sherri Walker Cline

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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12 Ways to Give Catalina Island

Let’s face it, the 12 Days of Christmas isn’t exactly filled with practical gifts. Who really wants eight maids a’milking or seven lords a’leaping? And do you have any idea what kind of mess all those birds would make – not to mention that geese and swans are feisty even if they’re not laying or…

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Bring A Little Catalina Into Your Life

Bring a little Catalina Island into your life while supporting island businesses and institutions. (*Please note: all links go directly to the member's online store, unless otherwise noted) Afishinados Gallery. With a unique collection of art, apparel and décor, Afishinados offers a quirky array of…

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Exploring the Trans Catalina Trail

Hiking on Catalina Island is one of the most popular things to do on the island and one of the most popular trails is the challenging Trans Catalina Trail. Here’s everything you need to know to take on this rewarding hike. It’s longer than you think: Even though the island is just 22 miles long, due…

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Catalina by Air

Arriving on Catalina Island, visitors are intrigued by the island’s topography, with its dramatic hills soaring above the coastline. That dramatic terrain can be best appreciated from above and experiencing Catalina by air is an ideal way to see this spectacular Southern California island. Catalina…

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Seven Vacations to Plan on Catalina Island

Each year, more than half of working Americans leave vacation days and paid time off unused. This year, resolve to make sure you are not among them by planning one -- or all -- of these vacations on Catalina Island, when the time is right. Family vacation: The classic vacation with the family…

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Remote Learning & Working on Catalina Island

The allure of Southern California’s island paradise is always irresistible, but work and school schedules have made summer vacation and weekend getaways the most popular time to visit Catalina Island. 2020 has changed all that. Between distance learning and working remotely, families are free, like…

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Three Days on Catalina

With more than a two dozen properties island visitors have a wealth of accommodations options, ranging from boutique hotels to historic homes and from classic Catalina Island accommodations to some of the newest properties on the island. Where to stay in Avalon is just the first of…

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