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Five Family-Friendly Things To Do On Catalina This Winter

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Luckily, the weather on Catalina Island is seldom frightful, but there’s no denying that winter can bring a bit of a chill to the air. Here are five family-friendly things to do on Catalina this winter.

Take on a Catalina Escape Room

If you’ve yet to try an escape room, what have you been waiting for? The whole family will have a blast solving riddles, revealing secrets and cracking codes to unlock the room. Work as a team to solve the Catalina Pirate Challenge in what is sure to be one of the most memorable things to do on Catalina.

See Beneath the Sea on the Undersea Expedition

Even though you’ll be surrounded by chilly Pacific waters, the temperature-controlled cabin of a semi-submersible is a perfect place to entertain the family on a winter afternoon. Expect to see schools of semi-tame fish all eager for a handout when you take on the Undersea Expedition which is perfect for younger children.

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Things to do in winter include the Undersea Expedition

Take a Catalina Food Tour

Older kids with an adventurous palate will love the Avalon Tasting & Walking Tour, with its array of experiences and tastes – both sweet and savory. While there is some walking, you’ll have plenty of chances to warm up in some of Catalina’s best restaurants. Since they dine rain or shine, a Catalina Food Tour is an ideal rainy-day activity.

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Things are always delicious on the Catalina Food Tour

Take the family underwater on Catalina Island

Thanks to nice, thick wetsuits, there’s no reason to forego plunging beneath the surface and exploring the island’s underwater world. Snorkeling and scuba are both family-friendly Catalina activities that can be enjoyed year round. In the winter, however, you’ll find that wetsuits are not optional equipment if you plan to spend much time in the water.

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Wesuits keep scuba divers warm as they walk down steps into water at Casino Point, Catalina Island, California, Pacific

Visit the Catalina Museum

One of the must-do attractions on Catalina Island, the Catalina Island Museum offers fun for everyone in the family no matter what the weather. With fascinating permanent exhibits, ever-changing temporary exhibits and plenty of compelling special events – not to mention an irresistible museum store, no visit to Santa Catalina Island is complete without stopping by the museum.