Catalina Island Blog

Winter Wanderland Packages and Activities

As we sail into the new year, we're excited to share new Catalina Island hotel packages and activities. Visit with the whole family or plan a romantic getaway for two. Available now, enjoy special boat and hotel packages via Catalina Express’ Best of Winter promotion. Now through March 17, 2023…

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Bring A Little Catalina Into Your Life

The season of giving is upon us. Give the gift of Catalina Island. Whether it's a t-shirt, ornament, momento, piece of art, tour, dining, or hotel stay, we have you covered. We've put together a list of local island shops and businesses that offer online shopping and gift certifcates. Afishinados…

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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 for Art & History on Metropole Avenue and learn about Catalina's fascinating history…

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First-Timer's Guide to Catalina

Thinking about visiting Catalina Island for the first time? Prepare to fall in love. This Island paradise takes lifetime to explore all of its secrets, but there are a few things you should know before you arrive. Things You Should Know Before Your First Visit to Catalina Island Getting here is…

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14 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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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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