Beautiful Catalina Island is just a short boat ride from the Southern California coast. You can easily book a one-day cruise as an introduction to the island’s restaurants, attractions and outdoor activities. Once there, you can roam the Trans-Catalina trail, dive in the clear waters or propel on a zip line 300-feet above the canyon floor. Day cruises leave Long Beach and San Pedro daily.
Just 22 miles off Southern California’s coastline, Catalina Island invites visitors year-round. Getting there is easy at just 15 minutes by air or one hour by watercraft. The golden state’s only island, Catalina Island uses unlimited choices for visitors to take pleasure in. Avalon hosts all the facilities of a bigger city, while the town of Two Harbors provides a sailor’s heaven as well as silent getaway from the groups with very easy accessibility to outdoor camping and also wildlife. The island is also the home of several camping sites along with the Wrigley Institute. Whether you are here for a holiday, a wedding event or even if you just want to move to the island, Catalina is the perfect location.
The Catalina Island Conservancy runs a charitable land that takes care of 88% of the island. Wild animals watching, hiking and also camping are the leading reasons to go inland.
Catalina Island is known for its ideal climate. The island flaunts a year-round Mediterranean climate, with warm days as well as cool night winds. The sun shines approximately 267 days a year in Catalina. Rain is approximately is 12 inches per year.
The Visitors Center is on the pier in Avalon. It provides assistance as well as info for vacationers. Avalon’s Visitors Center is open Monday through Saturday from 8am to 5pm. Sunday hours differ seasonally (closed on December 25th).