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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

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

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