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Things to do in Catalina Island

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Ranked #1 of 20 attractions in Catalina Island
Owner description: Silver Canyon Pottery offers an intimate glimpse into tile production on Catalina Island. Small, all inclusive tours,... more » Owner description: Silver Canyon Pottery offers an intimate glimpse into tile production on Catalina Island. Small, all inclusive tours, personally led by the artist, educate guests about the history, geology, artistic traditions, and techniques that created the historic tiles that define Catalina. Most fun of all, guests don an apron, role up their sleeves and create their own tile! Great family activity. « less
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Avalon Theater (Avalon)
Ranked #2 of 20 attractions in Catalina Island
Category: Theaters

The historic Avalon Theater is one of the nation's first art deco movie houses designed to embrace the advent of talking motion pictures. Built in 1929 to encompass the entire... more »

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Ranked #3 of 20 attractions in Catalina Island
Category: Casinos

The Catalina Casino has been the focal point of Santa Catalina Island entertainment and culture since it opened in 1929. Built in just 14 months by crews commissioned by  William... more »

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Ranked #4 of 20 attractions in Catalina Island
Category: Theaters; Historic Sites
Owner description: Few words can describe the ambiance of the Catalina Casino: it epitomizes everything glamorous and romantic about Catalina... more » Owner description: Few words can describe the ambiance of the Catalina Casino: it epitomizes everything glamorous and romantic about Catalina Island. The one-of-a-kind venue is simply stunning inside, outside, and all around. If the meticulously decorated walls could talk, they’d tell countless stories of romance and celebration gathered from decades of memorable events. The immense, Deco-themed ballroom is large enough to contain weddings, large meetings or lectures or musical events. The Casino has retained its signature lavish style: a stunning medley of rose-hued walls, an arching, 50-foot ceiling with five Tiffany chandeliers, an elevated stage, raised seating areas surrounding the wooden dance floor, and a vintage full-service bar anchoring the back. A sweeping veranda surrounds the ballroom with stunning 360-degree views of Avalon Bay. « less
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Ranked #5 of 20 attractions in Catalina Island
Category: Golf Courses
Owner description: 18 hole course that has delighted visitors for 50 years! Internationally known as one of the world’s most challenging and... more » Owner description: 18 hole course that has delighted visitors for 50 years! Internationally known as one of the world’s most challenging and beautiful miniature golf courses. No fancy electronics, just a good old fashioned challenging & fun layout. Great for the whole family. Landscaping was re-done a year ago featuring native and endemic plants from the Island. Open every day of the year, weather permitting. Open extended hours during summer months. « less
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Descanso Beach (Avalon)
Ranked #6 of 20 attractions in Catalina Island
Category: Beaches
Owner description: Avalon's only seaside private beach club with restaurant and bar has been completely transformed to feature upgraded... more » Owner description: Avalon's only seaside private beach club with restaurant and bar has been completely transformed to feature upgraded facilities with new high-end amenities such as private cabana and chaise lounge rentals. Enjoy cabana dinners; sit with your feet in the sand, and relax in our heated cabanas while indulging in a three-course meal. The ultimate in island dining, this new experience brings together the best beach-side atmosphere and flavor, all to the sound of the of the ocean just a few feet away. A favorite of both visitors and locals, this is a popular escape from downtown. « less
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Ranked #7 of 20 attractions in Catalina Island
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Owner description: The Airport in the Sky occupies a 1,602-foot-tall mountaintop at the center of the Catalina Island, 10 miles from the city of... more » Owner description: The Airport in the Sky occupies a 1,602-foot-tall mountaintop at the center of the Catalina Island, 10 miles from the city of Avalon. It's a great destination by tour or shuttle bus, bicycle, on foot whether hiking the Trans Catalina Trail or walking over from Black Jack, or of course, via private or chartered small plane. Its single 3,250-foot-long runway was constructed by blasting and leveling two adjacent peaks, then using the resulting debris to fill in the gaps.The image is of a T-34 Beechcraft that flew in to participate in one of the Airport in the Sky's monthly Aeroclub Fly-In Days. « less
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Ranked #8 of 20 attractions in Catalina Island
Category: Gardens; Monuments/ Statues
Owner description: The Wrigley Memorial & Botanic Garden is a thirty-minute stroll up Avalon Canyon from town center. Or, take a quick ride by... more » Owner description: The Wrigley Memorial & Botanic Garden is a thirty-minute stroll up Avalon Canyon from town center. Or, take a quick ride by golf cart or bike, or by trolley. The Botanic Garden is the primary gateway to access one of the Island's most popular hikes, the Garden to Sky Trail. « less
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Ranked #9 of 20 attractions in Catalina Island
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Ranked #10 of 20 attractions in Catalina Island
Category: Tourist/ Visitor Centers
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Ranked #11 of 20 attractions in Catalina Island
Category: Game/ Entertainment Centers
Owner description: Three Palms Avalon Arcade a family entertainment center located on Catalina Island. We feature a fully functioning... more » Owner description: Three Palms Avalon Arcade a family entertainment center located on Catalina Island. We feature a fully functioning interactive arcade, Island Bowling, X4D Ride,and a Sports Zone with amazing thin crust pizza and drinks. Whether it's thrills, competition, prizes, or a late night activity, there's something for everyone at Three Palms... « less
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Ranked #12 of 20 attractions in Catalina Island
Category: Museums
Owner description: Located in Avalon's historic Casino building, the museum has updated its entire facility to include an expanded museum store,... more » Owner description: Located in Avalon's historic Casino building, the museum has updated its entire facility to include an expanded museum store, a digital theater, a number of galleries dedicated to the history of Catalina Island and a special exhibitions gallery which changes 3-4 times each year. « less
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Ranked #13 of 20 attractions in Catalina Island
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Exhibits and films about Catalina Island’s wildlife, visit with a Naturalist, and get a hiking permit.
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Ranked #14 of 20 attractions in Catalina Island
Category: Golf Courses

The Catalina Island Golf Course is the oldest operating golf course west of the Mississippi.  That is amazing when you think about the fact that it is on an island 22 miles off... more »

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Ranked #15 of 20 attractions in Catalina Island
Category: Other
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Ranked #16 of 20 attractions in Catalina Island
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Owner description: The Village of Two Harbors, located on the west end of Catalina Island where Catalina Harbor and Isthmus Cove are separated... more » Owner description: The Village of Two Harbors, located on the west end of Catalina Island where Catalina Harbor and Isthmus Cove are separated by just 1/4 mile. A favorite destination for boaters from the mainland, with 720 moorings, pier and shore boat service. The village offers two restaurants, two bars, general store, marine repair, PADI certified SCUBA, snorkeling, kayak and Mt. bike rentals. There is also a large campground and a lodge. « less
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Ranked #17 of 20 attractions in Catalina Island
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Ranked #18 of 20 attractions in Catalina Island
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Ranked #19 of 20 attractions in Catalina Island
Category: Hiking Trails
Owner description: The Trans-Catalina Trail stretches 37.2 miles from the Renton Mine Trailhead on the East End to Starlight Beach on the West... more » Owner description: The Trans-Catalina Trail stretches 37.2 miles from the Renton Mine Trailhead on the East End to Starlight Beach on the West End. It winds up hills and down valleys offering spectacular views across the 43,000-acre Nature Preserve of the Catalina Island Conservancy known as Catalina's wildlands. The picture is of Parsons Landing. « less
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Category: Beaches
Secluded beach on Catalina Island.
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