Catalina Island is a rocky island getaway, whose 22-mile (35-kilometer) distance from the coast of LA often feels like 22,000. The ferry ride from Long Beach, Dana Point, San Pedro or Newport Beach takes about an hour, and the minute you step off the boat in the island’s only incorporated town, Avalon, you’ll feel like you’ve left the country. The Mediterranean-esque island offers a blissful breather from LA’s constant flurry. Stay for a day or a week – your goal is to slow down and take advantage of the island’s tranquil pace.

Shopping in Avalon’s small boutiques, dining in a seaside restaurant and admiring the harbor, dotted with shiny white yachts, can fill up a morning or afternoon. Then, throw on your swimsuit for some snorkeling, rent a bike to see more of the island or try your luck with a fishing pole. Golf, Segway-rental, scuba diving, kayaking, camping, hiking and parasailing are also available.

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Catalina Express Round-Trip Ferry Service: Long Beach or San Pedro to Avalon

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 12 Reviews

Climb aboard the ‘Catalina Express’ ferry at either Downtown Landing in Long Beach or Catalina Sea and Air Terminal in San Pedro for round-trip service to ...  Read more

Location: Long Beach, California
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $71.99

Catalina Food and Walking Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 7 Reviews

Prepare your taste buds for this 3-hour culinary walking tour of beautiful Catalina Island. Your informative guide will take you through Catalina’s picturesque ...  Read more

Location: Catalina Island, California
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $92.56

Catalina Island Day Trip

4.5 star rating: Recommended 30 Reviews

Be whisked away to Catalina Island and the beautiful city of Avalon, a Mediterranean-like town just 22 miles off the coastline of Southern California. Travel ...  Read more

Location: Anaheim - Buena Park, California
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $96.99

Catalina Island Zipline Eco-Tour from Anaheim or Los Angeles

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Spend a day in paradise on this day trip to Catalina Island off the coast of Los Angeles. After a smooth 1-hour ferry ride to the island, get ready for an ...  Read more

Location: Anaheim - Buena Park, California
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $268.99

Round-trip Ferry Service from Dana Point to Catalina Island

4.5 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

Climb aboard the ‘Catalina Express’ ferry in Dana Point and enjoy round-trip service to Catalina Island! Enjoy beautiful waterfront views on your ...  Read more

Location: Dana Point, California
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $74.00

Catalina Island Helicopter Tour

Delight in stunning views of rugged mountains and sapphire-blue waters on this full-island helicopter tour of Catalina Island. Embarking from the island's main ...  Read more

Location: Avalon, California
Duration: 15- or 30-minutes

From USD $149.99

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