Sometimes a quick getaway is just what you need to celebrate the one you love. Spend a romantic fun filled day on the Island of Romance, Catalina Island. Here a few suggestions for a romantic adventure.
Start your trip with a smooth ride on Catalina Express from Long Beach, San Pedro or Dana Point. If you want to indulge a bit upgrade to the Commodore Lounge and enjoy a pre-boarding, reclining seats and complimentary drink and snack.
Once on Catalina Island, take a morning stroll through the charming town of Avalon. Take note of the beautiful Catalina tile that is found all over the island. If you want to take a more hands on approach, the Catalina Tile Experience is a 90-minute tour that teaches about the history of Catalina Tile while creating a tile of your very own.
For couples who would rather explore the outdoors, book the Toast to Catalina tour with Catalina Taxi and Tours. This two and half-hour excursion takes out the Island’s interior where you will encounter unforgettable views and maybe catch a glimpse of a bison or Catalina Fox. The tour makes a romantic stop overlooking the ocean and the backside of Catalina Island. There you will have time to enjoy a toast your love with champagne and a delicious charcuterie board from Café Metropole.
Once you are back in town take a walk past the Casino Ballroom to Descanso Beach Club and enjoy a relaxing afternoon on one of their lounge chairs or private cabanas. 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. Try the iconic Buffalo Milk cocktail for a refreshing treat.
Before heading back to the mainland, dine at one of the Island’s many delicious restaurants. Relax to the sound of the waves as you enjoy a romantic dining experience at the M Restaurant. The menu has an Italian flair featuring fresh seasonal ingredients and local seafood, making the meal just as delicious as the view.
For a cheeky spin on California coastal cuisine, sit down for an amazing meal at The Naughty Fox. They have a variety of sharable plates that can be paired with unique cocktails as you enjoy the view of the harbor.
If south of the border is more your vibe, Maggie’s Blue Rose specializes in Mexican food with a gourmet modern twist and proudly offers an extensive tequila collection. The restaurant’s design mirrors its menu with artsy modern Mexican décor.
No matter what you choose to do while on Catalina to celebrate love it is sure to be a trip you will always remember. If one day is not enough to celebrate Valentine's Day, take advantage of the great boat and hotel packages and extend your stay.