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Santa Catalina Island

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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)
    Eric S.
    "And if it's available, take the tour of the Casino."(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
    Been here 100+ times
    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:-)
  • 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.
  • Brian T.
    Brian TApril 25
    Beautiful island, great people. Outstanding food and drink. The view is breath taking.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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!
  • Airalin B.
    Airalin BowmanOctober 1, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    There is always something unique and cool happening! Lots of special events year round from music to art to community!
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Brette C.
    Brette C.September 8, 2015
    Rent a golf cart and tour the island. The views from the mountains are glorious.
  • 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.
  • Cynthia
    CynthiaMarch 16, 2013
    Take the skyline tour...well worth it & you might spot the bisons!
  • 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.
  • Bobbo B.
    Bobbo ByrnesSeptember 14, 2011
    The folks at Island Rental are super nice. Helped me fix my bike and everything!
  • 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.
  • Michelle M.
    A piece of heaven in the Pacific waters!!
  • Todd W.
    Todd WhiteFebruary 16, 2015
    Great place to spend a day or a week!
  • Jun D.
    Jun DFebruary 24, 2013
    Scenic serene place to relax and enjoy island time!
  • Alicia E.
    Alicia EzaddinApril 13, 2015
    Kids loved it...very safe!
  • Kristin K.
    Kristin KirganSeptember 28, 2010
    Rooms are small, but great view, nice people and I love those salty nuts in the lobby!!
  • 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.
  • Jason L.
    Jason LiangSeptember 26, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Stay in room 306! Great view + great service/ amenities = the Avalon Hotel
    BREANNA DETERTDecember 9, 2010
    Snorkeling with Catalina Rafting was amazing! Water is cold, but saw a lot of neat creatures.
  • Ryan G.
    Ryan GiordanoJuly 4, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    An excellent start to a visit on Catalina Island, the City of Avalon. Read more
  • •BeBeSkoda•
    •BeBeSkoda•September 4, 2011
    Coming off the boat feels like arriving at 'weekend at bernies'
  • Kathleen C.
    Kathleen CollinsAugust 20, 2014
    Having a water crisis! On an island really? Get ready to pay for water everywhere
  • Rebekah W.
    Rebekah WagnerMarch 12, 2012
    We had the best time on the island aboard the Viva!
  • Sergio C.
    Sergio CordovaMarch 22, 2015
    Casino point is on point!
  • Michael U.
    Michael UpdegraffOctober 23, 2010
    Spending the night in Downtown Avalon, bring earplugs, the gas powered golf carts are obnoxious.
  • Jennifer G.
    Weekend Adventure in Catalina. Kayaking, zip lining, semi-submersible tour, palm reader, dinners, wine, good company. Read more
  • Kevin W.
    Kevin WhiteJune 20, 2011
    Head to Descanso Beach Club. A great place to relax and have drinks.
  • Roger M.
    Roger MaMarch 3
    Go zip lining!
  • Amol K.
    Amol KJuly 4, 2011
    Go parasailing. The views are amazing.
  • Matthew C.
    Matthew ChinMarch 21, 2011
    Marlin club for darts and purple hooters!
  • Jenna D.
    Jenna DFebruary 21, 2015
  • Wendy W.
    Wendy W.June 25, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Go to Rosie's and get a swordfish sandwich...for serious. lol
  • 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!!
  • Sandrah G.
    Sandrah GarciaMarch 28, 2010
    Visit the island and have some fun!
  • Jack
    JackJuly 15, 2010
    go snorkeling at lovers cove
  • Eric S.
    Eric SmallDecember 24, 2009
    Bike (and walk) up to the conservatory.
  • Lisa N.
    Lisa NagurskiApril 28, 2010
    Take a Segway tour.
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