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Embraced by island breezes and caressed by salt spray, a romantic getaway to Catalina Island offers an escape from the grind of the mainland, where you can focus on each other uninterrupted by the stresses of everyday. Long celebrated as the Island of Romance – in both song and deserved reputation – Catalina beckons lovers, […]

Unwrap an experience that everyone on your Christmas list will remember forever with a getaway to Catalina Island. This alluring Southern California island offers something for everyone, making it the perfect answer to the age-old question of “what do you want for Christmas?” Need a few more ideas? Here are five itinerary ideas to help […]

There’s nothing like the holidays to make most people want to escape to an island paradise – and lucky for you, there’s one nearby. Here are our top five reasons to getaway to Catalina Island this holiday season. 1. Family vacation on Catalina Island With all the pressures of travel, shopping, baking, hosting, cooking, partying […]

Catalina Island hosts a wide array of animals, ranging from majestic bison to diminutive foxes and from massive blue whales to agile dolphins. On land, sky and sea, these creatures thrill visitors, contribute to the island’s heritage and are part of the unique fabric that forges the environment of Santa Catalina Island. On the land […]

With its convenient location, exotic ambiance and wide range of services, it’s no wonder that Catalina Island is quickly becoming a favorite option for meeting planners and corporate travel agents eager to discover a unique venue for their next event. The wide range of meeting facilities and event venues on Catalina Island make it an […]

Can I tell you secret? Most people who visit Catalina Island miss out on the real magic of our Southern California destination. Even though the charming seaside village is just a tiny portion of the island, most visitors never venture beyond Avalon, which means they never get to experience the compelling confluence of isolated wilderness […]

As the days get shorter and the nights get longer, twilight on Catalina Island is full of promise. Most of the time, that promise is the allure of a romantic walk along the Avalon waterfront, an amusing night out with friends or the soul-fulfilling beauty of the full moon reflected on the surface of the […]

Nearly a century ago, visionary businessman and chewing gum magnet William Wrigley, Jr. had one of his many innovative ideas for promoting Catalina Island, which he was developing as a resort destination. Wrigley offered $25,000 to the winner of a swimming race between Santa Catalina and the mainland. Trumpeted far and wide in 1926, the […]

With more than 85 percent of the nation’s wine produced in the Golden State, it’s no surprise that California wine has its own month. On Catalina Island, wine is grown, celebrated and – of course – enjoyed. Whether you are visiting during California wine month or any other time of year, here are our nine […]

Fall in love with Catalina Island! There’s always a wealth of things to do on Catalina Island. From adrenalin-pumping escapades to relaxing explorations, our Southern California destination is ready for adventure all throughout the year. As summer wanes, activities on Catalina increase, with several world-class festivals bringing art, island culture, wine, film and live music […]

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