While you can spot Catalina Island on a clear day from nearly any west-facing Southern California beach, hillside or skyscraper, there are plenty of other places to feel the island’s influence. Here are 9 places to find Catalina when you’re not on Catalina. In song – The most famous Catalina song is the Four Preps […]

It’s not many vacations that begin before you arrive. Whether trapped in traffic or facing the myriad frustrations of modern air travel, most vacations don’t start until you get there. That’s not the case when it comes to getting to Catalina Island. With welcoming ocean breezes, expansive views of the Pacific and the anticipation of […]

Whether you’re about to visit, just visited or are still here, there’s a lot to know about this Southern California destination. Here are 15 things about Catalina Island that often make visitors wonder. How much does it cost to live there? Like life everywhere, housing is the biggest expense when factoring the cost of living. […]

    Generations of vacationers have discovered the secret of Catalina, returning year after year to this Southern California destination until the island feels like a second home. Thanks to its natural beauty and wide array of activities, first-time visitors to Catalina almost always return. Here are seven things every first-time visitor to Catalina Island […]

  Catalina’s underwater world has been attracting explorers for more than 100 years and it’s not hard to see why. A thriving eco-system that teems with marine life rewards underwater explorers who venture beneath the surface. Here are eight things you should know about Catalina’s underwater world. It’s beautiful down there. As soon as visitors […]

Nine things to do Catalina Island this summer Stand-up paddleboard – The waters on the calm, sheltered front side of the island are ideal for trying out this popular sport. Several companies rent paddleboards as well as kayaks, pedal boats and more. Explore underwater – Catalina Island is widely considered one of the best spots […]

We hate to break this to you, but dad really doesn’t want another tie for Father’s Day. What he’d really like is the promise of spending some time with you. This Father’s Day make dad happy with plans for a Catalina family vacation. Here are our nine favorite things to do on Catalina Island with […]

For many travelers, it’s not a great vacation without great places to eat. Trying new foods, experiencing new versions of old favorites and dining in fascinating new locations are all part of the fun of travel. Restaurants on Santa Catalina Island offer diners a buffet of possibilities to explore. Here are nine tips that will make your […]

Santa Catalina Island’s future as a vacation destination was first envisioned in the late 1880s by George Shatto, who owned the island at the time. The developer mapped out the streets of what he proposed calling Shatto — but was luckily convinced by his sister-in-law to name Avalon. Since then, the island’s subsequent owners have […]

Each year, thousands of visitors experience Catalina for the first-time. This Island paradise takes lifetime to explore all of its secrets, but there are a few things you should know before you arrive. [subhead] 11 Things You Should Know Before Your First Visit to Catalina Island Avalon is just small part of the Island – […]

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