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Catalina Island Visitor Information

Catalina Island is a picture perfect paradise and a world apart from the hustle and bustle of the mainland just 22 miles away. The air is refreshing, the water is clear, the community is casual and friendly, and there's not one traffic light on the whole Island. From the city of Avalon to the rustic village of Two Harbors, experience the Island for yourself - explore the rugged back country where the bison roam, enjoy the most stylish in dining experiences, conquer the rush of thrilling adventures, and relax on the sand with the gentle rhythm of the ocean. When you're on Island Time, you're always having the time of your life.

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2017-12-01 00:00:00 - 2018-01-01 00:00:00

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Catalina Island is part of Los Angeles County, and Avalon, incorporated in 1913, was the thirtieth city in the county.

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The Chicago Cubs trained on Catalina Island from 1921 to 1951.

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Avalon's golf course was first built in 1892, making it the oldest course in Southern California.

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There were once two piers in Avalon Bay, the Steamer Pier and the Pleasure Pier. Today the Pleasure Pier remains (first built in 1909).

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Former U. S. presidents Calvin Coolidge, Herbert Hoover, Ronald Reagan, and Richard Nixon all visited Catalina Island. President Warren G. Harding died just one week before his scheduled visit to the Island.

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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of the fictional character Sherlock Holmes, visited the Island in 1923.

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There was once an exclusive gambling establishment on Whittley Avenue called the Pilgrim Club. Built in 1902, it burned down in the Avalon fire of 1915, along with the about a third of the town.

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In 1929, Winston Churchill visited the Island just long enough to catch a marlin in record time.

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The M. V. Phoenix, last of the island's fleet of paddlewheel glass-bottom boats, was originally built in 1931 and retired from service in 1991.

Get a Massage

Get a Massage

Catalina has teams of massage therapists and rejuvenating spas, just waiting to melt the stress away. Find your massage on Catalina.

See a movie like never before in the Avalon Theatre

See a movie like never before in the Avalon Theatre

Movies are shown nightly at 7:30 pm. Enjoy a performance from the original pipe organ Friday and Saturday evening, one hour before the movie starts.
Rent a Golf Cart and tour around town

Rent a Golf Cart and tour around town

Enjoy spectacular views with turnoffs for photograpy. Find a golf cart.
Enjoy the Island's vast interior

Enjoy the Island's vast interior

Venture into the backcountry of the island and explore its hidden secrets. Take a hike, ride a bike or enjoy a guided eco-friendly jeep tour. If camping and adventure are your passions and you need assistance, island outfitters can arrange for gear and guides.
View the Chihuly exhibit at the Museum

View the Chihuly exhibit at the Museum

Now through December 11, 2017 take-in the Chihuly exhibit and re-live history, soak up art and learn something new at the Catalina Island Museum.

Experience the Zip Line Eco Tour

Experience the Zip Line Eco Tour

Try one of Catalina's favorite outdoor adventures, the Zip Line Eco Tour at the Descanso Beach Club.
Scuba dive along the coast

Scuba dive along the coast

Dive into Catalina Island's beautiful and crystal clear water with some of the finest and liveliest kelp forests in the world.
Eat, drink, play...repeat

Eat, drink, play...repeat

Enjoy a variety of dining options in Avalon. From seaside steaks to freshly caught lobsters, dining on Catalina Island presents a unique mixture of cuisine to satisfy the palate of every age.

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