Einfach nur schön.Muss man hin!!
clear air, good food, the weather.
beautiful place amazing
Edd D Riggan
a A wonderful place everyone should see it at least once
Pattÿ A Mendoza
A beautiful Island! with a gorgeous sunset ♥️
Lovely little island. People were very welcoming.
I was in Italy last month. Catalina was every bit as beautiful. I spent one day just shopping and ate at Antonio’s. I want to go back and camp overnight and explore.
glass bottom boat and a golf cart tour are a must!
So Beautiful island I have visited before
My great grandparents lived there for years. My Grandpa John Mock was stationed at Camp Cactus and his picture is in there Museum.
Beautiful island and great nature experience close to metro LA.
Alejandro Grillo Espinosa De Avendaño
beautiful view. thanks god for this place
Arlene Baca O'Hara
Gorgeous place for a day trip on the Catalina Ferry. Took the Grandkids. Recommend.
Everything Sailing Fishing Exploring
Beautiful day on Catalina. There are so many activities to do here that you really need more than one day. Can be a bit pricey, but it’s definitely worth a visit. Snorkeling is free and it’s awesome! More...
Love the relax atmosphere!!
My husband and I had the best time celebrating our 15th wedding anniversary here. The island is so beautiful, perfect weather, lots to do, great food and great services and the locals are friendly. We know where to retire when we’re ready. More...
Suzanne Borer Haupt
Wonderful 4th of July festivities!
Yazan and I enjoyed the whole day there at Catalina Island...So beautiful. it was wonderful seeing the beautiful beach, the views and the people .Fascinating. We loved the food, the shopping and all the flurry of activities everywhere. It is definitely a place where we want to go again and recommend to friends and family. More...
Such an awesome place to escape for a weekend!
Lovely island, beautiful beach
Richel D'Arezzo Swingrover
Everything! My husband is from there and that's where we met!!!! Fantastic!!!!!
Beautiful island. Lovely views. Definitely recommend you rent a golf cart and tour the island.
Catalina Island is my happy place! For a quick, low-key getaway, nothing beats hoping on a boat and leaving LA behind.
we had a great time there the people are down to earth and it was a lot of things to do there for the tourist
What a perfect little getaway!
I totally recommend going it was the best school trip i’ve ever taken and there was so much to do ! The people there are great and totally wish to see them again !
Shannon Dooley Graham
We went for Taste Around Avalon, which was a wonderful experience and also thoroughly enjoyed the walking ghost tour with Chuck Liddel, Catalina’s Google.
Antonio restaurant. yum. pancake cottage. the buffalo restaurant awesome staff and yummy food. Lionel with the shuttle service. even though we didn't use any sort of public transportation was so friendly. he knows my friend and wanted me to tell her Hi! what's not to love about the island. every time I leave I can't wait to go back. ❤❤ More...
A must see when visiting LA area. Easy access through the Catalina Express. Spend the day shopping, dining and excursions or stay at a hotel.
Great place for family and friends to hang out and enjoy the wonderful food and atmosphere. The beaches are nice and the people are friendly. Nice get away.
Josie Morquecho Ruvalcaba
We had a great time.. Best part was Bike Riding...
Kathy Bolin Selinski
Catalina was awesome, such a beautiful island right here off our California coast, a must see!
Beautiful relaxing place, enjoyed the golf cart rentals very relaxing and able to drink around the island
no stop lights in the whole city warm friendly people
Catalina Island is relaxing, adventurous and lively. The people are friendly. The water/oceans are breathlessly clean.
Wonderful people and adventures await!
Julia Will Gawel
Beautiful island and so much fun!
100% Nice. and. wondefull
Paradise on Earth! Nothing compares to the beauty and energy of the island, pure magic
Perfect 4 day getaway. Enough time to see Avalon and to kick back for a day or two.....
Quaint, charming and wonderful!
Julie Schwatken Ellis
We took a 4 hour island tour on a hummer. Breathtaking views. Tour guide Delilah gave us amazing facts about the island. Great decision for the price and I almost thought I couldn’t afford it ♀️ Try it! You’ll love it!! At this point, I wish we had also rented a golf cart to explore Avalon. Maybe gone to the golf course. It’s a nice boat ride to the island and a great experience overall!! More...
Olga Ortiz Koopman
It's really not far for us. It's peaceful and relaxing. It's for everyone couples, singles as well as families. There are several things to do. My older grandkids had fun on the zip line and my younger kids loved hanging out by water and Water Park on the beach during the summer. They have several tours and activities for everyone. Then there's Descanso Beach to enjoy music and have fun during the summer. When my husband and I go we stay at a hotel. For our family reunion, we rented a house and it was perfect. We go 2 or 3 times a year and we probably should go more often. More...
Friendly people. In 1996 we sailed there, on a 21 ft Catalina. 4 miles from Avalon our rudder broke. The bar owner let us use his address to order a new one from the mainland, and also called for us. 4 days later, we were off on our sail around the island. I got my Open Water during the 3 days from Catalina Scuba Love. Super people. Such a unique and beautiful place! The next summer we returned from Santa Barbara Island. My cousin is running the Marathon this weekend 2019! I would go in the summer. Snorkeling is great in the coves. Saw a guitar fish! More...
Best kept secret in the Pacific just 26 miles across the sea...
We love traveling to Catalina Island as a family and usually spend time there during Spring Break! It’s beautiful! ☀️
Susie B Vargas
A great place to see... nice for family bonding ❤️❤️
Patricia Gentile Piscitello
My magical paradise ❤️ The wheaten, colors of sky and ocean. Love the food. The shops. Never miss going there when I’m out in California ❤️
Edward C Stanton
Love this island :) been there so many times over the years and it's always awesome !!!
Great sailing destination
Jane Hildreth Diles
What a beautiful day trip! Island has so much to offer and the scenery is incredible. Try dinner at Mt. Ada, great food, ambience, gorgeous scenery and great waitstaff. Awesome taxi driver, Thomas, for tour around the island. More...
Stacey Kirkland Jacobi
I love love love love love love love diving there.
Frankie M Solorio
Great friendly love inviting people and all around good times
Julia O'Brien Gaffney
be sure there is no wind advisory. many pukes on the boat on return trip. the crew seemed like it was business as usual. got engaged on catalina 27 years ago. I love the island More...
The peace in the off season,fun in the summer.Just a Beautiful Place.Food Excellent,Great Shopping.Hiking.Just Everything.I Love it all.
Nilza Flores Cruz
Walked around this area during my visit. It's quite a walk from the main area to this area. You follow along a path that takes you right up to this structure. We didn't get to go inside. There are lots of scuba instructors giving lessons right behind the structure and to the sides. Historical building. I can say I've been there. More...
Very informative! Good advice on what to do.
Great place to visit! My sisters and I are planning another trip there. Loved it! �
so so beautiful very clean very friendly Island so much to do absolutely coming back again.. we rented out the go-kart to go driveway up into the mountains it was so beautiful and breathtaking next time we're going to go parachute sailing absolutely beautiful a very clean and open beach everything was just so clean and everyone was so friendly and I love the tiny little cars that they see driving
Beautiful ocean and delicious pizza and root beer.
Worth a visit. A gem for sure.
beautiful time on this amazing Island definitely have to do it again we drive the golf carts and take a tour and also dine at some of the local and restaurants and Shop then after all of that we take a relaxing evening on the beach
https://youtu.be/7FMcdGep7pc niceee, i edit video to my experience in the island
Carolyn Ingrid Fadullon
Gorgeous , beautiful, so much worth going Need I say more? Just go....
snorkeling and hiking and restaurants.
Snorkeling and zip lining are my favorites. The boat ride to see the seals is fun too.
Karina Saqui Santes
Wooow it is the most amazing place that I visited in my entire life.
Just spent four days on the island. Family had a great time
Excellent short getaway. Took my friends yacht over for a lazy weekend and did not want to leave. Slow paced if that is what you like, beautiful waters, food, people. Weather great.
Jorge Alvarado Gonzalez
I just love Catalina Island , for snorkeling and the buffalo burgers .
My wife and I, really enjoyed Santa Catalina Islands. We went there three times recently. Loved it And we would both love to live there, work there but need something affordable.
Tanya Tressitte Borghello
Amazing place. Loved it!
Kristy Lanoy Fomin
Loved my day visit. Wish I had done overnight. Dove with Dive Catalina. Great guys! One of the best dives for scenery and ocean life! Amazing food and tons of shopping. The water is gorgeous. Will go back! More...
Was awesome visited in a cruise I will be visiting again God willing.
I recommend the bus tour. My grandchildren and I learned about its history and current weather problems. With new rains the Bison should be very happy there. Residents rent out their homes for the summer to tourists from around the world. The descendants of Mr. Wrigley fly in to their parents home to relax from studies at USC and bring lucky friends with them. You can see them driving around the island having fun, if you happen to cross paths as we did while riding on the bus from the airport. I would love to return. More...
Excelente, Megusto Mucho, , Hermozo Lugar Recomendado. Para Todos!! AValon Es Unl Lugar Donde Sepuede Pasarla bien, Con Amigos, Lugares Turisticos, yo Tuve Oportunidad, CaminarCuando Fuimos en Grupo y Nadar Ensus playas! Me En Canto!!
Joan Poggioni Sambrato
BEAUTIFUL ISLAND! A MUST TO COME TO . JUST SO RELAXING AND SO MUCH TO DO OR NOT!
Umm so amazing. This place is great for kids, couples, families and even pets. It’s absolutely beautiful and is the best place I’ve been. Everyone is so friendly and helpful. It is expensive, but what isn’t? I had the time of my life here soaking up Descanso Beach, snorkeling in the Pacific Ocean, ocean side drink service and golf carts. The ice cream at scoops was amazing. Need I say more? Must go!!! More...
Tony Santaana Lagajino
SNAKE;-> It's A Beautiful Island To Visit. If you On a Boat This is a Great Place to take Vacation .I was Here Back in 2013 and I'm Coming back this Summer with My wife by Helicopter Or Boat .
My wife and I and family, really enjoyed the three times we were there. Great place to be always. Come to Santa Catalina Islands. Looking to work full time there. Try the Casino great place to visit old dance hall built by Wrigley's. You can enjoy the New Years there, going to a ball. More...
Beautiful place, stayed there for 1 day and it was amazing.
A really nice place to get away for the weekend or even longer. There's so much to see do and eat here. The water is clean nice and relaxing. Rent a golf cart and really get around the place. It's worth it. More...
So fun! Love the island, the beach and all the cool stores and yummy eatery! Definitely returning!!
We come to island every year for 2 months on are boat & we love it there. Everyone there is very nice & harbor Patrole Guys are great �
Awesome place, hope to come back one day!
Wonderfully beautiful island! Great escape from the every day ... only an hour boat ride from the mainland .
Fabulous! We had an amazing time! We will be back again soon!�������
I love the life of this island ���
Janine Ferris Hosseini
Stunningly beautiful. Exceeded expectations. I shall return!!!!
My boyfriend and I had the best time on the island. We celebrated our anniversary. Such a beautiful and majestic place. Everything was perfect.So much beauty for the eye to take in. Never a boring moment. So much do and eat. The people are so friendly. We can't wait to go again. More...
We did a day trip on Catalina Express ferry. It was great.
Steven J. Sheppard
What a great couple of day's. I can't believe I had not come here before! We will be back, and soon!!
I lived there it is amazing place to live and lots to do and see (:
The buffalo are beautiful in the daytime but when nighttime arrives that's when you have to watch your back they'll sneak up on you like horned ninjas! Scuba is great! Clear blue seas with wonderful distance but you have to be weary of your surroundings not so much from sharks but buffalo! Avalon is incredible, drinks-wonderful but watch where you step... buffalo! More...
Christian L. Newberry
Great getaway! This island is a great family desination.
This is my 2nd trip to Catalina, the tour guides are great. Its a great place to spend the day. I Recomend to bring your own food. Both times I've visited the island I had a bad customer service at the restaurants. Really bad customer service at the ticket booth on the peer. They make you feel unwanted. More...
It was my first time there, I love it, I really enjoy walking around and see all the beautiful view at the beaches and houses.
Catalina feels like you are farther away than you are. You don't see a lot of corporate restaurants and hotels. Mostly independent restaurants and bars. Again, makes one feel "disconnected" from the mainland-an escape of sorts from the grind. More...
Had a Grandt Tme with My , Lovely Wife ♡ Thanks , Catalina Island :) .
Julie Basham Vaughn
Catalina Island is amazing! Everyone was very hospitable. Great food at the Bluewater Avalon!
We enjoyed the whole day there at Catalina Island...So beautiful. We took a tour, it was wonderful seeing the beautiful homes, the view and hearing the historical commentary regarding Catalina. Fascinating. We loved the food, the shopping and all the flurry of activities everywhere. It is definitely a place where we want to go again and recommend to friends and family. More...
Nothing like sitting on your boat with friends, family & a cocktail watching the sun go up & down.
Catalina is definitely one of the most relaxing places to go if you happen to want to escape the hectic SoCal traffic. I booked the Catalina Express and left the long beach port at 8:15AM it was extremely early but it was definitely worth spending an entire day on the Catalina Island. Upon you land to the port of Avalon on Santa Catalina Island, you will be greeted by shops and food places within a mile. At Catalina, the majority of people (visitors/ tourists/ some resident) all drive golf carts to places. I would recommend explore the shops and food places around on foot and rent a goal cart to explore the city of Avalon. Golf cart rental is $45 an hour. They also ask for a deposit of $45. Some of the places that you might want to visit is the powerplant for the city of Avalon, the veiwpoint to look at the port, the botanic garden, the casino, and the pier. Besides the port of Avalon, I would also recommend driving the golf cart or walking to Descanso Beach, which is only a mile next to Avalon. The beach of Descanso is amazing! They have a juice bar/ drink bar right next to the beach. Literally! you get to sit right next to the beach to enjoy the amazing view in front of you. You also have a variety of different water activities such as kayaking, pedal boating, motor boat rental, and more. They also have ziplining as well! For us, we spent only a day on the island and I would say it is very doable! However, if you do want to spend the night and enjoy the island then I would recommend staying at mt. Ada as it sits on top of the hill and it has the gorgeous Catalina port view. More...
I'm wondering it would be possible to ride a bicycle all around the island to raise awareness about veteran suicide and for the rights Native Americans. I rode a bicycle from Alexandria, Louisiana to Key West and back up the East Coast of Florida last Winter. I will be riding in California this fall. I want to go to Hawaii and ride all over those islands too next Winter. I would like to go to Catalina in October. I hope I can camp somewhere along the way if I have to. More...
Happy Mother's Day, Yelpies. Wanted to write a quick review to add to my Holidaze List. Decided on Catalina Island cuz it's a nice day trip for MoDay, a weekend staycation or a fun port to visit on a Carnival cruise. The last option is my favorite, as I love cruising,The little island has quaint shops, restaurants, and water activities you can partake in. Lots of beautiful photo ops. When the weather is perfect, it makes spending time on the island even better.Every time we go on a Carnival cruise, Catalina Island is one of our fave ports to visit.A great little spot to visit in So. Cal. More...
Went parasailing first thing once our cruise ship anchored. What a great time we had, the staff was very friendly. The boat crew were friendly with our safety in mind at all time but they made sure we had a great time.
What a gorgeous place!! I'm so glad we came!! � the food is geat!! Would've loved to have gone fishing!
If you've never been on a helicopter, do it!! We took the Catalina Express to Avalon and helicopters back. The pilot was awesome, and they even upgraded our helicopter! It was such an amazing experience!! More...
Vere Yasmin Dennis Mendoza
I'm going back at soon as possible only one word to describe.. Awesome
Beautiful place. The is home made it is exelente. I can't wait to to come back.
Super fun to hike not a lot of other people wild Buffalo cool campsites nice locals
Came here for my Birthday!! It was my 1st time. Honestly, there's not a whole lot to do here. If your gonna come here I recommend the following:1. Bring bottle waters or make sure to buy bottle waters as the restaurants do not provide water there is a cost associated.2. Rent a golf cart and tour the island3. Take a TourWe stayed here for the night and overall it was a good time. I'm glad we rented a golf cart and did our own little sight seeing there was some nice picturesque views and we even saw some deer. There are certain spots you cannot take the golf cart which there will be signs that display.We walked around and had a good time and ate, went to the arcade, browsed around. All in all I had a great birthday something different. I would come back again in the summer and probably do a tour and some snorkeling. Remember on your Birthday take the Catalina express and get a free ride. =) More...
Catalina is a hidden gem! What a wonderful day trip/weekend getaway from LA/long beach/the mainland. You can take the Catalina Express 1 hour from Long Beach and emerge in a totally different world. If you land in Avalon, you can go scuba diving at Casino Point Dive Park, a stellar marine reserve and beautiful dive park full of fish and marine life. You can rent golf carts and zip around the island, exploring the trails or the cute town of Avalon. You can snorkel or chill on the main beach for free. They have tons of aquatic rentals too -- paddle boards, snorkel gear, dive gear, etc. Avalon is full of cute shops, restaurants, and bars that will show you a wonderful weekend getaway and a fun time. Very quaint, very kitchy. There's also a zipline. Many of the hotels will give you a free pick up/return to the ferry. There's several festivals and concerts throughout the year, so time your visit for a lively town block party. The bars feel very local and divey, in the best ways possible. If you land at Two Harbors on the other side of the island, life is calmer and slower. You can camp on the beach (literally on the sand) if you reserve your spot in advance! There are trails, hikes, and mountain bike paths all around. It's literally a world of difference just an hour away from bustling LA. If you come by private charter boat, there are several other stellar dive points and places to visit, like Ship Rock, etc. It's a beautiful, lush, quiet island that is totally removed from LA while being so close! Definitely worth a visit!Pro Tip: Catalina Express is free on your birthday (for everyone)! Book your tickets in advance as they do get sold out, especially in the summer months. More...
It's all about getting off the beaten path here. Catalina Express crew and Park rangers are super cool. Go during the winter, when the locals are bored and willing to talk. Book a captain, like Cpt Scott at Catalina Coastal Tours to take you somewhere people don't congregate. Do your thing. More...
This island is beautiful. When I arrived here, I saw the wonderful harbor, the colorful buildings and the pretty bay. I went to skyline tour and I saw the cows and understood the history of Catalina island. There are a lot of fish in the ocean. When I rode the glass boat, I saw many kind of fish. More...
so cute... its like a mini San Diego on an island. Would love to come back and explore the entire island. I can't imagine living out here though. Definitely worth visiting.
Sooooooooooo wonderful is Catalina Island!!!! :)
I've had Catalina Island on my list of places to visit for a while now and wasn't sure what to expect. This island is cozy and quaint but also super small and touristy. The town of Avalon at the port is pretty much everything on the island. This small town is pretty much a single street with ice cream parlors, bars, restaurants, and boutiques, You can see everything within a few hours of walking around. The beach is super small to non existent and the round picturesque landmark casino is not a real casino. I was told by our tour guide casino in Italian means meeting place and it is actual a dance hall and movie theater. In the off season I'm sure this place would be a relaxing and simple place to get away for the weekend. Golf carts are very popular as a means to get around and scuba diving is top notch here. I've been told by friends, don't waste your time on the submarine and the ziplines around the corner are a lot of fun. We decided to ride Segways around the island but we were disappointed because they were first generation Segways that were on their last leg and not as fun as riding around on X2 models. More...
Don't Do ANY of the tours. All are overpriced and you will only see what you would have otherwise seen doing some of the available activities.Snorkeling (all you need is a mask and a snorkel) you will see all fish that you would see going on the submarine tour.Golf carts will show you the island and more that the bus tour would show youTo have the best time, avoid anything that involves you interacting with people who work on the island. They are all in such bad moods. Not once was someone polite.It's a beautiful island and the best things you can do are the cheapest. More...
Love this place! Will come back next summer, expensive yes it is but maybe that is because in the winter very few tourists visit so they try to make it up on Summer
My first trip to Catalina. Stayed at the Edgewater hotel suite #1 overlooking the green pier right on the boardwalk and beach. Fantastic. The hotel is very nice is you get suite 1 the other rooms are nice but no view. We stayed two nights and loved it More...
Where else can you experience brilliantly clear ocean waters with kelp forests and beaches and sweet little hotels and restaurants not over priced yet yummy? I love Catalina. I will say it again, I LOVE CATALINA! No dumbass moviestars with their dumbass entourages rather a few normal people lounging on the beautiful beach! Who could want for more?! I wanna go back!! More...
Oh Santa Catalina Island, what a beautiful place to come and visit for the day or to spend the weekend at. Known for the natural beauty of the land, this place once placed home to celebrities, gangs, and still currently plays home to bison on the land. Just a quick hour long ferry ride over from Long Beach is Catalina Island. A beautiful town where walking maybe at most 30 minutes gets you to where you need to be. Golf carts make up majority of the vehicles here so watching where you are crossing, and don't get run over, because they usually don't stop. Known as a popular tourist getaway now, Catalina is a beautiful area where you can "get away" for a nice vacation. I recently spent time on the island for a bachelorette weekend with friends. It was a great trip over and I had the best time. Literally walking everywhere gets you to where you need to be. You can rent a golf cart, but that's about $86 a day... where as a cab from the house we were staying at to the main strip area was about $15 a ride.Fun activities to do around the island include parasailing, snorkeling, riding on a half submerged submarine, mini golfing, zip lining, and even taking a ride on a glass bottom boat! Great restaurants line up the "Boardwalk" area and the night life is great for people watching. Honestly, grab an ice cream from Scoops and watch the drunks hit the Boardwalk! More...
After 61 years, born and raised in Los Angeles, a trip to Catalina Island was long overdue. And we enjoyed the whole experience, from the Catalina Express ride over from San Pedro to the Glass bottom boat and Discovery tour; an expedition into the Island's back country. With plenty of great restaurants and shops too. We plan to return in the not too distant future. A great birthday getaway. More...
Mark Scott Daniels
Smart site for trip/hotel bookings...bring back the seaplanes and a new S.S. Catalina! I miss the old days!
Its so nice place to go and still in California. very pretty any were you look : people are very Friendly.. we are planing to go back this summer. I can't get Enough of that place.. Love It Catalina Island....:) More...
Beautiful place to be. Enjoy the scenery and make sure you go for the zip line ❤️
I LOVE Catalina Island. Only about 26 miles from LA and you feel like you are worlds away! A must visit. I have been here several times. Always a wonderful experience.
This island is pretty, you just need a couple days to explore the whole island. You can rent a goft car for 2 hours to drive around the island. Also can do snorkeling, scuba diving within a day if the water is good, not windy. Only Thing is not good here is whenever you need to go to drug store, any convenient store, they charge super overpriced which is understandable because there is tourist attraction. So get ready everything for yourself, don't buy stuffs on the island. I got a charger in the drug store, which normally costs 5$ in target. They charged me 15$ and it doesn't even work with my phone. More...
Irene Alonzo Malone
The 3rd time I visited Catalina Island was for work. I had to conduct an Explosive Inspection on your Rock Quarry that you have on the other side of the Island. The gentleman that I met was very professional and I learned alot from him. Of course I got to spend the nite on the Island. I stayed at the (Pink Hotel) which I forgot the name of it,,,,, More...
I have been there several times...always a great time. I wish there was a limit to the way overused golfcarts.
I love going there it takes all my stress away. I feel at home even though I have never lived there
The island reeks of adventure and nostalgic romance...
Ready to go back!!!
As I was visiting California for the first time, actually working for the U.S. Army, originally came from Fort Hood, Texas. The trip to Catalina Island was such a memorable experience. From the picturesque scenery, to the excellent food, to the memorable tours. I especially loved being able to see the California Sea Lions while at play. I was able to capture such wonderful photographs. I would highly v recommend a visit to the island, as you won't be disappointed! Next time I hope to bring my husband. More...
It is like visiting paradise Beautiful city with wonderful places to eat and shop. Blue waters of the. Pacific to match the blue skies
Very beautiful and very relax very good food and nice people
Don't go there. I like (love) that it's not crowded. A hidden jewel.
Absolutely a lovely quaint island with many good eateries and great shopping. It us really a peaceful island and you really feel like you are away from the busy life. Worth a visit. A gem for sure
Cosa penso di Catalina island posso dire bellissima stupenda da visitare assolutamente
I love Catalina Island! Definitely my all time favorite vacation spot. Breath taking island views and so much to do on the island. Absolutely can't wait to go back!
I loved it so much! I am looking forward to going again! Again! And again! It's literally a "getaway" from everything!
Darlene Day- Bauer
Wonderful place, Wonderful memories! Looking forward to visiting again!!
What a wonderful place to spend a couple days with some great friends. Would take the boat over every weekend but its a tough commute from Va.
Maria A Gutierrez
It's a beautiful!
✨Catalina Island is a Paradise Get AwayGreat things to do! Fantastic restaurants! Music, weather, Perfect! We'll Be Back
Cherie Marie Moscato
What a great get~a~way for the day & a wonderful way to celebrate your birthday with all the feebies that you get & a free boat pass to the Island!!! Amazing & Beautiful place to visit & so many fun things to do!! We'll worth a day away from the mainland indeed :) More...
Love visiting this beautiful and tranquil island; the serene water view is spectacular from every angle. There are various water and land tours to partake as well dinning options. I love to unwind here by spending my lazy, breezy, and super relaxing day just taking in all the natural beauty that this island has to offer. Cheers to celebrating the good life! More...
We Love Catalina! From beautiful beaches to Jazz at the casino or great food and art! Enjoy a helicopter ride or a the Catalina express boat from Long Beach to get there!! Take friends and rent a house or condo and don't forget to get q place with a golf cart!! More...
I love Catalina! I've been twice now and enjoyed it both times. The first time we stayed over one night, which was nice, and this latest time we went just for a day trip, which was also very nice. There is some great hiking that can be done on the island, enjoyable food, little shops, mini golf, ice cream, and beautiful views. My favorite Catalina day is: get off the boat and go mini golfing, walk around a bit, grab lunch at Blue Water outside on the deck and soak in the views, rent a golf cart and drive around the island and take great pictures, get some ice cream...and that's about it! There is a great hike I did the first time that you get to the trailhead through the botanical gardens. I would love to try the zip lining when I go back, and perhaps camp on the beach. There are plenty of great happy hours on the island. It's a great time! More...
Loving this island the more I make it out here, has a bit of a charm in many ways.This is my second time and did a bit more every time I have arrived.You could make it a week or weekend or even a day and you will enjoy every minute of it.The first time I came was for a day, and it was cool. This last time I came and stood for two days and had a wonderful time. Did a tour and was amazed at the views.Tried a few more eateries and was pleased.Night walk was very Romantic and a great way to end our evening here.Shop around for hotel rooms, you will be surprised at the rates. So want to leave metropolis Get on a boat and hangout in Catalina, you will not be disappointed. More...
I lived in California for many years and feel like I went most everywhere you possibly could. But I never did make it to Catalina Island. So for my birthday this year, we traveled to SoCal from Vegas and we finally went. It was a holiday weekend, so prices for hotels, etc. were through the roof. Thus, we only got to spend one day here. It's a beautiful island with many, many things to do both in the water and on land. There's really only two towns, so there's a lot of undeveloped, natural areas. It's beautiful and cool. And it's just an hour by boat from Long Beach. This is definitely a California must-do! More...
i went to Catalina Island in September of 2014 and had the absolutely best vacation a girl could ever dream of. It was actually my first trip to CA ever but now this Island has become a part of me on a trip to reconnect 3 middle to High school besties who was reconnecting after 35 yrs of not even speaking must less spending time together and what a beautiful place to not only reconnect with long lost friends but to reconnect with yourself and the breathtaking Island this happened it couldn't have been more perfect. Shopping at the shops getting to know the locals to dinner on the docks it's absolutely a must to visit if you haven't already your missing out! We have now decided on our trip this now annual trip in September but none will ever compare to Catalina it truly does become a part of you More...
Love coming to catalina/Avalon ! It really is a spectacular place to spend a night or w weekend ! If only for the night , take a early more boat and leave the next day in the late afternoon...it feels like a whole weekend ! The shops are great and my opinion no more expensive than the malls on mainland. If your having s birthday, even the boat ride is free for you ! Avalon has great history and the experience feels like your in a Caribbean so a little day or two here and you feel like you have been away for a week ! Lots of tours, great restaurants and just walking around makes for quite the entertainment here ! More...
Great place to get away from the mainland, nice beaches with clear water and many water sports and activities. My friends and I frequent Avalon all summer long being that we are all avid sport fisherman out of Palos Verdes, Ca. We always stay right off the board walk at the Mac Rae hotel, it's centrally located to all the bars and restaurants. Hotel also has a great northerly view of the beach boardwalk and our boat. Highly recommend this place to anyone trying to escape for the weekend from all the hustle and bustle of the city. More...
Un lugar muy mágico me encantó fui de vacaciones con mi familia hace años atras
Is enchanted place I was there for my 50 birthday , Beautiful Place.
Más omenos no tiene la gran cosa
Hadn't been to Avalon in years but my husband and I visited for a couple of days earlier this week. The town looked great! Lots of new shops and eateries, and everyone was so nice! We had such a relaxing visit...we will definitely be back soon! More...
It's a great place and fun getting there! So much to do and see!
Patricia JeheZavel BetanCourt Estrada
Everything! Very easy and beautiful on water route getting there. Once you're there you don't want to leave this AWESOME and gorgeous Island of many endless adventures.
Wonderful, clean and friendly. Great place to disconnect from the mainland hustle. Try to stay 2-5 days if you can. We recommend the one-hour casino tour, and ask for Rebecca, the singing tour guide. She's terrific!
Great place to relax with the family or in a group. We visited the island during our sons' Spring Break for the day, and after a choppy ride from the Catalina Cruise, we were a bit queasy coming off the boat... It was my first time there, and I loved the vibe of the island...Everyone was very friendly and down to earth. I really believe that one day may not have been enough to explore the island, which I understand has lots of things to do. All we really got to do was have a delicious brunch at one restaurant, walk around the main street for a bit, and we also rented a golf cart to drive around and take in many of the breathtaking views...then, it was time to board our charter to return!I believe we will be back, but maybe for the weekend so that we can do much much more. More...
First timer, one day trip. After reading the many posts, I made sure to rent a golf cart. We cruised around the island. Stopped at Descanso beach for a quick dip but, its very rocky. Overrall, a nice little get away. I can not imagine staying there longer than a day but, lots of people do... More...
QUE ESTÁ MUY. LINDO UNOS DE. MIS FAVORITOS .LA.PASÉ. .MUY. . BIEN .CON. MÍ FAMILIA GRACIA
Just want to share this information to every restaurant establishments in Avalon, Catalina Island. Please standardize restaurant policies to accommodate patrons with dogs visiting the island. After all, it's California law now and took effect this year (2015). mercurynews.com/business… More...
Catalina is my absolute favorite place to vacation! I live in San Diego, so it's great for a day trip or a weekend away. Avalon is a small town, so you might think there wouldn't be much to do, but that's very wrong! There's stuff to do with your kids, your friends, your parents, etc. There's lots of outdoor activities to do, as well as a museum, spas, lots of restaurants, and shopping! Perfect weather year round too!! I'd recommend a trip to the island to everyone!Make sure to check out the town of Two Harbors as well! It's more for just relaxing and exploring. There's less to do with your kids, as there is only 1 restaurant, and a bar. But if you like camping, hiking, kayaking, boating, relaxing on the beach, etc. this is he town for you!! More...
It's my home away from home :-) Stay for a week or a day, it's a great place to loose yourself!
I love Catalina!! The people,the scenery and the overall vibe is perfect!
One of my happy spots on this Earth. The boat trip over usually manage to find some whales.
Debbie Lane Turner
We went for the very first time to celebrate my birthday this month and had an AMAZING time :) I didn't want to leave and am already planning my next trip over ! It's simply beautiful ! I love you, Catalina ~♥ More...
My husband and I just spent 3 nights in Catalina during the jazz festival. While there, booked two tours with the Santa Catalina Island Company, the Avalon City tour and the 4+ hour outback adventure tour. The tour guides, Cindy and Bear were fantastic and knew all about the respective turf and history of the island. I would highly recommend using them. More...
Amazing place!!! I came here for my 21st birthday and had a great time! Great getaway. . It is pricey so make sure you take enough $$$! If you wanna get involved in activities which most likely everyone does there. The vibe is great! Luau Larry's bar was a great experience! Great drinks and reasonable price. Overall, if you want to escape from the valley and have some fun for the weekend this is for YOU! More...
Catalina island is so beautiful !!
Excellence is so important and hands down Santa Catalina offers just that! We started our adventure with "Bear" and the 4 hour tour of the Island! His thorough knowledge and excitement about his job made it infectious for the entire group and we all had a blast! He is a keeper! We then zip lined and were terrified! Ray and Yafet were absolutely hands down the best to help us quickly get over our fear(s)! A fun time was had by all as well. Lisa at the photo/gift shop was a doll as well! To my horror, the next day I realized I misplaced my zip line photo and called and spoke to Toby who rectified the situation by quickly emailing me a copy! Like I said, the excellence was great! Two thumbs up as we will be back to the Island and will sign up for a few more tours when we return! Thank you! More...
We had and have the best time on the Island! This year, I walked around all the hills and had a chance to see the Zip line which I will do for sure next year. The water was so perfect and the pizza I had by myself along with a coke was just the best! We went many times to the Avalon Grill which is always great! Cannot wait to be there for my birthday on Nov 7th 2014!!! More...
Went a few years ago, loved the golf carts and the bus ride around the Island, best burgers on the pier. Love to go back.
A great place to unwind with friends and family. As you enjoy swimming, snorkeling, fishing, hiking, exploing, golf and of course eating and drinking.
Lynda De Casse
My favorite place on earth!
Norma Alicia Moreno
Spent two birthdays there and loved it.
Fun place to go. The days fly by with all the fun things that there are to do there. I love it. Went para sailing! :-)
The only time I have been to Catalina Island was back in 1990 during a school band trip from Richmond, BC. I would have been 13 years old. As many vacations and trips I have taken on my own or with family; your European style paradise rich with 1920's culture and history with California grounds, has always been my best memories. I have always wanted to come back, just havent; yet. Revisiting Catalina Islands Avalon bay is definitely on my bucket list. Miss you all, and hopefully see you soon More...
Catalina is my husband and I most favorite place to go. We both feel like when we go to Catalina, we discharge, meaning all the electricity in us from the city life, disappears.
Awesome place to go to get a break from the crazy hustle bustle atmosphere of the mainland. Went for two days, stayed at the very nice, clean, quaint and legendary Hotel Metropole. Had a blast sightseeing on the island with a couple motorized bicycles that zip you around quite quickly. **Just a Note** Do not zip around too fast, you will run out of things to do in no time. More...
One of my favorite place, love to spend time on the island.
I stayed on the island two times I love it,drove golf cart around outstanding place can somebody tell me what's the name of that pizza place, the best pizza ever taste
So I began my birthday adventure of exploring what Avalon had to offer by taking the first boat out. Most businesses were closed so I went full gear on the role of being a tourist by taking several photo ops as I walked through their quaint neighborhood. There were quite a few parked golf carts at street side, so it seemed to be the vehicle of choice in this small town. Took note of several great gardening designs while strolling along with coffee in hand from Lloyd's of Avalon (recommend coffee from Catalina Coffee Co instead). Stopped by the Visitor's Center for a free map of Avalon and found out that the local Drug Store's willing to charge up your smart phone for a small fee (there's also the library and a couple outlets I was able to locate...ahh, the pros and cons of upgrading to a smart phone....even my external charger didn't last very long). The Discovery Tour office gave out a free passport to savings, courtesy of Santa Catalina Island Co. I highly recommend you pick this up on your trip to Catalina Island. (great savings on activities and comp drinks). Book your free 30 minute walking tour of the historic Avalon Casino as soon as possible because they sell out (only two tours per day). It's $9.50 admission if you can't make it on your birthday and totally worth checking out. Don't let the name fool you into thinking it's a gambling establishment. Back in the day, Avalon Casino was known to be a place for gathering and entertainment. This ornate building houses a grand ballroom, a domed surround sound theatre (movie still playing on Fri/Sat), museum (closed on Thurs), and art gallery. The front desk associate at the Pavilion Hotel (gorgeous and swanky; where I'd like to stay on my next trip) was very humble to assist me with the booking. I took the trolley up (about $5 roundtrip) to Wrigley Memorial and Botanical Garden where they offered free birthday admission and where Sky Hike begins (easy hike). There are several types of hiking trails on Catalina Island, including overnights and require free mandatory hiking permits available at Hermit Gulch campground office. Keep track of your time as the trolley comes around hourly. I enjoyed my hike, met and chatted with a lovely couple but had to run down from the top of Sky hike to the Casino because the next trolley wouldn't get me to my tour on time.After my hike and Casino Tour I took a nap on a chaise lounge while charging my phone at Descanso Beach Club. I believe they were closed for renovations so I wasn't able to take advantage of my comp drink but it looks like they normally charge an entrance fee along with chaise rental fee, which I didn't have to pay for. I took a free shuttle ride to/from Buffalo Nickel Restaurant for my free birthday meal (buffalo burger, fries, and washed it down w/Dos Equis). Headed over to Lloyd's of Avalon for a free scoop of ice cream (known for their homemade taffy confectionary; serves 50 cent coffee (ugh, bitter); loved their ginger candies). Ended my day at Catalina Coffee and Cookie Co. for a free 12 oz of gourmet coffee and discovered their homemade peanut butter and chocolate chip cookie (Oh So Yummy!!).The people there were pleasant to deal with. It was very relaxing and I had a great time spending my day in Avalon. I would definitely recommend going with a significant other or in a group with at least one person celebrating their birthday as there's a lot of BOGO deals offered. It's always much better to share memorable experiences with others. On my next trip, I'd like to take advantage of the Catalina Zip Line Eco Tour. A two hour scenic adventure sailing through the air at speeds up to 45 miles per hour! More...
Marcelinoy Gaby Hernandez
Great group of people. Very friendly and helpful
Ofertas de viaje
Beautiful mini getaway from the mainland!The island seriously reminded me of Prince Eric's kingdom in the Little Mermaid haha. Bring a swimsuit and be prepared to swim, parasail, shop, eat, or lay by the beach. If you're 25 and older you can rent a gold cart and roam Avalon. If you're underage, you can rent bikes with motors to get by. There's also a casino there! Unfortunately it was overcast when we were there otherwise we would have gone parasailing! More...
Es una isla maravillosa yo ya estuve hay y me la pase de maravilla
Great place to visit!! Looking fwd to going back!!
U gotta go it's a So Cal magic spot!!!
Catalina.. Friendly,relaxed & casual
This is an excellent place to enjoy lifes many pleasures. The beauty of the island is breathless. i stayed at The Zane Grey. In the room ,named, Purple Sage. If you have the time, take the skyline tour. Your tour guide, Cindy Lowe. .No matter the season, you will always have a grand time on the island. A few hours or a few days...a very beautiful romantic place to go and have fun. More...
Breathtaking sunrise and the ocean view is amazing! We saw a hundreds of dolphins just having fun ! Beautiful island to visit! If you're mooring your boat it's $38. More...
I was 16 when I first visited Catalina and still come back at least once a year from Texas. Each trip is as exciting as the first. If I had one word....magical!
Its like a trip to beautiful Greece on a YMCA budget and everyone speaks English
What do we like about Catalina? EVERYTHING! Many years of great fun and memories! The Hermosa and Catalina Beach Rental homes, for certain; Antonio's (although stapling the dollars to the walls like in the good old days is missed!!!), kayaking and paddle boarding - the list goes on and on and on.... More...
Dennis D. Alabaso
Does anyone have a business telephone number for the Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce?
Qype User benshi…
Catalina is one of the more eccentric destinations in Southern California, a 35km-long island entirely owned at one time by the chewing gum king William Wrigley. It is a gorgeous place with the two tiny settlements of Avalon and Two Harbors at either end and a 640m high mountain in the middle. It sits 35km off the coast at Long Beach and is a world unto itself. Catalina is about as relaxed as it gets in Southern California. Autos are for residents only and require years of waiting until someone else gets rid of theirs. Golf carts are the normal mode of transport, but are so restricted that most people just walk. There are several very good hotels in Avalon (Two Harbors is bare-bones), but most people either come over for the day or sail here on their own boat (the mooring facilities are excellent, with regular water taxis to shore, although things can get tricky in a storm). When the last ferry leaves around 19:00 for Long Beach, the island settles down to a quiet slumber. For centuries, the Chumash Indians hung out here, lolling around on the beaches all day and scooping fish out of the sea with their bare hands. The early Spanish, with all their godly bustle and ambition, found this disconcerting. Today, most people get their seafood at the excellent restaurants, but the pace they keep is as lazy and relaxed as ever. More...
Qype User katie2…
This is one of the eight california channel islands.It is open daily but like many tourist attractions in the area the opening hours where not that great.It was cheap to visit it but then the places to eat there were expensive and since no cars are allowed you have to use the public transport which is rather annoying.The avalon casino was the best thing on the island as it had a cool art deco ballroom which i liked taking loads of pictures of.There is also a museum where you can find out about the islands history.There are some really lovely views of the shoreline. More...
Qype User Prince…
Die Insel liegt ca. 35 kilometer vor der Küste, scheint aber Welten entfernt vom Trubel der stadt L.A. Fähren legen im mediteranen anmutenden Avalon dem Geschäftszentrum der Insel an. Das Inselinnere darf nur per Fuß oder mit dem Rad erkundet werden, bzw im Rahmen einer organisierten Tour. Am schönsten ist Catalina am Abend, wenn die letzte Fähre fuhr. Würde eine Übernachtung empfehlen. Einfach eine Wohlfühloase. Vedient in jeglichen Kategorien 5* More...