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Santa Catalina Island

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Avalon
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  • Brette C.
    "Rent a golf cart and tour the island."(5 Tips)
    Melonie G.
    "A scenic winding drive through the mountains with amazing views."(8 Tips)
    Jennifer G.
    "semi-submersible tour"(4 Tips)
    Bobbo B.
    "Helped me fix my bike and everything!"(3 Tips)
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  • Katie B.
    Katie BinghamJuly 18, 2013
    Love this island, lil piece of heavenA great hotel to stay at is the metropole, it is a great family hotel and a great spot for a romantic getaway, DO NOT stay at vista del mar, dirty and unfriendly.
  • Juston P.
    Juston PayneJanuary 9, 2012
    Splurge on the fast catamaran, rent a bike on the island, and spend the day poking around this island. Bonus points if you find the herd of buffalo, which were brought here in the 1920's for a movie.
  • Airalin B.
    Airalin BowmanJuly 8, 2011
    it's a unique place with unique people and an amazing history! there's so much to do!!! and it's just across from Los Angeles area. come for the day or come to stay; Avalon will bring you back:-)
  • Dan M.
    Dan MilanoAugust 1, 2010
    Walk 5 minutes up Avalon Canyon road and visit The Sandtrap for delicious $1 tacos, $2 beers and $4 margaritas from 2-7pm!! You won't believe you spent less than $10 on this island for so much stuff!
  • Avi G.
    Avi GurAugust 14, 2013
    Get a hotel in the center of Avalon, if you go up the hill or have a long walk back at the end of the night, it takes away from your nightlife experience.
  • Danielle N.
    Danielle NeufeldMay 5, 2012
    Take a golf cart to the botanical garden! It was really fun and very pretty up there. Didn't realize Wrigley (Cubs, bubblegum) had such an effect on the island. Interesting!
  • Brian T.
    Brian TApril 25
    Beautiful island, great people. Outstanding food and drink. The view is breath taking.
  • Matthew C.
    Matthew ChinMarch 21, 2011
    The package deal at Hotel Catalina was worth it. Round trip boat, two nights stay, and one activity (we did parasailing). All for less then 400 for two.
  • Carrie M.
    Carrie MarinoApril 8, 2013
    Honestly, I was expecting a far more "island" feel than what was given. While it is a safe and friendly community, it is way too touristy. Try going deeper into the island! That may be different.
  • Airalin B.
    Airalin BowmanOctober 1, 2011
    There is always something unique and cool happening! Lots of special events year round from music to art to community!
  • Eric B.
    Eric BrightwellDecember 26, 2013
    My exploration and take on Santa Catalina Island http://www.amoeba.com/blog/2013/06/eric-s-blog/where-the-samba-takes-you-out-of-nowhere-visiting-santa-catalina-island-and-avalon.html
  • stacey l.
    stacey longDecember 19, 2011
    love catalina, remember going when i was a kid on the glass bottom boat and watching the scuba diver feed the fish awesome!
  • Ross S.
    Ross SheingoldSeptember 14, 2014
    If renting a golf cart from Golf Cart Rentals of Catalina Island, book online at their website to get three hours for the price of two!
  • Eric S.
    Eric ShaneNovember 17, 2011
    Take a taxi up to the airport for lunch. And if it's available, take the tour of the Casino.
  • Kristin K.
    Kristin KirganSeptember 28, 2010
    Rooms are small, but great view, nice people and I love those salty nuts in the lobby!!
  • Brette C.
    Brette C.September 8, 2015
    Rent a golf cart and tour the island. The views from the mountains are glorious.
  • Jeff G.
    Jeff GranberyAugust 5, 2010
    Weekend getaway from Newport Beach. It's a fun quick little vacation with tons of good food and good bars.
  • Mark C.
    Mark ChaseAugust 14, 2014
    Love the vibe here. Not as expensive as I expected. Will definitely be back.
  • Melonie G.
    Melonie GallegosAugust 10, 2012
    Visit Airport in the Sky for lunch. A scenic winding drive through the mountains with amazing views.
    Upvoted Jul 11
  • Bobbo B.
    Bobbo ByrnesSeptember 14, 2011
    The folks at Island Rental are super nice. Helped me fix my bike and everything!
  • Jennifer G.
    Weekend Adventure in Catalina. Kayaking, zip lining, semi-submersible tour, palm reader, dinners, wine, good company. Read more
  • Jason L.
    Jason LiangSeptember 26, 2010
    Stay in room 306! Great view + great service/ amenities = the Avalon Hotel
    Upvoted Jul 13
  • Cynthia
    CynthiaMarch 16, 2013
    Take the skyline tour...well worth it & you might spot the bisons!
  • Dane
    DaneAugust 24, 2014
    Due to the current drought, when you ask for water at restaurants, they will charge you 50 cents for bottled water.
  • BREANNA D.
    BREANNA DETERTDecember 9, 2010
    Snorkeling with Catalina Rafting was amazing! Water is cold, but saw a lot of neat creatures.
  • Michelle M.
    A piece of heaven in the Pacific waters!!
  • Michael U.
    Michael UpdegraffOctober 23, 2010
    Spending the night in Downtown Avalon, bring earplugs, the gas powered golf carts are obnoxious.
  • Jun D.
    Jun DFebruary 24, 2013
    Scenic serene place to relax and enjoy island time!
  • Todd W.
    Todd WhiteFebruary 16, 2015
    Great place to spend a day or a week!
  • Ryan G.
    Ryan GiordanoJuly 4, 2011
    An excellent start to a visit on Catalina Island, the City of Avalon. Read more
  • Alicia E.
    Alicia EzaddinApril 13, 2015
    Kids loved it...very safe!
  • •BeBeSkoda•
    •BeBeSkoda•September 4, 2011
    Coming off the boat feels like arriving at 'weekend at bernies'
  • Rebekah W.
    Rebekah WagnerMarch 12, 2012
    We had the best time on the island aboard the Viva!
  • Kathleen C.
    Kathleen CollinsAugust 20, 2014
    Having a water crisis! On an island really? Get ready to pay for water everywhere
  • Kevin W.
    Kevin WhiteJune 20, 2011
    Head to Descanso Beach Club. A great place to relax and have drinks.
  • Wendy W.
    Wendy W.June 25, 2010
    Go to Rosie's and get a swordfish sandwich...for serious. lol
  • Matthew C.
    Matthew ChinMarch 21, 2011
    Marlin club for darts and purple hooters!
  • Sergio C.
    Sergio CordovaMarch 22, 2015
    Casino point is on point!
  • Amol K.
    Amol KJuly 4, 2011
    Go parasailing. The views are amazing.
  • Sandrah G.
    Sandrah GarciaMarch 28, 2010
    Visit the island and have some fun!
  • Eric S.
    Eric SmallDecember 24, 2009
    Bike (and walk) up to the conservatory.
  • Roger M.
    Roger MaMarch 3
    Go zip lining!
  • Jenna D.
    Jenna DFebruary 21, 2015
    Beautiful!!
  • Jack
    JackJuly 15, 2010
    go snorkeling at lovers cove
  • Chance D.
    Chance DunnApril 28, 2012
    Dive with Dive Catalina
  • Jimmy C.
    Jimmy CerahJuly 23, 2011
    Go to Sally's Waffle House, it's yummmmazing!!
  • Lisa N.
    Lisa NagurskiApril 28, 2010
    Take a Segway tour.
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