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Nearby recommended attractions:

Catalina Island Casino
Catalina Island Casino(Avalon)
Owner description: The iconic Catalina Casino epitomizes everything glamorous about Santa Catalina Island.On the lower level the building features extraordinary Art Deco murals and a classic 1929... more Owner description: The iconic Catalina Casino epitomizes everything glamorous about Santa Catalina Island.On the lower level the building features extraordinary Art Deco murals and a classic 1929 pipe organ inside the Avalon Theatre, which still shows movies on its massive screen.The top level of this 12 story high architectural wonder features the beautiful, world-famous Casino Ballroom, a masterpiece of design and a long-standing venue for the world’s best musical performers and big bands. It is also a popular venue for weddings and special events. The only access to the building is through an exclusive Casino Tour offered through Discovery Tours. Once on the tour you’ll soon understand why many call this the most romantic place in Catalina. less
Attraction type: Casinos
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Descanso Beach
Descanso Beach(Avalon)
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... 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
Attraction type: Beaches
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Descanso Beach Club
Descanso Beach Club(Avalon)
Attraction type: Beaches
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Airport in the Sky
Airport in the Sky(Avalon)
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... 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
Attraction type: Points of Interest & Landmarks
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Catalina Island Casino Ballroom
Catalina Island Casino Ballroom(Avalon)
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... 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
Attraction type: Theaters; Historic Sites
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Nearby recommended restaurants:

Steve's Steakhouse
Steve's Steakhouse
Ranked #1 of 49 Restaurants in Avalon
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Steakhouse
Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
The Lobster Trap
The Lobster Trap
Ranked #2 of 49 Restaurants in Avalon
Cuisines: Seafood, Soups
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Bluewater Avalon Seafood Restaurant
Bluewater Avalon Seafood Restaurant
Ranked #3 of 49 Restaurants in Avalon
Price: $10 - $20
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Original Jack's Country Kitchen
Original Jack's Country Kitchen
Ranked #4 of 49 Restaurants in Avalon
Cuisines: American, Cafe
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Luau Larry's
Luau Larry's
Ranked #5 of 49 Restaurants in Avalon
Cuisines: American
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Drinks, Takeout, Waitstaff

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Snug Harbor Inn
Snug Harbor Inn
$140 - $385
Ranked #2 of 21 Hotels in Avalon
The Old Turner Inn
The Old Turner Inn
$150 - $225
Ranked #1 of 6 Avalon B&B and Inns
Hotel Vista Del Mar
Hotel Vista Del Mar
$145 - $495
Ranked #3 of 21 Hotels in Avalon

All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Nearby recommended accommodations:

The Avalon Hotel
3.0 of 5
The Avalon Hotel
$224 - $405
Ranked #1 of 21 Hotels in Avalon
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Pavilion Hotel
3.0 of 5
Pavilion Hotel
$158 - $398
Ranked #4 of 21 Hotels in Avalon
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Hotel Villa Portofino
Hotel Villa Portofino
$95 - $550
Ranked #5 of 21 Hotels in Avalon

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.