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Catalina offers something for everyone, especially if you’ve never visited this beautiful island escape just about an hour off the SoCal coast. So where do you start? You could go big and take off on the top-rated Zip Line Eco Tour, where you’ll zigzag across Descanso Canyon and through a grove of towering eucalyptus on five separate lines at up to 35 mph.

The Catalina Island Museum, with its periodic exhibits and permanent collection of island artifacts, is a great place to learn about Catalina’s history, while the narrated Avalon Scenic Drive is a popular way to explore the beauty and charm of the historic seaside town of Avalon. Catalina’s world-famous Glass Bottom Boat Voyage, which showcases the abundant sea life of Lover’s Cove Marine Preserve, has been mesmerizing Catalina Island visitors for well over a century.

One of the best places to get a taste of island life is Descanso Beach Club, home to Avalon’s only beachside restaurant and bar, where you can legally have a drink in your hand and your feet in the sand…at the same time. Grab lunch and a world-famous Buffalo Milk, and kick back in the warm sun and cool ocean breeze.

With so many things to do on Catalina, including more than two dozen exciting land & sea adventures, you might want to book one of our Boat & Hotel Packages. They're a convenient and cost-effective way to enjoy an extended getaway on California’s Island Escape™.

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