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Five off-the-beaten path activities on Catalina Island

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Santa Catalina’s idyllic seaside resort atmosphere can sometimes obscure its fascinating history and unique environment. Here’s just a few activities on Catalina Island that will get you off-the-beaten path and immerse you in an authentic island adventure.

Catalina Happy Hour Tour: Avalon features more than two dozen bars and watering holes. Sample some of the best on this tour, while your cocktail concierge brings you a bit of frolicsome fun of the over-21 variety.

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The Catalina Happy Hour Tour is a party on the move.

Catalina Tile Experience: Avalon’s tile and pottery have been sought after for nearly 100 years. Learn more about this local product while you make a souvenir reproduction for yourself.

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The Catalina Tile Experience is an activity on Catalina Island that lets you create your own souvenir

Ultimate Beach Adventure: Get out of town on this unique adventure to White’s Landing, located several miles from Avalon. While at White’s enjoy the peace and quite of this isolated beach. Kayaks, stand-up paddleboards and snorkel gear are available at the beach.

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Get out of town on the Ultimate Beach Adventure

Frog Rock Kayak Tour: Paddle your way along the leeward coast of the island on this Catalina kayaking tour. Along the way, your guide will share fascinating facts about the island’s history and environment while you watch for marine life.

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Watch for sea lions and bald eagles on the Frog Rock Kayak Tour.

Visit the Wrigley Memorial & Botanic Garden: Located at the top of Avalon Canyon, the Wrigley Memorial & Botanic Garden offers an in-depth look at the island’s unique flora and fauna as well as a relaxing walk. Above the garden, the Wrigley Memorial honors the memory of the man whose vision crafted the Catalina we know today. Don’t miss the view from the top of the memorial.

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The Wrigley Memorial on Catalina