4 CATALINA EXPRESS MAGAZINE 2019–2020 Catalina Express Magazine © 2019 is an official publication of Catalina Express and is published under contract by Philips Publishing Group. No part of this magazine may be reproduced without the publisher’s written permission. DISCLAIMER: References herein to any specific products, services or events do not necessarily constitute or imply endorsement or recommendation by Catalina Express or Philips Publishing Group. 385 E. Swinford St., 2nd Floor San Pedro, CA 90731 Information & Reservations 310.519.7971 contact@catalinaexpress.com philipspublishing.com 206.284.8285 PUBLISHER PETER PHILIPS peter@philipspublishing.com 206.284.8285 WRITER/EDITOR ROSEMARY MCCLURE mcclure.rosemary@gmail.com Rosemary McClure is an award-winning Los Angeles-based travel writer. Her articles regularly appear in the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Yahoo Travel and other national publications. ADVERTISING SALES ELAINE VAUGHAN elaine@philipspublishing.com 310.350.0352 DESIGN CHARLOTTE HARRIS WELCOME ABOARD 6 Relax & Enjoy the Ride 6 Safety First 7 Seat Upgrade 8 Meet the Fleet POINTS OF DEPARTURE 10 Long Beach and San Pedro 11 Dana Point 13 Dining at the Terminals INTRODUCING CATALINA 14 A Tourist Playground is Born 16 Getting Around 18 Springtime on Catalina 20 Avalon’s Top 5 Iconic Sights 23 Famous in Catalina and Beyond 24 What’s New or Coming Soon 25 Visit Wrigley Memorial, then Hit the Trail 26 8 Perfect Catalina Itineraries LODGING 30 Under the Covers 34 Paradise Partner Accommodations SPAS 38 Treat Yourself SHOPPING 39 Shop Avalon for Cultural Treasures 42 Get Down to Business ACTIVITIES 44 Wild Things 48 Top Cultural Attractions 50 Family-Friendly Fun 52 Gail Fornasiere: An Insider Look at Catalina Island Museum DINING 54 Dining Guide OUTDOORS 56 Trekking Catalina 58 The Interior 59 Camping on Catalina Island 60 Catalina Island Map Baggage Policies + Travel Tips BEYOND AVALON 62 Two Harbors EVENTS 64 Avalon Events 66 Museum Events 66 Two Harbors Events What’s Inside CATALINA EXPRESS MAGAZINE 26 25 20 62