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Ahi Poke Nachos and signature cocktails from the Naughty Fox.

Sip & Savor

It’s not a foodie getaway without sampling the finest restaurants. Sip and savor the best food and drink combinations that Catalina Island has to offer. 

A view of Avalon Bay and the Casino during the Holidays.

Catalina Holiday Cheer

Looking for getaway plans for this holiday season? Enjoy the holidays with family and friends in paradise on the beaches of Catalina Island. Shop and celebrate with ease during Catalina Island’s holiday season.

Catalina Island Triathlon of competitors swimming in Avalon Bay.

Run & Walk Catalina

Ready, set, go! Take part in Catalina Island’s marathon and walking events to help raise money for a cause or to check these runs off your cardio bucket list for 2023.

Aerial view of Catalina Island during sunset.

Trick or Treat

Catalina Island is getting spooky with Halloween just around the corner! Trick or treat on your getaway with thrilling events and activities to add to your itinerary this October.

A picture on the trials of Two Harbors

Fall Into Paradise: Two Harbors Edition

Fall into island paradise this season on your next journey to Two Harbors. From an outdoor adventure to unplugging from reality, you won’t want to miss out on an experience that this hidden gem brings.

The view on the outside Terrace at the Casino.

What's New on Catalina Island

Catalina Island has new experiences and eateries that are going to elevate your getaway. Take a look into the new renovations, reopening’s and added adventures to put on your Catalina Island bucket list. 

Artist performing at the Jazztrax festival

Catalina Fall Festivities

As the fall season begins to approach, Catalina Island prepares for its many upcoming events. Be sure to plan ahead and take part in some of the most iconic fall festivities that occur on Catalina Island.

A photo of cocktails from NDMK

Island Nightlife

For the night owls and the over 21-year-olds, Catalina Island brings times of laughter and entertainment for when the sun goes down. Cheers to new memories with a signature cocktail in hand and the sound of good music.

A tray of Cinnamon Rolls from Catalina Coffee & Cookie Co.

Sunny Side Up

As they say, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Even on Island time! Catalina Island has a variety of restaurants that will fuel you in the morning for your day of adventure. The restaurants range from a quick, easy meal to brunch and mimosas with your group. 

Two men hiking on Catalina Island

The Two Towns of Catalina Island

Just off the coast of California lies your next Island escape on Catalina. Whether you dream of a luxurious stay or an outdoor adventure, the charming towns of Avalon and Two Harbors offer a getaway that’s perfect for everyone.

A street with parked golf carts in Avalon.

Getting Around Catalina Island

Besides traveling on foot, you can also experience the Island through different modes of transportation including golf carts and a speed boat. Explore Catalina at your own pace as you enjoy this unique destination.

A family taking a photo on Catalina Island.

A Thank You to Dad!

Give a gift outside the box this Father’s Day with a getaway to Catalina Island. Spend time exploring Avalon together and create lifelong memories to share with your dad or that father figure in your life. 

Two women at the Island Spa Catalina

Give Mom the Gift of Catalina Island

Mother’s Day is fast approaching, have you found the perfect present for mom? Look no further than Catalina Island. An island vacation is just what mom needs this holiday. From relaxing spa treatments to off-roading adventures in the Island’s interior give her an island experience that she will remember fondly for years to come.

A family of three playing in the sand at Descanso Beach Club

Catalina Activities Under $25

Great vacations don’t need to break the bank. Catalina Island can give you an unforgettable getaway at a reasonable price. From interesting tours to discovering Catalina’s underwater world. Catalina has something for everyone.

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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.