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- Things to Do on Catalina (23)
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A Catalina Island, an Introduction
Get an overview of what Santa Catalina Island, CA is all about, where it's located and why it's a fun place to visit. Find out how to make the most out of your visit, what plans you need to make ahead of time and how to get there.
How to Visit Catalina Island for a Day or a Weekend
It would be easy stay for a week or more - and we've met more than one Catalina Island resident who intended to be there a long time and never left, but if you've only got a day or a weekend, we've put all our knowledge into this guide, to help plan your quick getaway.
Take a Ferry to Catalina Island
The old song says: "... across the sea, Santa Catalina is a-waitin' for me..." and most visitors get there by ferry. This guide includes all the options: from Marina Del Rey, San Pedro, Long Beach, Newport Beach and Dana Point. It also includes tips to make the trip easier, cheaper and with no unhappy surprises.
Catalina Island Dining Guide
Catalina is a small island and Avalon is an even smaller town, so this is one of the few places in California where we can say that we've eaten in almost every place in town. This guide features the places we like best, worth a return visit.
Catalina Island Weather
This resource will give you the current Catalina Island, CA weather, five-day forecast and - more important if you're planning a Catalina Island trip sometime in the future - the average highs, lows and rainfall amounts.
You Can Help Keep Catalina Island Beautiful
Catalina Conservancy rescues endangered species, removes non-native plants and animals and generally protects the island's unique environment. You can become a member, volunteer on a regular basis or take a volunteer vacation to help out.