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The best things to do on Catalina in the summer

As the last days of summer spill out across the calendar, back-to-school sales and dreams of pumpkin spice lattes are taking center stage, but there’s still time for fun in the sun! Read on for the best things to do on Catalina in the summer. Getting in the water is one of the best things…

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August 12, 2022

Catalina Comedy Island coming this fall

Need a good laugh? There will be several opportunities for chuckles, guffaws and giggles at the inaugural Catalina Comedy Island event coming this September to the Avalon Theatre. Scheduled for September 9 and 10, Catalina Comedy Island will bring together world-class comedians for a four-show comedy extravaganza in one of the most unforgettable theatres in…

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August 1, 2022

Catalina Buzz — Things to do on Catalina Island in August

Summer is in full swing on Catalina Island, with warm weather and refreshing sea temperatures luring visitors and locals alike to the island’s crystal-clear waters and picturesque beaches. Adventure abounds at this time of year, with Catalina activities such as snorkeling, kayaking, swimming and stand-up paddling particularly popular. If perfect weather and an abundance of…

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July 24, 2022

Catalina Buzz – June Catalina Events

As summer begins to heat up, so too does the list of things to do on Catalina Island. Read on for the many June Catalina events we’re looking forward to. Restaurant Week: Avalon celebrates this regional event with a series of special menus and special offers from Catalina’s culinary masters. Check out the list of…

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June 4, 2022

Everything You Need To Know About Catalina Bus Tours

For more than 100 years, this island paradise has been attracting visitors. And for decades those visitors would choose a Catalina bus tour as the best way to see the island’s many attractions. While much has changed both on the island and on the mainland, what hasn’t changed is the popularity of Catalina bus tours….

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May 26, 2022

Five Exciting Things To Do On Catalina Island

Catalina Island has long been known for relaxation and romance. Thanks to its natural beauty, Mediterranean atmosphere and friendly ambiance, a getaway to this idyllic island is the ideal way to unwind and de-stress. But the island also has a wild side. Read on for five exciting things to do on Catalina Island. Zipline: One…

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May 22, 2022

Catalina Buzz – May Catalina Events

As if Catalina’s alluring seaside charms weren’t enough to entice you to visit the island this spring, there are several May Catalina events you won’t want to miss. Film Premiere – May 21: The Catalina Museum for Art & History has set out to document the lives of Catalina residents who have had an outsized…

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May 17, 2022

How to do Catalina Island for the first time

Located just a short boat ride – or an even shorter helicopter ride – from the Southern California mainland, Catalina Island offers an intriguing getaway for a day, a weekend or a lifetime. Read on for how to do Catalina Island for the first time. Decide on when: While you can get a taste of…

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April 29, 2022

Catalina Buzz — Catalina events in April

As winter warms into spring and Southern California hopefully shakes off the last of Covid’s restrictions, Catalina’s events calendar is beginning to resemble the island’s normal array of a festivals, concerts and galas. Here’s just a few of the Catalina events we’re looking forward to in the next couple of weeks. Catalina Spring Art Fair…

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April 6, 2022

When is the best time to visit Catalina Island

“When is the best time to visit Catalina Island” is one of the most frequently asked questions about this vacation paradise. The answer: It depends. Summer offers warm weather and warm water. Winter tempts with quiet streets and an unrushed ambiance. Autumn’s perfect weather and wealth of events make it a favorite time of many…

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February 28, 2022

How to Get to Catalina Island

Now that you’ve finally decided its time to experience Catalina Island for the first time, you have even more decisions to make and how to get to Catalina Island is an important one. Most visitors to Catalina Island arrive via Catalina ferry – also referred to as cross channel carriers. Currently there are two companies…

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November 8, 2021

Where should I go on Catalina Island

If you’re exploring Catalina Island for the first time, you may be wondering where to go. For most first-time visitors, the answer is Avalon. This charming seaside resort has been the center of tourism on the island for more than a century. With its colorful homes, dramatic hillsides and quaint streets, Avalon is frequently compared…

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November 8, 2021