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July 4 — celebrating the holidays on Catalina

The holidays on Catalina Island are magical. An island-style Christmas, a romantic Valentine’s Day and a sun-soaked Labor Day are just a few of the amazing holiday experiences you can have on Catalina. There’s one holiday, however, that rises above the rest. If Catalina has an “official” holiday, it is definitely Independence Day. Avalon goes…

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June 27, 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

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

Take a virtual visit with Catalina webcam

While you can’t actually visit Catalina Island right now, there are plenty of ways to have a virtual visit. One of the most popular ways to see the many things to do in Avalon is via a Catalina webcam. Perched high above the city of Avalon, the Catalina Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau’s webcam…

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April 11, 2020

Catalina views for your next Zoom meeting

You can bring a view of Catalina to your video conference calls. We’re all adjusting to this strange new reality and for many of us, that means working from home and video conference calls. While the voyeuristic allure of peering into our colleagues’ home offices provides some distraction, for those looking to liven up the…

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April 1, 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

The step-by-step guide to planning a perfect Catalina day trip

Can you see Catalina Island in a day? We hear that question often. The answer is no, but you can have a great time on a Catalina day trip. Here’s our step-by-step guide to planning a great day trip to Catalina Island. Choose the season: It’s always a great time to visit Catalina Island, but…

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February 5, 2020

Everything you need to know to zipline on Catalina Island

Ever since it opened nearly 10 years ago, the Catalina Island Zipline Eco Tour has become one of the top attractions on Catalina Island. A high-octane thrill fest, the experience whisks thrill seekers down Descanso Canyon across five ziplines, with adventure seekers reaching speeds up to 45 miles per hour. Intrigued? Here’s everything you need…

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January 29, 2020

20 Things To Do On Catalina In 2020

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,…

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January 24, 2020

A Catalina travel advisor can help plan your getaway

While the days of needing a travel agent for every vacation and getaway are in the past, travel industry professionals are seeing a resurgence in the popularity of travel advisors. Offering much more than just booking services, a travel advisor can provide a personal touch along with in-depth local knowledge, making the travel planning much…

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November 30, 2019

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