Discover the history of Catalina Island that has inspired artists and musicians for years. From the art-deco architecture, the colorful tile murals and many galleries, art and culture is truly around every corner
Once you arrive in Avalon, visit Bistro at the Atwater for your morning coffee and a delicious pastry or avocado toast while taking a walk down Avalon’s waterfront to see some of the local artists’ galleries
Catalina is known for unique tile work that is displayed throughout the Island. Take home your own piece of history by joining the Silver Canyon Pottery Basic Tile Making Workshop. The hour long class allows you to create two of your own tiles, while learning the history from a local artist. Give yourself 15-20 minutes to walk or rent a golf cart to get to the gallery.
On your walk back to town, stop for lunch at a Catalina favorite, Buffalo Nickel. From Buffalo burgers to chicken fajitas, there is something for everyone at this local hot spot.
After lunch, stroll through town and visit the Catalina Museum for Art & History to learn more about Catalina’s history spanning from the Native American tribe, Pimungans, to the Golden Age of Hollywood. On your way, browse the shops where local artists display their pieces. You can find the perfect keepsake to remember your trip to Catalina.
Enjoy lobster enchiladas at Maggie’s Blue Rose. Treat yourself to a margarita made with one of the varieties of rare tequila they carry.
If you decide to make it an overnight trip, look into one of our many Boat and Hotel Packages. Many include cultural activities such as tickets to the Catalina Island Museum or your continental breakTravel fast.
Bistro at the Atwater
119 Sumner Ave.
Silver Canyon Pottery
22 Pebbly Beach Rd.
57 Pebbly Beach Rd.
Maggie’s Blue Rose
417 Crescent Ave.
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