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 continues to be a popular travel option. A week-long getaway with parents and kids offers plenty of opportunity to relax on Catalina Island. With great dining options for even the pickiest eaters and enough exciting activities to put a smile on the surliest teenager, a family getaway to Catalina Island will be remembered – and treasured -- forever.

Romantic escape: Long known as the Island of Romance – and for good reason – Santa Catalina Island is the perfect destination for just the two of you. Book an intimate boutique hotel, reserve an beachfront table for two and plan for a couple’s massage. Don’t miss taking a romantic stroll along the waterfront beneath the moonlight.

Girlfriends getaway: Get your quarantine crew together and make plans to head to Southern California’s favorite island for a long weekend of fun in the sun and under the sea and on the trail. A girlfriends’ getaway on Catalina Island lets you have plenty of time for quality time together while making memories to last a lifetime.

Camping trip: Getting out of town and getting away from it all is easy on Catalina Island, where dozens of miles of trails and several spectacular campgrounds await. In both Avalon and Two Harbors, campers will discover campgrounds close to services and offering options including tent cabins. Further afield, both Little Harbor and Blackjack campgrounds offer unforgettable settings with water and sanitation options. For the ultimate adventure in roughing it, there are several coves along the leeward side of the island that offer primitive boat in camping. No matter what option you choose, reservations and a hiking permits are must. Island outfitters are also available to lighten the load, provide trail advice and set up camp.  

Celebration: With its diverse activities, spectacular scenery and convenient travel, Catalina Island is the perfect destination for getting together for an intimate celebration. Engagements and birthdays take on a special dimension when they happen on the island.

Midweek getaway: Want to save on your Catalina Island vacation? Skip the weekend and use those vacation days on a mid-week getaway, when you’ll discover special savings and irresistible discounts. Want to save even more? Best of Winter, offered each year between November and March, presents generous discounts on an array of packages that include transportation and accommodations.

Diving trip: With it's pristine water, abundant sea life and amazing kelp forests, Catalina Island is known for some of the best diving around Southern California. Many of our island hotels cater to small diving groups, with plenty of room to store your gear after a fun day underwater.  

However you choose to experience a vacation on Catalina Island, start planning today and let the vacation anticipation begin.