When most travelers think of a family vacation to Catalina Island, they envision herding young children and wrangling teens into a postcard perfect family getaway. Many Catalina visitors, however, have discovered that this island paradise is an ideal destination for a multi-generation getaway.
Whether you choose to bring the kids and their grandparents or make your Catalina vacation adults only, we’ve put together a list of the Top Nine Things To Do On Catalina Island with your parents.
Visit the Catalina Museum – Catalina’s fascinating history as well as a collection of compelling temporary exhibits have made a stop at this remarkable building a must-do on any Catalina vacation. Don’t miss the galleries on Catalina history.
Tour of the Casino – Avalon’s architectural icon features art deco murals, a spectacular theatre and one of the most remarkable ballrooms in the world. Take a Discover the Casino Tour or a Casino Behind the Scenes tour to learn more.
Go Hiking — If you all like getting outside and getting moving, Catalina hiking offers great scenery and unique wildlife.
Pottery Tour – Catalina tile and pottery were created on the island for decades and this fascinating experience lets you create replica tiles while learning more about this enduring – and highly collectible – product.
Escape Room – Escape rooms are popping up all over. Discover the reason for all the hype: it’s the perfect way to spend some quality time together. The Catalina Room Escape – Pirate Challenge puts a buccaneer spin on all the fun.
Avalon Tasting and Cultural Walking Tour – Everyone loves to eat – and drink – while on vacation. The Avalon Tasting & Cultural Walking Tour provides the perfect opportunity to spend a few hours together enjoying Catalina’s best restaurants and some of the best tastes of Avalon.
Have an adventure – If your folks are up for a bit of adrenalin, Catalina can certainly deliver. Ziplines, jet skis and scuba are just some of the many amazing Catalina adventures available.
Rent a golf cart – Renting a golf cart on Catalina Island has become a must-do activity for thousands of travelers. Providing a convenient way to see Avalon’s attractions and vistas, golf carts are a perfect option if you, or your parents, aren’t up for a lot of walking.
Take in a movie – Avalon movie theatre, located in the ground floor of the Catalina Casino, harkens back to Hollywood’s golden era, when movies were shown in palaces and the surroundings rivaled what was on the screen. First-run movies are shown nightly in the Avalon Theatre.
How ever you choose to enjoy your Catalina vacation with your parents, it’s sure to be a time you all cherish.