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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

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 plan your first visit to Catalina Island

Those of us who live on – and love – Catalina Island are regularly amazed at how many times we hear the phrase “I’ve lived in Southern California my entire life and I’ve never been to Catalina Island.” Well, what are you waiting for? Here’s our guide to planning your first visit to Catalina Island….

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November 8, 2021

5 Fun Things To Do Now That Catalina is Open

Welcome back! We’ve been waiting to say that (again) for months. Now that Catalina is open to travelers again it’s time to start adventuring and exploring. While the light at the end of the tunnel is getting brighter and brighter, we’re not out of the woods yet and when you visit you’ll be asked to…

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March 12, 2021

Is Catalina open? Five things to do in the time of COVID

With international travel restricted and interstate travel discouraged, Californians are looking for a way to escape and finding an ideal option just 22 miles away. The answer to “Is Catalina open?” is a resounding – but slightly qualified “Yes!” Most of the island’s many activities are available. Many restaurants are also open, serving food to…

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October 30, 2020

What to do on Catalina Island

Thinking about a quick getaway to escape from everyday life? We’ve got just the place. Ocean breezes, wide open spaces and a captivating seaside vibe far removed from the ordinary. Intrigued? Read on to learn what to do on Catalina Island. This southern California island offers a range of activities, including high-octane adventures and exciting…

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October 27, 2020

5 Reasons To Take A Private Tour on Catalina

With travel restrictions and COVID apprehensions making long distance travel less than appealing for many, the island’s popularity has surged – as has the popularity of private tours on Catalina. From bus tours to snorkel tours, travelers are opting for exclusive experiences with just their travel companions. Intrigued? You’re not alone. Here are 5 reasons…

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September 17, 2020

Check out the eagles on a Catalina Island webcam

One of the island’s most dramatic residents is also the subject of one of the most popular Catalina Island webcams. Soaring high above the Catalina coastline, bald eagles are a thrilling sight to see no matter how many times they are glimpsed. With their distinctive white heads and tails, the national bird of the United…

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May 8, 2020

Romantic things to do on Catalina Island

Headed to Catalina Island for a couple’s getaway? Good thinking. Long known as the Island of Romance, this fascinating destination offers plenty to do, whether you are getting away for a day, a weekend or a week. Read on for our favorite romantic things to do on Catalina Island. Get your heart pumping: Adrenaline-fueled adventures…

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February 14, 2020