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Catalina Island Lunchtime Deals

Wednesday, 11 July 2018 11:09

Everyone visiting a new place loves to find a good deal especially when it comes to lunchtime. Take advantage of Avalon’s lunch specials on your next visit. Finding a delicious lunch for under $10 is easy when you know where to go.

 
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Summer Time Activities on Catalina Island

Thursday, 28 June 2018 14:10

Summer time is about putting down the cell phone and reconnecting with your family and friends. Catalina Island offers visitors the perfect escape from the work emails to relax and experience life at a slower pace. While the Island has plenty of amazing tours year-round, there are also many summer activities guests can experience. From Kids’ Fishing Derby to concerts, Catalina hosts fun events and activities for everyone in your party.

 
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Tips and Tricks to Catalina Island with Young Children

Monday, 04 June 2018 16:40

As schools begin to let out for the summer, it is time to start planning your family vacation. The thought of traveling with young children can be daunting, especially if your vacation spot is an hour boat ride away. However, with a little bit of preparation and some travel hacks, your trip will go as smoothly as a baby’s bottom. Here are some travel tips and tricks to traveling to Catalina Island with young children.

 
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Explore Catalina Island with Dad

Wednesday, 30 May 2018 11:41

 Trade in the traditional dad tie for something he will really enjoy, an island adventure. Make memories with him this Father’s Day by visiting Catalina, where he can make the catch of the day or relax beachside with his favorite brew or cocktail. The Island offers a variety of activities for every type of dad, so being bored is never on the agenda.

 
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Tasty Festivals on Catalina Island

Wednesday, 02 May 2018 11:26

Taste and sip your way through Catalina Island by experiencing the upcoming festival season. From the occasional wine and beer drinker or restaurant goers to an expert oenophile or gastronome, Catalina is sure to have an event just for you. The Island hosts many delicious foodies, beer and wine fests from summer to fall that you won’t want to miss. 

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Give Mom the Gift of Travel this Mother’s Day

Tuesday, 01 May 2018 11:02

Finding the perfect gift for Mother’s Day is always a challenge. What do you get the woman who does everything for you all year?
This year skip the traditional bouquet of flowers or sweater and give mom the gift of travel. Plan a fun getaway to Catalina Island where she can relax and spend time with you. No matter what your mom’s personality is, Catalina has you covered with a wide range of activities.

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Catalina Island Paradise at a Bird’s-Eye View

Tuesday, 17 April 2018 08:49

There are many great ways to explore the beautiful island of Santa Catalina, but the most treasured and surreal way is by a parasail ride, just like a bird in the sky. Parasailing has been around for many years in many vacation spots around the world, but it is especially unique seeing the Island from afar, with peace and silence around you as you glide in the sky with breathtaking views of the canyons.

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A Packing List for Your Catalina Island Vacation

Tuesday, 27 March 2018 16:29
Getting ready to go on vacation is very exciting, especially if your destination is on our local Southern California paradise, Catalina Island. You most likely visited many websites to help you plan your trip and learn about the events that will be happening during your stay. Now you are counting down the days to your departure. You’ve booked your boat, maybe even upgraded to Commodore Lounge to treat yourself, and now you’re on your way to get away from it all. Finally, it’s time to pack. What do you bring?
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When adventure calls we answer

Thursday, 01 March 2018 15:22
When the Aerial Adventure on Catalina Island opened, we didn’t have to think twice about trying it out. After tackling the climbing wall and undertaking the Action Flyboarding, we have been waiting for a new adventure on the Island. The convincing argument for this one: they have three levels of difficulty: beginner, intermediate and advanced. So there are no excuses for not trying at least the beginner level.
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Sweets on Catalina Island

Tuesday, 06 February 2018 13:38
When visiting Catalina Island, don’t forget to pack your sweet tooth. The Island has treats ranging from the classic caramel apple to ice cream with a unique adult twist. One thing is for sure, you will not be disappointed with your choice!
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Exploring the San Pedro Terminal

Tuesday, 09 January 2018 09:21
Your Catalina adventure doesn’t begin on the Island but before you board the boat. Opened in the summer of 2012 just steps from the original San Pedro terminal, the Catalina Sea and Air Terminal is an architectural gem on the Port of Los Angeles waterfront that should be explored.
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Catalina Holiday Gift Guide

Tuesday, 12 December 2017 09:08

In honor of the iconic Christmas song, here are our 12 favorite Catalina holiday gifts – including nine presents we love to give and get, plus three that you can give to the Island.
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10 Things to be grateful for on Catalina Island

Wednesday, 08 November 2017 14:55
Alongside tables of Thanksgiving bounty, evenings full of family and friends and football galore, the fall season reminds us to take time to be thankful. Family and friends are always on the list, but with Catalina Island just a short ride away, it’s easy to find even more to be grateful for this season.
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Shopping on Catalina

Monday, 02 October 2017 13:15
With the holidays coming up, Avalon is a great place to find that unique gift for the ones you love. One would expect to find the typical souvenir shops but Avalon has a rich collection of unique items to offer: anything from fun color changing nail polish to high end jewelry and art. There is something for everyone on your list.
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10 Most Instagram-worthy Places and Moments on Catalina Island

Friday, 25 August 2017 17:36
With picturesque views and a unique history, it’s no wonder visitors are captivated by Catalina and fill up their Instagram feed as they explore the Island. There is no shortage of Instagram-worthy places and moments while vacationing on Catalina Island.
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Discover paradise on Catalina Island with daily ferry trips to and from the island. More than one million travelers choose Catalina Island as their getaway each year and Catalina Express' large fleet of boats make the trip in about an hour, operating every day, year round from three mainland ports - Long Beach, San Pedro and Dana Point.

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