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  • Catalina Island is closed to visitors.
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  • Essential services are open.
  • Hiking trails, beaches and piers are closed due to LA County order.
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Catalina Island Blog

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Sherri Walker Cline

Staying Connected with Catalina

With non-essential travel discouraged and staying at home encouraged, Catalina Island visitors have had to curtail coming to Southern California’s favorite island in real life. Virtual visits, however, offer a relaxing diversion from these unsettled and unsettling times. From spectacular scenery on…

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20 Things To Do For Free

Activities on Catalina Island abound. From parasailing high above the sea to scuba diving below the surface there’s enough to do to fill several vacations. There’s also plenty of things to do on Catalina Island for those on a budget. Read on for 20 free things to do on Catalina Island. Hike:…

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20 Things To Do Under $20

Whether you’re visiting Catalina Island for a day or a week, this island paradise offers a wealth of opportunities to indulge yourself, but it also offers a surprising number of ways to save. If you’re looking to save on your Catalina Island vacation, here are 20 things you can do for less than $20…

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20 Reasons to Love Catalina in 2020

Catalina Island captivates visitors, providing a never-ending love affair with its island environs and inspiring travelers to return again and again. Here are just 20 of the many reasons to love Catalina Island in 2020. Scenery: Surrounded by the sea, Catalina Island boasts some of the most…

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Nine Vacations to Plan on Catalina Island

Each year, more than half of working Americans leave vacation days and paid time off unused. This year, resolve to make sure you are not among them by planning one -- or all -- of these nine vacations on Catalina Island. Family vacation: The classic vacation with the family continues to be a popular…

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Fitness on Catalina Island

November kicks of endurance season on Catalina Island, with a triathlon, 10K, half-marathon, marathon and 50 miler races returning to the island. New this year is the ÖTILLÖ Swimrun, a challenging endurance event popular in Europe that will make its North American debut on the island Feb. 29 and…

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Things to do in November on Catalina Island

As the calendar ushers in the fall and the island’s slower season, Halloween on Catalina Island ushers in a November with an array of things to do, ranging from athletic to multi-cultural. The centerpiece of Halloween on Catalina Island is a parade of costumed children, who showcase their costumes…

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