Catalina Island Blog

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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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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