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Santa Catalina Island

Island, General Travel, and Harbor / Marina
Avalon, CA 90704, United States
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    Ryan G.
    "excellent start to a visit on Catalina Island"(3 Tips)
    Brette C.
    "Rent a golf cart and tour the island."(5 Tips)
    Amol K.
    "Go parasailing."(2 Tips)
    Melonie G.
    "A scenic winding drive through the mountains with amazing views."(8 Tips)
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  • scenic views
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  • parasailing
  • wine
  • biking
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  • scuba diving
  • margaritas
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  • Katie B.
    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.
    Katie Bingham · July 18, 2013
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  • Juston P.
    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.
    Juston Payne · January 9, 2012
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  • Airalin B.
    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:-)
    Airalin Bowman · July 8, 2011
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  • Carrie M.
    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.
    Carrie Marino · April 8, 2013
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  • Avi G.
    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.
    Avi Gur · August 14, 2013
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  • Dan M.
    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!
    Dan Milano · August 1, 2010
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  • Matthew C.
    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.
    Matthew Chin · March 21, 2011
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  • Danielle N.
    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!
    Danielle Neufeld · May 5, 2012
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  • Ross S.
    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!
    Ross Sheingold · September 14, 2014
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  • Brian T.
    Beautiful island, great people. Outstanding food and drink. The view is breath taking.
    Brian T · April 25
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  • Airalin B.
    There is always something unique and cool happening! Lots of special events year round from music to art to community!
    Airalin Bowman · October 1, 2011
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  • Eric B.
    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
    Eric Brightwell · December 26, 2013
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  • Dane
    Due to the current drought, when you ask for water at restaurants, they will charge you 50 cents for bottled water.
    Dane · August 24, 2014
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  • stacey l.
    love catalina, remember going when i was a kid on the glass bottom boat and watching the scuba diver feed the fish awesome!
    stacey long · December 19, 2011
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  • Jeff G.
    Weekend getaway from Newport Beach. It's a fun quick little vacation with tons of good food and good bars.
    Jeff Granbery · August 5, 2010
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  • Kristin K.
    Rooms are small, but great view, nice people and I love those salty nuts in the lobby!!
    Kristin Kirgan · September 28, 2010
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  • Eric S.
    Take a taxi up to the airport for lunch. And if it's available, take the tour of the Casino.
    Eric Shane · November 17, 2011
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  • Jason L.
    Stay in room 306! Great view + great service/ amenities = the Avalon Hotel
    Jason Liang · September 26, 2010
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  • Mark C.
    Love the vibe here. Not as expensive as I expected. Will definitely be back.
    Mark Chase · August 14, 2014
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  • Cynthia
    Take the skyline tour...well worth it & you might spot the bisons!
    Cynthia · March 16, 2013
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  • Jennifer G.
    Weekend Adventure in Catalina. Kayaking, zip lining, semi-submersible tour, palm reader, dinners, wine, good company. Read more
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  • Michael U.
    Spending the night in Downtown Avalon, bring earplugs, the gas powered golf carts are obnoxious.
    Michael Updegraff · October 23, 2010
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  • Melonie G.
    Visit Airport in the Sky for lunch. A scenic winding drive through the mountains with amazing views.
    Melonie Gallegos · August 10, 2012
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  • Bobbo B.
    The folks at Island Rental are super nice. Helped me fix my bike and everything!
    Bobbo Byrnes · September 14, 2011
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  • Brette C.
    Rent a golf cart and tour the island. The views from the mountains are glorious.
    Brette C. · September 8, 2015
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  • BREANNA D.
    Snorkeling with Catalina Rafting was amazing! Water is cold, but saw a lot of neat creatures.
    BREANNA DETERT · December 9, 2010
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  • Ryan G.
    An excellent start to a visit on Catalina Island, the City of Avalon. Read more
    Ryan Giordano · July 4, 2011
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  • Kathleen C.
    Having a water crisis! On an island really? Get ready to pay for water everywhere
    Kathleen Collins · August 20, 2014
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  • •BeBeSkoda•
    Coming off the boat feels like arriving at 'weekend at bernies'
    •BeBeSkoda• · September 4, 2011
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  • Michelle M.
    A piece of heaven in the Pacific waters!!
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  • Alicia E.
    Kids loved it...very safe!
    Alicia Ezaddin · April 13, 2015
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  • Jun D.
    Scenic serene place to relax and enjoy island time!
    Jun D · February 24, 2013
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  • Wendy W.
    Go to Rosie's and get a swordfish sandwich...for serious. lol
    Wendy W. · June 25, 2010
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  • Rebekah W.
    We had the best time on the island aboard the Viva!
    Rebekah Wagner · March 12, 2012
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  • Kevin W.
    Head to Descanso Beach Club. A great place to relax and have drinks.
    Kevin White · June 20, 2011
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  • Todd W.
    Great place to spend a day or a week!
    Todd White · February 16, 2015
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  • Matthew C.
    Marlin club for darts and purple hooters!
    Matthew Chin · March 21, 2011
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  • Eric S.
    Bike (and walk) up to the conservatory.
    Eric Small · December 24, 2009
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  • Amol K.
    Go parasailing. The views are amazing.
    Amol K · July 4, 2011
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  • Sergio C.
    Casino point is on point!
    Sergio Cordova · March 22, 2015
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  • Sandrah G.
    Visit the island and have some fun!
    Sandrah Garcia · March 28, 2010
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  • Chance D.
    Dive with Dive Catalina
    Chance Dunn · April 28, 2012
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  • Jack
    go snorkeling at lovers cove
    Jack · July 15, 2010
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  • Jimmy C.
    Go to Sally's Waffle House, it's yummmmazing!!
    Jimmy Cerah · July 23, 2011
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  • Roger
    Go zip lining!
    Roger · March 3
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  • Jenna D.
    Beautiful!!
    Jenna D · February 21, 2015
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  • Lisa N.
    Take a Segway tour.
    Lisa Nagurski · April 28, 2010
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