Things To Do on Catalina Island
By Viator, March 2014
If renting a golf cart doesn’t entice you, you can always rent a bike – or a snorkel for that matter. The main name of the game in Catalina is exploration, and whether you’re hitting the bike paths or the water, you’re sure to discover a small Californian slice of paradise. Children enjoy the miniature golf course and the Descanso rock-climbing wall, and both young and old appreciate the Wrigley Memorial and Botanic Garden. There are numerous beaches to explore, and if you decided to grab that snorkel, you won’t be disappointed - Catalina Island has some incredible kelp forests, and its here that the rockfish, sea lions, and Garibaldi (California’s State Fish) come to play.
Avalon houses the iconic Catalina Island Casino Ballroom, the decor of which epitomizes Catalina’s golden era as a Hollywood starlet retreat. The walls are lined with history and art-deco glamour, and a tour here will properly set the mood for the rest of your time in Catalina. Just remember that “casino” refers to “meeting place,” – there is no gambling available, though its rife with beauty and charm.
Tours & Tickets
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
Long Beach, California
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)
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
Anaheim - Buena Park, California
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)
Climb aboard the ‘Catalina Express’ ferry in Dana Point and enjoy round-trip service to Catalina Island! Enjoy beautiful waterfront views on your 1.5-hour ride ... Read more
Dana Point, California
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)