Catalina Island Blog

Celebrating Film on Catalina Island

Located just offshore from the worldwide capital of film production, it’s no surprise that Catalina Island and Hollywood have a love affair that goes back to the earliest days of movie making. Legendary filmmaker D.W. Griffith made one of the first films on Catalina Island, 1912’s Man’s Genesis…

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Catalina Island Reads

Summer beach reads, broody thrillers, engrossing historical fiction, no matter what your favorite reads are Catalina Island is the ideal spot to crack the spine on a good book. Whether you prefer to read with your toes in the sand or a drink in your hand – or both – reading on Catalina Island is a…

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11 Things To Do This Fall on Catalina Island

Summer may be the high season on the island, but fall is just about everyone’s favorite season. With comfortable weather, warm waters and a wide array of events and activities, it’s not hard to see why fall is considered by many to be the best time to visit Catalina. Need convincing? Here are 11…

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11 Reasons to Visit Two Harbors

When most visitors think of Catalina Island, they envision Avalon, with its extensive visitor services and iconic Catalina Casino Building. But Catalina Island attractions can be found elsewhere on the island, including the remote settlement at the island’s isthmus, Two Harbors. Named for the two…

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Getting Around Catalina Island

Getting Around When You Get Here: Transportation on Catalina Island The journey to Catalina Island is all part of the adventure, but getting around once you get here is fun too. While Avalon, the island’s only city, can be easily navigated on foot, if you are staying longer than a day or plan to…

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7 Tips to Avoid the Crowds on Catalina Island

It’s no secret that summer is high season on Catalina Island – and it’s not hard to see why. Warmer temperatures both above and in the water, abundant activities and, let’s not forget, schools are out! Just because it’s high season doesn’t mean there’s not ways to avoid the crowds and find your own…

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