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Catalina Island Holiday

A popular escape from the streets of Los Angeles, this island’s laid-back atmosphere and crystal-clear waters make it seem a world away from the busy city. 

Relax, snorkel and swim, or experience adventures such as diving in a mini submarine and zip-lining, all on Catalina Island, just 22 miles (35 kilometers) off the Coast of Los Angeles.

Step off the ferry and onto the streets of Avalon, the main city, and head straight to the beach or stroll through the art galleries and souvenir shops. Catalina was developed in the late 19th century and features quaint old hotels and a gorgeous art deco casino.

Dive or snorkel right off the pier or hop aboard a glass-bottom boat to gaze at local marine life. Organize a dive in a mini submarine to see octopuses, sharks and all kinds of fish, or for more action go parasailing or rent a Jet Ski. 

Catalina Island can get crowded in the high season, so to explore further afield rent a golf cart, available at a few places near the pier.

If you’d like to go hiking and see some local wildlife, head inland for great views and the chance to spot island foxes, eagles or bison. Drop into the Nature Center at Avalon Canyon or the Santa Catalina Island Interpretive Center to learn more about the island’s wildlife and geography. 

Fly high above the forest canopy on the Cataline Zip Line, one of the island’s most exciting attractions, and enjoy sweeping views of the coastline.

Back in Avalon, brush up on your local history at the Catalina Island Museum, check out the city’s video-game arcade, play mini golf, or tackle the rock climbing wall. For a great night out, head to the art deco Catalina Casino. Despite its name, this is not a gambling establishment. Instead, you’ll find an old-time theater and a ballroom that hosts plays, concerts and festivals. 

The Catalina Island Ferry leaves from the mainland at Long Beach, San Pedro and Dana Point.


Guide to Exploring Catalina Island


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Hotel St. Lauren NZ$194
Reviewed on 21 Aug. 2019
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Hotel St. Lauren

Hotel St. Lauren

231 Beacon Street, Avalon, CA
     
    3.7 of 5
    2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

    The 6th floor patio doesn’t open until 9pm. I wanted to see the view of the sunrise but couldn’t. The vending machine had only 3 varieties. No juice or non carbonated drinks (I don’t drink soda). Beautiful hotel and nice and close to Main Street and Vons. :)

    Glenmore Plaza Hotel NZ$255
    Reviewed on 13 Aug. 2019
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    Glenmore Plaza Hotel

    Glenmore Plaza Hotel

    118 Sumner - Box 155, Avalon, CA
       
      3.9 of 5
      3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Provided what I needed in terms of shelter. Room was spacious.

      Hotel Mac Rae NZ$305
      Reviewed on 19 Aug. 2019
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      Hotel Mac Rae

      Hotel Mac Rae

      409 Crescent Ave, Avalon, CA
         
        4.0 of 5
        0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Loved the coffee and warm muffins every morning! Staff is very friendly.

        Seaport Village Inn Avalon NZ$202
        Reviewed on 19 Aug. 2019
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        Seaport Village Inn Avalon

        Seaport Village Inn Avalon

        119 Maiden Lane, Avalon, CA
           
          3.8 of 5
          2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          It is very close to the beach! The staffs are friendly, and provide simple breakfast. The only problem is that several trash cans were outside of our room door, which were very smelly and unpleasant. 😔!

          Holiday Inn Resort Catalina Island NZ$280
          Reviewed on 19 Aug. 2019
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          Holiday Inn Resort Catalina Island

          Holiday Inn Resort Catalina Island

          888 Country Club Dr, Avalon, CA
             
            4.1 of 5
            3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            The only issue we had was restaurant was terrible it took over 1hr 1/2 to get dinner.. the was cold after we got it!! Other than that we would go back!! The girls love pool, room was very clean ! Stall very nice.. would recommend this hotel.. The shuttle pick us up.. and drop us off.. from boat and ...

            El Terado Terrace NZ$403
            Reviewed on 13 Aug. 2019
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            El Terado Terrace

            El Terado Terrace

            230 Marilla Ave, Avalon, CA
               
              4.0 of 5
              3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              I think anyone who stays here should know it up s steep hill. The hotel should have a shuttle service, and it would be a lot more enjoyable. Anyone staying at the hotel make sure to get a taxi, and your stay will be pleasant.

              Catalina Island Inn NZ$306
              Reviewed on 12 Aug. 2019
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              Catalina Island Inn

              Catalina Island Inn

              125 Metropole Avenue, Avalon, CA
                 
                3.8 of 5
                2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                Loved that this was close to everything (within walking distance). Place was clean and sufficient although a very small space. Staff was great. No elevators. Wifi is horrible.

                The Pavilion Hotel NZ$435
                Reviewed on 17 Aug. 2019
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                The Pavilion Hotel

                The Pavilion Hotel

                513 Crescent Ave, Avalon, CA
                   
                  4.7 of 5
                  3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Great location! The daily breakfast is fantastic as well as the wine and cheese. Very clean, friendly staff, and overall a very nice place.

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