Catalina Island is California’s Best Romantic Beach Vacation : Catalina Express

Catalina Island is California’s Best Romantic Beach Vacation

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There aren’t better ways to strengthen your relationship and increase the bond between you and your loved one than with a romantic beach vacation. Catalina Island is a romantic beach destination that attracts couples in all stages of life and from all parts of the world. Whether married, dating, or engaged, people choose Catalina as their number one romantic beach haven because of the amazing views, island exclusivity, stunning photo opportunities, incredible food & lodging, and diverse activities. Here are four reasons why Catalina Island is California’s best romantic beach vacation. 

1. The Island Makes the Romantic Beach More Romantic

Want to take a romantic walk on the beach? Why not a romantic walk on an island beach where you are secluded from heavy traffic, noisy cars, and city interruptions? With an island beach experience, you and your loved one will be able to truly escape the distractions, be fully present with one another, and make the memories of a lifetime. Many beaches in California are extremely crowded and very noisy. However, Catalina Island beaches are the places to visit if you are looking for a vacation where you’ll be able to connect with your partner in a special way.

2. Diverse Romantic Beach Activities

No matter what your interests may be, there is something to do for every couple. Whether you like to stay physically active, enjoy incredible night life, or simply relax, you and your loved one will find your dream vacation on Catalina Island. Some the best romantic beach activities on Catalina Island are:

  • Catalina Island Zip Line Eco Tour
  • Hiking Trails & Sightseeing Tours
  • Scuba Diving & Snorkeling
  • Miniature Golf
  • Boat Tours
  • Beach Lounging
  • Catalina Island Casino (also includes regular movie nights)
  • Food & Happy Hour Tours
  • Spas and Massages
  • Parasailing
  • Kayaking
  • Biking & Segway Tours

3. Best Romantic Beach Restaurants and Bars

Accompanying your secluded island getaway and romantic beach activities are some of the best restaurants and bars with the freshest seafood. Whether you love American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Vegetarian, Pubs, Mexican, or Italian, Catalina Island offers food from every genre imaginable. One romantic restaurant that is constantly praised for having the best view on the Island is the Bluewater Restaurant in Avalon.

There are also many great bars that offer very unique drinking experiences. For example, Luau Larry’s serves this rum drink called a “Wiki Wacker.” With the order of one you get a goofy hat because if you have more than that you’re going to end up on the floor. It’s a fun place with occasional live music to have a drink and a good time. 

4. Amazing Romantic Beach Hotels and Resorts

Whether you and your partner are looking to get away for a few days or a few weeks, Catalina Island offers many romantic beach resorts that will spark memories you will never forget. Many of the hotels are located right on the beach and include breathtaking views and quick access to the Island’s beaches. Oceanfront hotels include:

  • Hotel Mac Rae
  • Hotel Metropole
  • Aurora Hotel
  • Hotel Vista Del Mar
  • Snug Harbor Inn

Visit Catalina Island and begin your dream romantic beach vacation today by making a reservation on board Catalina Express!

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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.
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