What To Do
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Catalina's newest attraction: The Zip Line Eco Tour!
When you need a change of pace, Catalina Island is the place to be. Relax and unwind at an island paradise - just an hour's time from the mainland. Catalina Island, with its clear blue sunny skies and cool ocean breezes, is so close - but a world away.
Catalina is the only island destination in California that offers a large selection of accommodations that includes everything form beachfront hotels to cozy bed and breakfasts, well-appointed condos, charming cottages and even a four star country inn.
There are many air, land and water activities to complete your time in Catalina. If you're looking for adventure, go parasailing or diving, snorkeling or kayaking, hiking or biking. Discover the wild side of Catalina's interior and search for the island buffalo. Explore Catalina's abundant marine life without getting wet on the glass bottom boats and undersea semi-submersible tours. Or if it's real relaxation you're looking for, indulge yourself at one of Avalon's day spas.
If you are hungry, stroll along the ocean-front pedestrian promenade and you can dine at a number of casual beach view restaurants. For your shopping pleasure, Avalon's quaint Mediterrean streets are home to shops and galleries for island style clothes or gifts for that special someone.
Visit Catalina Island right now. View one of the islands webcams!
FIREWORKS: View this year's Fireworks Celebration over Avalon Bay
Be sure to pick up a Catalina Island Pocket Map to assist you in locating all the things you want to see and do! The Pocket Map is available in all the mainland transportation terminals and at the Chamber's Visitor Center on the Green Pleasure Pier in Avalon.
And be sure to check out Catalina Island's Bald Eagles!
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