As a coffee lover, I cannot imagine a morning without the smell of brewing coffee. I wouldn’t necessarily call myself a Coffee Connoisseur, but I definitely think I do a good job pretending to be. Over my trips to Catalina, I have explored a variety of coffee shops on Catalina Island to see what they were brewing up.
Want to know a secret? The real magic of Catalina Island can be found when you explore beyond the Avalon and experience the Catalina backcountry. While Avalon is limited to just about two square miles, the rest of the Island extends to nearly 76 square miles and offers an undeveloped wilderness just waiting to be discovered.
Fall continues to be the secret season on Catalina with beautiful weather and numerous activities for visitors to enjoy. From marathons to one of the most celebrated Jazz festivals, the Island is the premier destination for your Fall getaway.
If, like me, your summer is defined by Will Ferrell movies, wine, fun music, and sunshine, or really, any of the above, then you should have already purchased a ticket for the upcoming Catalina Wine Mixer on Catalina Island. If you already did, then you’ve nailed it…. If not, just know your search is over for that magical, glorious weekend that will define your summer. It’s here… on Catalina Island.
From its heyday as Hollywood’s playground to a relaxed beach resort atmosphere, Catalina Island has always been a great place for weekend getaways. As a place with such illustrious history, there are certain must do’s when visiting. Here is the ultimate bucket list for Catalina Island.
Catalina Island will be one of your favorite girl’s weekend getaways with a multitude of both fun and relaxing activities. As you disembark the boat, start your morning at Catalina Brewing Company with a delicious pastry and some hot or iced coffee, You and your girls can enjoy your brunch inside or outside the quaint café or take it on the go as you stroll through town. Be sure to stop in some boutiques to browse the cute apparel and pick up beach essentials from bathing suits to sunscreen.
Everyone visiting a new place loves to find a good deal especially when it comes to lunchtime. Take advantage of Avalon’s lunch specials on your next visit. Finding a delicious lunch for under $10 is easy when you know where to go.
Summer time is about putting down the cell phone and reconnecting with your family and friends. Catalina Island offers visitors the perfect escape from the work emails to relax and experience life at a slower pace. While the Island has plenty of amazing tours year-round, there are also many summer activities guests can experience. From Kids’ Fishing Derby to concerts, Catalina hosts fun events and activities for everyone in your party.
As schools begin to let out for the summer, it is time to start planning your family vacation. The thought of traveling with young children can be daunting, especially if your vacation spot is an hour boat ride away. However, with a little bit of preparation and some travel hacks, your trip will go as smoothly as a baby’s bottom. Here are some travel tips and tricks to traveling to Catalina Island with young children.
Trade in the traditional dad tie for something he will really enjoy, an island adventure. Make memories with him this Father’s Day by visiting Catalina, where he can make the catch of the day or relax beachside with his favorite brew or cocktail. The Island offers a variety of activities for every type of dad, so being bored is never on the agenda.
Taste and sip your way through Catalina Island by experiencing the upcoming festival season. From the occasional wine and beer drinker or restaurant goers to an expert oenophile or gastronome, Catalina is sure to have an event just for you. The Island hosts many delicious foodies, beer and wine fests from summer to fall that you won’t want to miss.
Finding the perfect gift for Mother’s Day is always a challenge. What do you get the woman who does everything for you all year?
This year skip the traditional bouquet of flowers or sweater and give mom the gift of travel. Plan a fun getaway to Catalina Island where she can relax and spend time with you. No matter what your mom’s personality is, Catalina has you covered with a wide range of activities.
There are many great ways to explore the beautiful island of Santa Catalina, but the most treasured and surreal way is by a parasail ride, just like a bird in the sky. Parasailing has been around for many years in many vacation spots around the world, but it is especially unique seeing the Island from afar, with peace and silence around you as you glide in the sky with breathtaking views of the canyons.