Give Mom a Catalina Getaway : Catalina Express

Give Mom a Catalina Getaway

Family sitting at beachside table

With Mother’s Day just around the corner, looking for the perfect gift can be a challenge. Let us help you take the guess work out of picking a fun present for mom. A Catalina getaway with relaxation and adventure is just what she needs.

Catalina island Museum Building

History Buff

Catalina Island has a rich history that is begging to be discovered. For the mom who loves history, Catalina Island has a variety of activities she will love.

Activity

Located in the heart of Avalon, the Catalina Museum for Art & History helps you immerse yourself in the Island’s history. The museum celebrates the Island’s unique and vibrant cultural, featuring collections of Catalina artifacts, photographs, the connection to the Chicago Cubs, its role in World War II and more.

For a more hands on approach to history, take the Catalina Tile Experience. This 90-minute tour gives you the tile making history and lets you get your hands dirty making your own Catalina tile. As you make your way back to town, check out the tile showcased around town.

Dine

The M Restaurant has waterfront dining with an Italian flare featuring fresh seasonal ingredients and local seafood. The view from the patio is truly spectacular.

Mother and child walking through botanic garden

Wilderness Wander

Catalina is a great place to take mom if she loves spending time in the great outdoors. Known for the endless hiking trails and some of the best diving in California, Catalina is a natural paradise.

Activity

On a 30-minute stroll up Avalon Canyon you will find The Wrigley Memorial and Botanic Garden. The garden boasts endemic plants to the California Islands that are found nowhere else in the world. To take you walk to next level, the Botanic Garden is the primary gateway to access one of the Island’s most popular hikes, the Garden-to-Sky Trail.

Dine

After a day of hiking, a great meal is on order. Toyon Grill is located above the Trailhead Visitor Center and boast a delicious menu of hyper local, sustainable fare celebrating the best of Catalina Island. The patio seating offers sweeping views of Avalon Harbor.

Couple lounging on the beach

Beach Lounger

For the mom who loves to soak up the sunshine, what better way than an Island vacation with a white sandy beach.  

Activity

Rent a lounge chair or private cabana at Descanso Beach Club to make mom’s beach day extra special. Stroll past the famous Casino Ballroom and enjoy one of California’s last private beaches open to the public.  It's also one of the few places where you can legally have a drink in your hand and your feet in the sand at the same time.

Dine

The Descanso Beach Club is home to Catalina’s only beachside restaurant bar. Serving delicious food and specialty cocktails that can be delivered right to your cabana will make your day complete. Try the Buffalo Milk for an authentic Catalina experience.

Women at Spa

Wellness Seeker

Moms need to destress and unplug every once in a while. Catalina can help her escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Activity

Catalina has many spas that offer a variety of treatments to help mom relax and renew her body and spirit. From quick massages to an all-day spa experience Catalina Island has just what you need.

Dine

Located walking distance from two of Catalina’s most popular spas, A Touch of Heaven Day Spa and Island Spa Catalina, you will the Naughty Fox Restaurant. The Naughty Fox pairs fun cocktails with delicious menu inspired by the seaside locale.  

Start planning this island getaway with mom by booking her reservation ahead of time or purchasing a Catalina Express gift card that she can use anytime during the year. For an overnight stay, check out the boat and hotel packages for some of the best deals with extra perks.  No matter your mom’s favorite activity, she will treasure this experience above all else because it will mean quality time with you.

Daily Boat Trips To Catalina Island

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.

Escape To Catalina Island

Leave the hustle and bustle of the "mainland" behind. Catalina Island is the perfect place to take a break from the demands of daily life. With so many activities to choose from, your visit to Catalina Island can be adventure-packed or filled with rest and relaxation. With its year round Mediterranean climate, it's the ideal place to enjoy ocean air and sunshine.