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Discover Paradise on Catalina Island, where endless crystal clear waters and dramatic vistas surround you. With its year round Mediterranenan climate, and plenty of activities to enjoy, it’s no wonder more than one million travelers choose Catalina Island as their getaway each year.
Catalina Island can be enjoyed for the day or for an overnight stay. Fast boats make the trip in about an hour and operate every day, year round from three mainland ports.
The town of Avalon is the main destination for visitors to the island. There are many activities to enjoy in Avalon like water sports, biking, hiking, horseback riding, golfing and kayaking. Restful visitors enjoy tours, walking on the beach or a day at the spa. There are more than 30 hotels, 35 restaurants and plenty of places to shop in Avalon.
Tours of the interior offer bountiful views and an opportunity for visitors to catch a glimpse of buffalos, bald eagles and the Catalina Island Fox while Birds of Paradise and other exotic flowers and plants line the hillsides.
The Catalina Island Conservancy a non-profit organization established in 1972 by the Wrigley Family, who purchased the island in 1919, is dedicated to the conservation and preservation of the island. The Conservancy owns and operates the Airport-in the-Sky, Wrigley Memorial and Botanical Gardens and the Nature Center. Tours of these landmarks are available.
Two Harbors, located at the West end of the island is a camping, hiking and boating haven. With one restaurant and one bed and breakfast, Two Harbors is rustic and remote with access to wide open space, perfect for the outdoor enthusiast. Boaters enjoy Two Harbors because of the secluded coves and clear waters.
Throughout the year exciting events take place in Two Harbors like the White Seabass and Halibut Tournament, Summer Wine Fest, Lobster Fest and Buccaneer Days.
Just 22 miles off the coast of Southern California and only about an hour away on Catalina Express, Catalina Island is the perfect getaway, so what are you waiting for?