Life Changing Romantic Getaways on Catalina Island : Catalina Express

Life Changing Romantic Getaways on Catalina Island

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Sometimes it’s necessary to separate from the stresses of life and indulge your mind, body and soul in a romantic escape. Whether they are co-planned or a complete surprise for the other person, romantic getaways are a key component of escaping daily troubles and building towards a thriving relationship. There’s also no better way to illustrate your love for someone than by journeying with them on a vacation that will forever be remembered. For over 50 years, Catalina Island has served as an amazing destination for couples escaping the troubles of life, or celebrating honeymoons, anniversaries, birthdays and other life events. The Island seclusion, unique activities, ocean escape, stunning views and remarkable restaurants make Catalina Island the perfect place to celebrate life with the one you love.  

Island Seclusion Makes for the Best Romantic Getaways

Many people who go on romantic getaways have a predictable routine. They stop at the first bars and restaurants they see, go to the main spots but don’t really do any exploring. They visit populated areas and never establish any alone time. This pattern is not an ideal romantic getaway. One of the greatest benefits of traveling to Catalina Island is that there are absolutely no challenges in finding a secluded place where you and your partner can have an exclusively tailored experience. The second you start to hike around the Island, secluded spots appear everywhere. For example, a hike through the Botanic Gardens unveils many quiet moments that break the mold of an average vacation. The heights and outskirts of this island possess the most serene, breathtaking views that ensure your getaway is anything but mundane.

On Catalina Island, you also have the ability to discover your own uninhabited spots. By renting kayaks, traversing along the shore and pulling up on any part of the Island, you and your partner can claim a location that’s “yours.” During your explorations, you’ll find highly secluded beaches that will make your romantic beach vacation an absolutely unique experience. This is a one-of-a-kind island getaway that cannot be found many places…and it’s right off the coast of Southern California!

Romantic Getaways are Better with Unique Activities

Catalina Island has many incredible activities to accompany your romantic getaways. Because it’s an island, there are many diverse activities for couples with all interests. It’s one of the only places where lovers can experience ocean, beach, hotel, interior of the island, city and nightlife activities in one location. Whether you want to be active or simply relax, here some activities that couples find really enjoyable:

  • Rent a golf cart and explore the Island together for a couple of hours
  • Tour the iconic Casino Ballroom
  • Play some mini golf
  • Scale a rock climbing wall in Descanso Beach
  • Tour the interior of the Island by bus or jeep
  • Experience a Segway tour
  • Camp at various sites
  • Go scuba diving or snorkeling
  • Visit Botanic Garden and Wrigley Memorial
  • Parasail together on one flight
  • Walk on the beaches
  • Eat at great restaurants and food tours
  • Try amazing wine 
  • Explore the Island via boat or kayak
  • Zip line through beautiful nature
  • And more!

There are also many unique California beach resorts on Catalina Island to provide rest and romance in between activities.

Amazing Restaurants Make Romantic Getaways

For the most romantic dining experiences on Catalina Island, try the following restaurants.

Avalon Grille

If you’re looking for a seaside view and exquisite dining, look no further than Avalon Grille. This is a unique steakhouse with mouthwatering food, dessert, wines, beers and specialty cocktails. The Avalon Grille features new American cuisine and regional dishes with a seasonal approach.

Maggie’s Blue Rose

Those craving Mexican food can find incredible Mexican/Southwestern food here. Maggie’s provides a fine dining experience with a south of the border feel that includes lobster, crab legs, premium cut steaks and an extensive margarita selection.

Mt. Ada Restaurant

Sitting nearly 400 feet above the Pacific Ocean, Mt. Ada offers commanding view of Avalon. You have to ride a golf cart to get up there, but once you arrive, you are greeted with an absolutely beautiful view of Catalina Island. This location offers lunch only between 11:30am – 2:00pm.

Catalina Island has provided life-changing romantic getaways for people from all 50 states as well as from Canada, Australia, Mexico, Asia and all over the world. Visit Catalina Island and begin your dream romantic getaway 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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