Catalina Island Blog

How to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo on Catalina

On Cinco de Mayo we celebrate the Mexican heritage of the United States. Catalina Island's history is one that is intertwined with Mexico. Once part of Spain, California become a province of Mexico in 1820. Catalina Island was awarded by Mexican Governor Pio Pico to a private citizen as a land grant…

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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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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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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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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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Things To Do For Free

Also see: How to Navigate Your Visit to Catalina Island Activities on Catalina Island abound. From parasailing high above the sea to scuba diving below the surface there’s enough to do to fill several vacations. There’s also plenty of things to do on Catalina Island for those on a budget. Read on…

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20 Things To Do Under $20

Whether you’re visiting Catalina Island for a day or a week, this island paradise offers a wealth of opportunities to indulge yourself, but it also offers a surprising number of ways to save. If you’re looking to save on your Catalina Island vacation, here are 20 things you can do for less than $20…

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