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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Travel to Two Harbors in Winter Months

Two Harbors, located at Catalina Island's west end, is a beautiful destination year round. Its laid back, South Pacific vibe, friendly locals and abundance of outdoor activities make it a perfect spot for outdoor exploration. During winter months, typically November to February, transportation to…

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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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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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20 Reasons to Love Catalina in 2020

Catalina Island captivates visitors, providing a never-ending love affair with its island environs and inspiring travelers to return again and again. Here are just 20 of the many reasons to love Catalina Island in 2020. Scenery: Surrounded by the sea, Catalina Island boasts some of the most…

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Catalina Island Reads

Summer beach reads, broody thrillers, engrossing historical fiction, no matter what your favorite reads are Catalina Island is the ideal spot to crack the spine on a good book. Whether you prefer to read with your toes in the sand or a drink in your hand – or both – reading on Catalina Island is a…

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7 Tips to Avoid the Crowds on Catalina Island

It’s no secret that summer is high season on Catalina Island – and it’s not hard to see why. Warmer temperatures both above and in the water, abundant activities and, let’s not forget, schools are out! Just because it’s high season doesn’t mean there’s not ways to avoid the crowds and find your own…

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