Luxury : Catalina Express


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With the hustle and bustle of everyday life, work and school, it’s often hard to unplug and spend quality time with the entire family. Let Catalina Island provide the perfect place to reconnect off-the-grid!

Day 1


Let Avalon sweep you off your feet. If you are looking for rustic history with luxurious amenities, try the Zane Grey Pueblo Hotel. Newly renovated, they have options from standard rooms to a penthouse suite. Feeling an island vibe? Hotel Metropole’s Beach House is a two bed, two bath hideaway with a beautiful ocean view

Once you are checked in, head to Island Spa Catalina where you can pamper yourself with spa treatments designed to rejuvenate your mind and body.

descanso beach club


Continue your day of rest and relaxation by heading out to Descanso Beach Club. Rent a cabana or chaise lounge chairs and have signature drinks and dishes sent right to you. Lay back, relax and enjoy the warm sun, cool breeze and picturesque ocean from your own slice of paradise.


For a once in a lifetime experience, Catalina Taxi and Tours offers a new private tour called “Toast Catalina”. Enjoy wine and a charcuterie board overlooking the ocean in the interior of the Island

island spa catalina
zane grey pueblo hotel
hotel metropole

Day 2


Get the day started with breakfast from The Pancake Cottage. A refreshing mimosa and some banana and Nutella filled crepes will get you going on the right foot.

Indulge in a cultural adventure at the Catalina Museum for Art & History. Soak in the history of Catalina and enjoy special, limited-time showcases such as the Norman Rockwell exhibition. In 1942, Catalina Island was closed to tourism and shifted to support the American troops as a training center for the U.S. Maritime Service, the U.S. Coast Guard, the U.S. Army Signal Corps, and the Office of Strategic Service (O.S.S.). In honor of their sacrifice and the 80th anniversary of Catalina’s involvement in WWII, the museum is hosting “Norman Rockwell in the 1940s: A View of the American Homefront”.

Before saying good-bye to Catalina, walk down Crescent Avenue, or Front Street as the locals call it, for some high class shopping. One-of-a-kind art pieces and Catalina Tile can be found in a variey of boutiques. If something sweet is calling your name, stop by Scoops of Avalon for homemade gelato and ice cream.

Travel Tips

Interested in exploring Avalon on your own rather than taking a guided tour? Rent a golf cart from Catalina Island Golf Cart. Once you get behind the wheel, you can see the town and capture every moment at your own pace. Experiencing the scenic views overlooking the city will have you planning your next trip back.

zane grey pueblo hotel


Zane Grey Pueblo Hotel

199 Chimes Tower Rd.



hotel metropole


Hotel Metropole

205 Crescent Ave.



island spa catalina


Island Spa Catalina

163 Crescent Ave.



descanso beach club


Descanso Beach Club

1 St Catherine Way



catalina taxi and tours


Catalina Taxi and Tours

228 Metropole Ave.



pancake cottage


Pancake Cottage

615 Crescent Ave.



catalina museum for art and history


Catalina Museum for Art & History

217 Metropole Ave.






501 Crescent Ave.



luxury getaway map

For a printable PDF of the itineraries view Luxury

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.