Twilight at the Casino Tour

Duration: 90 minutes

General Admission


Price includes City of Avalon admissions tax


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Experience the beauty of this magnificent architectural marvel, including the spectacular Casino Ballroom and the dramatic Avalon Theatre.

  • Get an in-depth look at one of California's most iconic landmarks in an intimate small-group setting
  • Encounter and capture on film gorgeous art deco details that most guests overlook on faster paced tours
  • Sample popcorn and hear your own pipe organ concert in the Avalon Theatre
  • Sip wine, sample cheeses and dance on the ballroom's original hardwood floors
  • Stroll the romantic promenade and relax in the twilight with one of the best views in the state

Children of all ages are welcome on this tour.

The Twilight at the Casino Tour is wheelchair accessible. Please review restrictions below.

Tour departs rain or shine, but may not be available during special events.

This tour is available for most guests. Please see restrictions below.

What to Expect

Encounter the Catalina Casino the way it was intended, with a Page Organ concert, dancing in the ballroom and a romantic stroll along the promenade as the lights of Avalon reflect across the harbor.

This in-depth Casino experience will take you from the dramatic loggia, into the Avalon Theatre where you’ll enjoy freshly popped popcorn and see the awe-inspiring murals that encircle the theatre. From there, walk in the footsteps of Hollywood legends and Big Band icons as you ascend up to the dressing rooms & Wrigley Family’s private viewing room before heading up to the spectacular ballroom for a spin around the dance floor and a glass of wine. The magic hour of twilight provides the perfect backdrop to the views of Avalon Harbor from the promenade.

Your entertaining guide will share tales of the historic building and the unforgettable characters that make up its story. This is a Catalina Island experience you’ll never forget.

Exploring in the Casino Building:  This is a walking tour.  You will be walking throughout the Avalon Theatre & then walking up back-of-house stairs and ramps to the Catalina Casino Ballroom.  There are a combination of 4 flights of stairs and 4 ramps – 2 below the mezzanine & 2 above – that make climbing 12 stories easy and fun.

Photograph early and often:  This is one of the most remarkable buildings in the state.  Make sure to have your camera out before you start the tour.

What to bring and wear:  Wear comfortable clothes for the season. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended, as you will be walking up and down a series of ramps on the tour. Don’t forget your camera – this building is gorgeous and you will want to capture it on film.  While gratuities for your guide are not included in the cost of the ticket, they are accepted and appreciated.

Restrictions:  For your safety, you should be in good health & free from high blood pressure, heart, neck or back problems, motion sickness, or other conditions that could be aggravated by this adventure. The Twilight at the Casino Tour is wheelchair accessible. Please note there are 6 ramps that will be used to get from the theater downstairs to the ballroom upstairs.  Guests must have someone to push them or use a motorized scooter.  Should you be booking for a guest who uses a wheelchair or scooter, please reach out to us ahead of time so that we can make sure to have accommodations available for you on tour.


Where to Meet

Casino Building
Avalon, CA 90704

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Have questions? Here's the most frequently asked.

There is no age limit on the Twilight at the Casino Tour, however younger children may get bored.

Absolutely. You’ll want to photograph the building and the views of Avalon.

Yes, a glass of wine is served in the Casino Ballroom during the Twilight at the Casino tour. Identification may be required and there is no discount for non drinkers.

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"The evening tour with Frankie from Avalon was so fun! Frankie is so charming, and it includes wine and cheese and a little ballroom dancing!"

Karla H - TripAdvisor

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