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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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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Summer and Fall Events on Catalina

Love Catalina, the official Catalina Island Tourism Authority, is pleased to share upcoming events for visitors to enjoy now through winter on Catalina Island. From a New Year’s Eve Gala to free seaside concerts and an array of athletic events, there is no shortage of reasons to visit and enjoy the…

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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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