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20 Things To Do On Catalina In 2020

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It doesn’t matter how many times you’ve visited or how long you’ve lived here, there’s always something fun to do. Check out these 20 things to do on Catalina in 2020.

Snorkel: On either side of Avalon Harbor, you’ll discover some of the best snorkeling in Southern California. Thanks to calm waters and protected wildlife, snorkeling on Catalina Island is an experience you’ll want to try again and again.

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Take a food tour: Whether you are here for the first time or have lived here for years, the Avalon Tasting & Cultural Walking Tour will introduce you to new tastes, new facts and whole new way of looking at the island. Make 2020 the year you experience it.

Get a Massage: This year, treat yourself to the ultimate in relaxation with a massage.

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Kayak: One of the most popular water activities on Catalina Island is kayaking. The protected waters along the leeward side of the island are ideal to explore via kayak – even if it’s your first time.

Escape: Throughout the country, escape rooms are popping up all over. Featuring an array of riddles, brainteasers and puzzles, these clever challenges bring people together to solve the “room” in a set amount of time. Find out what all the buzz is about at the Catalina Room Escape.

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Get out of town: Venture beyond Avalon and discover the Catalina wilderness, where bison roam, foxes frolic and views are unforgettable. Check out on the East End Expedition or the Catalina Jeep Eco Tour.

Plan to attend your favorite event: Throughout the year, Catalina’s special event calendar overflows with amazing things to do, ranging from endurance events to wine festivals and from concerts to silent films. This year don’t miss finding your new favorite Catalina event.

Hike: With dozens of miles of hiking trails and more than 75 square miles of protected wilderness, there’s plenty to explore in Catalina’s interior.

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Check out the Casino: Make 2020 the year you explore the history and culture in the Catalina Casino, Avalon’s iconic landmark.

See a movie at the museum: Since nightly first-run movies are no longer happening in the Avalon Theatre, the Catalina Island Museum has stepped up to offer movies on First Fridays.

Zipline: Kick your adrenaline into high gear in 2020 on the Catalina zipline.

See the moon over the harbor: One of the most unforgettable sights on Catalina Island is the full moon reflected on the water. Full moon dates in 2020 are on Feb. 9, March 9, April 7, May 7, June 5, July 5, Aug. 3, Sept. 2, Oct. 1, Oct. 31, Nov. 30 and Dec. 29.

Take an undersea adventure: There’s plenty to see beneath the sea. Discover – or re-discover – the magic of Lover’s Cove on a glass bottom boat or semi-submersible.

Get creative: Catalina tile has been an integral part of Catalina’s artistic fabric for generations. In 2020 get your hands dirty on the Catalina Tile Experience and create your own.

Go deeper: Scuba diving and snuba let you plunge even deeper into Catalina’s wonderous underwater world.

Visit Two Harbors: You know you’ve always wanted to. Make 2020 the year you head to the West End of the island and experience Two Harbors.

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See the wildlife: From dolphins to bison and from foxes to hawks, Catalina offers a number of opportunities to experience wildlife.

Soar above it all: Parasailing is a surprisingly relaxing way to see the island and the Pacific. Never done it? Check it out this year.

Take a bike ride: There are several ways to explore Catalina on two wheels, including a relaxing pedal through town, a challenging ride in the interior and aboard an electric bike.

Plan another trip: There’s no way to fit all the fun things to do on Catalina Island into just one visit. Make sure plan another trip!

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