Catalina Island Blog

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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What's New on Catalina Island

With a wealth of activities and near-perfect weather, Catalina Island is an ideal outdoor playground for spring. Spring is a wonderful time of year on Catalina Island, typically signaling spring break travel for families, couples and groups. We hope you consider visiting Catalina Island for a…

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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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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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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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Bring A Little Catalina Into Your Life

Catalina Island’s many businesses are eagerly looking forward to seeing the world emerge on the other side of the temporary travel restrictions. In the meanwhile, here’s how you can bring a little Catalina Island into your life while supporting island businesses and institutions. (*Please note: all…

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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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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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